Last week I wrote a post about how excited I was at the results of my pup's first session with a prong collar. She did so well with it and we have taken a few walks since then with it and it has been going pretty well. Last night I was surfing around the web and reading all kinds of articles about the prong collar, and now I am starting to rethink this method. My pup has shown no signs of discomfort either during use or after, but after reading some of the articles last night and how they said you can do permanent damage, I got a little worried I might be hurting my puppy, which just the thought of makes me feel HORRIBLE. I also wonder if she is too young? She will be 5 months old the end of this month. I had a private trainer come last week for our first session with the prong collar, and it was HER suggestion to use this technique. She is coming again tomorrow for another session with me and my pup. The last thing in the world I want to do is cause long term damage to my little girl!