Leash Manners with a Prong Style Collar (K9-1.com)

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Ways to make use of a prong collar on a strong canine. Quit leash pulling by doing this. This is a training demonstration with a large protection qualified German Shepherd. Please view the leash managing video FIRST at: We have complete support at our internet site: We will show you how you can use any type of pet training collar humanely.

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55 Comments on “Leash Manners with a Prong Style Collar (K9-1.com)”

  1. Somebody else said prong collars are non humane and do not mimic the mothers bite.Can you explain to me how they work and why some people want to cover them up.

    1. Lol! Pawfessor Gage is one of the worst. Any collar if used incorrectly can be bad. If u think prong collars are not being used all over the world than you are really naive.

    2. +gsdsteve read my previous reply as long as the dog is happy and not afraid of the negative reinforcement it’s fine and prong collars are used more in the USA than almost all other countries because MOST people think it’s the only way and what do you think is so bad about pawfessor Gage

    3. The training tool used depends on the individual dog. Every dog is different. Good trainers use whatever tool is necessary. If u want to follow great trainers, forget about Pawfessor Gage who is basically a moron.
      Check out the best trainers in the world. People like ivan Balabanov, Michael Ellis, Bart Bellon!!!

    4. +gsdsteve Honestly, I hate Pawfessor Crazed. But his dogs know some party tricks, so good for him. I just don’t enjoy the fact he spreads the APDT’s lies.

    1. Agreed. I didn’t notice until I watched the video and saw him shaking his head. It was too low and tight on the thicker part of his neck. It would have been more comfortable and will work better higher up.

    2. I agree too, I usually re adjust and check his collar so that it does sit right behind his ears. He was being goofy and playing before the video and you’re right it did settle on his neck. He has a thick neck so I added a link to see if it would fit him better. Less one link I can’t get the collar around him with and easy “spring” when I correct it’s too tight. Really he’s in between link sizes now so I might actually see if I can fit him better to one of the newer herm prongs. They have a little plate in the middle that attaches the links, that might just be the half space in need to fit it better so it doesn’t slide as easily. Thank you for the constructive feedback.

    1. Yes, you can. The prong just requires less strength from the handler. So everyone should use the collar they feel most comfortable with.

    2. You’d need to increase your corrections much more if you used a standard collar, which would be hard to do for a 70-80 dog.

    3. Many service dog handlers will use a prong because it requires less strength, so when someone doesn’t have a lot of strength this is good for them if they’ve tried others and they didnt work. If used correctly they can be amazing

  2. at 2:10 – a prong collar can be used abusively like any collar ??
    A prong collar IS AN ABUSE to the dog as it inflicts pain and can cause damages to the dog; That’s why it is prohibited in many country.

    You don’t need any PAIN/TORTURE accessory to teach a dog to walk nicely, indifferently from the size and weight he might have .
    Matter of fact I don’t even use a collar. I walk my dog with a H harness and loose leash.

    The dogs is an intelligent animal and if treated with love and respect he’ll eager to follow your commands and not be of uncomfort to his owner/walker.
    You must, for sure, at some point of your life have seen BIG dogs being walked by small kids, have you ever noticed how carefully they behave when accompanied by toddlers?

    1. People just want to debate for the sake of debating. Those that appreciate and understand and those that need legitimate help will come to this channel and we will give them the help and support they deserve. Those that just want to be right and argue about something they are not informed or educated about are just showing the rest us us why there should be regulations in the dog training field just like any other profession. I wouldn’t want a misinformed doctor taking care of me….I wouldn’t want an old school surgeon operating on me when there are better advances that have been developed….why would anyone want someone giving them misinformed information on training their dog? Seems a bit extreme in comparison but if these people feel so strongly about what’s best for the dogs you’d think they would educate themselves. I don’t tell my doctor how to do his job. I may ask questions to better educate myself and understand. He is in a highly regulated field if i question a doctor i would do my research and make sure i was informed about all aspects of the proceedure to understand why he thinks it is the best option. Any doc who takes an oath that isnt a crook should have the patients best interst at hand…I think any professional field should be held to such standards. Including dog training. If these people take it so passionately they should take the initiative to educate. I guess that’s what sets people apart.

    2. mne163 ok you went alittle overboard, Pring collet isn’t torture, it’s more like getting a needle to dogs than a literal torture device. But dogs are intelligent animals and I do agree that prong collers aren’t the way to go.

    3. mne163 my only issues is if its not needed why use it just because the dog is big?? Sum dogs might need it all dogs are different but it should be a last resort if patient methods did not work

    4. Harnesses promote leash pulling as the material sets on one of the strongest parts of the dog’s body. It would be as if they were a sled dog, and encourages them to pull more on a harness.

  3. I pull my puppy back if he tries to pull me and it works he doesnt pull any more and walks perfectly next to me or behind me

    1. +Ome Gek While that might work for a puppy, just try that with a 100+ pound adult, who’s coming to you at 2 years old… Personally, I don’t like that technique for ANY dog, though; since, it puts too much pressure on their windpipe, etc. Would you pick your puppy up by grabbing him under his throat and letting his body hang down? A PROPERLY FITTED AND USED prong collar is MUCH safer and humane.

  4. Hey, i would really like to see a video on how I can teach my dog to never eat anything from the ground when we are on a walk (or home) unless I say is ok!

    1. He mentions that it’s an exercise for Leash manners. That’s why they left a more relaxed fit instead of high on the neck.

    2. you can read the reply under “hoping for the day”‘s comment….it is a bit too low….he is in between sizes this has 10 links….9 links doesn’t close on him behind his ears properly. He has a lot of loose skin on his neck and I am constantly really adjusting the collar on him. He was acting like a goof ball prior to this and was playing with me and it did settle down lower on his neck. Last night I tried a newer herm prong on him that has the little piece in the center that attaches the prongs in opposite directions…it actually works perfect! it’s almost acts like a half link….so I will be using that one from now on. Good observation. and there was no purpose to the looser prong…just didn’t readjust it at that moment we decided to just tape a quick video.

  5. Ok, there is a serious question: My dog fights me when trying to put him a gentle leader, trying to put him a leash or a collar; basically if you try to put in him anything around his neck or muzzle.

    What approach can I take to fix this on my dog? He will be 2 years-old this December

    1. My dog, the dog in this video used to do the same thing to me up until not all that long ago. He is almost 3 years old. It took a lot of patience by me to calmly work on making everything enjoyable for him. I used a lot of premack principal with him. From the time he was a baby I used to try to condition him to his regular buckle collar giving him a treat every time I touched the collar to him but he has just always had a certain personality. If it was our scheduled time to go out and he was so rambunctious and just wanted no part of anything, I put everything away and he didn’t go out. I did this over and over until I would just stand by the door with the collar and would tell him collar….he finally figured out that to get what he really wanted, to go outside, the only way was through me. I had to be patient and had to be more “stubborn” in a way than he. As soon as he would let me touch the collar to his neck and fasten it or the leash…either one…I would immediately reward him with so much love and sometimes a goodie. You can even try when you aren’t going anywhere just sitting around, take the collar out, see if you can call him over to you and just start pairing a word every time you touch it to him….only do it for a second and reward him with something of high value. Whatever motivates him. Then try to build this up more and more until you are able to get him to come to you on his own because he is excited to. My dog always got excited when he saw the collars because he knew something enjoyable was going to happen. He just always wanted to be bossy. Now, all I have to do it take his collar, muzzle or leash out and he finally comes running in his own and puts his own head out for it. You have to work on making a new association with the leash and collar and also work on the premack part of it. So he knows his way to a more enjoyable life, like getting to go out and do things is through you. Until you get there, make sure you have patience. Never yell at your dog, never let him accociate your hands especially with putting the collar on as something bad. You could try desensitizing him to these thing, using counter conditioning (changing his association of things), and using premack principal all at the same time. You need to have a good relationship with your dog so if you can have the patience to work with him I think it will be benificial.

    2. Anytime you manage to get the leash on try and do something that your dog really loves.this way he will always be happy to have you put the leash on.

    3. The answer is simple, if you can accept and act on it : you need a professional to help you. Your dog is ‘fighting’ you because you are not skilled yet at doing what needs to be done. Accept it and hire a trainer/rehabber.

    1. I know right it does suck! We are working on campaigns so that there are regulations in dog training. All trainers should know how to use these collars correctly. Nowadays there are mostly clicker trainers out there that don’t even know how to use these so instead they call them abusive and only training with FOOD. That is sort of like saying ban the brakes on cars since mechanics don’t know how to install brake pads. Only drive with the gas pedal. So crazy! Professional trainers should know how to use their equipment. Thank you for supporting our view!

    1. Why the need for a prong? Can you not train without one? Oh and the prong isn’t even on right. I would love to see all the so called trainers who use them to actually train without them. Oh wait, they are using them because they don’t know how. I don’t use them for training. I actually take the time and not look for a quick fix.

    2. We could get the same results with magic or carrying a fanny bag with hamburgers in it, but we decided to go the abusive route and hope we don’t get arrested for the cruelty that is demonstrated in the video.

    3. I use a prong collar on my dog too. Great product and walking him is a breeze with it! I love watching your videos!

  6. Yeah how can you promote this?!?!?! Safety first, consistent training and excellent handling skills. What is wrong with you guys? Hahaha I love the PC line!

  7. Thank you for the video. I bought one yesterday for my pit bull who was never taught how to walk on a leash and immediately it was so easy to walk him. Before it hurt my hands and shoulders but now there is no tension at all and we both just enjoy the walks 🙂 …Eventually will I be able to stop using the prong collar or do you think he will always need it?

  8. I don’t think this tecnique is very effective if a cat, other dog or something more interesting to the dog passes by… But anyway, watch the way you get the leash, or perhaps one day you get 2 fingers broken

  9. 10 trainers standing in a room all or most will have a different take on the same problem. As dog owners find a trainer that you are comfortable with and remember most videos on line can never cover all the aspects of training that goes into what is needed for each dog.

    1. He is a personal dog trainer, of course he works with some dogs that are trained, the owners don’t wait for him to come over just so he can learn the dog how to sit.

    2. My dog is a shelter dog who was trained with a prong collar with his last owner,It caused a lots of problems to him such psychologic and physics (agressivity,partial blindness etc…).It took me a long time to get rid of his agressivity because of these shitty collars…I use positive reinforcment and never punished him or use a coercitiv method with him,and now he has totally recover from his agressivity but he’ll never have a good vision ever.
      This collar are dangerous and are only hiding the real problems of the dogs,they should definetly be banned.

  10. Sorry, but as long as the dog is wearing a prong collar, as long he is not trained but needs some more training and a clear relationship. You only need your hands and voice to train even a strong dog. Funny you Americans. Its ok to use a prong collar but telling he is training? Here we call a prong collar “Ausbildungshilfe”: training aid. not permanent equipment. May you need more Mexicans to train your dogs 🙂

  11. Can u please explain if the expectation is that the dog will always be walked with a prong collar or if it is only supposed to be used during training. In my experience dog-sitting dogs who wear PCs, they become desensitized to them over time & resume pulling behavior once they’re desensitized. I also see lots of people who keep prong collars on their dogs in dog parks, which is also presumably unsafe if it gets pulled on by another dog during play. I appreciate that you put lots of emphasis on mild corrections during training, but if the dog needs to wear the collar always, it hasnt learned anything from the corrections & long term use can cause damage if they become desensitized to the mild correction, if there are unexpected stops, during play etc.

  12. Problem is I use a prong collar and shes good but the MINUTE I go to a flat buckle collar, she pulls on the leash again. What do I do? 🙁

    1. Just curious, have you had any luck fixing this behavior? When you were training with the prong collar did you have the flat buckle collar on at the same time? If not, I wonder whether it might help to have both collars on and just change which one the leash is attached to. If you found a solution to the issue, I would love to hear it.

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