Imagine a slight tickle or the light static-like surprise of touching a metal doorknob. Training collars and other products that use electric stimulation are actually quite mild when set at low levels--and most pets learn easily at the lower levels. They work so well because they get your pet’s attention, similar to a tap on the shoulder to remind your pet to pay attention to you. The surprise of the electric stimulation is often underestimated as an important learning tool. When properly introduced and used, surprisingly low levels of stimulation can cause inattentive or stubborn dogs to learn commands quickly.1
Leerburg Dog Training | How to Fit a Prong Collar
This is probably the most easily recognized training collar available. The consists of a length of chain or nylon rope with larger metal rings attached to both ends. The collar is looped over the dog's head and adjusts to a tighter fit when the dog pulls against it. The discomfort associated with pulling helps teach the dog to walk at his owner's pace. This type of collar can be effective, but it can restrict airflow if the dog pulls too hard against it, so it should be used with caution and removed after the walk is over.
There are very few dogs that I would not train with a prong collar
A buckle collar: When not training, your dog should wear a buckle collar with ID tags attached. The collar can be leather, nylon, or cotton web. Buckle collars come in an assortment of colors and styles and are made of fabric or leather. Collars made of fabric usually have plastic clasps; the leather ones have metal clasps. If your dog weighs more than 50 pounds and hasn’t yet been trained, you’re better off using a leather collar with a metal clasp — a plastic clasp may break when your dog tries to go after a moving object.
Stainless Steel Herm Sprenger Prong Collar
Metal prong collars are special type of dog collars that dog owners use for effective dog training. These collars, made of a series of chain links that are fitted on a dog’s neck, replicate an alpha dog’s behavior to show dominance over his pack. An alpha dog sinks its teeth against the neck of a pack member whenever the latter disobeys. Metal prong collars give the same effect.There are a number of popular myths, from people who don’t know the first thing concerning training a dog, about metal collars, such as prong and chain collars. Let’s just get into a bit of that right now.