HOME ABOUT US CONTACT US 5 YEAR GUARANTEE PET TRANSPORT DIRECTION TO OUR GERMAN SHEPHERD KENNEL GSD NEWS SEND EMAIL
Welcome to world class German Shepherd Dogs
PUPPIES FOR SALE IMPORT PUPPIES FOR SALE OUR STUDS OUR DAMS FUTURE BREEDING PROGRAM DOG TRAINING
Proper Prong Collar Use and Fit
The pinch/prong collar is NOT for every dog and/ or every owner/trainer. Use the minimum collar to get the response you want from your dog. Be it bungee, cord, slip, strap or prong. You should be able to get the response you want from your dog if you are using the right tools and techniques. You should be able to control and work with your dog without constantly 'reminding' him what to do... (nag nag nag nag, jerk jerk jerk pull) Nagging a dog on any collar does nothing to train your dog.

If you are nagging then the dog is IGNORING your corrections! All you are doing is effectively training the dog to ignore you. (this goes hand-in-hand with nagging 'sit-sit-sit-sit-SIT!') We all remember what nagging does to us. Most of us tune out, ignore or fight back against nagging. Dogs are much the same in this regard.

The prong collar is made of interlocking links, each with two blunt prongs that pinch the dog's skin when the collar is tightened. Unlike the chain slip collar, it puts even pressure around the neck by pinching the skin in a band about a half inch wide. No pressure is put directly on the trachea with the prong collar. The prong collar may look intimidating or as if it could be a favorite of Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition. It isn’t. In point of fact it is less likely to cause injury to the animal than a slip/choke or strap collar. However the prong collar is different and requires that you learn a slightly different approach to handling your dog.

There a two basic types of prong collars. The standard prong collar and the quick release. I don’t recommend the quick release type for large, strong, or intractable dogs as the typical quick release point is a very weak point in these collars. As well don’t choose a prong collar that does not have a swivel attachment ring. Variations of these two do exist. 

In selecting a prong collar choose the correct collar for your dog. Collars with “large” prongs should be used on large dogs (over 70 pounds), have long hair, or have thick skin. “Micro” collars are available for small high intensity dogs, Jack Russell Terriers and Toy Poodles immediately come to mind.

The fit of the collar is of primary importance. The length/diameter of the prong collar is adjustable, remove links to shorten the collar and add links to increase the length of the collar. Fit should be such that you can slip one adult finger width under the prong. It should be snug, but not tight, midpoint high on the neck.  

NEVER EVER slide a prong collar over your dogs head. One eyed or blind dogs lose a lot in their quality of life. I caution letting any dog run free wearing a prong (or slip collar) unless under close supervision. While the prong collar is less likely to choke your dog if it hangs up on obstacles; ie brush, sticks, fencing; the action of the prong collar will deter your dog from pulling itself free. I have seen a dog in a slip collar jump through brush , a branch got stuck in the ring effectively hanging the dog.

Don’t use the prong collar with a strap collar in place, it can easily interfere with the proper function of the prong collar. Place the prong collar around the dogs neck, switch the lead from the strap collar to the prong collar, remove the strap collar and put the strap collar in your pocket or pack. If you wish a safety in case of the prong collar failing, thread a nylon slip collar through the links of  the prong collar and attach it to the same lead.

 
 
NEVER EVER slide a prong collar over your dogs head.
Don’t use the prong collar with a strap collar in place.
If you have questions or comments that you would like to share, please EMAIL US.
Please do not use our Health Matters website to attempt to diagnose or treat your pet. The consultation with your veterinarian is the best source of health advice for your individual pet. You should not rely, on the veterinary advice or any other information provided on this site for the diagnosis or treatment of any specific condition. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the medical condition or general treatment of your pet. Günbil German shepherd dogs, worldclassgsd.com and or Günbil German shepherds, accepts no liability related to the veterinary advice and information provided on this site regarding health matters.
We believe in our German shepherd PUPPIES breeding program, you should too!
QUICK TIPS
Puppy from Held and Ashanti
GERMAN SHEPHERDS FOR SALE
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE
GERMAN SHEPHERD IMPORT PUPPIES FOR SALE
FEMALES FOR SALE
MALES FOR SALE
Ino
WORLD CLASS GERMAN SHEPHERD SHOW DOGS
V8 AMIGO VON GUNBIL (SCHH3/KKL1)
V2 ZORRO VOM SUENTELSTEIN (SCHH3/KKL1)
V IGOR VAN DE ZOMERDIJKSLANDEN (SCHH3/KKL1)
V PALMA VOM ZIEGELHOF (SCHH3/KKL1)
V45 JANARA VOM ST.-MICHAELS-BERG (SCHH3/KKL1)
SG50 ENSCHI VOM ST.-MICHAELS-BERG SCHH2/KKL1
SG5 HASSAN ENDREFALVA (SCHH3/KKL1)
SG3 MAIKA VON DER WEINBERGSIEDLUNG
FRIEDA VON GUNBIL
WORLD CLASS GERMAN SHEPHERD KNOWLEDGE
ALL ABOUT GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES
PET DISEASE AND ALLERGIES
HIPS AND ELBOWS (OFA)
GERMAN SHEPHERD ANATOMY
WHAT IS SCHUTZHUND
GERMAN SHEPHERD BEHAVIOR
QUICK TIPS
German shepherd puppies from the litter of Ino and Windy 2008
What we feed to our German shepherd dogs.
DOG FOOD BRAND OUR DOGS LOVE
DOGGIE TREATS OUR DOGS PREFER
SUPER FOOD SUPPLEMENTS WE USE
PUPPY TRAINING TREATS WE PREFER
German Shepherd Puppies Photo Gallery
CLIENT GALLERY (TESTIMONIALS)
PHOTO GALLERY
WRITE A BLOG ABOUT GUNBIL GSD
UPLOAD YOUR GUNBIL GSD VIDEOS
UPLOAD YOUR GUNBIL GSD PICTURES (PHOTO)
If you would like to make a purchase please read our purchase option below.
PAYMENT METHOD
MAKE PAYMENT
German Shepherd Puppies Links
OUR TESTIMONIALS
OUR VETERINARIAN LINKS
HELPFUL LINKS
 TIME ZONES AND LIVE WEATHER REPORT
  © 2012 World Class German Shepherds, world-class German shepherds breeders, world-class German shepherd puppies.