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Old 03-01-2014, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've never used a prong before! I watched Tyler Muto's videos about how to fit them and also read up on Leerburg's site AND here for how to fit it. Here is the finished product, can I get some opinions on if it is correct?

I purchased this Sprenger at CountryMax. I had no idea they even sold them! Kain is 10 months with a 16" neck. However, the sizing on the different tags read only Small, Medium, and XLarge. I peeled back the CountryMax tag, but the Sprenger tag didn't elaborate either. The XL looked way too big, and although the Med. seemed small I remember a thread where someone said the smaller prongs were better for handling. Nowhere on the tag does it mentioned the mm, can someone tell me if this is the 2.25mm or the 3.2mm?



I removed 2 links from it to make it fit more snugly. Is this high up enough? Sorry if the images suck, he wasn't exactly cooperating lol




I've begun watching videos on how to use the prong and I cannot believe the results so far. I'm not even pulling on him at all. He pulls and corrects himself and he is an absolute gem on the leash after one day! Crazy!
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't tell what the mm measurement might be from the picture, but it looks to me like you have it fitted correctly. It's in the right position on the neck. For the tightness, I've always worked mine so that they can be spun around the dog's neck without much pressure (you don't want it so tight that you have to put some muscle into turning the collar) but tight enough that it won't slip down the neck. To me, the dog's response has always given me the best idea about whether or not it's fitted correctly, and yours seems to be, especially if he is responding to very little pressure. That's exactly how it's supposed to work, with light pressure. Not with the yanks that some people seem to think is appropriate :|
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You should not be able to spin easily....The prongs should be on top of not under jaw....

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You should not be able to spin easily....The prongs should be on top of not under jaw....

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The prongs go around the top of the neck with the D ring under the jaw?
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To the lower right. See the picture of the malinois. Well, at least that is what I have been told. When put on that way the chain, not the prongs cross the trachea. But I have seen it with the rings on the back of the neck a lot.
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Are you referring to the Malinois in the Leerburg video? Of the videos I have seen the rings have all been on the back of the neck. I thought the point of the prong was to put even pressure all around the neck and not the trachea? Oh confusion.
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you should not be able to spin the collar easily. it takes me two hands to move the collar around.
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Oh sorry the malinois in the Leerburg article. I am not going to lay claim to being an expert on this by a long shot. This is just the way I was also shown to fit it. Take it for what it is worth.

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Now I am curious, My dog wears the prong with the live ring middle back of head... it that correct or is it supposed to be to the side of the head?
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I use side of neck so leash connects near lower right chin since this is basic heel position and many commands come from my dog at that position
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