We want to offer great discounts on our most popular services in exchange for your choke, prong, or shock collars, or any other qualifying pet gear. By participating in “Project tRade”, you can earn up to 15% off our most popular services simply by giving us old pet gear* you have laying around. It's that simple!

What is “Project tRade”?

Project tRade is the Pet Professional Guild's (PPG) international advocacy program that promotes the use of force-free pet training equipment by asking pet guardians to exchange choke, prong, and shock collars (and any other devices that are designed to change behavior through pain or fear) for positive, science-based tools for training. Because we want all pets and their guardians to experience the huge advantages and long-lasting effectiveness of force-free training and pet care, we will give you great discounts on our most popular, effective, fun, and pain-free training and pet care services in exchange for your old gear.

Effective, humane animal training and pet care methods are the foundation of any animal’s healthy socialization and training, and they help prevent behavior problems. Since a wide variety of equipment and tools are commonly used when training pets, the pet-owning public needs to be aware of the potential problems and dangers some equipment may pose. Specifically, the use of collars and leads that are intended to apply constriction, pressure, pain, or force around a dog’s neck (such as ‘choke chains’ and ‘prong collars’) should be avoided. Distinguished veterinarians and behaviorists worldwide are joining the discussion and calling for the elimination of such devices from the training efforts of both pet owners and professionals.

What Do the Experts Say?

Respected veterinarian and thyroid expert Dr. Jean Dodds recommends against choke and prong collars “as they can easily injure the delicate butterfly-shaped thyroid gland that sits just below the larynx and in front of the trachea. These collars can also injure the salivary glands and salivary lymph nodes on the side of the face underneath both ears.”

Bestselling author and canine behaviorist Jean Donaldson says: "These devices [choke and prong collars], when they work, do so to the degree that they hurt. With the advent of modern methods and tools they are irrelevant.”

According to veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist Dr. Soraya V. Juarbe-Diaz: "Using punishment to stop behaviors is not new. Notice I say ‘stop’ rather than ‘teach’ -- I can stop any behavior, but I am more interested in teaching my students, animal or human, to choose the behavior I want them to perform because they can trust me, because I do not hurt them and they are safe with me, and because the outcome is something they enjoy.”

PPG thus encourages all pet owners and pet professionals to embrace modern, science-based training techniques and tools, especially the latest generation of no-pull harnesses which are free of the risks posed by traditional collars and offer far more benefits. So exchange your gear and help create a kinder world for you and your pet!

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* qualifying pet gear = prong collars, shock collars, pinch collars, choke chains, citronella collars and the like.

These are the discounts you will receive when you trade your:

  • Choke collars                    10% off a Good Dog Class, Excellent Heel Class, or private lesson
  • Prong collars                     10% off a Good Dog Class, Excellent Heel Class, or private lesson
  • Shock collars                     10% off a Good Dog Class, Excellent Heel Class, or private lesson
  • Scat Mats                            5% off a Private In-Home lesson
  • Bark Collars                       5% off a Good Dog Class or private lesson
  • Boundary Fencing            10% off a Come When Called Class or Private In-Home lesson

In addition, when you surrender your Choke, Prong, or Shock collar you will receive 40% off the purchase of a harness and a 15 minute quick instruction on Loose Leash Walking!

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