I'm thinking about a prong collar but I've seen from your videos that they can come apart? What type would you recommend and how would I use it so it doesn't come apart? Why don't you recommend quick release prong collars?
Hi Cindy! Hope all is well. You've given great advice to me in the past regarding raw diet and such, amongst other things, which made a huge difference in my dogs lives. I'm very grateful, thanks for that. So now I have another question, & figured, there would be no other person best to ask but Cindy. It's regarding the prong collars. I don't have sound on my computer so it's hard for me to watch the videos. I have tried everything in existence to stop my dog from pulling on the leash. There is nothing I haven't tried. I have a female German shepherd, & walking her is almost impossible. My boss told me about prong collars & how they work for his dog(a springer spaniel) who isn't nearly as anxious as my dog but nonetheless he swears by it. I noticed that your videos show that they can accidentally fall apart? So how would I use it so that it doesn't? What is the difference between stainless and chrome, which is better? And why don't you recommend quick release? Thanks again.
We don't recommend quick release because they can get accidentally unclipped very easily. With that said, any prong can come apart if the prongs get bent or it isn't clipped properly. We heard of too many cases of dogs that got loose when the quick release failed.
I like the stainless steel prong collar because they don't rust and hold up better. We recommend the use of a back up collar so if the prong fails, the dog is still clipped to a solid collar.