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    DefaultSlip Collar :(

    I just tried a slip collar on Chuck for the first time, she seemed like she was genuinely afraid of it right when it started to slip. I only had her on it for about 2 minutes before I took her back inside and when I did so, she didn't even get excited about a treat that I gave her. I didn't even pull the leash or anything. Does it just need more time, or is this abnormal and potentially dangerous?

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    I personally don't use them, but here is a link you might find helpful. Dog training collar- how to put on, fit, and use dog training choke collars
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    depends on the dog - maybe she is just skittish or maybe she had a bad experience. Did you just slip in alone or was the leash on? I would nonchalantly put it on her (no leash) and go about my business and she how it goes.

    I'll be honest and say I don't like the slip collar but for personal reasons - I honestly CANNOT give the proper correction using them EVEN after taking a class with a teacher (who OBLIGATED all students to use them - this was before I know a lot about dogs so I never questioned that). I am not sure if it is just my height or what I just cannot for the life of me use them properly so I avoid them.
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    Well, I tried again earlier today. I gave her a treat as I was putting it on and then I gave her a few treats on the walk (We kept it short). I didn't have to do any checks, she just didn't want the leash to close and she didn't pull. It was actually a big surprise that she caught on so quick. I took her on another walk a few minutes ago and she walked right by me for most of the walk. I made her sit periodically and I gave her treats. She seems to be ok with it now. It will be interesting to see how it goes when she sees something that excites her.

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    I can't imagine a dog afraid of a slip collar. I used the English style kennel leads on all my dogs and that's basically a slip with a really LONG end.

    Maybe you don't like them and the dog is picking up on your angst.

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    Give it time. They rattle and make noise, and it spooks some dogs. Mine will pick up a "choke chain" and bring it to me on the off chance I might say "OK! We will go train!" Jedi Dogg Mind Trick.
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