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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Pinch collar?

For those of yall that use pinch collars how often do yall keep them on your pet? My fiancé 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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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? ---> Top Training Expectations for Puppies

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I put Roxy''s on when we are going for a walk..come in and take it off.
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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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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? ---> Top Training Expectations for Puppies

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.
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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.

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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.
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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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