How to Put a Slip (Choke Chain) Collar on Dogs - Pet Education

Ray Allen Manufacturing features choke chain dog collars from Herm Sprenger
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A choker chain works on the principle of a quick snap and release to reinforce your commands. There is never a prolonged tightening of the Chain around the Dogs neck. The force is much more evenly distributed than a regular Chain, where all the force is applied to only one part of your Dogs collar. As far as I am concerned an even pressure is much more preferable than all the force being on part of a traditional collar, with the added possibility that your Dog can slip the Collar completely and run amok in built up/dangerous areas! A Dog Choker chain is much safer and gives you much more control as well.
COLLARS AND HARNESSES – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It used to be that all anyone ever used for training dogs was a six-foot leash and a choke chain.
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This is another type of dog collar that has been used for a long time. Together with the Choke chain, the prong collar is considered to be a “training collar” used most commonly with compulsion based dog training principles. This is an older type of training collar, but according to some references, today’s version of this collar was developed by a veterinarian. These references claim that the collar was designed to mimic a dog’s corrective bite to the neck (this is a common way of correction among dogs). Apr 16, 2000 - Sometimes it seems as if I've spent my whole life in a crusade to get people to stop using choke chains as an everyday collar for their dogs.
Photo provided by FlickrDefine choke chain: a chain for controlling a dog that is put around the dog's neck and that tightens when the end of the chain is pulled.
Photo provided by FlickrJump to What other options do I have to stop my dog pulling? - They are generally made of metal chain material which tightens around a dog's neck when the handler pulls or jerks back on the leash. Aversive trainers will often use choke and prong collars to perform 'corrections', essentially causing the dog pain any time he pulls on the leash or misbehaves.
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Choke chains are a good teacher for puppies, and they're only as painful as the dog is rebellious. As with any other form of discipline, you have to be a little rough to establish both dominance and rules.

Besides, if choke chains actually did pose any threat to your dog's life when used as directed, they would never have been approved to be sold.Just google the phrase Choke chains kill dogs. It is enough for me to never use them. It is much more effective to put a dog in a basic training class that teaches how to walk on a leash than choke them into being good.Pinch collars and choke chains are used too frequently on dogs when it's the owners fault that the dog is misbehaving. Try a pinch collar on yourself - it hurts and you'll act out. Dogs are smarter than most people. If you know how to train a dog properly you should never have to use either of these collars. Take obedience lessons. Be patient, puppies have a short attention span. Be consistent all of the time and reward for good behavior. Plenty of exercise and learn the breed of dog you have. Never hit your dog as this will enforce bad behavior. Make sure you socialize your puppy when they are young. There are some really good articles here on HP on training your dog. Look for DrMark's articles. Please spay/neuter. Unless you have a police dog you don't need a pinch or choke collar. Your dog will be the best friend you'll ever have. Your confidant and protector. Yes, you will become soul mates if you truely love your dog.Not to be the devil's advocate here, as I am a big fan of Victoria's methods and of positive training methods in general, but so-called "choke chains" are actually really effective when used in the right situations and in the correct way. When I took my first dog to doggie school, one of the things they had to learn was to heel right beside you without becoming distracted by anything. The trainer there, who was a certified trainer, an experienced dog handler for dog shows, and had a degree in animal behavior, told us to buy them for use in the training class. I didn't want to because they seemed mean and so went to the pets supply store and actually tried one on myself. Yes, people did stare, but I yanked that thing as hard as I could and then had my friend stand behind me and yank it. They are designed not to actually choke the dog, and it honestly did not hurt me, although it was not comfortable, and human necks are much weaker than dog necks. So I decided to get one and go along with the training. The thing with them is, you don't use them to simply teach the dog to walk on the lead. The dog needs to already know how to walk on the lead. You don't yank the dog back into place if he moves away from your side. You don't use one if your dog still pulls at the lead. You don't use one on a small dog. You don't ever pull hard on the chain. What you do is to gently but quickly tug the chain until it tightens up and then quickly release it. It should remind the dog of what he's supposed to be doing, not choke him into submission. Shouldn't take more than two seconds to tighten and release it. This teaches the dog to walk exactly where you want him to walk without hurting him - it's basically a way of maintaining his attention the whole time. Of course, you still reward him for walking where he's supposed to walk as well. I found it to be very effective and thought it seemed a lot more comfortable to my dog than the soft head collars some of the other trainers were using at that school. Plus, it's a really good thing for a dog to know how to heel well, especially if you live in a city or a place where people let their dogs off the lead. Anyway, just thought I'd throw that in there because it worked well for me and I wanted people to know that "choke chains," which we called correction collars at doggie school, are not necessarily torture devices. I can definitely see how they would be if you used one as a method of "sharp correction." However, you aren't supposed to.