It needs to form a “P,” with the tail of the “P” on the same side as the handler. You can tell right away when a force-based trainer isn’t good at his choke chain technique because he doesn’t even put the collar on correctly. So why do I avoid the choke chain? Besides the fact that my philosophy of training is to focus on rewarding the dog’s good behaviors and removing rewards for unwanted ones until the dog forms good habits, there are many medical and safety reasons too.
Head Halters: Gentle Leader vs. Halti Head halters are still a useful and humane tool for teaching loose leash walking. As with any of the tools we use (including leash and collar), they are a means to an end and should not be considered as a replacement for proper training.
A prong collar is a training collar used to teach dogs leash manners. Prong collars are different from choke collars in that they use prongs rather than metal links so when the collar contracts the loose skin around a dog's neck is actually pinched in the process.