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Old 01-19-2014, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, recently i noticed that my dog's prong collar is not that effective.
When i'm giving a correction he's not even feeling it.
And since he wears the prong he got half of his neck shaved.(Like it pulled a lot of hair from around his neck)
Any recommendations for a strong correction collar that won't shave his neck like the prong does?
(Not E-Collar or the standard choke collar)

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You probably overused the prong so that he basically ignores it now. Go back to a flat buckle or martingale and take the time to retrain proper behavior. If you need to bring the prong back into the picture down the road, it will be more effective because the dog won't be so used to it any more.

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Old 01-19-2014, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And since he wears the prong he got half of his neck shaved.(Like it pulled a lot of hair from around his neck)
I am not sure how the prong is shaving the fur. I have never seen this on my dogs.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You might want to see if it is fitted correctly and tightly enough. It is supposed to stay put and not go around and around on the dog's neck, pulling hair.
Leerburg Dog Training | How to Fit a Prong Collar
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you fitting it and placing it properly?

Here's a good description.
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whoops, was going to post the Leerburg link too.
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What kind of collar are you using and what are the size of the links? It sounds like it might be fitted improperly if it is pulling out hair.
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How exactly are you correcting him on it?
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm guessing it's too big, probably the prong size is too big and the collar size is too big if it's not effective and is pinching and pulling out the hair.
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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.
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