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WHile at the store I picked up a 'chain collar' for Sam to work on his leash manners. I have prongs for both Happy and Lucky but I think those are too big for Sam as he's a much smaller built lab then either of them...

Correct me if I'm wrong...but shouldn't one hoop be through the other????


 

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Take a piece of chain from one end and pull it through the other loop and voila! :)
 

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OOOOOOH!!

hehe you can tell I'm use to prongs. I really like them, but again I think Sam is just too small for the two I have.
 

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OOOOOOH!!

hehe you can tell I'm use to prongs. I really like them, but again I think Sam is just too small for the two I have.
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Thank you!! I've walked dogs on them before when I was younger, but never had one for my own. I'm going to make sure I have it down perfectly before I walk Sam on it. :) He's so onery I don't want him getting hurt!!
 

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If you're not familiar with a chock chain try it on your arm first because one side will not release. Put it on your arm. it should grab and release immediately. If it doesn't turn it around and try.
 

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thanks guys! I made sure I put it on my arm lots of times before I put it on him always in the "P" shape.

We got outside and the neighbors basset/beagle pup wanted to play so he had the collar on for all of about 45 seconds before he was running around with Sassy in her yard!
 

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I think that chain collars are more difficult for a dog that doesn't walk fairly well on a leash anyways - they are more difficult to use correctly, and often end up "choking" the dog.
 

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what would you suggest for helping his leash manners? I'm open to ideas! Sam doesn't require a village he requires a whole nation! :)
 

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what would you suggest for helping his leash manners? I'm open to ideas! Sam doesn't require a village he requires a whole nation! :)
Obedience training for you and the dog.
 

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You could use a prong collar, I agree w/ the obedience training too. I'm not a huge fan of the choker collar, when they start pulling there is no slack and for a rambunctious dog who is head strong. He isn't going to stop.
 

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Our training classes ban the choke collar in favour of a half choke. This is a combination nylon and chain collar that allows the collar to tighten but not so much as it would cause damage to the dogs throat which could happen with the full choke>

That's a martingale. Honestly..you brits don't pay attention!
 
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