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Where to Put Your Choker

By Roger A. Mugford

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Abstract

The choke chain has come to be regarded as an indispensable aid to training dogs, but even the most time-hallowed practices deserve an occasional critical review. The author has recently completed an investigation into the uses and abuses of choke chains, and failed to find any benefit from using a choker rather than a conventional leather collar. Indeed, there are some very considerable dangers and disadvantages associated with the device. These charges may sound like heresy to many dog-trainers, but to others, it may strike a sympathetic chord.

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Katie Carroll

Date 1981
Publication Title International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems
Volume 2
Issue 5
Pages 249-251
Publisher The Humane Society of the United States
URL http://animalstudiesrepository.org/acwp_ca/1/
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Animal care
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal training
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Comfort
  6. Dogs
  7. Mammals
  8. Pet ownership
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. training strategies
  11. Well-being