• Teresa Stanczak

    December 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Generally speaking you should be practicing in this type of scenario when phase 3 is complete. Therefore I would recommend using a pinch collar and a remote. When using the pinch collar, if you have practiced using the Leash Ninja technique, the dog is not really hitting the end of the leash full force, because you are catching the dog smoothly. Also if you are giving corrections using the hand pumps, and not sharp pops, the dog will rarely react negatively to the correction. If the dog is not responding to the hand pumps, then you can correct with the remote. This usually is the most effective, gentlest and safest way to go for the dog.

    If you dont want to use a remote, then a slip loop is ultimately going to be the way to go. The slip loop can be effective but it should be noted that the slip loop has potential to damage the dog’s trachea, due to the way it cinches up.

    Using a muzzle regardless of the type of collar is also essential.

    Hope this helps!

    Happy Training!