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    There is a type called a Martingale collar that has a nylon strap with metal loops and a sliding strap or chain that tightens the collar. The nylon collar is adjustable so when the chain pulls tight, you can control how much pressure is applied when the metal loops meet. They also call them greyhound collars because they don't slip off a dog with a skinny head. You can get them at Petco or Petsmart.

    Here is a link showing a few different styles.
    http://www.collargirl.com/how_martingale_work.htm




    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    just like any piece of training equipment, the proper use by the handler is more important than the equipment itself...I remember as a teen I didnt realize that a choke chain worked better when the tension was applied under the throat as opposed to on top of the neck, after all we are not trying to "choke out" an opponent WWE style


    on another note : where can I get one of those flat nylon slip leads, the one I had had the Purina logo on it and looked like the kind they use in the show dog rings..I liked using it when transporting a dog or going to the holding blind, because they can easily be placed in your pocket...and easily be lost
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    Pinch collar here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    Maybe this will help the newbs understand the definition of "pelts".

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    I have no idea what the hell you guys are talking about, the picture doesn't help me understand, but I threw up in my mouth when I saw this picture, ewwwww

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    I find the pinch collars works very well for the dogs that want to keep pulling on you. Sometimes the work better than the ecollar. They learn real fast the harder they pull the more pain they feel. No pull no pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabireley View Post
    There is a type called a Martingale collar that has a nylon strap with metal loops and a sliding strap or chain that tightens the collar. The nylon collar is adjustable so when the chain pulls tight, you can control how much pressure is applied when the metal loops meet. They also call them greyhound collars because they don't slip off a dog with a skinny head. You can get them at Petco or Petsmart.

    Here is a link showing a few different styles.
    http://www.collargirl.com/how_martingale_work.htm
    Ive seen these before but never knew what they were called, thanks for taking the time to post it. My coworker is going to go get one tonight for her dog but I think I'm gonna stick with the pinch. But we will compare when she comes in tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Dang you Shawn White, now I gotta bleach my eyes!
    I didnt realize I loaded THAT pitcure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    I didnt realize I loaded THAT pitcure
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    Pinch Collar = Power steering vs. Choke Chain = manual; After many dogs using manual, I upgraded to power steering and won't be going back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'EmUp View Post
    Pinch Collar = Power steering vs. Choke Chain = manual; After many dogs using manual, I upgraded to power steering and won't be going back
    When should a pinch collar be introduced? I'm using a choke collar right now and my pup seems to be learning on it, my pup is almost 6 months old. When we first leave the house he pulls big time, but then slows down. I make sure I set it high on the neck... re-setting about two to three times during the walk.

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