Might pick one up, just for show, but I was wondering whether a 2.5 mm thickness or 3 mm thickness was better...which is preferable and why?
Well, if your dog is getting hurt, something is being done wrong. Used properly, most of these other types of collars are safer than a flat buckle. I've never seen one get "stuck", unless it was put on upside down.If it's just for show, does it matter?
Frankly, I'm not a fan of "choke" collars. I've read too much about damage to the trachea and about the collar getting "stuck" in a way and not releasing/loosening up. That being said, plenty of people use them without issue.
"Just for show" as in, I don't really need it for corrections, he's great on lead, stays by my side quite nicely. I just like how they look and so he will wear sometimes (not to be left on all the time, of course).Well, if your dog is getting hurt, something is being done wrong. Used properly, most of these other types of collars are safer than a flat buckle. I've never seen one get "stuck", unless it was put on upside down.
But I agree, if it's for show, doesn't matter, and if it's just for looks, but not for a dog show, I would get one of the much bigger ones.
Okay, thanks. That's what I'll do. Could you, or somebody, explain to me though how/why a 3.0 mm chain would have been better suited to a dog who isn't good on walks? Is it just that added thickness across the throat that is little harder to ignore?I would select one from Herm Sprenger, due to their quality. If he's good on walks with no yanking/pulling, I'd try the 2.5mm
Herm Sprenger 2.5mm Medium Chrome Twisted Choke Chain
****************If a dog is pulling or if a sharp correction is given, the thinner collar has less surface area over which to distribute the pressure. Thinner collars are therefore harsher to wear if there is much pressure on them.