A look at different Dog Collars
Collar (also known as Choke Collar)
The slip collar, commonly unfairly referred to as a choke collar .This collar is designed to sit comfortably around a dog’s neck, tightening only in response to a leash correction. Unfortunately, due to widespread misinformation regarding its proper fitting, it often remains in a corrective state, leading to continuous tightness. Hence, the colloquial term “choke collar” aptly describes its effect—constricting the dog’s neck— Slip collars vary in diameters, gauges, and colors, yet they all serve the same purpose. What i do like abot slip collars are that they are the closest thing to a dog feeling its off lead as they ae always loose hence no contriction or feeling that its wearing something. Exactly the same as we wear chais around our necks but even forget that its on
Often regarded as the most intimidating dog training collar, the prong collar, or pinch collar, deserves greater acknowledgment and understanding. Despite its appearance resembling a medieval torture device, this collar employs technology that facilitates effective training. While it’s true that improper use can cause damage to a dog’s neck, this risk applies to almost every other collar when used inappropriately.
Prong collars operate by applying pressure points around the dog’s neck, gently pulling the skin backward toward the nape. The presence of “points” in these collars may contribute to causing less structural damage to the neck, as there is no constant constriction. I find that prong collars are particularly effective for dogs that pull vigorously, possess strength both physically and mentally, and those that do not respond well to alternative tools. The learning curve with prong collars tends to be faster, leading to a reduced need for collar corrections over time.
Two crucial points to note: Firstly, when putting on a prong collar, it is not placed over the dog’s head. Instead, a link must be opened to encircle the neck, followed by secure re-linking. Secondly, the prong collar should be lightweight to prevent it from becoming burdensome for your dog due to excessive weight.