So Duncan and I started training class this week. I have heard wonderful things about this trainer. Even have friends who have used him. So you can imagine my shock when he TOLD me I HAD to get a pinch collar for my 14 week old puppy. I love my furball but he is a total ninny. If you even yank on his collar too hard he yelps. So you can imagine what kind of trauma a pinch collar would do to him. I put my size 5 down and will be continuing the class because minus the collar he is good at what he does. I guess I am just shocked. It seems like a shortcut to real training. Has anyone else come across this with a trainer? I had to stop my friend who has Duncans sister from buying a pinch collar. I mean for puppies? Come on.