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Categories: Basic Obedience , Prong Collars and Dominant Dog Collars

Q. I'm looking at your Dominant Dog Collar and the leather slip collar. Which of the two would you recommend for my situation or both for different uses?
Good morning,

I have a 125 lb male Malamute, that is extremely dominant. I've tried a pinch collar and that only escalated the issue. He does very well in basic obedience, but not walking on a lead. I can't get him to stop pulling. I'm currently using a Dogtra training collar, regardless of the setting- vibration or shock he just shakes his head when corrected and pulls harder. I'm looking at your Dominant Dog Collar and the leather slip collar. Which of the two would you recommend or both for different uses?

During the fall and winter I spend alot of time hiking and I was thinking the leather slip collar might be well suited for that type of activity.The dog gets walked every day and I thought the Dominant Dog Collar would be great for that activity. Any recommendation would be appreciated.

Regards,
Bob

A. Bob,

Our fist approach on a dog that pulls on a walk is to use the prong collar and let himself correct into the collar. Dogs with thick fur may not have the same correction. Those dogs may have to have some fur trimmed back.

You are correct that using a prong for other aspects of training can make dogs hectic (some may even act more aggressive). This dogs need to be worked with a dominant dog collar (not the leather slip collar).

If your goal is to use a remote collar it needs to be introduced after the dog has learned the exercise you trying to train. Unless a trainer is using it to cause superstitious (behavior IE chasing squirrels) its never used in the first steps of training.

When a dog simply shakes his head with a remote – something is being done wrong. Either the collar prongs are not making correct contact (Dogtra has longer prongs – we sell them) or the level of stimulation is too low. With all this said a trainer needs to understand exactly how to use a remote. I tell trainers that the remote is the best training tool ever invented – it’s also the most abused tool ever invented.

If you want to learn to use a remote I would recommend you invest in the 3 parts of our video-on-demand with Michael Ellis on the foundation of remote collar training.

Regards,
Ed Frawley
  
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