Choke chains in most cases are aversive to the dog/pup and it is becoming more and more uncommon to see them used as many people strive to use as few aversives as possible in dog training/conditioning/management.Hey all, do people still use these and at what sort of age do they introduce them.
Pretty much what dogstar does. Although I will use a prong during training for fine tuning heeling, etc once they are ready...I start using choke collars once my guys are fully trained and proofed, and are not in danger of pulling on it anything but very lightly. I use them in the ring. (Yes, I use martingales some too, but for the ring, I like the simplicity of a collar I can slip on and off).
I *do* use a nylon one in the breed ring even on puppies, but that's a bit different.
Any collar can be a training collar. I've seen people haul off good and proper on a buckle and people on a slip collar that don't touch the dog.I am curious (not being sarcastic) as to why a dog that has been trained for obedience competition would need or be allowed to wear a training collar to a obedience event?
It's not unusual to see some dogs wearing two collars at these events.....not into the trial ring, of course but, from the parking lot, into the building...mixing with 100 other dogs, 100 people, lots of noise and very close quarters.I am curious (not being sarcastic) as to why a dog that has been trained for obedience competition would need or be allowed to wear a training collar to a obedience event?