Despite their harsh appearance, many trainers find these collars effective for strong, stubborn dogs with a tendency to pull on the leash. Also known as pinch collars, they are used for correction during training, similar to chain slip collars. Also like the chain slip collars, metal prong collars should be used with caution and never be left on your dog when unattended.
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A prong collar comprises of a series of metal links with prongs (there is also a plastic one available as well) which sit against a dog’s neck. When the leash is pulled, the collar tightens and the prongs dig into the dog causing discomfort.
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Back in the 1960’s, we had a Boxer who would attack anything on four legs. At age 5, we took him to an AKC Obedience Class. He attacked every dog, some three times his weight. The Instructor had us use a “working collar” which is a pinch collar. By the end of the 18 week class, the Instructor had me at age 12, take him through graduation. Two loose German Shepards ran through the course, I put him on the down command. He earned second place in a group of 50 dogs. The pinch collar was only used for about a month, but between my father and the Instructor, he quickly graduated to the chain collar. Our dog placed second in the group, he would have placed first if I had asked permission from the AKC judge to break the course in order to control our off leash dog.
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