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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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If you pull the doggie will pull.....

I was reading in a few training books that when you use a choke collar or a flat collar and you pull on it the dog will have an instinct to pull back. I don't have anything against choke chains though. But my question is, why do the dogs have an instinct to pull back? The book said when you are on a walk and you pull on the flat collar to make the dog heel the dog will pull even harder. Why is this?
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Re: If you pull the doggie will pull.....

It's called opposition refelex. Many mammals, including dogs, have it. Not sure anyone knows why, but the instinct is there.

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