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08-22-2014 04:38 PM
Twyla
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Change from the choker to the prong collar, use a back up collar attaching to the main collar with a tab or there are leashes designed for this purpose. With his lunging, he can easily damage his trachea.
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I have never seen a dog damaged by a prong collar. Never.
I was referring to the choke causing the damage, not the prong. My mistake that it didn't translate well in text.
08-22-2014 01:20 PM
Lilie
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training is affordable if you can take an 8 week group class. Seek a trainer and see if he is eligible for a class with his reactivity. If not it is worth the investment to just get a few one on one sessions with a trainer to get some tools and tips to work with him at home.
This! ^^ You have an 8 month old pup, who by your own admission, is getting very little exercise. Your pup and you would benefit greatly by seeking a trainer. Find out if your pup is really reactive, or if it's totally frustrated due to lack of exercise and is becoming reactive.

You most certainly can crank your dog in by using a prong. If that doesn't work, you can use an e-collar. Not really sure where you'd go from there.
08-22-2014 12:37 PM
lalachka
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I use 2.5mm prongs on GSDs regularly. I have heard all the stories too. Out of the hundreds of dogs I have seen trained with a prong collar, I have never seen one injured.
2.5 is the micro? I have the black herm sprenger and I love it, not going back ever. the only thing that sucks is how easy they come undone. but i love how light they are and how little pressure is needed.
08-22-2014 12:00 PM
Blanketback Maybe those 'injuries' are from the cheaply-made collars, with the prong tips sheared off rather than having smooth rounded edges? I've seen these crappy prongs sold in pet stores, with the very sharp edges, and I don't doubt that they could pierce flesh.
08-22-2014 11:45 AM
David Winners I use 2.5mm prongs on GSDs regularly. I have heard all the stories too. Out of the hundreds of dogs I have seen trained with a prong collar, I have never seen one injured.
08-22-2014 11:21 AM
Blanketback If the prong collar is fitted correctly, as you know, it will tighten like a martingale collar and the correction will be the individual links giving an equal distribution. If it's loose and way too big, hanging low - then when you expect the equal distribution, that's not going to happen. What will happen is that the links will grab and pinch the excess skin instead, because there's too much give in the collar. Make sense, lol? IDK anything about micro sized prongs.
08-22-2014 10:45 AM
lalachka
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I have never seen a dog damaged by a prong collar. Never.

Here is a good primer for prong collar use.

How To Use a Prong Collar Part 1: http://youtu.be/nibaQnS44FE

Starting A Dog On A Prong Collar With Conversatio…: http://youtu.be/YEnoPXgWG0U
what about the stories that if it's positioned too low then a dog can get hurt.
also what about something someone said here, that using a micro prong on a large dog can injure them

I don't believe it either just wondering why this was said.
08-22-2014 10:04 AM
lyssa62 Roxy and I have moved back to in front of the house again. I have a nice frontage road to work on and we are back there for awhile. I love these videos
08-22-2014 05:02 AM
David Winners I have never seen a dog damaged by a prong collar. Never.

Here is a good primer for prong collar use.

How To Use a Prong Collar Part 1: http://youtu.be/nibaQnS44FE

Starting A Dog On A Prong Collar With Conversatio…: http://youtu.be/YEnoPXgWG0U
08-21-2014 10:01 PM
lorihd@comcast.net make sure you have a professional instruct you on how to use the prong. my trainer made sure it was a proper fit for my dog, and then trained me how to use it properly. You can do a lot of damage to a dog if used incorrectly.
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