When I was at a pet store the other day with Daisy (5 month Golden) and my husband she was pulling on her leash quite a bit. One of the girls that works there asked if I had tried a Martingale collar with her. She brought one over and put it on Daisy and walked a little bit with her. It did seem to help. We went ahead and bought it (on sale for $4.99) and I've been working with Daisy to get her more leash trained with it. It does seem better than her regular collar but she still needs a lot of practice.
I'm just wondering what you all think of these collars. I would never use a choke collar but this really is fairly similar except it is made out of fabric. I don't think it hurts her in any way. She is probably close to 60 pounds now and it seems like it is helping with her leash training. She can be a handful. Of course she does fine in our back yard but when on walks or out somewhere she gets so distracted and forgets everything she learned. Any opinions on these Martingale collars?