Rated 4 out of 5 by PT48 Recommend if you are strong fingered!
This collar requires that you snap and unsnap it around the dogs neck. Plastic links are difficult to open and close. I substituted a chain link and snap for the cloth connector so I can unsnap the collar without using the plastic links. I do not have a lot of hand strength so this works for me. If you have strong fingers you will probably get it on and off easily. Works better than a choke chain or pinch collar. My dog does not resist me putting it on him.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by critterma Starmark Pro-Training Dog Collar
My girl is a bit of a puller, especially if she sees another pup or a kitty, she shows enthusiasm, ;)
This collar helps her to remember that she's not going to a race, but a walk with her mum that loves her!
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LexysMom Effective and Gentle
My dog has problems lunging at wheels, bikes, scooters, and occasional people. This easily controls her head without being painful (I was concerned about using the metal prong collars) and she calms down quickly. She doesn't particularly love when I put it on but she knows to act appropriately! Her lunging has reduced significantly since started using.
May 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shepherdess Broken!
I really liked this collar at first. It worked better than the harness I was using. I have a german shepherd puppy who is really pretty well behaved. But on walks she MUST be the leader. She can't tolerate the kids walking in front and I have no control.
This collar helped me to control her- it didn't stop the pulling but it helped.
Unfortunately the second time we were going somewhere with her the boys jumped in the car and she leapt away from me (snapping the plastic collar) and jumped into the car with them.
I have only used Chewy twice so I have to check out the return policy now.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJTexasRN Starmark Pro-Training Dog Collar
I use the large on my dog that has a 19 inch neck. it fits over his head without having to disconnect the links.
It would be a pain to have to disconnect links, in my opinion!! There is a strap, with a ring at each end, included. This is for you to use around the dogs neck in addition to the collar. you are to clip the rings of this strap, to your leash (in addition to clipping the collar to the leash). This is to ensure that the dog is still attached to your leash, should the collar come apart. The instructions that are included are not that great. I like this collar for my male pit bull, because he has very thin fur. It is a nice alternative for the prong collar. I had this Starmark collar on him as he ran around in the woods. I wasn't afraid of this collar caught on brush,grass etc, like it could if wearing a prong collar. This collar keeps him from pulling as effectively as a prong collar, with less chance of irritation to the skin.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chills Pro trainer collar
Gollar changed our dog right away. No longer does he tug or lung.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dozerrocks Effective training collar
I recently adopted an 80 lb lab/Rhodesian mix. He's a good boy but when on leash he was pulling me a lot. I'm 66 years old woman. Not very strong. I didn't want the claw type collar. So I ordered this one. It's working well. He's walking along better with me and when he decides to lunge at the cat (who torments him) I have much better control due to this collar. It doesn't hurt him. Just gets his attention.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1blackdog A shoulder saver, and training aid
I don't like how it LOOKS, but it works. In this case, I didn't get from you guys at Mr. Chewy but from a trainer. My dog is only 50 lbs but doesn't feel like that when he launches himself in the air after deer in the dark .... I would say this has saved me from more than a few falls in winter and my shoulder at all other times.
What it is really for is training -- my guy also has realized that this collar means no nonsense to the point that he just doesn't bother to pull if it is on. We still have a long way to go on our longline training sessions, LOL.
May 10, 2013