Understanding the Prong CollarProng Collars or Pinch Collars as some may call it are one of the most misunderstood pieces of equipment in today’s industry. Most of my customers (referring to my dog training business) who are not familiar with the prong collar look at the collar for the first time and see an instrument of torture. This perception of the collar is not based on science but based on the look of the prong collar. The Prong Collar works on the principle of surface area and weight distribution. I often compare the prong collar to a magician doing the magic trick of laying on a bed of nails. A magician can take a piece of plywood and place ten thousand nails facing straight up and lay on them without getting seriously hurt. However if the magician was to take away half of the nails and spread them out there is no way he would be able to do the trick safely. When there are a bunch of nails and they are grouped together it creates more of a surface area, however when you remove half of the nails and spread them out there is less of a surface area and this is how the trick is done. The Prong Collar works on the same principle, the dog collar itself as a bunch of contact points that is evenly distributed around the dog’s neck. When the dog pulls it makes it uncomfortable but it does not hurt or damage the dog’s neck unless used in an incorrect manner.
Rumors Associated with Prong CollarsI have often heard people mention that the prong collar is abusive and anyone who uses them is out to hurt their dog. This is just not the case in fact if used correctly it’s healthier than using a nylon dog collar or a choke chain. Studies have shown that years of holding into the leash causes damage to a dogs neck muscles and vocal cords. I often compare the prong collar as a feather, if I take a feather and brush it across your skin it is not aversive, however if I take that feather and I poke you in the eye it becomes aversive however it is still a feather its merely how it was implemented.
Dogs That Benefit from Prong CollarsProng Collars or Pinch Collars are not a substitute for training they are merely a training aid. If you have a large dog like a German Shepherd dog, Rottweiler, Doberman, Husky, Great Dane, Mastiff or Pitbull and are having difficulty walking them or managing them during training the prong collar is a great tool that allows you to safely manage the dog went around other dogs or in public.
Why Slip & Clip Prong CollarsOur Slip & Clip Prong Collar was designed to help dog owners safely use the prong collar by allowing them to take it on and off with little or no effort. Traditional prong collars require the user to pinch two of the links and slide them into the connecting holes of the corresponding link. This can be very difficult especially if you have a young dog that does not like to sit still or you do not have a lot of finger strength.
History behind The Slip & Clip Prong CollarThe Slip & Clip Prong Collar was designed by myself Jason Lake a professional dog trainer with over 20 years of experience working with large dogs that have a wide range of behavioral issues. Although I did not invent the prong collar I did invent the Slip & Clip Prong Collar in order to give everyone the opportunity to use this amazing product. So if you are looking for a Prong Collars or Pinch Collar that will change your life and make it easier to walk and train your dog than we look forward to sending you one of our revolutionary new collars. If you have any questions about our prong collars or how a prong collar can benefit you and your dog feel free to contact us anytime as we look forward to serving you.