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.

How do you train a dog with a prong collar?

Quote from video: Now with introducing the prong collar I did do steady pressure and release to get her used to what it feels like but now what I want to start doing is using more of a popping motion. And I say a pop.

Is there a wrong way to put on a prong collar?

Adding and Removing Links



Some people mistakenly try and put a prong collar on their dog by slipping it over the dog’s head and then moving it down on the neck. That’s wrong. Prong collars are designed to be put on and taken off by unhooking links and unsnapping the collar from around the neck.

How does a prong collar work?

This ring should sit on the back of your dog’s neck. As you walk your dog on a pinch collar, the prongs simply rest against your dog’s skin; however, as your dog starts to pull, the tension in the leash tugs at the collar and pulls it tighter.

Are prong collars good for training?

The prong collar has a series of pronged metal links whose open ends lay flat on the dog’s neck. Its appearance has led to the common misconception that it is a torture device, however, when used correctly, it is an extremely effective training tool for teaching a dog to understand what is being asked of them.

How long should a dog wear a prong collar?

Use for only an hour at a time.



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.

Do prong collars make dogs aggressive?

Prong collars can result in side effects such as depression, disempowerment, redirected aggression, deterioration of social relationships, and more. Use pain and fear-inducing methods on your dog for long enough, and you can see a significant decrease in your dog’s quality of life, energy, and health.

How tight should prong collar be?

The links should be snug but not tight, and you should be able to fit one finger comfortably between a prong and your dog’s skin. The collar should fit closely enough so that it does not drop down or roll around on the dog’s neck, yet should not press too firmly into the dog’s skin when used on a loose leash.

Are prong collars better than choke collars?

These collars, if sharpened – as is often the case – are intended to employ pain to encourage the dog to attend to the person. If left unsharpened, these collars are intended to provide more uniform pressure than a choke collar. Oddly, prong collars were intended to be a safer improvement over choke collars.

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