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Kendall Jenner’s ‘cruel’ dog collar sparks online debate

Jenner's dog, Pyro, was spotted in a prong collar.


Brooke Sjoberg


Posted on Jan 23, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 5:08 pm CDT

Kendall Jenner is drawing attention online after a photo of her walking her Doberman surfaced.

Her dog, Pyro, is wearing a prong collar, which is designed to put pressure on a dog’s neck in order to train a dog to not pull on their leash when walking. Many animal advocates consider the collar to be a form of animal abuse.

However, some disagree, alleging the collars pose no real threat to dogs because the prongs merely mimic “corrective bites” from other dogs.

The Twitter account for Pop Crave Music tweeted out the controversy, along with the photo in question and a stock photo of a prong collar for reference.


“Kendall Jenner is just gross. Cutting your dogs tail, sticking rods in its ears, training it with devices that cause pain. All so she can get a cool pic for her Instagram, not to mention she’s had about 5 different dogs. Whatever looks aesthetically good with her feed. Gross,” Twitter user @blondelebowski wrote.

One Twitter user who claims they used to work at an animal shelter wrote that the collars hurt dogs but do not pinch them.

“I see so many rich people use these. These collars are for dogs who aren’t trained well and ready to attack anyone and you use these collars to calm them down. It’s like a electric dog collar,” they tweeted.

Another user even alleges that they tried the collar on themselves once “to make sure it doesn’t hurt them” and came to the conclusion that the collars don’t hurt.


H/T Pop Crave Music

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2020, 8:04 pm CST