We believe that Prong and Choke collars should not be used by anyone! If we don’t find them necessary to use when rehabilitating severely aggressive and dangerous dogs, then we don’t see a reason for a pet owner to use one. Remember, there is no quick fix in dog training! On the other hand… modern day, professional-grade electronic collars can be a helpful training tool. However, this is ONLY when 1) you know what you’re doing and 2) you introduce it after a strong training foundation has already been laid. We do make use of e-collars towards the end of this program for off-leash training. Students have the option of skipping those lessons if or use an e-collar with vibration function instead.