Full Choke or Half Choke Collar?

Martingale or Choke Collar for an Adult Dog?

If your dog has problems with obedience, you need a training collar for behavioral issues correction. Full choke and half choke collars are the very tools.

Martingale or Choke CollarWhen to use a choke collar on dog? In such cases: a trained dog pulls on a leash, refuses to follow your commands, shows aggression, jumps on and/or attacks people and animals. Martingale or choke collars are used to correct behavior of educated dogs and not to train them to obey from the very beginning of a training process. These collars are effective and safe at proper use. Please, consult a dog trainer before getting a choke or a martingale collar and use it under the trainer’s supervision if required.

A full choke dog collar is a loop, which is put over a dog's head. It has locking rings on both ends. A fixed ring serves for a lead fastening. A loose ring slides and tightens the choker around the dog's neck when it pulls and strains at the leash. The collar is restored when the tension is released.

A dog choke collar is not intended for daily use. It is put on for the time of training only. Please, follow the next rules and a choker won't hurt your dog:

  • Full Choke Dog CollarNever use a choke collar for a puppy under 6 months by reason of neck and trachea trauma risk.
  • Use the collar for dog behavior correction only.
  • Choke collars are not used for basic obedience training.
  • Please, don't leave your dog unattended with a choker on.
  • Don't jerk the lead when you train the dog to avoid too much tightening and causing pain.

The choke collar of genuine leather is considered the most comfortable and the safest model for a dog and its coat. It is silent in action and pleasant by feel in any weather. Natural leather doesn't take on the ambient temperature. Strong leather strap and smooth Nappa padding make this collar hard-wearing and soft at the same time. It won't cause any skin problems and will provide reliable dog control.

Martingale or half choke dog collar is a sliding loop as well, but with three rings and a chain. The chain acts as a stopper and the collar is tightened to a set point if the dog misbehaves. This is the difference between full and half choke collars.

Martingale Dog Collar vs Choke ChainThe dog doesn't feel the collar tension when the lead is loose. Martingale collar gives tenderer dog control. It does not press on trachea and distributes it evenly around the neck at a leash tension. The collar will not slip off the dog's neck through the head.

Martingale collar is used for:

  • control over large dogs;
  • aggressive, excitable and timid dogs;
  • dogs that pull on the leash;
  • dogs with long muzzles (when a neck is wider than a head).

The half check dog collar is made of real leather and lined with Nappa. It is durable and pleasant for the dog to wear. There are two rings on the ends of the leather part. They hold the chain securely and tighten the collar. The third ring on the chain serves for the leash attachment. The chain links and the rings are weld and high-tensile. The collar is efficient and harmless for the dog.

Please, note that every dog has its own bodily constitution and it is better to consult a specialist if you are doubt regarding one or another collar. Contact us and we will help you to choose the best suitable collar for the dog.