A choke collar, also known as a prong collar, is usually a short chain with metal prongs on a single end that tightens around the throat when the prongs are pulled. The chain may be looped through several metal rings on the leash. When the leash is pulled, the chain tightens around the throat with the spiked end holding the leash in position. It looks similar to a noose. The choking device was once used by farmers and circus performers, but it is now used as an alternative to choke collars.
The noose can be an effective training tool when taught by an experienced trainer, but many trainers use a choke collar for dog training for various reasons. It may be necessary to teach a dog not to run off leash or may need to teach a dog to stay in one spot when commanded. A collar like the noose is often the best option when trying to teach a dog obedience. A collar with a noose is most effective when used with a professional dog trainer who uses physical or verbal reinforcement. This type of training requires extensive training and some success on the part of the pet owner.
Many people have seen pictures or video of dogs being choked to death by a choke collar. While this can happen sometimes, most dogs do not choke on their own. It has more to do with a loose leash or excessive barking or chewing. If your dog is having trouble controlling its barking or chewing, you should take it to a vet for an inspection and then get some tips from a good training collar booklet. There are many books on the market today with information on how to stop your dogs from barking or chewing your furniture.
Two types of dog training collars are the pinch collar and the choke collar. A pinch collar resembles a prong collar but is less severe than the noose. The idea is that the smallest tighten around your dogs neck will work the best. This type of dog training collar is also effective if your dog is behaving poorly in other areas of your home.
A second type of dog collar that is available is the fur saver collar. These are just like the noose or pinch collar, except they have a rubber or plastic strap that goes around your dogs neck with the buckle closing when your dog pulls on the leash. Fur saver collars can come in a variety of colors and patterns. The most well known of them are the yellow and black ones. However, these are not the only colors available, so you should shop around until you find the one that is right for you and your dog.
A prong collar may be used for small biting problems, although it is not recommended to be used on larger animals. A prong collar can be useful in deterring unwanted behaviour by punishing the dog when it pulls on its leash, but it is not very effective if the dog is pulling on its own strength. Although the dog may feel like it is getting something, the fact is the dog is doing nothing physically harmful to you and the family pet. The problem is that if a prong collar is used incorrectly, it could cause tissue damage to delicate skin or muscle tissue in your dog's neck.
A head halter is another alternative that can be used for dogs that pull on their leash. A head halter will give your dog the same comfort as the noose and fur saver collar, and will be a safer alternative if used properly. Some people believe that a head halter is not strong enough to control large dogs, but if your dogs weigh over 45 pounds, then a head halter should be a good option. A head halter is most effective if it is tightened correctly, but it is possible to get a more flexible unit if you are willing to spend the extra money.
If none of these options are an option for your dog, you can always purchase a quick-release buckle collar. If you are still worried about your dog pulling and misbehaving around the house, a quick-release buckle collar could be your last resort. A quick-release buckle collar will only be effective if your dog pulls on its leash, and is not being disciplined physically. Be sure to have your dog trained properly before purchasing a quick-release buckle collar.