The position statements of organisations such as the RSPCA, AVA, PPGA, and similar internationally, are based on cherry-picked and flawed research.
Most research being cited is owner surveys, opinion pieces or flawed studies that don’t even remotely represent what professional trainers do.
Weak research is cited, and then literature reviews including that weak research appear to give more credibility to it.
This is what’s known as ‘garbage in/garbage out’ – making unreliable conclusions from unreliable research.
In Australia and internationally the loudest industry voices are attempting to ban tools and recommend which training approaches should or shouldn’t be used based on a lie. While that may seem to be an extreme statement I can assure you it’s not, and this video demonstrates that.
It’s time we look deeper into the statements made by these organisations rather than seeing a reference list and assuming it must be sound.
Electronic training collars and prong collars are being banned in numerous states and countries based on this lie; a lie that few are questioning.
The PDTA will be contacting these organisations directly and requesting they review these statements and remove false claims and citations.
We will also keep them on topic as whenever they are questioned they invariably move the goal posts.

T๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐จ, ๐š๐›๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐› ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ.
All over the world, dog owners are being told that the โ€œ๐’Ž๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’, ๐’”๐’„๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’šโ€ to train dogs is the only way.
๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ โ€œ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค ๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐žโ€?
Real science doesnโ€™t mind being questioned, it comes from transparency and open-minded discussion, research, practice and results.
Junk science comes from people who ๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ.
Who attack others who donโ€™t agree with them and form ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ only validated by ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’‘๐’Š๐’†๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’”.
Yes, their opinion, because unless they have real science, evidence and or experience in this field, their opinion is no more valid than yours.
Do you know that in the latest bid to ban the prong collar in Queensland and Tasmania, the scientific studies the ban is being based on, ๐’…๐’ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’…๐’† ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐’€ ๐’•๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’‚๐’“.
We have emailed a vet that has been very outspoken about the โ€œharmsโ€ a prong collar can cause, and asked them for evidence, research, studies, or citations to support their claims, and look at the answers give!
VET Behaviourist โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’†๐’‘๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’Š๐’“๐’† ๐’—๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’„๐’“๐’–๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’„๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’’๐’–๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’š ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†โ€
Now, our thinking is this, if someone asks why we support the use of the tool, ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ก๐ข๐๐ž?
That canโ€™t be true you might say, ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ.
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In conclusion, the RSPCA is a well-respected organisation that does valuable work in the area of animal welfare.
However, their use of junk science in order to further their own agenda is deeply concerning.
It is important that we as consumers are aware of this and make sure we do our own research before supporting the RSPCA.