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      We have a new city bylaw regarding collars.

      I'm happy that Ram is a soft dog, but I still use a martingale.
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      Wow, I wonder who presented that for a by-law and how much research went into it. I think it's a silly one that cannot be monitored and if there is a complaint someone used one it will be he said, she said.

      Good thing I never have reason to walk Oban in TO. Oban always wears his Volhard collar if only because when I let him off leash I take the collar too and the way it does up allows me to easily fasten it around my waist.

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      When it was being initially proposed I think i was only for when dog was on a tie out but they seem to have changed it completely.

      Will be interesting to see the complaints they get and how much they'll be enforcing.

      no flexi is sorta nice but curious if this means no long lines (in areas where there is space and dog is properly managed i mean, not on walks)

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      Some people don't know how to use the collars properly.

      https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...d-in-neck.html

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      Oh that poor dog. Lots of people don't know how to do lots of things properly. Our laws and bylaws try to address some of it by limiting all of us but on the whole I think the biggest problem with anything is surveillance and enforcement and we can't do either well enough to save the few.

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      I'm surprised that they didn't include e-collars.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sue-Ram View Post
      I'm surprised that they didn't include e-collars.

      Yes I was wondering that. And also wonder if there will be an increase in use of e-collars if people get ticketed for using the other tools.

      One other issue is if it includes slip collars. BUT I don't see them going to dog shows or sporting events where they are used to go ticket people?

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      I agree with the no offensive collars when a dog is tied out but then I don't think any dog should ever be tied out. That's just me. We use the prong collar on Mocha and Latte but we had training and we have NEVER misused them. I think the intention is good but this seems to go a bit to far.
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      I just heard about this ridiculous by-law while at field training this morning. I truly get where they're trying to go with the "while tethered or tied out" but to ban the use of chain collars and prongs while out for a walk, or at any time for that matter.... i wonder if any of those councillors that voted that in will be tracking the increase in "escaped" dogs trailing leashes, or the increase in dog scuffles or attacks, caused by owners unable to control their dog without a chain or prong collar.
      Why not have spent the time and cost investing in getting that bylaw made into something more useful, like a really good educational campaign?
      And what about at dog shows? a very high percentage of people at dog shows use chain collars.
      We were all trying to think about any show venues actually within the Toronto city limits...
      its another case of "blanket" rule-making, based on a few very sad examples, and with no education or foresight.
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      Our first obedience correction match was in Toronto. I think it was the Leaside Kennel Club, which is also a tennis club. I mean the location is. Many there used slip collars and chokers as they were easy to take off just before entering the ring. I saw prongs too, for getting dogs into the building with other dogs in close proximity.

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