(as of Sep 15,2020 09:18:32 UTC – Details)
Does your dog always pull at the leash? Are all training methods failing you? If so, then it’s time to get a little strict with your canine friend. A prong collar is a perfect way to train your stubborn friend without ensuring any pain or injury. Unlike a choke collar, it simply pinches the skin on the neck, simulating the effect of another canine nipping at the neck.
A pinch collar, also called a prong collar, is a type of metal chain placed around your dog’s neck. It’s composed of small metal rings linked together and each has a set of prongs that tighten and pinch your dog’s neck when it is being pulled. Similar to a chain bracelet, it is adjusted by removing or adding the links.
A lot of contention happens when dog owners talk about using a pinch collar. Because of its looks and its feel on the dog’s neck, a lot of dog owners feel that it isn’t right to use it. However, dog trainers claim that when it is done and applied right, the pinch collar can be a very effective tool in training your dog and getting the desired behavior.
Teach your dogs through positive punishment
Professional trainers claim that there are different tools you can use for dogs. For pinch collars, they are better suited for those dogs that have fatty and furry necks because the prongs won’t bite easily to their skin. But when it comes to smaller dogs with thinner necks, you can buy a different collar.
1.Measure the size and choose the right collar for your dog
Talk to a certified dog training professional. A prong collar is not simply another piece of walking equipment like a harness or a gentle leader. It is a training device. A prong collar should not be used without consulting a professional dog trainer.
A certified dog trainer will likely have experience using a prong collar or choke chain to discipline a dog. If used incorrectly, prong collars can be ineffective or even painful.
A prong collar is used as part of a longterm training process that teaches your dog why pulling is not appropriate. It should not be used for walks that occur outside of training time. Casually using the collar for walks does not teach your dog pulling is inappropriate. It only teaches him pulling while wearing the prong collar is inappropriate. Talk to a trainer about how and when to best use the collar.
2.Choose a quality prong collar.
Many people are wary of prong collars due to the potential for pain. However, purchasing the right kind of prong collar lessens the likelihood your dog will experience pain while wearing it.
Quality prong collars are designed to gently pinch the loose skin around the dog’s neck, providing negative reinforcement in the event of pulling and misbehaving. A good collar will never puncture your dog’s skin.
3.Make sure you know how to properly fit the collar.
A prong collar must be placed around a dog’s neck in a specific manner to be safe and helpful for training purposes.
A prong collar should sit right behind the ears and under the jaw. Placing the collar lower than this will make the collar ineffective.
The part of the collar that hooks onto a leash should be facing upward, just behind a dog’s ears. Never clip the collar below a dog’s jaw or on the side of the neck.
The collar should fit snugly as it doesn’t move around from the proper place. If the collar is loose, consider removing one of the prongs.
Use for only an hour at a time.
A prong collar is a training device and not designed for longterm use. It is not your dog’s primary collar and should not be used on casual walks or outings.
Use the collar for no more than one hour and only during designated training sessions. Using the collar any longer could irritate your dog’s neck.
It is dangerous to use a prong collar as your primary walking collar. Dogs learn by association. If, in the long term, your dog learns to associate pain with pulling he’ll also learn to associate negativity with events that cause him to pull. Most friendly dogs pull in response to seeing other people and animals. If a prong collar is used on every walk, your dog will learn to associate people and animals with pain. With time, he’ll become timid and even aggressive in the presence of others and might even begin growling and biting.
Love them through knowing and training them
We all know that dogs are cute and adorable. They provide stress relief to anyone who is feeling down and overwhelmed with problems. They sense our feelings even better than humans and they have always been loyal to their owners.But while dogs are great companions, they can also add to the stress we have to deal with especially if we did not give them any proper training.It is very important for every owner to love them through knowing and training them.
Positive punishment is a technique used by dog trainers and owners when altering the behavior of their dog. Similar to humans, dogs get discouraged when a negative consequence follows a certain action. This is what positive punishment does.
On the other hand, there is another operant conditioning that trainers and owners do. It’s called positive reinforcement wherein they reinforce a dog’s behavior by giving them a reward after the right behavior is done.
Stop using the collar once your dog no longer needs it.
Stop using the collar once your dog no longer needs it. Prong collars are not meant for longterm use. Working with a certified trainer, get your dog to a place where he has learned proper leash manners and no longer pulls. Once your dog has mastered good walking techniques, you no longer need to use the collar.