Boarding School Anyone? - Page 3 - Maltese Dogs Forum : Spoiled Maltese Forums is the premier Maltese Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Spoiledmaltese is a resource and forum for information and help with your Maltese. We do not support or endorse the selling of animals on this site.
Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 77

Originally Posted by Kathleen View Post
I never hear of boarding school for dogs, so I googled.

It looks like the trainer's philosphy is not to reward good behavior, but to use prong collars that pinch the neck as a "correction." I didn't know any trainers did that anymore.

Maltese are such little delicate tiny dogs. They respond so well to love and praise and positive training.

I am worried for Emme. I hope she will be okay.
I am very worried about her too. It doesn't seem fair for her to be put in that situation.
summer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 12-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

Summergirl73's Avatar
Name: Bridget
Dog's Name: Lady Bella (and Katie & Lucky at The Bridge)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,783

I can't believe that I missed that in the picture. My God, they are so small. Using choke collars should be illegal on them . Please reconsider the use of such a restraint. They shouldn't even have collars they should be harnessed for safety reasons. You stated that you've done a lot of research, I hope you will now research the dangers of this type of collar. I pray that this is not considered acceptable at the boarding facility.

"A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."

Last edited by Summergirl73; 12-06-2012 at 01:59 PM.
Summergirl73 is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
LJSquishy's Avatar
Name: Lisa
Dog's Name: London (12/20/07) & Preston (03/25/09)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 5,880

I am shocked that you would send your dog away somewhere that uses prong collars and shock collars. Maltese have more sensitive tracheas than many other breeds which is why it is recommended to use a harness rather than a collar. They can easily cause a collapsed trachea.

I thought the training program was a great idea until I read that he does not use positive reinforcement methods. I am very worried for your puppy. The training works because they are afraid of the pain and that is no way to treat a pet. That is like using physical punishment for a child as a threat -- it causes fear.

I feel sorry for both of your dogs if you truly find this as an acceptable way to train your pets (not just Maltese but any pet).
LJSquishy is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
Grace'sMom's Avatar
Name: Tori
Dog's Name: Grace -maltipoo, Gus - poodle mix
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 4,174

Wow! I just noticed the little choke collar on that puppy!

Your trainer knows nothing!

Maltese are prone to Collapsed Trachea!

Sheesh..... Seriously??? Who needs a choke collar for a tiny Maltese PUPPY? Even an adult Maltese....

Sorry. That is not safe. And you may not see the damage of that collar until they are older.


Grace (Dec. 4, 2011) & Gus (Dec.15, 2009)

my lyme journey blog: faith, water, & yoga

my lyme video (updated link):
Tick,tick,tick... Time to see Lyme
Grace'sMom is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
hoaloha's Avatar
Name: Marisa
Dog's Name: Obi (Bellarata's You Better Believe It) & Owen (Aria Maltese)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 4,446

Oh my goodness- I didn't even catch that collar in the pic since the pic is small on my phone . . PLEASE DO NOT USE A NECK COLLAR OF ANY TYPE FOR ANY LEASH CORRECTIONS or even walking in toy breeds like Maltese as they can cause tracheal collapse!!!!

Prong collars may have a role (still controversial) in LARGE breeds like German shepherd dogs, etc... But NeVER In a toy breed!

A Havanese is very different than a Maltese puppy in terms of size. I am a bit worried for your puppy being so small and young after looking at that trainers site. I am sorry, I just don't support his methods and it puts your dog's health at risk.
hoaloha is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

Furbabies mom's Avatar
Name: Deborah
Dog's Name: Laurel (maltese), Dewey, Violet and Hardy and Dewey
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 15,818

dog trainers
Here is an article about him, at least I think this is the trainer. Forgive me if it's not,
Deborah and my Fluffs, Laurel, Violet , Hardy and Dewey!

Furbabies mom is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
eiksaa's Avatar
Name: Aastha
Dog's Name: Gustave & Mieka
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,064

Oh poor baby, please don't let the trainer use force on that little thing. It seems so wrong and unnecessary. It is totally possible to have a well behaved dog from just positive training methods.

Sent from my iPhone using Free App
eiksaa is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
Maltese Guru

Name: Debbie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fluffville USA
Posts: 8,518

I see in the picture that Emme has a chain collar on, like others have said on here you don't walk a little maltese with any type of collar because it could collapse their trachea. I just went and looked at the site and listened to a couple of videos and there is no way in H*LL i would let that wacko train my pet rabbit if i had one let alone my dog or send them off for 5 weeks for training. I just took my girl Kelly to training class and the trainer uses positive reinforcement treats and praise, she trains agility classes and her dogs do go off leash and have excellent recall and she's also a pet behaviorist. This person seems like he trains like Cesar Milan and they both seem to set the dog up for failure instead of setting them up for good behavior. I truly feel sorry for Emme.
mysugarbears is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 05:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
ladodd's Avatar
Name: Laurie
Dog's Name: My Triple Threat - Lily, Addie, Jackson, Luci Mae at the bridge
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Atlanta,Ga
Posts: 1,330

I don't understand why anyone would send a tiny maltese off for 5 wks of training. His website says his training addresses tough behavioral issues, I've never heard of or met a maltese with tough behavioral issues. I feel so sorry for this little angel. I'm guessing we will never hear the outcome.
ladodd is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
Maltese Guru
pippersmom's Avatar
Name: Kathy
Dog's Name: Pipper
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,384

We don't send young children away for 5 weeks of forceful training so they will be the perfect obedient child.

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

pippersmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum