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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2014, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Prong Collar

I know how to correctly fit a long on my dog. He's between links where if I take one off, its too tight. but if I leave the extra link on, it slips down - which is not where it should be. what do you do when your dog is between links?

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Leave the extra link on. You don't need it super tight for it to be effective. The less experienced you are with prong collars the less tight you want to be. Super tight and high on the neck it's very easy to go overboard when correcting a dog.
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Leave the extra link on. You don't need it super tight for it to be effective. The less experienced you are with prong collars the less tight you want to be. Super tight and high on the neck it's very easy to go overboard when correcting a dog.
Uh oh, sadly I can say "been there done that, got it wrong!"
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i lose the extra link.

guess i'm a dog abuser. it has to stay tight enough to stay high on the neck. if taking a link out makes it drop, put the link back. it's not rocket surgery.

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Feed the dog a bit extra so it fills in the space! Just kidding. Conversely, diet the dog a bit to fit the tighter. Just kidding. My dog is the same way. I went with looser rather than tighter.

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i lose the extra link.

guess i'm a dog abuser. it has to stay tight enough to stay high on the neck. if taking a link out makes it drop, put the link back. it's not rocket surgery.
I've always wanted to be a rocket surgeon who does brain science on the side. ;-)
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Leave the extra link on. You don't need it super tight for it to be effective. The less experienced you are with prong collars the less tight you want to be. Super tight and high on the neck it's very easy to go overboard when correcting a dog.
I generally don't need to correct him when the collar has the link off when it's tighter. I'm just struggling with it because when the link is on and it's looser, I have to keep pulling it up. I tried pulling his nylon collar a little tighter (the one with his tags) so it would support the prong higher on the neck but that didn't work either, just got in the way. I think I'll just leave the extra link on for now until he grows into it better. He's still filling out so it will fit right eventually. I wonder if there's a way to buy something that would act as a shorter link (maybe a piece of chain or something) but Id worry it might fall off or something.
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Feed the dog a bit extra so it fills in the space! Just kidding. Conversely, diet the dog a bit to fit the tighter. Just kidding. My dog is the same way. I went with looser rather than tighter.
LOL! Okay, high fat then. Maybe his new neck rolls will hold it in place. Haha!

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i lose the extra link.

guess i'm a dog abuser. it has to stay tight enough to stay high on the neck. if taking a link out makes it drop, put the link back. it's not rocket surgery.
mmmm. Well I know you're not a dog abuser. However, the links are roughly an inch and a half long. do you think if I removed the link, it would choke him? I don't know what to do anymore.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 02:58 PM
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My dog get very excited when he sees the prong collar. He knows it's go off time. I vowed the last time I took him off without the collar to never do it again. He pulls when he goes out with only the leather collar. He's very orderly with the prong.
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