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Herm Sprenger Collar Questions: Neck Tech & Fur Saver. What makes them good?

I'm currently using this prong collar: http://petvalu.com/product/46930/pro...ollar-hamilton

It has 3.8mm. I feel like these might be a little to big. I bought this one because it was the only one that my local pet store had in stock. I also use a 3mm choke chain as a "safety" if the prong ever breaks while we're on a walk.
The improvement is massive, but he doesn't respond to corrections as much as I'd expect/like. I'm also fairly certain that the collar is properly fitted. It doesn't twist around, unless I make a bunch of corrections from the side, then my pulling twists it around a tiny bit.

My question is this: What makes Herm Sprenger prong collars so good? You you referring to the Neck Tech design or the standard prong collar?

I like how some of the prong collars have that middle piece that creates a bit of a gap around the dog's trachea. The one I'm currently using doesn't have this.

Also, are the Fur Saver choke chains really any different from a normal choke chain?

What size prongs should I be looking for?

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I have HS fur savers, prongs, and neck techs. Their stainless must be 316 because it does not even pit with repeated salt water exposure. The neck tech is very strong... Not coming apart without pliers. I use neck techs for agitation work.

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Its the name brand, some others may be as good. The main difference is in quality control, some have links that fall apart easy, or sharp corners, or cheap plating. The necktech is easier on the dog, the prongs are short. I think the small prong collars are more painful and the big ones less, so it depends on the dog which one is better.

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Its the name brand, some others may be as good. The main difference is in quality control, some have links that fall apart easy, or sharp corners, or cheap plating. The necktech is easier on the dog, the prongs are short.
Is the Neck Tech line supposed to serve as a milder alternative to the prong collar? I was under the impression that they would be more harsh than prongs.

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I don't like the neck tech. It makes noise as the links sort of clank ogether. Perhaps getting the material piece to cover it would be helpful which I didn't. I also didn't feel it was as effective as regular prong and my dog has a short coat.

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Id say its milder, the prongs are only 1/2 inch or so and its flat then. regular prongs are way harsher.
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Any prong should fit kinda tight, my necktech doesnt make noise. My dogs neck hair is really thick so maybe thats why.
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Neck tech sucks. Stay away. Get a regular prong

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I have an 8 yr old HS prong that look like the day I got it. Best by far


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I like the smooth rounded tips on the HS as well as the flat plate which makes putting it on and taking it off so much easier. The bi-directional prongs with the plate in the middle...that is NOT the neck tech but the new design. I remember reading that as for some purpose?

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