Does the concept of choker chains work? That when the dog pulls on the leash itll constrict their throats and through that training they'll learn to not pull on the leash?
:goodpost: you beat me to it!Your pups really young for a slip chain, oh and it is called a slip chain not a choke chain. Many people do not use slip chains the correct way and that is how they got the nick name choke chains. If your dog is choking at the end of the leash then you are not using it properly. The chain is designed to stay lose on the dog not tight, if the dog pulls you make a quick pop on the leash to correct and the leash gets lose again. Slip chains work great for some dogs but other need more correction like a pron collar. When I teach classes I prefer students to have prong collars over slip chains because it is safer for the dog and the owners can use them better. Again slip chains are not used correctly by 95% (my own estimate from years of training) of new owners. Slip chains can cause damage to the dogs trachea and never should be tight enough to make them "choke". Prongs are great but your pup is so young I would guess a good pop on the flat buckle collar should be all you need. If you correct with a pop praise him when he looks back at you and stops pulling. When the soft collar is no longer effective try a prong collar with the correct fit. For fitting prong collars do a search or ask me or post a new thread and we can help you.
For not being a trainer I could not agree more If not used properly they are worthless and dangerous. :goodpost:I am not a trainer (disclosure) LOL ..
. These devices are only as good as the person using them. If you are not using them properly you can seriously injure your dog or cause unwanted issues later on. I recommend if your going to use them at all to have an exp trainer show you how to properly use them.
:rofl::goodpost::goodpost: Hey it's ok the more the merrier I am a pretty fast typer LMAO!!Ive always trained dogs with prong collars, slip chains are great in theory but as others have mentioned most don't know how to use them properly and there is a greater risk of things going wrong with them.
Though with any serious training and tool usage, i would at least talk to someone who has uses them for their training programs or at least consult with someone who has used them for years before putting them on your dog. As great these and other products are, it only works if used properly and safely.
Ahhh.. i didnt see your post Sadie, touche on being faster to the punch. lol