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Prong collar

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Mystic, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Alright so I am ordering the prong collar. Now I am thinking the 16inch with 3.0mm links are the size to get. I measured around his upper neck and was sitting pretty much on 16inch. Should I get this size with the added links for growth? Need some input.

     
  2. strykerdobe

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  3. Ddski5

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    Bookmarked.

    Thanks Strykerdobe.
     
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  4. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Many of us use the 2.25 mm Herm Sprenger since the smaller prongs are easier to get the right fit with our breed. I just order the basic 14" or whatever it is and order a bunch of extra prongs to adjust as you go.

    How old is he now? It isn't suggested to start them on a prong until they're at least 6 months.
     
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  5. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    Also lots of good videos on their site.
     
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  6. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Thanks so I am looking at this one
    Herm Sprenger Ultra-Plus Prong Training Dog Collar

    He is nearing 7 months now and I measured up near the top neck it was about 16inches. So thought to get that siz with the extra links.
     
  7. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Ok wondered about that so probably should get the smaller one then.
     
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  8. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Yup almost 7 months
     
  9. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    So this is the size chart. 12 inch seems small so how many extra links will I need when his neck is already measuring about 16inches
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  10. Regalis

    Regalis Notable member

    Note on prong collars - link size is based on coat length, not the size of the dog. Short - medium coats should use the 2.25. The only dogs I would use the 3 on is long haired breeds. Anything above 3mm is ridiculously overkill and useless.
     
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  11. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Yea I had seen above 3mm was crazy. I look at the sizes and research just trying to get the right inch around. I know I need the 12 inch now but how many extra links I am going to need now to get around his neck.
     
  12. Regalis

    Regalis Notable member

    I'd get 2 packs (they usually come in 4 packs if I remember correctly). You won't actually need all of them, but that should give you plenty as he grows plus a few spares in case one bends or gets weak.
     
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  13. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

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    Thank you! And to everyone. Kodak says thanks too
     
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  14. Doberman Gang

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    I always use the 3.0 mm the smaller ones are not as strong and I have seen them come apart. They also will tend to roll over with the prongs facing up.
    B599B1C6-4C11-4346-BCD9-E5F194F39C04.jpeg Here is Prada in Protection with prong up under the ears
     
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  15. AresMyDobie

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    16” neck on a 7 month old ? Where are you measuring? Depending on gender of the dog is why I’m asking
    If you’re measuring to fit a prong you should measure right behind the ears as that is where the prong sits.
    I personally use the 2.25mm on all my dogs have never had them fail and that’s what I start them on.
     
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  16. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber



    I use 3.0mm also. I find the tips on smaller ones sharper,more like a needle. The larger a bit more blunt. I discovered this the hard way. When Greta first came home she was a mess. She had mange with scabs and sores all over her. Her skin was very delicate and the smaller prongs actually hurt her.
     
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  17. Mystic

    Mystic Notable member

    Well shoot now I am second guessing my purchase. I went with 2.25mm. Will see how this works out. If I feel I need to get the 3mm then I will get it. Thanks for thr info. Nice to get different opinions from people.
     
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  18. NikiL02

    NikiL02 Formerly Nlr02 $ Forum Donor $

    I have the 2.25mm. I've owned the same prong, an HS, since 1995 without issues. I used it on my GSD and now it goes on my dobie. I think I can only find about 2 extra links but I used to have 5.
     
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  19. Ddski5

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    @Mystic

    What’s the verdict on your experiences with the Prong collar??

    Any advice/recommendations?
     
  20. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    I use them on all of the dogs I train and recommend them to people who take training classes from me. My training is based off of leash pressure, so no taking of the collar during the introduction of behavioral training. Pressure on then pressure off and reward.
     
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