Choker Chains & Choke Collars. - Gun Dog Supply

How does one properly use a choke collar then? I try to tug only once but the dogs don't come
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Safety rule: NEVER allow a dog to wear a choke collar (or any training collar) around the house. He should have a separate collar to hold tags, and the choke collar does become a safety hazard if it is never removed from the dog's neck. It's a training device, not a necklace.
But the dogs don't respond to the choking collar so how is it helping them?
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Since it is possible for some dogs to slip out of a head harness, some trainers recommend placing another collar on the dog (and attached to the leash) as a back-up. Chain training collars are a good choice for this because they're loose enough to let the head collar do its job without interfering. Attach the leash to both collars just in case the head collar comes off. On a related note, Gentle Leaders are sold in buckle and snap-closure styles; opt for the buckle style for security. Some people use head collars long-term for their dogs; others use them during training periods and then phase out the head collars after the dog passes behavioral/training goals. Both, leather and nylon dog collars are equally convenient and safein wearing. It`s up to you to choose the most appropriate one.
Photo provided by FlickrThe Herm Sprenger Toggle Dog Collar is a training choke collar designed with a unique toggle piece at one end.
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Martingale collars are also known as or Humane Choke Collars. The Martingale Dog Collar was designed for Sighthounds (ie, Greyhounds, Whippets, Italian Greyhounds, Borzoi, Saluki, etc) because their necks are larger than their head and they can slip out of traditional side release ; these collars have gained popularity as with other breeds in the recent past because trainers prefer the humane choke aspects.And understandably. With next to no advice about how to properly use them, other than what the pet store staff member (who is almost always unqualified to do so) may try to explain, you are left to sink or swim on your own.

Here is a little information on all these different dog training collars, to help you get started on making the choice of what is right for your dog. This will also show you what dog training collars I use and recommend, and what ones I don't use (as well as why not!). Time to choose a dog training collar? Just take a trip to the closest pet store or even Walmart, and you'll be amazed at the wide variety of collars available to you! Standing in front of the store racks, you might have a tough time figuring out what is what. 
Sometimes called a "pinch" collar, it doesn't actually pinch your dog. Because the links go all the way around your dog's neck, the pressure is distributed evenly instead of constantly being applied to the same spot on his neck (like a choke chain). You're probably also wondering how to make the right choice for your own dog. When choosing a dog training collar, I always first look at the dog's temperament. Not the dog's size? Or breed? Nope. The martingale consists of a length of material with a metal ring at each end. A separate loop of material passes through the two rings. The leash attaches to a ring on this loop. When your dog tries to back out of the martingale, the collar tightens around their neck. If the collar is properly adjusted, it will tighten just to the size of your dog's neck and won't choke them.