Wow! What a great day. I had a private trainer come this morning to help me get our 4 month old lab to learn to walk on the leash without pulling, which always resulted in choking, gagging, etc. We were never able to make it past our next door neighbor's house! I would get frustrated, and hated to know she was choking like that. So. The trainer comes today, and, as I was prepared for, used a prong collar. I was a little nervous about it, I have to admit. It looks so barbaric. But! It worked like a charm! She didn't cry at all, it didn't hurt her, and she walked around the ENTIRE block! All of this was new to her......the new smells, the people we passed, the other dogs, the street, everything. She did great!! I couldn't believe it. That's the longest walk she has EVER taken. She was so pooped when we got home. I'm so glad I had the trainer come and teach me how to use this prong collar. Now we can go for daily walks and finally get out of the backyard!! Yey!!