How do I measure my dog for a choke chain?

If choke chains didnt cause pain and damage, then it would be fine to use them on small dogs.
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I recently adopted a 5 year old English Bulldog. She is a behavioral disaster. She was only ever taught sit, only ever walked on a harness and I’m fairly certain has never been told no. Today I picked up a pong collar for her, got it adjusted and went to walk her a bit. When I told her to sit, she was given a small correction (she knows sit and knows the expectations for the command) when she didn’t sit. At which point she reached back and managed to get the buckle on the leash in her mouth and proceeded to gator roll! She ripped up her mouth, I assume from biting her own cheeks, choked herself, but refused to let go of her leash! I have never ever had this happen before and I worked as a trainer during college and have a behavioral psych degree, so I am not a total noob. I am however dumbfounded. Any thoughts on this?
strangulating sensation for the dog. Thus the choke chain is a better alternative.
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You're probably also wondering how to make the right choice for your own dog. When choosing a dog training collar, I always first look at the dog's temperament. Not the dog's size? Or breed? Nope. You walk your dog down the street, he sees a cat and looks at it, you correct wtih the choke chain.
Photo provided by Flickrsession is over. Never allow your dog to run around unsupervised wearing a choke chain either.
Photo provided by PexelsNever leave a choke chain on a dog that is unsupervised or running around loose.
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Through simple observation I've come to the conclusion that most people aren't even aware of how to fit the collar properly — and because of the very nature of its mechanical workings — a wrongly fitted choke chain often locks (or "hangs"), thus causing the dogs neck to be under constant pressure, inevitably leading to injury.By direct use I am talking about "jerking" or "popping" the leash to "correct" a dog. By indirect I'm talking about dogs that pull on the leash on their own, thus causing themselves damage without the owner realizing it (again: this is scientifically proven many times). Couple this with a "locked" choke chain (a choke chain that is fitted the wrong way), and your dog is in serious trouble.That's why I created this website, not to criticize you as a dog owner, but to make you aware of the dangers a choke chain poses to your dog. And to ask you one question:First what kind of puppy.
Second a 4 month old puppy is too young for a choke chain
Third. You need to be the 'pack leader' and teach your puppy you are the boss
Fourth. Once you establish to your puppy you are the 'pack leader' you won't need a choke chain
Fifth. Be firm and consistent. Know the breed of dog you have and read up on his/her temperament
sixth. Do not hit your puppy! This will only reward his bad behavior
Seventh. Be firm and consistent - use words like "no" "bad" and make him/her sit down by pushing on the bottom
eight: Be firm and consistent
nine: reward when good with "good dog"
ten: repeat steps aboveChoke 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.Sometimes it is necessary to use a choke chain to restrain (never discipline) a dog. Even young dogs can easily slip a conventional collar and run a muck being a nuisance or worse being run over by a car or the like. It is better to use a choke chain and have a live animal at the end of the day, but never use it to discipline the dog, the dog will not learn anything that way. Remember that the dog is your friend and you are not using the collar to hurt the dog, you are using it to keep the dog from being hurt or annoying others.