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Thread: Prong Collars, Why?

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    hmm just saw this thread and dont have a clue what a prong collar is, but check chains just suck, used it with my older dog and did nothing but choke him when he pulled on it. i ended up just training him with repitition, mind you he's not full on trained. when we got him, me being 12 yrs old was not allowed to take him to dog obedience training. My parents were a little too busy for that. Anyways, i just trained him what i could at home and he turned out to be a great dog. Our new puppies however i'm training with treats and its working wonderfully. Taught Tedd to sit in 2 days!!

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    They may look barbaric but Prong collars are the best and most safest collar for dogs and the use of them should be allowed !
    It always amazes me how the use of head collars, the worst and most dangerous pieces of dog equipment, are freely allowed . Go figure !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogSavvy View Post
    They may look barbaric but Prong collars are the best and most safest collar for dogs and the use of them should be allowed !
    It always amazes me how the use of head collars, the worst and most dangerous pieces of dog equipment, are freely allowed . Go figure !
    have you used one?

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    Yes Cleasanta, I have used one, on a Foxie with a neck injury. I also have a friend with a Shepherd who uses one. The dog had to have half a spinal disc removed and their Vet recommended the collar when they took the dog out for walks. The collar places no strain on the spine of the dog, allowing the dog to enjoy the walks pain free, whereas flat collars and slip chains would place a certain amount of strain and head collars would have killed the dog way before his time.

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    Hate to bring up an old thread, but i'll admit i own one of these prong collars and have used it on one of my dogs.

    It was the only collar / training tool that gave me any control over my dog. I bought one and was instructed how to use it by the OP.

    P.S. I too was a little concerned with the look of this collar when i first
    saw one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I believe prong collars have a place in society if used properly
    I didn't believe so when i first saw one, ( based on looks alone ) but in some situations, it might be the only alternative. That was the case with one of my dogs.

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    each to there own Prowler i know lots of people that wont use check chains or martingale collars and I use both.

    but..just wondering if you have ever put the collar round your own neck? - ligitimate question not trying to be nasty............

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    each to there own Prowler i know lots of people that wont use check chains or martingale collars and I use both.

    but..just wondering if you have ever put the collar round your own neck? - ligitimate question not trying to be nasty............
    No, i haven't put a prong collar around my own neck.

    I've only ever used a prong collar on one dog. It was the only way i got any control over the dog. There really wasn't any alternative.

    If i'd had the dog from a young age, would i need a prong collar ?? The answer is no.

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    I've put one around my neck and it didn't hurt at all! It wasn't completely comfortable as in I was aware of it, but it didn't strangle me like the choke chain either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
    No, i haven't put a prong collar around my own neck.

    I've only ever used a prong collar on one dog. It was the only way i got any control over the dog. There really wasn't any alternative.

    If i'd had the dog from a young age, would i need a prong collar ?? The answer is no.

    Im sorry if I offended you it was an honest question. I actually seen it on a dog show; the owner put the collar on himself then refused to continue using it on his dogs because it hurt his neck. Personally I have never seen one other than pics or on the net

    Like I said, everyone for themselves. I wouldn't use one on Bailey however I don't need to because I had the opportunity to teach her from a very young age.

    Is your dog (the prong collar one) a rescue?

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