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Just bought an english bulldog puppy. Don't pick him up untill next week and when I do he'll be 12 weeks old. From everything I have read I need to get a lightweight, small link "choke" collar. Not sure if this is right or not. Would love it if somebody could post a link or two to some pictures of what I should buy. Thanks a lot.
 

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at that young of age i would just get a normal collar
as you dog gets older i would surgest buying a prong colar to be used for wals only
chain choke collars can be dangerous as they keep tightening as the dog pulls and places all the preasure along the front of the throat this can cause damage to your dogs trakiea (sp)
a prong or pinch collar will only squeeze so far then stops and applys preasure equally around the neck so it is safer to use

but for every day used a nice leather or nylon collar works fine
 

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For an english bulldog, as an adult, use a rolled leather collar on him, that will sit comfortably between his wrinkles and skin folds, as for walking, EB's often have a small trachea, and putting added stress on the throat while pulling during a walk may irritate it, and cause him to cough. Many EB owners use nylon harnesses if their dog can not handle the pressure of the collar on his throat. If he ends up being a dog that pulls hard on the lead, the use a harness in conjunction with a prong or martingale type collar, that puts even pressure on his neck, give him corrections with that, but you will still be able to control him with the harness if he becomes distressed in his breathing while out on a walk.

To begin collar training, use a lighweight nylon collar and lead, but watch for signs of distress on his trachea while walking.

Good luck with your baby, and cant wait to meet him. 8)
 

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Yes! No CHOKE collar unless you're training with it...take it off otherwise!!!
 

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I'd never use a choke chain period. Use a Martingale or Greyhound style collar. Use it before you try a Prong or pinch collar. They are great for training but take it off and leave his leather roll collar on when not training.
 

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i've herd that also only as a traing tool. i have one but i also have the harnesses. sounds like that might be good for your pup (harness)
 

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he is to young (imo) for any type of training collar. pick up a flat, adjustable, collar for the time being.
 
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