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At what age is this considered? I start training classes next week for my puppy at that time will be 15 weeks. It is just a basic's class. I also read in the other posts not to use a choke collar....so where should I begin? The trainer had me start with a choke collar and wanted to see how he is with this first...is this a bad move?

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At 15 weeks I would use either a buckle collar or a martingale collar.

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flat collar all the way .... you shoudnt have to correct a 15 weeks old pups anyway .... look at it this way .. is it worth it to correct somthing he doesnt know ??
have him to sit by choking him when he doesnt know what sit means ...

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I didn't start using a choke or prong collar on Red til about 9 months old. The world is still new and exciting to younger puppies and you want to do more positive training rather than corrective training at that phase in their lives. Let them build confidence and work on socialization. Then once he is older, you can start working on loose leash walking by using the prong.



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At that age a nice soft leather collar is enough, I would never use a check chain or a pintch collar until there at least 9/10 months old and if your starting training classes with the puppy you may never need to use one, I have 5 dogs and only one of them needs a pinch collar when we are out as he's just so dam strong and I'm getting old

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Thanks! I have to take him through a bed of rocks to get to the potty spot so it was a battle getting him there without a mouth full of rocks...funny as I have read other posts about "horse" people which I am using take and release which has been helping...many times we just run so it is a game to get to the potty spot but we also do a lot of walking and many things to find out in the woods!

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