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Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for the person who bolted a choke chain into a dog’s neck.
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If you are still keen to continue with this experiment, put a choke chain around your neck, attach it to a leash and ask a friend to pull and jerk on it periodically. Welcome to the dog world!
An abandoned dog suffered severe injuries after a chain collar was deeply embedded in its neck.
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The humane choker looks like a prong collar made of chain instead of interlocking links. It has two loops, one of which fits around the dog's neck. The second loop is attached to the first and is used to tighten the chain when necessary to guide the dog or correct his behavior. This collar is becoming more popular among trainers who prefer to teach the dog through motivation rather than correction. An abandoned dog suffered severe injuries after a chain collar was deeply embedded in its neck.
Photo provided by FlickrLauribel Shipps kept her dog , failing to feed her or clean her and neglecting her to the point where the chain fused into her neck.
Photo provided by FlickrA tight collar was removed from this chained dog’s neck. The too-tight collar left the dog with a painful and bloody injury.
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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.These collars are similar to a flat collar, but they tighten around the neck if the dog pulls. Despite the fact that they tighten when they pull, they are not like a choke chain collar which is mainly used for “correction”. These collars are used mainly for dogs that are at risk for slipping out of their collars. They are much less likely to slip over your dog’s head like a flat collar is. They should be adjusted so that at the tightest, it will not choke or strangle your dog.Dog Man helps convince someone to remove a heavy chain around his dog's neck.

Dog Man provides a free training / socialization class every Sunday starting about 9am as long as there is not an event at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The class meets on the East side of the Coliseum next to the Sports Arena. Make sure that your dog has a strong leash and is at least 4 months old and has had vaccinations. There is a parking lot at Hoover and Martin Luther King just West of Figueroa.

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Save the Breed.Place a fabric measuring tape where the chain collar will sit around your dogs neck. This is usually about the midway point of his neck. Pull it snug so there is no gap at the bottom, and note the measurement. Add 3 inches to the measurement since training collars should not be snug. If you don't have a fabric measuring tape handy, take the measurement using a piece of string and then measure the string length using a ruler. Choose the collar length that is closest to the total after adding 3 inches. Select the next standard size up, rather than down, if your measurement falls between standard sizes. For example, if your total measurement is 18.5 inches, and the collar sizes you find are 18-inch and 20-inch, select the 20-inch collar. 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. Do Not: Put a heavy chain around your dog's neck. Not only is this ineffective it can damage your dogs neck or worse, cripple them for life. Bottom line, it's not smart.