How is it different from a regular choke chain?
Can you give an example and also why more gentler methods wouldn't have worked? It seems crazy to have dog almost pass out and call it training. Sounds like water boarding to me.Again, its a tool. It's not for every dog or every situation. Some dogs need it though.
Can you give an example and also why more gentler methods wouldn't have worked? It seems crazy to have dog almost pass out and call it training. Sounds like water boarding to me.
Thanks for explaining. The problem is that when it is available to everyone, it will get abused, just like the E-collars, "handy" at Petco's checkouts, before normal training was used.It's the type of tool that you don't use if you don't know what it's for or how it's used. Not something you learn to use on the interenet.
The only time I've used this collar was a few sessions with Pan during protection work when he was leaking (screaming) drive. Giving collar pop type corrections (prong or other collar) just amps the dog up more. I won't really get into details, like Justine said it's just a tool, you can use it for the right things or not use it at all. IMO it actually is gentler than seen people constantly nagging or overcorrecting their dog with prong collars or e-collars and this only causing *more* leaking of drive. For 99% of GSDs I would guess there is no practical use for it. I hadn't used one before or since. Mine is just a piece of cord with a ring on one end, a ring that "floats" on the cord, and a snap on the other end, made it myself.Can you give an example and also why more gentler methods wouldn't have worked?
There's really no difference other than a choke chain is usually made so it slips over the dog's head and these collars are typically made so that they can't be slipped over the head, there's a ring that "floats" along the cord. You wrap the cord around the neck, then fasten the snap to the floating ring and a ring or knot on the other end of the cord keeps it from coming apart. They are typically very thin, lightweight, most of the ones I've seen used including my own are just home made ones. I personally wouldn't buy one.How is it different from a regular choke chain?