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    My boy is getting very strong and im finding it hard to control him, if he sees something to play with or another dog (i knwo he just wants to play with the other dog, but the owner thinks other wise because of his breed and size).

    Ive purchased a check chain (the biggest one in the shop only just fits him -_-). But i was just wondering how effective they are or if he;s just going to strangle him self, and i keep thinking he can slip his head out of it (like he has done with his collar).

    I know i should be controling him with verbal commands if he gets out of hand, which i can (he knows how to come, sit, lay down and stay), but on the odd occasion when he;s overally excited he will be really anoying to walk because of his strengh.




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    naww!!!!! naw aww!...He is too cute, the last photo is brilliant.

    In regards to check chains, We used one for our GSD and it didn't always work 100%, which I see now was our fault not hers.
    She was also an excitable dog around other dogs, never quite got the voice commands to be totally reliable with her, imo i think if they get overused the impact it should be having on the dog wears off. Also sometimes if the dog goes OTT in behaviour the chain is useless and could just cause damage from the pressure on thoart.

    If you haven't already I would suggest obedience classes, your dog looks like a lovely playful giant, but he is still a dog, a big dog.


    again the pics...awwww!

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    aww cute pics..

    Sorry i cant help in regards to check chains etc, i've got no idea as i've had no need to use them on my SBT's & i personally don't like the use of any type of control chains/ collars on my dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    naww!!!!! naw aww!...He is too cute, the last photo is brilliant.

    In regards to check chains, We used one for our GSD and it didn't always work 100%, which I see now was our fault not hers.
    She was also an excitable dog around other dogs, never quite got the voice commands to be totally reliable with her, imo i think if they get overused the impact it should be having on the dog wears off. Also sometimes if the dog goes OTT in behaviour the chain is useless and could just cause damage from the pressure on thoart.

    If you haven't already I would suggest obedience classes, your dog looks like a lovely playful giant, but he is still a dog, a big dog.


    again the pics...awwww!
    Hopfully he will grow out of it, as he still is a puppy i guess, i just get worried because he is getting so strong... ill just put up with it
    Why cant he just be this size again!


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    aww getting hard to write responses with the cuteness on the page lol

    imo hun I don't think hoping he will grow out of it is a good idea, while he is still growing and learning behaviours I would start to teach him now its not acceptable. When he is fully grown and bulked out he will be even harder to keep still.

    obedience training is great fun and a great way for him to learn good 'doggy stranger skills' and become a social butterfly and not a social outcast
    (not ill feelings behind my words at all hun, and pls dont feel like I am pushing my view on you at all)

    also have a search of this forum, there are a few good threads regard different collar/lead types that you may find helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    aww getting hard to write responses with the cuteness on the page lol

    imo hun I don't think hoping he will grow out of it is a good idea, while he is still growing and learning behaviours I would start to teach him now its not acceptable. When he is fully grown and bulked out he will be even harder to keep still.

    obedience training is great fun and a great way for him to learn good 'doggy stranger skills' and become a social butterfly and not a social outcast
    (not ill feelings behind my words at all hun, and pls dont feel like I am pushing my view on you at all)

    also have a search of this forum, there are a few good threads regard different collar/lead types that you may find helpful
    Yeah thanks and no harm done, this is my 1st dog and im still learning, i need all the help i can get, is obedience training expensive (hate to sound like a tight ass but i dont make a great deal of cash). i kind of regret not taking him to puppy preschool now...

    On a side note the other week he ripped the screen door off its rollers and opend the big heavy sliding glass door with his nose, him and his buddies had a great time by them self inside the house all day.... not -_-, i still love him !!!

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    Yeah I would like to hear what people think of them as well.
    I have found a couple of obedience clubs near my suburb, but they state all the dogs must wear slip collars (which i think are the same as check chains? maybe I am wrong). My initial reaction is to run from those and go to a club on the otherside of town where they dont insist on slip collars.. I dont like the idea of them at all. Especially for little banjo.

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    Hi BlackLex,

    Do I use check chains? Yes. Always have, but I am very much against the usual steel chain-link ones that are available everywhere these days. There are alternative options such as the nylon webbing check-chains, more oftenly known as training collars, rather than actual check chains. They are the same thing, work in exactly the same way, but don't have the issues which I believe the original check-chains have.

    I would NEVER advise any owner to use a check chain unless they understand fully 100% HOW to use them CORRECTLY. That is imperative. If you don't know how, please don't use one, as more than liekly damage will be done to your dog with very little success in training.

    I agree with Rebec, obedience training is a must for any dog, but particularly one that is a large breed. The sooner the better, because once they get bigger it only gets harder to control.

    Is he lead trained? He needs to be taught how to walk correctly on the leash and heel beside you. I would definately suggest he has obedience training, if you are not already doing that. Cheers.

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    BlackLexDog, if you are going to use a check chain, make sure you have it on correctly. When on correctly, the will tighten when pulled up, but loosen one you relax, if it doesn't loosen on its own, you have it the wrong way.
    Best not to use a check chain unless you are doing some obedience training and then you will be trained on well to give the chain a jerk or not.

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    It varies from school to school, I would pop into your vets and have a look at the boards there, they sometimes advertise them there, if not ask your vet/nurses for a good school.

    I don't think they are incredibly expensive, someone else who has been to obedience school for older dogs can correct me, (Leo isn't old enough yet, soon though!) the prices I have seen are about 80- 120 for a few weeks/sessions.

    Have a google of obedience schools in your area

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