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Old 01-19-2014, 04:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah use the small prong size links even for big dogs. You may need to buy a few extra links to fit it. What are you using the prongs for? If. It's to keep the dog from pulling its likely your fault for not releasing tension when the dog is in proper position. Without a release in tension the dog has no incentive to maintain the right position.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Prong collars are easy to abuse,and losing hair around the dogs neck? I'd lose it and find a new trainer before you start to abuse a new tool!

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Change the wear completely, swap onto harness if you don't like The Canny Company Limited - The Canny Collar - The Best Collar to Stop Dogs Pulling on the Lead, thus you would operate not with his head but with the whole torso.
I disagree with this advice... Head halters are not something I'd use on a GSD(or any dog). There can be damage to the snout and neck if used incorrectly and you should not use it as a correction collar.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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does your dog wear the prong constantly? don't become
dependent on a certain collar or leash when training is
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I disagree with this advice... Head halters are not something I'd use on a GSD(or any dog). There can be damage to the snout and neck if used incorrectly and you should not use it as a correction collar.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The UK uses them because certain breeds have to be muzzled in public in many of the locations. I think they get away with the halti's instead of a muzzle, so they are popular. The site that was linked above is based the UK, I think.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Prong collar properly fitted on my foster dog. Works like a charm.

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The UK uses them because certain breeds have to be muzzled in public in many of the locations. I think they get away with the halti's instead of a muzzle, so they are popular. The site that was linked above is based the UK, I think.
I don't think that's true in the UK, I think maybe in Ireland muzzles for certain breeds are required. I've only been in England 5 years but I've never seen a dog in a muzzle in public here. There also aren't many leash laws. I could be wrong about the laws, but I really never see any dogs muzzled and most are off leash.
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I replied before adding, anyway, I have heard from many people head halters can be dangerous, and it makes sense; when my dog whips her head around in excitement I think her neck would break if I was holding onto her via a head halter. Will never try one.
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I don't think that's true in the UK, I think maybe in Ireland muzzles for certain breeds are required. I've only been in England 5 years but I've never seen a dog in a muzzle in public here. There also aren't many leash laws. I could be wrong about the laws, but I really never see any dogs muzzled and most are off leash.
Yes, it is the Ireland law I was thinking of, thanks for clarifying! But aren't certain provinces under their own rules? Do they allow prongs?
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