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06-28-2014 11:36 AM
Mamie I need help. My 12 mo. GSD can physically pull me down OR pull leash out of my hand if he sees a cat, rabbit, etc. He's 100 lbs. [slender] + I have new hand arthritis- help! I weigh 35 lbs. + used to be strong [horses], but those days are over.. thanks for writing back
06-19-2014 04:16 PM
wolfy dog I am in between and added a link today.No change in the use of it. His flat collar and coat hold it in place pretty much.
06-19-2014 04:03 PM
jafo220
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Originally Posted by SummerGSDLover View Post
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?

*-*Summer*-*
I have limited experience with a prong, and I've been where you are. I wound up leaving the extra link in even though it would work it's way down. So I had to adjust my approach and just check the collar more often. Either through observation, if it just looked to be to low, or just every so many feet I would stop, check and adjust. It does make a difference where the prong is positioned. So that's how I delt with it. He was at a loose leash or heal position most of the time when I used he prong anyway. It allowed me to keep a closer eye on it.

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06-19-2014 03:06 PM
lalachka
Prong Collar

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Originally Posted by SummerGSDLover View Post
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.

*-*Summer*-*

No matter how tight around his neck it is, it will slide down. I posted a thread like this a while ago. Leave the extra link. It shouldn't be that tight. 3 trainers told me to loosen it up

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06-19-2014 02:58 PM
Justin0406 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.
05-17-2014 12:16 PM
SummerGSDLover
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Originally Posted by scarfish View Post
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.

*-*Summer*-*
05-17-2014 12:14 PM
SummerGSDLover
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Originally Posted by Cara Fusinato View Post
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!

*-*Summer*-*
05-17-2014 12:13 PM
SummerGSDLover
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Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
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.
Thanks for the response.

*-*Summer*-*
05-16-2014 01:32 PM
DaniFani
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Originally Posted by scarfish View Post
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. ;-)
05-16-2014 01:31 PM
Cara Fusinato 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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