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    Default Correction Collars

    Why do you like / dislike them?

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    I don't like using them because of the damage they can do to a dog's neck.

    I currently use flat collar and occasionally a front-attach harness. I started with a slip/choke collar. If I got a new dog now, I'd use front attach harness for control.

    I've seen some dogs learn very quickly to be very well behaved with the limited slip style of correction collar aka martingale collar, and with the prong aka pinch collar. So I think they have their place but I'd rather not.
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    So far I have never had the need for one. Patient training in a flat collar has been all that has been required for my dogs. They may have their place in the right hands but should never be used as a quick fix or a substitute for good training, where the dog is unreliable unless it is wearing one. What point is that.

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    Well..I like the look of martingale&choke chain but i don't like the guilt (just me) associated with them.
    People need to understand to use choke chain correctly not only you have to fit correctly but also you have to train a dog not to pull like any other collars/harness.
    My s/tzu still pulls with choke chain until his eyes get teary and tongue sticking out to the ground.
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    I found the martingale collar a very quick method of training my border collie. Now I can use any collar/harness and say heel and she will so it's not required long term. I also found it very use when I was looking after a friend's (untrained) dog for 3 weeks because she was a lead puller. A flicks of the collar and she was walking well.

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    I found the martingale collar a very quick method of training my border collie
    Unlike Mollinator I found the collar less effective than choke chain and also you need to be sure about fitting right otherwise a dog can slip out.
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    Thanks for the opinions

    I use a chain on Roxie, always have. She knows the second it goes on that I mean business, she isn't allowed to play in it either. She goes crazy on a harness, I mean beserk, and a flat collar gives me no control, especially when she is barking at another dog because she twists and turns and her hair allows the collar to just spin around.

    We just started obedience school and a lot of the trainers supposedly have reservations about them, but I'm continuing to use it.

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    If they are used properly(choker chains) they can be quite useful. Same as a prong.
    As long as they are placed behind the head and on top of the throat then they shouldn't cause any trachea harm.
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    Is that crazy in a front attach harness?

    I'd have thought falling over would put a dog off going nuts in one of them. But the rear attach - just turns your average dog into a pulling sled dog.

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