Yesterday we took Quinn to a dog park mid day before heading to the trails - it was a week day so the park was very full with dog walkers and people on holiday, balls etc. Very chaotic and over stimulating for a young dog. There was a young male chocolate lab who would not return to the dog walker, we could hear them calling him before we even arrived and they could not catch him. The poor guy had a prong collar on, and when the dog walker finally caught him, she yanked the collar tight and then hit him in the side of the snout with the metal part of the leash. OH and I were stunned (and no wonder the poor guy wouldn't go to her)...I felt sick and now we both feel even worse that we didn't say anything. OH is the kind of guy that usually doesn't hesitate...but the park was so busy and filled with dog walkers that it seemed out of place. Makes me so sad to think we don't know how the people we trust with our dogs treat them. Unfortunately, the vehicle was not marked with the business name either.