Pinch collars

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Postby hickmandanny » June 20th, 2007, 10:57 pm

I was wondering how well the pinch collar works?
How do they work?
Dose it hurt the dog?
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Postby DemoDick » June 20th, 2007, 11:26 pm

Yes, it hurts the dog.

Now that that is out of the way...

Pinch collars allow the handler to deliver a brief, unpleasant correction to the dog. Their main advantage is that they require less force than a choke chain and are safer for the dog. The correction itself is also mimics the correction a pup's mother will give.

To get instruction on the proper fitting and use I would find a trainer, preferably one with bulldog experience.

I know you're just getting in to bulldogs and are waiting on a young puppy. These are not puppy collars! Putting one on a dog before it has the maturity to handle a correction can RUIN a dog. Same for correcting a dog before it understands what the correction is for.

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Postby hickmandanny » June 20th, 2007, 11:29 pm

no see i dont want one i just seen one and never herd of one so i figured i would ask about one ya know
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Postby katiek0417 » June 21st, 2007, 8:45 am

Ed Frawley from Leerburg Kennels writes some really good articles regarding why pinch collars are effective when used correctly. I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Frawley...but, that aside, I think these articles are fairly good.

http://www.leerburg.com

Click on Articles (he also has e-books).

Also, I have a print article regarding a long-term study done in Germany with K9's and their handlers. Handlers were trained in the proper use of both choke chains and pinch collars. After the same amount of time, all the dogs in choke chains had esophogeal damage (even though the collar was used correctly), while only one of the dogs with the pinch did (and this was due to improper use of the collar).
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Postby juniper8204 » June 23rd, 2007, 7:43 pm

I use pinch collars on both of my dogs. If I didn't, I'd go rolling down the street behind 150lbs. of squirrel-crazed dogs. They are both very good on the leash with a flat buckle collar until those darn squirrels pop their fuzzy butts out!

BUT, pinch collars can easily become a crutch when teaching how to leash train, and should never be used on a pup any younger than six months old.
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