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Buyer's Guide: Prong Collar

Teach Your Dog With A Prong Collar

Are prong collars right for pet dogs? Well, if they are fitted and used properly, the prong collar can indeed be quite safe and very effective to use on a dog. It's even able to be safer than most other collars ( eg. a prong collar, choke collar etc.) because it is in fact able to prevent any tracheal damage caused to the dog by the dog pulling on its leash.

A prong collar fits under the chin so that if a dog pulls on its leash it digs into the neck and digs into the soft tissues of the neck. This makes the tissue swell which can cause pain, swelling and even infection over time. This is why a dog will often pull on its leash when you put it on but it'll hurt less and longer if the collar fits under the chin rather than through the neck.

However, this doesn't mean that a prong collar isn't a good training tool. It does help with teaching your dog how to keep it's head still when being pulled on its leash. Dogs naturally have this instinct to keep their heads still. And if you attach a prong collar to your dog's leash, it becomes much harder for the dog to pull on its leash - it learns that pulling on its leash only causes pain. The stronger your dog's neck muscles become, the less likely it is that it will pull and hurt itself.

There are some problems with a prong collar though. One of the main problems is that if your dog gets a really bad bruise on its neck, then the wound can potentially bleed all the way to its back. Imagine that - its neck is now completely wounded! Now imagine that you try to take the bleeding dog to the vet and they find that the wound wasn't that deep and there wasn't any bruising at all. That could be a major problem because now you have a serious injury to deal with later. So what do you do?

Well, apart from having the vet fix the wound, you can remove links from your dogs' collar. This will prevent the chances of bleeding that you have described above. And you also won't have to deal with sore necks or rashes. The good news is that there are two ways you can remove links from your dog's collar. You can either do it yourself with a sharp pair of pliers, or you can buy a collar pull or prong collar pull from an online pet store.

The first option is simpler and easier. You just remove the prong collar from your dog's neck and attach a leash with a prong on the other end to one end of the leash. And then attach another leash to the prong on the other end of the first leash. The first leash acts as a guide for the second leash, which should also be attached to a dog leash. So, not only do you free your dog from choking hazards, but you also let it walk around with the assurance that the lead is always under control.

The second option is slightly more complicated but is still safe to use. You need to do the same thing as above but make sure that you attach a prong collar with the lead to both ends of the lead. Tie the lead securely so that it cannot be pulled loose. And then attach a leash onto the prongs.

Both methods ensure that your dog is free from choking hazards. But there's a big difference between the ease with which you teach your dog to behave properly and the comfort you get from using a proper fit dog training collar. For most dog owners, the ease of learning comes before comfort. Thus, for your own sake, go for a proper fit dog training collar and let your dog enjoy its freedom of movement and freedom to roam around. It's one way of ensuring the safety of your beloved pet.

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