what are good alternatives for a prong collar?
I'd like to follow a recommendation to give my dog a break from using a prong collar, and would like to get some suggestions on what might have the best chance of working out.
My boy has his moments where he's good but he gets distracted easy and gets pretty rowdy. He's a 9 months and 75lbs GSD. He has his moments where he lunges forward and pulls like crazy. Different things set him off, it could be a dog, it could be a leaf... and sometimes he jumps on people, like my mom. He jumps on her repeatedly like a crazy ninja pup, I think trying to get her to play but he really needs to learn thats not ok. I need to work on his attention, his focus... There's a lot I need to work on, it's a long daunting list, so I need to get my hands on better tools.
I've been told to try a martingale and I was looking at the easy walk harness and the gentle leader headcollar online.
He will pull even with the prong, sometimes he ignores it's on, though it may be that the way his ex-trainer fit it was wrong, she left it on pretty loose.
My guess is he'll ignore the martingale (because he will sometimes ignore the prong) so I'm leaning on the easy walk and would like to hear what you guys think or if there's some cons or if it could cause harm to my pup in anyway that I should look into anything else.
Last edited by Phoebes; 02-02-2013 at 04:00 PM.