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12-07-2013 02:51 PM
Baillif I use Sprenger. More of them was a typo. They are closer together though being smaller, but if you wanted to use a smaller size of link on the same size dog it would technically require more links.
12-07-2013 02:47 PM
boomer11
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Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
You have to keep in mind the smaller prongs have the pressure distributed across a greater surface area. They may be smaller but there are more of them and they are closer together. I've put them around my own neck before and tested with a leash pop. It is like a bed of nails. The nails are sharp and individually yeah they'd go through skin but when there are a bunch of them you can rest comfortably on top and take a sledge hammer to the chest. There is no real "jabbing."
not sure what type of prong you use but the ones i've seen dont have more prongs on a smaller collar. they all have the same amount, the only thing that is different is the size of the prongs.
12-07-2013 02:21 PM
Blanketback I honestly have no idea. Lol. I was just passing on the little bit of info I'd gleaned from another thread. I actually use an oversized check chain and clip that onto my regular leash in case of prong collar failure.
12-07-2013 02:14 PM
Baillif I think the idea is more that the gauge of steel they use is thicker on the larger ones so if you had a really stubborn puller or gave a really heavy correction on a big determined dog it would be less likely to bend one of the prong links and come flying off the dog. You can prevent this with a safety loop run through the links so that even if the prongs came apart your dog is still leashed. Or you can use something like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/200908733501?lpid=82

If you are ever using a prong and don't have something like that looped through you might want to seriously consider it.

Regardless of this you wouldn't need something like that for a puppy.
12-07-2013 02:11 PM
Blanketback I know what you mean: you can't really "jab" with multiples, lol. But they did say that the larger prongs were the ones to use on a GSD. I think the username is LuvmyGSDworldwide, or something like that? Hopefully will chime in
12-07-2013 02:02 PM
Baillif You have to keep in mind the smaller prongs have the pressure distributed across a greater surface area. They may be smaller but there are more of them and they are closer together. I've put them around my own neck before and tested with a leash pop. It is like a bed of nails. The nails are sharp and individually yeah they'd go through skin but when there are a bunch of them you can rest comfortably on top and take a sledge hammer to the chest. There is no real "jabbing."
12-07-2013 01:51 PM
Blanketback The point was brought up before by someone who actually sells prongs, so knows the product: the smaller pinch gives a sharper poke - it was likened to jabbing yourself with the blunt end of a bic pen, then turning it and jabbing yourself with the inked tip. Ouch! The larger prongs were the ones they suggested to use. Makes sense to me.
12-07-2013 01:00 PM
HOBY For training only. Consider a small size prong collar with more links added for a puppy. You may get more of a response with a lighter pop on a correction.
12-07-2013 12:10 PM
mycobraracr
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Your fiance is wrong.

That's a 'training' collar for training. Leaving it on when it can get caught on something when you aren't around and strangle your puppy isn't a good idea. PLUS they are best fitted (everyone always buys them too big and they don't work) and used in combination with a great trainer who can tell you when/how to use it. And not until puppies are over 6 months at least anyways.

Heck I hardly even leash my pups until I have to start classes at around 6 months Better to spend your time teaching your dog to WANT to do what they are supposed to rather then immediately using a training collar to MAKE them do it.

Have you read thru this yet? ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html

Good luck!

^^^ This. If I'm going to use it, I put it on a half hour to an hour before training and take it off a half hour to an hour after training. Other than that, my dogs don't even wear collars in the house.
12-07-2013 11:32 AM
Baillif Especially important advice to follow if you have more than one dog. You don't want them getting teeth hung up in the collar by accident.
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