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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Prong collar?

Hello I have a 4 month old male well not yet I pick him up this Saturday so is a prong collar best for leash training or is it good for all training along with a squeaky toy for attention
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Hello I have a 4 month old male well not yet I pick him up this Saturday so is a prong collar best for leash training or is it good for all training along with a squeaky toy for attention
I’d never use a prong on a 4 month old for any reason. Training, walking, or otherwise. A 4 month old should do just fine with a flat collar and leash.

What makes you want to go straight to a prong?
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I have used prongs and e collars. (to proof Rollo's heel off leash) Both are tools that are effective when used fairly & properly.

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I typically don't use or recommend a prong or e-collar on dogs younger than 6-7 months. I like a harness and long line on puppies for most activities. I use a slip leash for some up close training stuff but most of my training before 6-7 months is just shaping/capturing behaviors through rewards and socialization to life with us.

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I typically don't use or recommend a prong or e-collar on dogs younger than 6-7 months. I like a harness and long line on puppies for most activities. I use a slip leash for some up close training stuff but most of my training before 6-7 months is just shaping/capturing behaviors through rewards and socialization to life with us.
That's essentially what I did. I believe we started the prong at 6 months & started e-collar at close to a year

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I have used prongs and e collars. (to proof Rollo's heel off leash) Both are tools that are effective when used fairly & properly.
Completely agree, just not for the age of the pup in question.
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I never said I was going to I was asking your opinions I have never used one but have read where a lot of people do use them what I did with my wolf hybrids which worked very well is very different from what I am finding in my studies on German Shepherd training. So my fist month is going to be bonding, sit, lay down, stay and leash walking and no prong collar is my thinking on track or is my thinking off
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He is 4 months has had socialization with small kids small dogs and his dog family now it's my turn so I think bonding is the most important place to start
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I never said I was going to I was asking your opinions I have never used one but have read where a lot of people do use them what I did with my wolf hybrids which worked very well is very different from what I am finding in my studies on German Shepherd training. So my fist month is going to be bonding, sit, lay down, stay and leash walking and no prong collar is my thinking on track or is my thinking off
You just need to develop a solid training foundation first, before you use any tools like a prong or e-collar. Develop the base first.

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My dog started prong collar training at 4 months from a professional trainer. He is 5.5 months now and I get compliments on his behavior everywhere I go, from Market Basket and Home Depot to picking my daughter up from middle school. I take him everywhere with me. He is trained very well and listens with hardly little to no corrections at all. Everyone's view of training is different, I'm not a professional trainer, I take what they teach me and Koda and practice every day.

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