I own a 6 mth. old dobe pup who is very hyper.I was talking to somebody and they said to get him to listen I should use a pinch collar.I have never heard of these and they sound painful.Can someone tell me what they are please?I don't want to use anything to hurt my pup.
It's a collar that has prongs on it. It's designed to mimic the feeling of the mother dog grabbing your dog by the neck. So when you pull the leash, the prongs grab the neck and place a little pressure. It's a training tool which I believe some members on here use. There was a senior member who was using one at an AKC show and was told to remove it before someone saw it since they're not allowed. I'm sure they'll give you more info about it. I only know what the dog whisperer has taught me : )
***Edited By: Blackqueen8 on 5/29/2006 6:14:31 PM*** Reason: .
Have you tried positive training? I don't know but that collar does not sound good to me at all. Why don't you take him to puppy classes. I would find a trainer using positive training only. What do you exactly mean by he is hyper? All puppies are "hyper". Whatever method you choose, make sure you know what you are doing, how to use it. Good luck
At 6 months old, he is expected to be 'full of himself'. I do not personally recommend the pinch collars as they must be used properly, and need you have someone that has experience to show you the right way.
I used jewel chokes myself, which also need practice and proper use. If you enroll him in a puppy class or basic obedience, they will work with you on his behavior, correction, discipline, collars, etc. That is likely where you should start.
If you do decide to use a pinch collar, they do have rubber tips that can be put on the prongs to lessen the chance of injury.
First I would find a tennis court or fenced in park near your home and let him party!!!!! I have a Dobe and NEVER would I put a pinch on her at that age. Start training NOW and do positive training, a Dobe needs physical exercise as well as mental exercise (at least mine does). They are very energetic for the most part.
I agree mostly though a pinch collar is not a good choice for a young dog. a pinch can be used for training and positive training. it takes an experinced and well versed trainer to show you how. I use a pinch, I never cause pain or discomfort. I do not use the collar with the traditional method of "if you do not comply i will apply pain" It is a concept that had to be taught to me by a good trainer. THe more important factor is timing. No matter how you use the collar if you do not use it at the precise moment, you lose the moment and the correction, stimulation, or activation is lost. and that type of training is not training it's abuse.
Baby get these books. the other end of the leash and culutre clash. read them. i can give you some tips. first, i train a breed that is extremly hyper. this is what i do. I never play games in the house. if the dog cannot calm down they go in the crate. I would rather confine than lose my temper. next find out what the dog wants like food or a toy. then use those as rewards. the trick to training is not makeing them do it. but getting them to want to do it. you are a team not you against the dog. I suggest finding a trainer. if that is not possible read up on training. but remeber more important than sit and stay is that the dog trust and not be afraid of you. and that is all training the relys on punishment is good for. there is a point with my dogs. where they have to comply but usually the only discpline is they do not get the reward.