Another fact about the fascinating durable dog collars is that most people use them ineffectively because they are not that easy to use and there are some secrets that the old time professionals used to make them more effective and the correction stronger. First, these professionals make sure the length is right or you won't get the strong, quick pop. If the chain’s too long, when you go to give a correction, there’s too much slack. When it's too short, the collar tightens too quickly, before you’ve gained enough momentum in the jerk. Seasoned trainers also know that dog's feel the correction more if you can keep the fascinating durable dog collars up high, right behind the ears. That’s how Cesar Milan’s Illusion collar works. It keeps the collar positioned so that a correction can have the greatest effect (e.g. create the most effective jerk). Back when I was competing in obedience we didn't have Illusion collars and they wouldn't be allowed in the ring now anyway, but we did try to keep that fascinating durable dog collars up high when we were training. A third point, but one that’s the first thing a seasoned professional trains is that the fascinating durable dog collars has to go on the right way. It needs to form a “P,” with the tail of the “P” on the same side as the handler. You can tell right away when a force-based trainer isn't good at his fascinating durable dog collars technique because he doesn't even put the collar on correctly.
So why do I avoid the fascinating durable dog collars? Besides the fact that my philosophy of training is to focus on rewarding the dog's good behaviors and removing rewards for unwanted ones until the dog forms good habits, there are many medical and safety reasons too. Not surprisingly, strong yanking on the neck with a chain can cause health issues. If the force from a dog pulling on a flat collar raises intraocular pressure, imagine how high that pressure must rise when you actually yank the dog with a thin chain! Even if your dog has no eye issues, the fascinating durable dog collars, is notorious at exacerbating airway issues. For instance it can worsen coughing in dogs prone to collapsing trachea (weak trachea that flatten more than they should) and affect the ability of dogs with small tracheas, such as Pugs and Bulldogs, to breath. Additionally, dogs may develop neurological damage when the corrections are strong enough. The damage, called Horner’s Syndrome, can result in changes to the pupil in the eye and nerve-induced lameness in the front leg. Lastly, even if you don't use a fascinating durable dog collars in the manner described above, fascinating durable dog collarss should never be left on an unsupervised pet. They can get caught on something and tighten to the point where they strangle the panicked dog.