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Leerburg Chrome Prong Collar
Based on 4 reviews
$7.98 - $14.30

Leerburg Chrome Prong Collar

#CLR0020001
Based on 4 reviews
$7.98 - $14.30
Features
  • Made with chrome
  • 1/3 the price of the similar Herm Sprenger Prong Collars
Description

Leerburg Chrome Prong 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: 14"2.0mm1 1/8"
MediumNeck Size Up To: 18"3.0mm1 1/2"
LargeNeck Size Up To: 20"3.3mm1 1/2"
XLargeNeck Size Up To: 22"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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Works like a magic! High quality, smooth surface, safe for dog's skin. We are extremely happy to find this inexpensive collar! We also bought Leather Prong Collar Leash™ and a Dominant Dog Collar as a back up but we are sure this amazing prong collar will never come apart. It is so strong and well made! And our active, almost 9 m.o. male GSD (German line), is behaving like an angel now while facing passing cars or other dogs, so no correction higher than level 4 is needed. Actually our dog corrects himself and learns quickly from the experience. Our daily walks are now our greatest pleasure! Thank you for such a great product!

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I LOVE prong collars! My lab/pit mix uses one on every walk now that I've had shoulder surgery and can't risk any pulling. She rarely corrects herself and walks with a loose lead 99% of the time.
My kids have named the collar her "listener." It's true! She is much more attentive to verbal commands when not leaning into a traditional collar.

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I bought two of these -- small size -- for my dogs, a 75-lb Malamute and a 50-lb hound-mix. They're both well trained and they walk well on a loose leash, but they do have to be reminded if there's a serious distraction (like a lunging dog, a rapidly approaching runner or cyclist, etc.) that gets too close too quickly. I have been using martingales but decided to experiment with these Leerburg prongs. It's been very snowy and icy hereabouts and I wanted to see if I'd get get quicker, crisper results when I need to correct. Well, I sure do! A warning followed by a single light finger pump/pop if the dogs don't mind has been all I need. I credit this item with having kept me from falling on numerous occasions. Used correctly, as part of a well-thought-out, consistently applied training regimen like what Leerburg teaches and they are very effective, humane training tools. They're great. And so is the price.

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I bought this collar to replace another more expensive brand collar that had gotten lost (won't mention the name, but I'm sure you can guess). I wish I had purchased this one sooner. I wound up finding my lost 'expensive' collar, and now it sits unused. The Leerburg collar seems to fit better, the links seem sturdier, and this one has never come apart during walks, running, or (most importantly) while doing bite work with my dog. I still always use a backup collar, but I'll never buy the so-called high-end pricey prong collars again. Now, if Leerburg would only put out a stainless steel model...

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