Hi guys (gender inclusive), I was just on the phone with the breeder from whom I will be getting my standard poodle pup in a few months. (Litter is due at the end of this month) and I was asking her advice about harnesses and sizing and she basically said that until I'm specifically doing training related to service work, that I really don't need a harness, that all of my basic obedience and walking training would be done with a slip collar. I was a little surprised at this and probably sounded like an idiot when I said "you mean like what the vet puts on them?" and she said it doesn't need to have the leash attached but yes. I again tried to clarify, "you mean a choker?" I have been obsessively watching a few trainers on YouTube who use positive reinforcement methods, clicker training etc and none of them use choker type collars. Now I am so confused. Advice please.