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Chrome Plated Herm Sprenger Prong Collar
Based on 3 reviews
$15.50 - $24.50

Chrome Plated Herm Sprenger Prong Collar

#CLR0018007
Based on 3 reviews
$15.50 - $24.50
Features
  • Chrome-plated
  • Imported from Germany
  • Extra links available
Description

These collars are imported from Germany and made with chrome plate.

The Herm Sprenger Company has been a leader in the dog training market with their high quality training products for many years. Herm Sprenger uses only the best materials and prides itself on their high standards. Leerburg is proud to carry a wide variety of Herm Sprenger collars.

Prong collars do not apply pressure to the dogs trachea, making them a safe alternative to a slip collar, and much safer than allowing your dog to pull into a flat collar which can cause permanent damage to the dogs wind pipe. Instead a prong collar tightens, creating a pinching sensation that is instantly released once the dog “yields to the leash” or stops pulling.

Leerburg recommends using a backup collar any time you are walking your dog with a prong collar. For more information on back up collars and why we recommend them check out some of our free streaming videos on the proper use of a prong collar as well as the prong collar leash.

It is recommended to NOT use these collars with a retractable (flexi) lead.

For more information on how to size a prong collar, read our article here.

Dog training is never without risk of injury. Do not attempt these techniques yourself without consulting a professional. Leerburg Enterprises, Inc. cannot be responsible for accidents or injuries to humans and/or animals.

Sizing

For more information on sizing, see our article How to Fit a Prong Collar.

SizeCollar MeasurementLink ThicknessLink Length
SmallNeck Size Up To: 13"2.25mm1 1/16"
MediumNeck Size Up To: 18"3.0mm1 7/16"
LargeNeck Size Up To: 19"3.2mm1 1/2"
XLargeNeck Size Up To: 21"4.0mm1 3/4"

Ed Frawley on Prong Collars

I call a prong collar "Power Steering for Dogs." A prong is probably the most misunderstood training tool there is in dog work, next to the whip. So many people take one look at it and say "Oh! I could NEVER use that on MY DOG!" Then when I explain how its used and why it is used they call back and say "Ed, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread!"

I also get asked if a prong collar is appropriate for puppies. The answer is very simple. If properly used, a prong is one of the most humane and effect training tools there are. Can it be abused? Absolutely. Any training tool can be abused. If you want to learn how to train with a prong collar get my 4 hour training DVD titled Basic Dog Obedience.

When a prong collar is used in training, the handler must first realize that a dog who required a level 8 correction before will now, with a prong, probably require a level 2 or level 3 correction. What this means is that a strong dog that had so much drive that it was too much for a small person to handle is now easily controllable without a lot of effort.

If you are a new Schutzhund trainer or a police service dog handler, you are going to need a prong collar.

The first people I usually recommend for the prong collars have 3 to 4 month old pups that pull them down the street when they take them for a walk. These dogs need a prong. There is no correction needed from the handler when a prong is worn during walks. The pup (or dog) gives itself a correction when he hits the end of the leash.

When this happens, the handler is there to soothe the shock with praise if the pup yelps. Within one training session every dog is going to be walking slowly by his handler, there is no longer any pulling. In addition the handler is not the bad guy in this work. How could he be? He is soothing and praising the dog after it yelped from a self induced correction when it hit the end of the leash?

Older dogs sometimes need a prong collar when normal corrections with a choke collar do not have the intended results (which means they do not effect the dog). My feeling is that any time a dog required a level 7 correction for normal training, he needs to be worked with a prong collar from that point on.

It's the job of the handler to read his dog. New handlers tend to go out and give the same level of correction with a prong that they did with a choke collar. This is unfair to the dog.

A prong collar is designed to be snug, almost tight, on the dogs neck. Many handlers need to take a link or two out of the collar to get the correct fit. Keep these links if you have a young dog, you will probably need to use them when the dog grows up. The point is that if a prong collar is too loose on a dogs neck, the collar loses its effectiveness.

Some dogs have very large necks, if you have such a dog you may have to purchase additional links for the collars. They are sold separately.

Reviews
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I have 2 of these pinch collars for my 2 1/2 year old and 1 1/2 year old rotties. These collars are very strong. I am ordering one more for my 10 year old GSD. I had a flat collar for my GSD and it did some damage to her throat. When she uses the pinch collar she doesn't cough like she does with the flat collar. Plus she doesn't pull on the pinch collar. For the price they are an extremely great product!!

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As a professional Competetive obedience handler and trainer, I strongly recommend this collar for individuals who need to have control of their dogs but do not have arm strength or do not wish to be pulled around by their dogs.

Note: Always keep it loose unless you are correcting or you will desensitize your dog to the opperative conditioning that this collar encourages. Never misuse any training divice.

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I still use the prong collar but I should point out (1) that the links are too stiff for my fingers to change out and (2) it rusted (not the prongs but the attached chain part) after about 11 months, making it a bit unsightly.

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