International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems

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Where to Put Your Choker


The choke chain has become an indispensable aid in training dogs, but even the most time-hallowed practices deserve an occasional critical review. The author has recently completed an investigation into the uses and abuses of choke chains and failed to find any benefit from using a choker rather than a conventional leather collar. Indeed, there are some very considerable dangers and disadvantages associated with the device. These charges may sound like heresy to many dog trainers, but they may strike a sympathetic chord with others.