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Post by Henrywho on Mon Sep 16 2013, 06:19

Are they good/bad any pros/cons ?

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Post by jo garnett on Mon Sep 16 2013, 06:28

I like a harness - it stops them pulling to an extent and doesn't hurt them. Lola would hang herself on a choker lead I think Rolling Eyes 
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 16 2013, 08:43

Personally I wouldn't use a choker. Although I don't know much about them they seem a tad harsh to me. Big Grin 

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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 16 2013, 08:49

Not my cup of tea, darcy has a collar and harness with a double ended lead, IMO they are a too harsh and not needed if correct training is given, but like inez I don't know too much about them. Smile

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Post by janey on Mon Sep 16 2013, 10:43

Hate them personally. Moo walks nicely on just a normal collar and lead
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 16 2013, 11:01

I have used choker chains as a requirement at work for years, the only thing good about them is that they are nearly impossible to snap. If your dog pulls though, a choker chain is not recommended despite what they say. The dog will hurt his throat, possibly get a cut or sore, harm his oesophagus and for you it can be quite painful if you get nipped by the chain lol

i would get a harness, they have less power to pull if they have their whole body under control.

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Post by Kathy on Mon Sep 16 2013, 11:50

Have never used a choker on any dog - would have to go with either a wide collar or a harness
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Post by Gazagem on Mon Sep 16 2013, 12:01

I used to use check chains on my gsds as a collar would rub away their fur but they never pulled ( i used to attach the lead to both loops on the chain) and when training I used a halti so the chains only had their I'd tags on. As long as you are trained how to use them properly they are a good tool but unfortunately most are not used properly. That's why I prefer the half check. But use harnesses for both staffies with their collars on a double ended police style lead a lot more control.
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 16 2013, 15:42

A check chain is only acceptable if used properly & even then only for training.

A choke lead should only ever be used in the show ring, and only on a dog that has already been trained to behave nicely.

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Post by Ben on Tue Sep 17 2013, 00:10

Halti is a far better and safer option. Mine do really well with them. They'd choke themselves out with a choker if they saw a cat or other vermin.
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Post by Henrywho on Tue Sep 17 2013, 12:28

Thank you everyone for your opinions, I'm a new dog owner and haven't had a choker chain, my husband wants to get one but I'm against it, I win:)!

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 17 2013, 12:30

Henrywho wrote: I win:)!
That's the spirit!Wink  These men need to learn their place, after all!Laughing 

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Post by Lynn&Pete on Wed Mar 05 2014, 18:33

We always used a half check collar and found it excellent. When correction was needed the noise of the chain part would be enough sometimes.
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Post by Wilfred on Mon Mar 10 2014, 16:07

I too have used a Half check chain with Wilf since puppy training,

Couldn't get on with a harness as just wanted to pull constantly and as we did the training with the youngest member of our family my 10yr old daughter so Wilf knew no matter how small a person you take orders from them and the harness caused issues for her to walk Wilf safe and comfortably,

We were all taught how to use check correctly by our puppy class trainer and haven't looked back since.
Still comes in handy occasionally when he spots a pigeon he would love to chase but a quick check and keeps him trotting along lovely by our side rather than out in front tugging like a cart horse as he did with the harness.

I do think all walking equipment is like much else with you and your dog and that is subjective as long as used correctly and safely and does not harm the animal I say whatever suits you and the dog is best.
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Post by saffi28 on Fri Mar 14 2014, 11:36

Hate them with a passion.  I won't even use a slip style lead.  Both my girls walk nicely on a harness but if Roxie sees a cat she will try and bolt and although I get her under control again if she had a choke chain I am sure she would do untold damage to her throat.  This is just my personal preference as I know Roxie wouldn't take any account of the fact she had a collar on that could hurt she just goes into 'pray drive' mode.

I do thoroughly agree with the last paragraph of the above comment though.
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Post by willowthewisp on Sun Mar 16 2014, 21:25

a halti that has an attachment to collar (because they can occassionally pull them off) works well as they have really strong necks i started with a halti then went on to get a dogmatic for chester i wouldnt walk him without it on did try a chocker but it just made him cough and he stilled pulled with it.
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Post by AussieStaff on Sun Apr 27 2014, 00:22

I walk Koda in a harness but this week have started with a half check which seems to lessen the pulling.
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