Rated 5 out of 5 by RNR16 Can't believe something works!
Our dog is 8 months old and is a HUGE puller!
I had given up hope until we tried this collar.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTaylor I see slot of people down on this collar
This collar was originally brought about by the "dogfather" what you have to understand about the collar is its made as a young pup training tool. It helps to bring the attention back to where you need it with young pups. It will not work on teenage pups. It honestly sould be used with the dogfather training video. I have a Rottie and this collar allowed me the perfect beginner training collar. Done correctly it does work
August 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sooz Nice alternative from traditional choke collar
Sometimes my GSD gets ahead of himself and tends to pull when he is out on walks. I can't have him picking up any bad behaviors certain not when I have elderly friends that enjoy taking him out on morning walks when they visit, so I was looking into choke "training" collars to help curb pulling behavior, but I felt that it was too aggressive looking and since I live in a highly judgy gated community I didn't want them to think A. I'm abusing my dog nor B. that my GSD is violent, so I went for this training collar since it has similar features to a classic metal one but less mean looking. It seems to work pretty well and the plastic doesn't weigh him down so much. He doesn't pull as much when he is wearing this, though when he sees a cat and wants to go and eat it, this collar has no effect in curbing the pulling. It is a little difficult to put on since you have to couture/bend/twist the collar a certain way, so if you have delicate fingers, or arthritis, this isn't the best option as it will hurt your figures over time, if not the first time. Overall, it is a good temporary training collar to help reduce or curb pulling.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChuffyNme Sturdy and doesn't leave a stain like it's metal counterpart
Our dog needs a prong collar...He used to be a lunging crazy brute when we would go on walks with him. He may be 23 pounds, but he thinks he is invincible and used to try and attack every dog we would pass or meet. The metal prong collar continually left silver marks on his white fur, no matter what brand or promises the manufacturer made. This Collar leaves no mark, is easy to put on and take off, and keeps our dog focused on walking and enjoyment, rather than distraction and frustration--for all of us! :)
August 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by dogmother Didn't phase my 4 month old giant puppy
Thought this seemed like a good idea because a normal prong collar gets some dirty looks from people, especially when you are using it on a 4 month old pup who pulls like crazy.
He walks pretty good on traditional prong collar
This kind had zero effect on him. :(
August 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by CS08 Did not work
We had absolutely no luck with this collar at all. It didn't work for my lab mix.
August 11, 2016
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 chaconation it helps but still need lots of training
works and fits great. a little tough to adjust the size, but it did help slow my dogs down. with some additional training it should really help us out. This seems to slow the dogs down more than a harness.
August 2, 2016