On Wed, Mar 26 2008, 11:49 AM, Michele wrote:A break stick, used incorrectly, can break teeth. A break stick, aimed incorrectly can end up in a dog's eye. The dogs don't hold still and wait for you to stick it in where it belongs, you're trying to control the movements of both dogs to get the aim right. there is no way I want a pointed stick near my dog's face while it is moving around - and the other dog will be adding to that movement.
I agree. All i've ever said in this thread is that it is another "OPTION", that's it. Is it for everyone, absolutely not. Is it for every situation, absolutely not. Just another option.
Ditto. If my dogs are in a fight, I want EVERY available option at hand to get them off each other BEFORE they are seriously hurt. If I choke them off, use a stick, a bucket of water, or ju jitsu them into submission -- whatever works to keep damage to a minimum. That's the bottom line for me.
And, yes, I've made sure to learn how to use a break stick correctly just in case I might ever need one.