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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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OH, that's really pretty!
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Old August 24th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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MBIE I need something that is strong enough to walk a horse! He is 110 lbs of solid muscle and as strong as an ox! Been there with the halty and he snapped a choke chain..
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Old August 24th, 2009, 08:29 PM
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MBIE I need something that is strong enough to walk a horse! He is 110 lbs of solid muscle and as strong as an ox! Been there with the halty and he snapped a choke chain..
Agreed...he's one big boy! Maybe you could get a horse's head halter? LOL

So where are the pics of him wearing it?
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:14 PM
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omg Winston got a pot flower collar ???

just kidding. I like it
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Old August 24th, 2009, 09:50 PM
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And are there pics of your handsome boy wearing this smashing new collar???
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So where are the pics of him wearing it?
Here Cindy, just in case you didn't see the questions .

I'd like to see Winston wearing his new collar too .
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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:26 AM
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MBIE I need something that is strong enough to walk a horse! He is 110 lbs of solid muscle and as strong as an ox! Been there with the halty and he snapped a choke chain..
I understand that.

I had a rottie when I was a kid, tied her to a wrought iron post on my porch with a big nylon leash and went in the house for a second to get a drink. When I came back out there was half a leash tied to a post and she was up the street playing with my friends
She apparently just lunged and snap went the leash.

I agree with the others, we need pics of him in the collar.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 07:33 AM
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Well yesterday was the ultimate test for the new collar and I have to say it failed for me! Keep in mind that it was used while we were at the WIggle Waggle Walkathon and not just on our regular walks.

I could not control WInston nor hang on to him without him dragging me somewhere! and that is no good for me! :sad: perhaps I am not strong enough I dont know but I definately will go back to the prong collar for areas we take him where there are many dogs! he was over stimulated!! other than that I have absolutely no trouble walking him with it around the neighbourhood!
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