So, the reason I am asking about the choke collar is because I was recommended to a trainer that is supposed to me great and trains dogs pretty amazing. Today I went to meet with him and ofcourse Lucy went along and we met his 3 labs that are so incredibly trained that I was in complete awe. He uses a whistle and somehow these three dogs no matter where they are at come straight to him and sit next to him, it's pretty great. Anyways, he trains all kinds of dogs and the only thing I don't like about his technique is that he uses a choke collar to teach dogs to stay next to him while walking. :uhoh: I have never, ever like the idea of a choke collar and especially with my Lucy but then again I sometimes start to think, does she need it to learn because she is going to rip my arm off one of these days or break one of my fingers, and its not like I don't train with her everyday because I do, I just think it has to do with their personalities. Anyways, what are the pros and cons about using a choke collar, if there are any pros. Please let me in on your opinions on this.