My BFF is a Pit Bull!
they are both pretty dogs . Bruno most of the time pretends she doesn't know her name so i have to call her by one of her many nicknames and she comes running right to me. she is in the terrible 2 stage of life. We are trying to retrain her right now with teh come command and the stay command. she does it sometimes and then sometimes she just ignores me and goes on and does what she wants which really makes me mad but there is nothing i can do about it since I had a poor trainer the first time around. now i have someone who knows what she is doing to help me and shes doing a good job. We are doing positive training. no yelling no hitting no jerking the dogs pinch collar. Actually the trainer i am using now hates the fact that I have bruno on a pinch collar she wants me to take it off of her (she wants me to get the next size up for her and get the plastic nubs to protect the prongs from going into her neck) but I said will not take the pinch collar off til she stops pulling as she is too strong for me and if i am not careful could end up seriously hurt.
The next dog I get after this one goes I am having training by julie help me with as she is very good and I like her if you want her number I can give it to you she also has a website too and i can give that to you too if you would like .
I am very disappointed to read much of what you wrote. You have known from the beginning that Bruno is a dominant dog and that you needed to take extra steps to establish both your and her positions in your "pack". A trainer can only tell you what to do, but they can not make you do it. If you choose not to follow your trainer's advice, then it is your fault, and therefore your responsibility to take the blame for Bruno's current behavior issues. Did Bruno ever misbehave when your first trainer worked with her? Did she misbehave when your first trainer worked with you and Bruno together? It wasn't until your training sessions were over and you stopped working with Bruno that she became the way she is now. I seem to recall how much you raved about your first trainer and how well Bruno was doing with her training.
I also don't understand why your current trainer said that she doesn't like the pinch collar, yet wants you to get another one and to just put the tips on it? That doesn't make any sense at all.
The prong collar, when used correctly, is a very effective and safe training tool. Just as the hotdogs that your first trainer used to teach Bruno her commands were a very effective, positive reinforcement tool.