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05-15-2014 09:38 AM
Mishka&Milo Attachment 209593 I'm with the 2.3-2.5 sprenger. The corrections are clearer and my girl can't even feel it until I issue the correction. It is very lightweight


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05-15-2014 08:51 AM
jocoyn I think the medium is typically the best size the 3.25 millimeters I believe....... The small apparently gives a harsher correction but it can be hard to get through thick neck hair. Then links on the first saver are too long to make it really effective as a correction tool ....
05-14-2014 12:55 PM
jocoyn
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Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
The bi-directional prongs keep the collar from rotating.



Thanks
Once I took out the last link, I did not have that problem with the regular collar but that is good to know! I honestly don't give a lot of corrections anymore though.
05-14-2014 12:48 PM
CharlieB.Barkin I think I'll give a HS bi-directional prong a try. Does the size of the prongs matter?

What about the Fur Savers? Are they really any different from your average choke chain?
05-14-2014 10:09 AM
David Winners
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Originally Posted by simba405 View Post
Yeah. The prong aren't as long so you need more force to give the same correction with a regular prong. The neck tech just isn't made very well for a dog with lots of hair like a German Shepherd.

On top of that the width of the collar is more narrow than a regular prong or even most regular flat collars. This leads to a dog basically choking itself if it's pulling. Way too narrow for my dogs neck. It's like a rope. Once you put it on it basically disappears around the dogs neck. That's why you don't see very many examples of it on a gsds neck in Google images. It's always around necks of dogs with no hair so they can see the neck tech.

A regular prong is much more effective. I'd say you have to give around twice the force to get the same correction from the neck tech. They do look nice and could work for a softer dog but for a hard dog or one that's in drive then no way!
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05-14-2014 10:03 AM
simba405
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Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
The bi-directional prongs keep the collar from rotating.

t seems like there is some negative opinion about the neck-tech collars. Does anyone have first hand experience that they would like to share, other than "they suck?"

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Yeah. The prong aren't as long so you need more force to give the same correction with a regular prong. The neck tech just isn't made very well for a dog with lots of hair like a German Shepherd.

On top of that the width of the collar is more narrow than a regular prong or even most regular flat collars. This leads to a dog basically choking itself if it's pulling. Way too narrow for my dogs neck. It's like a rope. Once you put it on it basically disappears around the dogs neck. That's why you don't see very many examples of it on a gsds neck in Google images. It's always around necks of dogs with no hair so they can see the neck tech.

A regular prong is much more effective. I'd say you have to give around twice the force to get the same correction from the neck tech. They do look nice and could work for a softer dog but for a hard dog or one that's in drive then no way!
05-14-2014 09:38 AM
Shade Collars - Prong Collars - Curogan and Antique - Ultra Plus Training Collar - Curogan - K-9 Dynamics

This is the one I bought, fantastic collar and really great quality. I love the look of the curogan. It's a 3.25 and works just fine

I was leery at first at all the hype of the HS but after seeing and using one, they're worth the money
05-14-2014 09:31 AM
David Winners The bi-directional prongs keep the collar from rotating.

t seems like there is some negative opinion about the neck-tech collars. Does anyone have first hand experience that they would like to share, other than "they suck?"

Thanks
05-14-2014 07:38 AM
jocoyn I like the smooth rounded tips on the HS as well as the flat plate which makes putting it on and taking it off so much easier. The bi-directional prongs with the plate in the middle...that is NOT the neck tech but the new design. I remember reading that as for some purpose?
05-14-2014 03:05 AM
Bane Vom Vox I have an 8 yr old HS prong that look like the day I got it. Best by far


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