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Old 04-23-2012, 09:37 AM
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SO the other day I took Mina to our towns rabies clinic and in preparation I set her collar higher up on her neck than I normally do. (I wanted to have more control of her bitey parts should she choose to be a douche bag) Anyways, I noticed something miraculous, she didn't pull on her leash at all. So today I decided to test a theory since I was walking down to the post office anyways, I leashed her up again with her collar higher than normal. She didn't pull once the whole walk and for the first time in a long time I enjoyed a walk with her, rather than feeling like I spent the entire time battling her only to lose in the end anyways. Who knew that adjusting her collar just a smidge higher up would make such a difference.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:18 AM
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Yup, that's a trick I use in at the boarding clinic with dogs that are idiots on a leash. Put the slip lead around their neck just behind their ears and wah-lah - a dog that doesn't pull near as bad. That's the only way I can actually even manage to walk some of the Pitties and Labs that come in they are so bad on a leash.

If I remember right, there is actually a training collar on the market that utilizes that...it keeps the slip collar up high right behind the dog's ears instead of down lower where you normally see them riding...think it is a Ceaser product, actually. But the theory behind it is sound - dogs respond to a high check collar versus a low check collar!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:36 AM
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Oh it didn't just reduce her pulling it cut it completely. I tried it with Upendi, but apparently that was asking the universe for too much.

I know the collar you are talking about as well, I think it's called the illusion collar or something similar and yes it's a Ceaser product.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:07 AM
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I've done this with Lizzie, kind of discovered it unintentionally, though. I have always thought it had more to do with where the collar is placing the pressure on the neck, than sound. It always seemed like that was a more sensitive area of the neck, at least while observing Lizzie's reaction to it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:23 PM
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You get more control of their head when you raise the collar further up, which is why most dogs are unable to put all their weight into their collar and pull like they could if the collar was closer to the base of their neck.

If I find a stray dog where I live in Mexico, and am able to catch it, I always use a slip collar right up underneath their lower jaw. If they try to bolt or redirect onto me or anyone around us, I have much better control of them than I would if the slip lead was hanging around their shoulders.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:56 PM
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Yeah I think that's why Cesar is big on keeping the collar high up... gives you way more control in the first place.

I've never put a collar on that way, because on Juno it would have to be TIGHT to stay up there - but when I used to put a Gentle Leader on her, I noticed that if I took the nose loop off, she'd walk way better because the strap sits high up.

I too do this with slip leads when walking unruly dogs at work.
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Its actually where control collars of any kind are supposed to sit.
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I do this when my dogs are being turds pulling on the leash. Which isn't too often. I almost always do it when we go to the vet, too paranoid about stupid people and bad dogs.
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Its actually where control collars of any kind are supposed to sit.
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