A well-trained dog is better behaved, listens to commands, and is less likely to act out. But training isn’t always easy. Some dogs are intelligent and desperate to please their master, picking up training quickly and easily. Others are stubborn, headstrong, and can take several months to master even a basic command.
Many owners turn to dog training tools as an aid to training. Devices as simple as clickers and target sticks can support good training techniques, but items like prong collars court controversy, considered inhumane by opponents but essential by proponents. So, are training tools necessary or inhumane?