Unfortunately I still see choke chains on a regular basis. I do not look at these owners and judge them. I believe if they knew there was a more humane way to keep their dogs from pulling on leash they would happily use it. That being said, choke chains and pinch collars "are" inhumane. At the very least they cause severe discomfort and at most great pain to the dog. They can also damage the dog's throat and that damage can be irreparable. But there is good news! On the market today is a harness that trainers swear by. Why? Because it works!!! This harness pulls from the chest area. Looks just like a normal harness but the hook for the leash is in the front of the dog's body. Leading your dog from this angle allows you to have greater control of your dog. Each time I have put this harness on a dog who pulls it has reduced the pulling by 75% no matter the size or breed. Miracle product? I believe so.
Those of you still using choke or pinch collars, have a dog who pulls, or just would prefer a harness that is comfortable to your dog, looks stylish, and teaches your dog you are their leader then please run out today and find a harness that pulls from the front chest area of your dog. You will be amazed at the results!