Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Collar or Harness?

  1. #1

    Collar or Harness?

    I've been using a standard chocker lead so far (6 months old now) and wondered what those with more experience than I would recommend for future training of a GWP.
    So:

    Collar or harness?
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

  2. #2
    IMO a halve choker is fine for early training, a harness later on as i did with bringsel, if its your first wire, be firm but fair, take your time,seek advice from owners with long time experince off the breed,NOT owners of labs etc NO DISREPECT,for they are a specilised breed, if things go wrong/and they WILL/go back too previous stage, its a lot hard work for both you but the rewards are 10 fold, good luck

  3. #3
    Cheers. already trained two lab bitches for picking up and one of them for deer tracking. Been told a GWP is different beasty altogether and will test me at every opportunity (as she's already doing).
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    Cheers. already trained two lab bitches for picking up and one of them for deer tracking. Been told a GWP is different beasty altogether and will test me at every opportunity (as she's already doing).
    whom told you that was totally correct////now youve upgraded

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    Cheers. already trained two lab bitches for picking up and one of them for deer tracking. Been told a GWP is different beasty altogether and will test me at every opportunity (as she's already doing).
    hi
    i know that its a different breed but doubt the doubters is what i say as i was told not to touch a GSP as they were the devil himself to train i took no notice as i liked the breed and got a bitch pup, she is just rising a year now and to be frank with you appart from the od moment the dog has trained its self, its quick to pick up most things very obedient and an absolute pleasure to own
    all the best
    jimmy

  6. #6
    I also have a GWP, she is only 5 months old so I know its still a bit early to comment much, however up to this point she has been a dream to train. Basic house manners came to her easily with just a firm fair approach and a few treats. Lets hope it continues.

  7. #7
    I have always advocated a harness on BMH. As they have their nose to the floor most of the time, a collar in my opinion tends to put too much stress on their neck. This is my opinion and I have no wish to tell anyone not to use a collar if they are already doing so.

    ATB

    Sikamalc

  8. #8

    Collar or Harness

    You have not stated for what discipline you are training the dog.
    A choke or sliplead is fine for obedince and headwork but absolutely no good for tracking training as it will strangle the dog
    BMH,Hanovarians and Teckels stick thier noses down and track as if they are on rails.I have found that owners of both specialist breeds seem to prefer the harnes as the dog throws themselves into it and the harness does not inpead the breathig.However I have sold rigid tracking collars to the larger BMH owners who now swear by them as correctly fitted they do not impede breathing.
    You on the other hand have an air scenting dog.that one minute has its nose down the next has cut a corner(drives you mad when training) or is running parellel to the scent with its head up most of these owners buy harnesses.
    I use a harness on my WHV just for that reason as they seem to move more on the scent trail than the other breeds.
    However having said all this it can also come down to personal preference.
    BUT do not buy a harness until you have a good idea of the final size of the dog .I have changed mediums for XL before now.

    sorry probably leaving you wishing you had never asked the question.

    Kitwww.muntjactrading.co.uk

  9. #9
    I'm going to go down the harness route once basic obedience training is over and I start using a tracking line. This is a bitch from Dennis (I think your's may be from the same litter Cadex?)
    She's not been overly difficult so far other than the natural boisterousness of any pup, she does has a fondness for the pond though when she want to cool down and head office gets a tad upset when she decides to bring most of said pond back into the house with her.
    I'll be looking for a Niggeloh harness as a friend has one of these for his GWP and they seem to fit well.
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

  10. #10
    As Kit said a choke collar is a no-no for training a dog to track. Harness or tracking collar makes no difference. Kit won't like me saying this but just get a cheap harness, 10-15 should get you a harness that will last a dogs life time but won't cost to much if the dog grows out of it.
    If the pup is 5-6 months start the training now. You can do the obedence training as well as the tracking training . Good luck

Similar Threads

  1. For Sale Akah Leather Tracking Collar - Small Teckel
    By yabanjin in forum Deer Stalking Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-02-2011, 18:51
  2. For Sale Ferret finder & collar
    By steve42 in forum Deer Stalking Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22-02-2011, 09:01
  3. can any body recommend a training collar
    By charlie 1 in forum Deer Dogs & Tracking
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-12-2010, 18:29
  4. Bringsell Collar
    By Von in forum Deer Dogs & Tracking
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 14:38
  5. ferret collar
    By Hornet in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24-02-2009, 04:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •