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Interstellar
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22-09-2017, 12:31 AM
I believe that like any tool, choke chains have a time and a place. I personally prefer a prong collar but there's no reason why a choke shouldn't be used if it works for the handler and the dog.

People can bring up force free "alternatives" all they want, but I believe head halters are just as aversive as a prong or a choke chain (they all work to reduce an undesireable behaviour by causing discomfort), and front clip harnesses can negatively impact a dog's gait if used excessively. I am not comfortable putting either of those on my dog.
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27-09-2017, 10:34 AM
Absolutely not necessary. There are plenty of alternative tools to help train your dog
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27-09-2017, 08:20 PM
Choker chains - are they ever suitable for pet owners?
Yes. It should be mandatory for some pet owners.
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