International Positive Dog Training Association
Setting The International Standard For Humane Dog Training
Choke Chain Collars
Tool: Choke Chain Training Collar
Rating: Unacceptable due to high potential for misuse and/or abuse in the hands of the average dog handler.
Operant Sequence: Positive Punishment or Negative Reinforcement
• Adding the choke correction to decrease the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated.
For example, snapping the choke chain to stop the dog from pulling on the leash.
• Loosening up on the choke correction to increase the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated.
For example, releasing the choke to increase the likelihood that the dog will stay in heel position (avoidance conditioning).
Conclusions: Powerful Aversive
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