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View Poll Results: Do you use a corrective collar?
Yes, a prong/pinch type of collar 25 28.74%
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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 07:35 PM
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I'm with TDI and was told no martingales of any kind. I'm OK with it inside, but it won't be my regular collar. We start next month. I'm trying to line up visits st my parents assisted living facility as a starting point.

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I work hard on heeling from a young age, and walk lots off leash,so it is either heel or off leash- no time practicing any pulling. I just took my dog Tally to the Old Port today, and he walks so nicely on the cobblestone streets packed with people. He has never had any kind of collar correction, but he has also never experienced pulling someone down the street. I love training without pinch/ prong/ choke collars, and do not miss them from my past Monks Of New Skete days long ago. The exception is for the conformation ring the collar is more like a coat and tie for my boyfriend at Christmas dinner - it looks dressed up.

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I used to use prongs and then switched to martingales. When my lab was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis I switched both dogs to harnesses and actively worked to train both of them to not pull. So much nicer to walk down the street!

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When training puppies I always use a prong collar. When they get a little more advanced we switch to electronic collars. If they aren't actively training they don't wear collars of any kind. In the case of a easy walk around the block they have neither collar nor leash once they're trained.

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I have the fabric martingale collars mostly for convenience and I like the way they look. Set to a good size for my boys they snug up enough to be secure when walking and I can easily slip them off when I want to. I honestly did not see much benefit for pulling training I think gentle leash corrections and communication accomplished more. BTW as tippykayak stated TDI is ok with them, both my boys tested while wearing theirs.
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I had to take my pup to a trainer because of aggression. Since then we have used a prong collar and an E collar. He has made a complete turn for the better. He can go from calm to way to rowdy in seconds. The prong collar is used to get control if he doesn't listen to commands. The E collar is for training purposes. He does great on walks and doesn't pull. Dogs can come the other way and he stays calm. He's well behaved and doesn't show aggression in the house anymore. And doesn't get into things like he used to.
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Not really a good poll. You can only choose one. I use prong/ pinch and e-collar. I also have dogs that almost never wear collars/leashes.

After having trained bomb dogs for the military, I have seen dogs with permanent neck and throat damage from collars especially choke chains. Also, e-collars in the hands of a novice are scary. They are not like TV remotes.

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Not really a good poll. You can only choose one. I use prong/ pinch and e-collar. I also have dogs that almost never wear collars/leashes.

After having trained bomb dogs for the military, I have seen dogs with permanent neck and throat damage from collars especially choke chains. Also, e-collars in the hands of a novice are scary. They are not like TV remotes.

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My trainer told me that choke chains are the ones that can do the most damage. So we agreed to use a prong collar. He trained us on the e-collar also. I didn't like the idea of shocking my pup. But it gets his attention quick and stops bad behavior. I keep it on the lowest two settings.
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I don't see how you can use these collars when Goldens are already so quick to learn. I guess it depends on the owners patients.

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I don't see how you can use these collars when Goldens are already so quick to learn. I guess it depends on the owners patients.
Has nothing to do with patients.....depends are what they are being trained for and the breeding of the dog.....
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