I bought Riley a training collar yesterday and he is already stopped pulling on his leash which is a problem he has always had. I didnt really want to use it at first but now that i did its like a gift from God! Riley loves it too. Once he figured out I put it on him before walks he gets excited when I pick it up!My little brother has been walking him around the house all day!
yes...prong collars are awesome! Tito seems to go into working mode when i put his prong collar and backpack on. I use it when we go hiking in a new place so he stays off leash for most of the time. Stays right by my side and will not chase after anything. then when we go back to the place he wears his choke collar and will chase lil critters but always comes back if he sees im not waiting for him or if i call him back. Makes a big change in him. i love it.
Ohh nooo... I think prong collar is the worst for the dogs... It can hurt they neck.. I think you should use harness because it is more comfortable and it doesn't make a pain to your dogs!!! I know some good training harnesses which would the best for you. you can see it at *
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I've been breeding and training Dobermans on and off for over 30 years. I've used collars, choke collars, harnesses and the gentle leader systems. I've found the prong training collar to be VERY effective.
My most stubborn dogs would have literally hung themselves with a plain or choke collar. Harnesses are sometimes the only solution with a particularly bull necked specimen, but the dog needs to be directable to use it effectively. The gentle leader system was suggested by a good friend who fosters border collies. I've not had much success with it.
I've had several Dobes who actually like the pronged collar. They set their own limits, and I've yet to see any of them pull hard enough to injure themselves in the slightest. It was one of my biggeest concerns when I first tried them. My last few have been excited to see me get the collar and will usually beat me to the door and wait impatiently for me to put it on. The ends are blunt and shouldn't penetrate the skin. They learn very quickly that the harder they pull the more advese feedback they'll cause themselves. The behavior is self limiting.
Use your best judgement, but I've personally had good luck with them. Your mileage may vary.
hey,i dont even know what prong collars are.But my dog has a VERY big problem of pulling on leashes,everyone one i meet they say that the dog is taking ME for a walk LOL,but that ends up to nobody in my family want's to take her for a walk.....which leads to my dog not having enough excersize.So anyone,do u know where to get them.Never heard of them before.
prong collars, are a wonderful training tool when used properly. I would suggest finding an obediance instructor to help you fit and use the collar. I have always had good luck with harnesses and basic obediance training.
Sorry but there is no way you will EVER convince me to EVER use a slip collar on another dog EVER, they cause way more damage than a properly used prong. When I got Gage he was a 7 month old 80lb pup that had no leash manners at all, I started him on a prong and within 3 weeks had him trained to walking properly and politely, and off of the prong and on to a regular flat collar. But still to this day, over 2 years later, he sees his prong collar and gets just as excited as when he sees his leash because he thinks its time to go for a walk!
I mean what you say, but I think it is so drastical for your dog :( This training collar is just as good, because they are rigid and can achieve the same effect as prong collar. You can achieve fast effect and your dog's neck don't injure. I think you should try it :)
I have prong collars but never use them, why? Because I communicate with the dog. Once the dog has a clear understanding of what you want him to do, things go much easier. A harness most often cause the dog to pull harder and you cannot give a proper correction with a harness. No matter what equipment you are using the dog needs to have a clear understanding of what you want it to do. Think of it this way, your voice or command tells him what to do, the equipment helps guide him. But make sure he understands.
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