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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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New Collar and we like it so far!

I decided to check out a new collar for Winston and bought this new one! So far I really like it. It is supposed to be a Martingale. I have only been successful walking Winston with a prong collar because he is so strong but this one works very much like it but without the points. He seems to like it too! We havent run into another dog yet on our walks so that will be the deciding factor. If I can control him with it and not have him walk me out in front of traffic!

Oh and the collar had to be 30" for it to fit!
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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:13 AM
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And are there pics of your handsome boy wearing this smashing new collar???
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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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Yaaay! Glad to hear you're using the martingale instead of a prong. It's much more forgiving, and very safe. Great choice! Nice colors too!
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Old August 24th, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Wow, nice collar Winston. He will look so snazzy

Greta has one just like it only prettier because she is a girl.

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Old August 24th, 2009, 07:25 PM
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I haven't noticed a martingale being interchangeable with a prong collar, but if the martingale works just as well that's a good thing

Keep training training training, try to get away from relying on the training aids altogether

Have you tried a halti? I've had really good luck with them when fitted properly. I use the leash on the dead ring, I haven't noticed any benefit from the loop around the muzzle being allowed to tighten.
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Old August 24th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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OH, that's really pretty!
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