|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|
|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|
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.
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|
^^^ 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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