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Q. For sizing of the Dominant Dog Collar, should the collar measurement of the neck go into his recess rather than over it?
Dear Cindy,

I have a 4-year-old male Dobermann who was 3 when we got him. He had not been well cared for, but is fine now after a year?s work, and is up to a good Dobermann weight of 42 kg. He responds fairly well, but is quite difficult on the lead --- and elsewhere sometimes. So I thought a Dominant collar rather than a prong would be good start to serious training effort. Re sizing: as you run your hands up the back of the neck to the ears, there is an indentation just behind the ears where the bone structure changes. Should the collar measurement of the neck go into this recess rather than over it? I should be grateful for your help.

Sincerely --- Mark

A. Hello Mark,

The collar should fit at the base of the skull and under the jaw. The base is where the recess that you are referring to is located, the collar can go into this recess but because of the slack it may not stay there at all times.

Please follow this link to our Dominant Dog Collar page, if you scroll down a bit you will see photos that show the proper fitting for the collar.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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This collar is not intended to give a painful correction. It is intended to take the air away from a dominant aggressive dog. More dogs are put to sleep everyday for aggression problems than they are properly trained. Killing a dog must ALWAYS be the last resort. Learning how to use a dominant dog collar can and will often make the difference between having a dog put down or ending up as a pack leader and a dog the you can live with. Some dogs will often get over-stimulated by a prong collar resulting in a more hectic and aggressive dog. The Dominant Dog Collar is designed to be used on handler aggressive or dog aggressive dogs. Using a Dominant Dog collar correctly on the takes the drive and fight out of the dog. Leerburg's Dominant Dog Collars If you have a problem with dog aggression or a dominant dogs, we recommend that you get the Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs DVD. We also have an extensive collection of articles pertaining to dominant and aggressive dogs We recommend you read the article on Dealing with the Dominant Dog written by Ed Frawley. Individuals who use this collar for handler aggression should have their dog undergo through a solid pack structure program. For adult dogs, we recommend the Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet DVD. For puppies, we recommend the Living with Your Puppy - Establishing Pack Structure DVD. Due to government restrictions, countries such as Australia and a few in Europe do not allow the use of remote or electric collars. These dominant dog collars are a viable alternative.

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