We started using this collar several years ago for our 70lb dog, Gizmo, on the suggestion of a dog trainer we had engaged. It has worked quite well. We recently got a additional dog, Cargo, who is a Boston Terrier mix. I measured his neck & thought the small size collar would be perfect but alas we needed the extension. That would be my only complaint about this collar, not being able to figure out the exact size needed up front.
April 8, 2014
Effective for a Hard to Control Dog
The Starmark training collar has been a wonder in helping train our two year old pit mix. As other owners have stated, the collar is difficult to put on and take off, but you do eventually get the hang of it. Unfortunately, when coming in from a walk in below freezing temperatures such as we had this winter, the links become more brittle and break when removing the collar. I ordered the extra links to replace those that have broken.
I do wish Starmark would devise a way to make the collar easier to put on and take off, but I must stress that our powerful, active pit mix has responded exceptionally well to the collar and become a pleasure to walk with. I strongly recommend this collar to anyone having difficulty in training their dog to heel!
March 21, 2014
Helpful collar for training purposes.
This collar doesn't hurt like a choke collar, but is useful for training. It was recommended to us by a "dog whisperer" trainer that we had come to our house when two dogs were fighting.
December 18, 2013
Probably more humane than a collar with metal nails, but accomplishes the same thing. Some dogs are just big pullers and this will help, it wont cure pulling, but it helps. They also learn quickly what collar is on them, so its pull or no pull.
December 1, 2013