On the Dog Whisperer show, Cesar often uses a special two-part collar that fits around the dog's neck at the point just below the ears as well as a second collar in the more usual location. Theory seems to be to get the correction pressure at the highest point on the neck. Does anyone know who carries such a collar? Petsmart, Petco, and PetEdge have nothing like it. I wonder if a small dog harness put on backwards on a bigger dog's neck would do the trick? Any ideas?
He just uses the cheapest nylon leash and loops it around their neck and keeps it placed high up on the neck like the show circuit does with their dogs. If you have ever tried that with your dog, you will see that this is more sensitive than the lower part of their neck and they will not pull. You see two collars because the other collar is the owner's regular collar.
What I can't figure out is how to keep the collar up high on the dog's neck while they are moving around.
Actually on one program he did state that I'm using a "special collar" that...blah, blah, blah. It actually does look like a double collar with one leash attached to it. I wonder why he didn't state what was the name of the collar since he was using it in training. I'd also like to know the answer to this question. Does anyone have a guess?
"In addition to his NGC show, Millan runs his Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, where satisfied clients include Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Duff. He has a book, "Cesar's Way," coming out today and a newfangled dog collar hitting stores soon. And about 20 times a year, he hits the road. "
it's a special collar his wife designed and can also be ordered on his website - because of overwhelming demand it's an 8 week wait. If any one has worked w/ a normal collar or chain collar one knows depending on the dog it needs readjusting and can move around to a harmful part of the neck,which is not only unhelpful but potentially harmful when an owner doesn't have the proper knowledge.
And "cheap nylon" IS NOT the point,the point is what works best for the dog & the owner. I've suggested it to my freind who has pit bull pullers and constantly has to readjust chain.
I was at a pet show a month ago and there was a booth selling a collar called the E-Z collar. It looked like two collars connected by a short strap so one collar goes around where it normally goes and the other goes higher on the neck. I'm in Canada so I'm not sure if you could find it in the U.S under this name. It sounds like this is similar to Milan's collar.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
yes Pen, if you go to the link on Cesar's webpage it does state the collar is not suitable for quote "Dogs with any breathing problems, such as "pushed-in faces" that restrict breathing; dogs with trachea or throat problems, such as Pomeranians; and dogs with elongated, overly slender necks, such as Greyhounds, should NOT use the collar."