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Dog Training Video - Learn about the different types of dog training collars. Pros and cons of using a choke collar discussed in this video.
If you are new to this product, it is important that you understand how we intend the product to be used. This collar should not be used to give a leash correction. It's not intended to be used in the manner such as "yank and crank", where dog trainers jerked dogs around to give corrections. Doing that with this collar or with a metal choke collar will damage the throat of your dog.
The harder you pull on the lead, the closer a standard choke collar will come to choking your dog, which is why they call it a choke collar. If you are strong enough and you were to pull hard enough for long enough, in theory, you could choke a dog to death that way, and you could certainly do terrible damage to his neck muscles with much less effort.
Are slip dog collars (choke chain) dangerous?
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While many people think that the prong collar is a trendy new gadget for the modern dog owner, the fact is that it predates the much more commonly used choke chain. Prong type collars appear in photographs and sketches in European training literature from the turn of the century. Presumably invented by people who relied on their dogs' obedience, responsiveness and good attitude in a time when most dogs had actual "jobs", the prong collar still has a prominent place in the "toolbox" of the modern, balanced dog trainer. The prong collar is often referred to as the "hearing aid" collar: a dog properly introduced to it in the hands of a person likewise prepared suddenly understands the expectations upon him. Rather than the nagging of a choke or slip collar or the constant muzzle and poll pressure of a head halter, the dog feels no pressure at all except at a precise instant when he makes an incorrect decision. Because of its ease of use and the usually rapid positive change in the dog's attitude and behavior, the prong is an excellent choice for elderly or physically compromised people with strong dogs, small people with large dogs, and even the tiniest of the toy breeds which risk permanent damage from regular collars. Even dogs with certain structural problems can be worked successfully on a prong collar rather than allowed to drag their owners around on a harness! The prong collar works on the concept that evenly applied pressure is gentler and more effective on a dog's neck than the quick jerk and impact of a choke chain or the steady, relentless pressure of a flat collar. While a professional trainer can make a choke chain correction look fast and flawless, it is very difficult for most pet dog owners to master the timing and the release of the correction. Also, even a perfectly executed choke chain correction is a repeated impact on a single spot on a dog's neck. The current trend of the "head halter" system is equally flawed. In an earlier edition of this article, I referred to it as a good choice for dogs with structural problems. In the past few years I have spoken with veterinarians, trainers and owners who took issue with that recommendation based on the potential insult to the soft tissue of the dog's upper neck and the often careless way in which the headcollar is used by people who are assured that it is "humane" and cannot harm their dog. Like every other training tool, it also has its place. However, for a breed already beset with potential spinal and structural problems such as the Doberman, I find myself recommending it less and less. The self-limiting tightening action of the prong collar also makes it a safer bet for strong-pulling dogs. A prong collar can only be pulled so tight, unlike the choke or slip collar, which has unlimited closing capacity and in careless or abusive hands, can cut a dog's air entirely. The use of a choke collar in dog training is one of the most popular types of collars used, though it is certainly far from being the best, or most effective tool out there. Unfortunately choke collars have been used for so long that dog owners new and old just automatically assume that it is essential to the training process. Dog training choke collars are all too often used incorrectly, and many don�t realize that they actually have the ability to cause pain or injury to a dog.