|02-06-2014 06:47 AM|
There's more to using a prong collar than just putting it on the dog.. They do need to be used correctly.. If they're not, then you'll just desensitize the dog to the collar and it will become ineffective.. Along with that, definitely invest in a good collar... not the ones from the local pet stores..
Usually the medium sized links are sufficient for any shepherd.
|02-05-2014 09:15 PM|
|llombardo||I use the one with smaller links and back it up with a choke collar that is oversized by a couple inches. I know he isn't going anywhere with both on.|
|02-05-2014 08:35 PM|
thanks alot for your advices.
just to stop him from pulling on leash during walk.
will try the smaller prong as well.
|02-05-2014 04:52 PM|
|Wild Wolf||I fit it the same way Leerburg recommends. I double it with a fursaver or martingale.|
|02-05-2014 04:35 PM|
|02-05-2014 04:29 PM|
|Bear L||In response to the smaller links coming off when using hard corrections - do you think that is partially due to the quality of the prongs? My prong from Petco will come apart at random times during a correction or pull but when I switched to Herm Sprenger it has never come apart and it goes on the dog easier than the generic brand I got at Petco.|
|02-05-2014 02:33 PM|
|Liesje||I have a 70-75lb male GSD and use the medium? (3.25mm) size. The small ones would mean so many more prong links the corrections really aren't effective for how I use the collar. The larger ones are overkill for a dog his size (maybe more for a huge mastiff or Rottweilier). I fit my prong collars like the top collar on the dog's neck in MaggieRoseLee's photo.|
|02-05-2014 11:56 AM|
|02-05-2014 11:21 AM|
I use a small and a medium. One thing to note is that the smaller collars will come apart easier with a hard correction, or if the dog bolts. I recommend using a backup collar in addition to the prong, particularly with a reactive dog outside on a walk.
Nice pictures Maggie!
|02-05-2014 10:55 AM|
I even just the smaller links on my GSD's to get the best fit!
The UPPER collar is the size I now prefer
Here is both on Bretta and the UPPER is the better sized link
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