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Leash for a choke chain?
Trying to train my dog but I’m not sure what kind of leash to use with a choke chain
- NeengefanLv 72 months ago
A leash that will stay high on the neck, just behind the ears. Anything flopping around gives you absolutely no control. Take a look at where leashes are in dog shows. They are not tight allow 2 fingers worth of loose. no choke chains needed.The lower part of a dog's neck is full power & strength for the dog. No control.
- Anonymous2 months ago
• "Leash for a choke chain?"
What about it?
If you were in a DOG TRAINING CLUB you would NOT use it to CHOKE your pet - you would be using it to let your dog decide that it is pulling too hard so should slow down to your speed. Its PROPER name is a slip-chain (or maybe a slip-collar, although it is NOT a collar), and each link should have straight sides - NO twisted links to cut the neck hairs.
💥1: WHY aren't YOU in a training club's class getting COACHED by an instructor who actually KNOWS what dog-training is all about?
• "Trying to train my dog but I’m not sure what kind of leash to use with a choke chain "
💥2: What AGE and BREED (or breed-mix) and GENDER is your dog? How LONG have you had it?
💥3: Train it to do WHAT? (= What tasks did you buy THIS pooch to perform for you?)
There are only TWO kinds of leash for normal owners, both are about 6 feet / 2 metres long, and flat.
One is made from flat leather. One is made from flat thick woven nylon. Both have a retractable knob-clip as in: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN... at the dog's end, and a "wrist-gripper" loop at the human's end.
For those who are members of a rescue team, there are MUCH longer leashes - but the clip at the dog's end and the gripper at the human's end are the same.
NEVER get youself the sort where the leash is self-retracting into (and self-extracting from!) a plastic or metal "handle", like: https://www.thepetcentre.co.nz/dog/flippy-regular-... Their ultra-thin leash (from inside the handle-chamber) is GREAT at slicing any skin it touches as it slides past when the dog decides to race ahead!
King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950, GSD trainer & breeder as of Easter 1968
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 72 months ago
Use a leather leash, 6 ft long. ONLY USE CHOKE CHAIN IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT. There is a right way & a wrong way & if you don't know how to use the choke chain you can really harm your dog. a choke chain is a wonderful training tool if you know how to use it.
I learned to train with a choke chain & a loose leash. Using my bodylegs to make corrections. This makes the dog pay attention to you as to what you are going to do next.
- 2 months ago
I use a harness as a dog trainer told me choke chains cause pain and teach nothing, I have mastiff not always friendly has a playful aggression and weighing 8 stone on pure muscle can be handle but the harness works perfectly
- JojoLv 72 months ago
Are you sure you know the correct way to use a `check chain`?
There is a right way and a wrong way.
Also is the chain small or larger links?
A standard 6ft long lead is the usual lead to use.
What exercise are you trying to train your dog, that you feel the need to use a full check chain?
In the wrong hands they teach the dog absolutely nothing.Source(s): GSD owner for 58 years UK.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
six foot leather or cotton web
- 2 months ago
whatever you're into
- The First DragonLv 72 months ago
If it is a big or strong dog, I recommend a leather leash. This is because leather is easy on the hands when you have to hold it tight. If it is a small dog, it doesn't matter. For proper training, a 6-foot leash is good because you can walk around the dog and so forth. For walking the dog once it is well trained, 4 feet can be good.
Of course I assume somebody is teaching you how to use a choke chain. There is a particular technique to it. It is not intended to hurt the dog.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
i would ask your vet about it
- Anonymous2 months ago
My dog is 140 pounds. My last dog was 120 pounds. I have never owned a dog under 80 pounds. None of my dogs have worn a choke chain. I'm female, 5'4", 122 pounds. I can only guess - something heavy if you need a choke chain to control your dog.