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Alli.baby 12-07-2013 09:54 AM

Pinch collar?
 
For those of yall that use pinch collars how often do yall keep them on your pet? My fiancÚ says that we should keep it on her all the time. I disagree and think that it should only be used when necessary. Btw, we don't even use one as of yet. Advice and opinions please. Thanks! :)

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MaggieRoseLee 12-07-2013 10:00 AM

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!

Alli.baby 12-07-2013 10:03 AM

Thank you Maggie. :)

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MaggieRoseLee 12-07-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Alli.baby (Post 4629457)
Thank you Maggie. :)

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Bet you'd have really loved if I had said:

You are right!!!!

You can grab your fiance over to see that too :)

:thumbup:

lyssa62 12-07-2013 11:31 AM

I put Roxy''s on when we are going for a walk..come in and take it off.

Baillif 12-07-2013 11:32 AM

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.

mycobraracr 12-07-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaggieRoseLee (Post 4629449)
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.

HOBY 12-07-2013 01:00 PM

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.

Blanketback 12-07-2013 01:51 PM

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.

Baillif 12-07-2013 02:02 PM

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."


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