Originally Posted by etorres
Im real new to this , i followed what the trainer recommended , i also called 5 different trainers in the states and they as well use a prong collar for training at 17 weeks puppies so i assume its normal . when i lived in Germany i seen 1st hand harder training on a Gsd pup , i believe she was calm and did not hurt him , but to make my puppy understand right from wrong . he is really big for a 17 week shepherd 40lbs tall and masculine body lines . i will bringhim back again for the duration of class and see what happens as we move forward , may i say the female trainer is around 5'4 100lbs give or take . with a great client list and success. thank you for your feed back .
There are better, healthier more successful ways to train a puppy than punishment with the prong... positive reinforcement builds trust, understanding and knowledge/communication between handler and dog. Punishment with the prong on such a young, easily influenced mind can create fear and mistrust.