Quick, who said this?
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
I would make a hefty bet that most of you would answer:
“Who is P.T. Barum.”
And that is where I would say in my best Alex Trebek impersonation, “Sorry, no.”
You see, ole P.T. was a big fan of playing jokes and doing outrageous hoaxes but he was really focused on providing exceptional value in everything he did.
I was thinking of P.T. Barnum this past week because of all the hoaxes popping up on social media. The first was the little girl getting kicked out of Kentucky Fried Chicken after a brutal dog attack.
The second was the ice water scare. Everyone was sharing how giving your dog ice water on a hot day would kill your dog which really surprised me because I’ve given my dogs and watched people give their dogs ice water for years and have never once seen the slightest sign of distress.
But that is the world we live in. A world filled with myths and hoaxes. And if you don’t keep your head on a swivel you could get roped in and become the sucker.
Luckily, you have me in your life.
I am the one guy looking out for you and your best friend in this vast wasteland of dog training myths and hogwash.
Speaking of hogwash – the lowly choke collar.
Choke collars are often the collar of choice. They are handed out and lauded as the solution to any of your dog’s obedience problems, especially pulling on leash.
The BIGGEST hoax EVER on dog owners. Choke collars are hard to use because you have to have crackerjack timing and here’s a little secret for ya:
Your dog will develop a tolerance which will require you to yank harder and harder, eventually leading to damaging your dog’s throat.
If that isn’t hogwash I don’t know what is.
You can train your to walk on leash without one of those medieval torture devices that wreak havoc on your dog’s neck and behavior.
“Eric, can you tell us how you really feel about choke collars?”
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