First of all, let’s establish what chain collars do not do: They do not choke or strangle dogs when used properly.
The pinch collar is almost as old as the choke chain in terms of dog training correction tools. It’s commonly referred to by traditional trainers, as power steering because you don’t have to use as much physical strength to get an effective jerk as you do with a choke chain. Although this product looks to some like a torture device, it may actually be safer in some respect than the choke chain. The pointy parts are spaced out so that the force is spread out across all of them. Overall, pinch collars produce less pressure on the neck when jerked hard compared to the choke chain because the surface area of the pinch collar is greater. If you’re not sure about this, try it on yourself and compare it to the choke chain. You can try it on your arm or your leg. You don’t have to try it on your neck. Although they may cause less pressure around the neck than a choke chain they do still increase pressure so they can still lead to all of the same issues that a flat collar and even a choke chain causes.
Martingale collars are like flat collars but they tighten when the dog pulls. Even though they tighten, they are generally not used for giving a correction the way a choke chain is. Rather, they are used because they are less likely to slip over the dog’s head when adjusted correctly than a flat collar is. These collars should be adjusted so that even at their tightest they cannot accidentally strangle the dog
Petco Chain Control Collar for Dogs
Hamilton Camo Nylon and Chain Dog Collar
Of all the behavioral modification tools at a modern dog owner’s disposal, perhaps none are more controversial and misunderstood that choke chains, pinch collars and similar (and, let’s face it, often scary-looking) products.When used properly, chain collars provide a way to safely and securely direct your dog’s attention toward you and move him into proper heel position. They also provide the ability to quickly initiate a squeezing sensation on the neck, which is an effective correction technique.Fearing that these items are cruel or dangerous, many owners and dogs who could benefit from them shy away. However, in the hands of a compassionate owner who is educated in the use of these collars, choke, chain, and pinch collars can be extremely .There are a number of popular myths, from people who don’t know the first thing concerning training a dog, about metal collars, such as prong and chain collars. Let’s just get into a bit of that right now.Prong or pinch collars are pretty insane-looking devices, that resemble something you’d expect to see in a horror movie. They are essentially chain-based collars that feature a number of inward-pointing prongs. When not under tension, the prongs simply rest around your dog’s fur; when a correction is made, the collar tightens, causing the prongs to press into the dog’s neck slightly.1. Prong and/or Chain Collars make dogs aggressive. Wrong. False. Doesn’t happen. I have trained innumerable dogs, from sensitive little dogs to big and tough dogs with metal collars. My job is oftentimes to make dogs NOT be aggressive, to not bite, and to be safe to own. I have never made a dog more aggressive using a metal collar. Never. It is all in how you use the tool. Now, anything can be abused by some nutcase. You can drink too much water and kill yourself. You can stay in the sun too long, overheat and die. You can have too many children at once and die on the operating table. You can become a religious nut and take something good and make it into something bad. And you can use any collar and use it to abuse a dog. Now, I have a couple of articles here at this web page telling you how much I abhor people who abuse dogs. I have worked with abused dogs, and volunteered many, many hours rescuing dogs. So, I can speak with some authority on what it means to abuse a dog. A properly fitted and managed metal collar is not abusive to a dog. On the other hand, you can inflict pain with a metal collar, and cause a dog to have to defend itself. In the same way, you can use your hands to help guide a dog into a Sit position. You can also use your hands to slap a dog around and cause it to bite you. The problem isn’t with using your hands when training a dog. It is in abusing a dog, and inflicting pain, regardless of the method. The infliction of pain can cause a dog to bite. I frequently caution new students to be gentler with their dogs, focusing on proper technique.