Product: Chrome Pinch Training Collar
- Image taken from Petsmart Website
Claim: Training device when worn under supervision. Distributes correction pressure evenly around the pet’s neck.
Not to be used with a tie-out.
Where to Buy: Just about anywhere. I purchased at Petsmart.
Price: $18.99 at Petsmart. I did find it for about $12 at Theisens much later, however. Price varies by size.
Did it Work?: Yes.
Okay, so it looks scary. But after training classes, a harness, a choke collar, and a gentle lead, I was forced by process of elimination to give this a try. Nala was STILL pulling. This was the answer. She was immediately more relaxed on the leash and I found that although this looks a little frightening, it is more humane than having a dog choke him/herself. With this collar the dog is making the decision not to pull because pulling equals discomfort. The prongs aren’t super sharp and even when I have had to yank a little to correct Nala, I did not find any marks on her neck.
In fact, Nala has come to LOVE this collar because it means we are going for a walk or run. And, since I’ve purchased it, I’ve noticed that a LOT of dogs are wearing this collar. It’s popular for a reason.
Is it a Keeper?: I’m not sure I could live without this collar.