Leerburg's micro prong collars are designed to be used with small breed dogs. Weighing just under 1.5 oz., the collar will fit up to a 9 inch neck without any extra links added, with each link measuring approximately ¾” long and ½” wide. The Micro Prong will fit dogs as small as 5 lbs. Micro Prong Collars are made in the USA with an imported chain and they are only available in Stainless Steel.
While these collars are meant to be used with small breed dogs they also serve a dual purpose. Many people prefer the micro prongs for their large breed dogs because the distance between prongs is shorter. This creates a more spread out less deep pinching effect. If you are using the micro prong on a larger dog, or your small dog with a large neck, extra links are available. Each individual link on the collar is 3/4 inches in length and just under 1/2 inches wide.
The Micro prong collar has a standard chain with 2 O rings. When one ring is attached to the leash the collar is “active”. When both rings are attached to the leash the collar will not tighten and there for not function as a pinch collar.
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.