|09-05-2013 07:29 AM|
|Okin||I found the 8week old collar doesn't last long they will outgrow it quickly. They also won't be strong so almost any basic tiny flat collar will work. Then later I would suggest getting one that adjusts because they grow so fast.|
|09-05-2013 12:04 AM|
By sport buckle I mean the regular collar buckle.
Sounds like a plan to me!
|09-04-2013 11:40 PM|
a flat collar is fine. what's a sport buckle? if you're getting your pup when he's 8 weeks old don't worry about obedience walking. et him get use to
the collar and the leash. when my dog was a pup i use to keep him on
my left side a lot. i didn't give him any commands. i kept him on my left
side for future "heel" training. i also gave him a lot of freedom on leash
and off leash.
|09-04-2013 11:31 PM|
I feel sure he will do just fine at filling those shoes
Well right now he is only 4 weeks of age so when I pick him up he will be 8 weeks. I have crossed off the slip collar and lead. So assuming that nothing more would be recommended other than a flat collar with sport buckle. I was thinking if getting the Martingale collar but maybe I should wait on that as well until he gets older. I don't even have him yet but I want to be prepared. I have not had to prepare for a GS puppy in eight years so just trying to unload the rust a bit . There is so much info on the Internet it is enough to get anyone confused. Thanks for all the help
|09-04-2013 09:50 PM|
he has his own shoes to fill. i always use a flat collar untill my dogs
are 9 month or older. how old is your pup?
|09-04-2013 05:19 PM|
Thanks! I am not sure how he will respond and I will start him out on walks early but wanted kind of a combo to use for training as well. The collar I got him may not even fit him yet...LOL. I love ifitbarks collars and the quality is top notch. But was thinking a martingale may be good for training as well...but maybe not. I used chain choke collars way back when but have read a lot of info on not using them so I wanted an alternative as I won't be using one this go around. His regular collar may be just fine. The slip collar looks like the same function as the choke but in a different material so I will probably mark that off as well. I know I don't want anything to restricting since he will be so young and may not even need it.
Thanks for the help and sorry about your loss as well. It has been a long time since I searched for leads and training stuff....so any insight or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Sometimes all the info on the net gets me more confused than anything...LOL
|09-04-2013 05:13 PM|
The martingale is good for a dog that will try to back out of a collar. I'm not a huge fan of the slip ones because a lot of dogs end up just choking themselves with them. The martingale really shouldn't choke, just tighten when they try to back out.
When we were training we used a regular collar for training and got an EZ walk harness for taking walks. They have a clip in the front so if they pull it turns them. That way when we put on the regular collar it was for training and we could still enjoy walks with the EZ walk. She no longer used the EZ walk at all.
Sorry about your loss, I lost my 14 year old last month
|09-04-2013 05:08 PM|
Collar leash combo for walking and beginning training
I am picking up my pup the end of September. We just picked him out this past weekend . I am super excited, we are still missing our girl we lost in July but also excited about our new boy. He will never replace her but instead have some big shoes to fill.
Anyway I ordered him a collar from ifitbarks but I want to get a general collar for some basic obedience and walking while he is a pup. Right now I have been looking at all in one leads and the mendota leashes are what I am looking into but curious if I should go with the slip or the martingale. Here is the link to the martingale ones
Martingale Leads - Leashes - Lines - Tabs - K9 Power Dog Training Equipment
Here are the slip ones
K9Power - Mendota Slip Lead (1/2" x 6') - The Mendota 1/2" braided roping lead is designed as a leash and collar in one. Handmade in the USA.
Anyone have experience of the benefits of one over the other?