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The Chain Exchange

RSPCA NSW does not support the use of correction collars, also known as check chains and choker chains, in any shape or form.

These collars are a type of aversion training and are a negative form of punishment, as they use pain, fear or discomfort as a motivator to change a dog’s actions. They can cause neck damage, and increase anxiety and aggression. Unfortunately, because these collars are cheap and long-lasting, they are a popular choice among dog owners.

RSPCA NSW advocates reward-based training methods, as this allows dogs to make their own decisions. In essence, the dog freely chooses to do what the human asks because she will be rewarded with a treat and praise.

You can exchange your chain collar for a free flat collar at our Sydney Shelter, two Care Centres or with our Community Team at various events throughout the year.