Monday, March 23, 2009
Why don't check cords come with warning labels?
Doesn't most equipment that's dangerous to life and limb come with a warning label? Why not the check cord? When coupled to a high energy dog, this device can be one of the most destructive to the handlers anatomy of most any device yet designed. Add ice and snow, and this demonic invention becomes ever more lethal!
I've been spun like a top, had the feet dragged out from under me, rope burns on the hands, legs and ankles, been whipped everywhere from top to bottom, including the face, and yet through it all, it's still my "tool of choice" over the ubiquitious e-collar..
Why??? I honestly can't say.. Tradition? I guess that's part of it... traditional methods ring true to me, and I find my e-collar being used less and less. It is still, and always be THE tool for trashbreaking (running off game), however and it's long range capability makes it imcomparable for that. But it's also much easier to mess up with, and around birds, an unintended stimulation at the wrong time can have disastrous results.. The checkcord frees my mind of those worries, and it allows me to get down on all fours next to the dog, and still keep control. It might take me a helluva long time to get up off the ground because of the bum knees, but that's an entry for another day..
So, have fun with your check cords, and remember to check up on your health insurance provider and be sure the premiums are paid!
Just in case!