Pring Collar

When to wear a prong / pinch collar

We recommend that you have a pinch collar on your dog whenever on leash and during training with the exception of water retrieves where there is the possibility of getting caught on branches. Take the collar off when the dog is at home or in the kennel for it could be uncomfortable when the dog is lying down.

Rules for using a prong / pinch collar

  • Make sure it fits correctly. It should not be so loose that it can slide over the dogs head. You need to separate the prongs to install it. In the relaxed positon the chain should be fully extended but snug. When pulling on the chain it should instantly tighten up on the dogs neck.
  • Never jerk the leash hard. There is no need to jerk like a traditional collar. if you pull too hard you could cause a serious pinch to the skin
  • Don't use in water where there are branches or sticks that the collar could get caught on

Choosing a prong / pinch collar

Pinch collars come in many different sizes and materials. There are a few things to consider when when makeing your decision.

Material

Most pinch collars are made of stainless steel. If you have a fair haired dog the coating will wear off on your dogs fur and discolor it. There are collars that are corogan coated to prevent this problem.

Size

Measure your dogs neck and purchase a collar that is 2 inches longer. When you get the collar you can adjust the size be removing prongs.

Quality

Purchase the best quality one you can find. The price difference between the most expensive and medium quality is $10. Don't skimp on this item.

Resources

http://flyingdogpress.com/prong.html

Where to Buy

Czech Republic
http://www.gappay.cz/index.php?id=en/product-catalog/obedience-motivation/dog-collars-line-hs/hs-pinch-collar
http://shop.pet-servis.com/cs/kynologicke-potreby-klin-kassel/ostnaty-obojek-pro-psa-str-58-60/

Covers
http://www.gappay.cz/index.php?id=en/product-catalog/obedience-motivation/dog-collars-line-hs/hs-pinch-collar/cover-for-pinch-collars

Germany
http://international.sporthund.de/products/collarsfursavers/index.html

Manufacturers

Sprengler