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Small Prong Easy Snap Conversion System
Based on 1 reviews
$20.00 - $60.00

Small Prong Easy Snap Conversion System

#KIT0003024
Based on 1 review
$20.00 - $60.00
Features

Please note that this item cannot be shipped to Australia or New Zealand.

Antique Brass

Gunmetal

Description

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 strongly recommends using a backup collar any time you are using a prong collar is on your dog. 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. We recommend Leerburg’s Dominant Dog Collar.

Prong collars should NOT be used 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.

The buckle will replace the flat plate and will add 1.25 inches to your existing Herm Sprenger collar.

SizeCollar MeasurementLink ThicknessLink Length
SmallNeck Size Up To: 15.25" (including buckle)2.25mm1 1/16"

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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this is a game-changer for dog owners who have trouble pinching the prongs together on a regular prong collar. I like that I can purchase the buckle alone or the full collar/buckle set up already installed. I first bought the buckle for my older prong and loved it so much I got a new collar and buckle set up in a different finish. (curogan & antique brass)

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