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Interesting what do they look like? I've got to get something and I thought I was gonna have to resort to a pinch collar (not crazy about them...ouch painful). Please advise can you post a photo?
 

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sporn

I have a pinch collar I don't like em and they still would pull and I was afraid they would hurt them selve.
This has a collar with looks like thin straps that clamp on the collar then go under the front leggs and threw a hoop it works like a choke collar only when they pull it tightens and they stop. it has like a lamb woll that goes around the straps so its comfortable for them I took them to petsmart today with a ton of people around where they would normally really pull to try it out and I couldn't believe I had control with just one hand to. I'll see if I can get a picture and put it up for you or send.
I tryed everything haltis pinch collars nothing worked but this did .
 

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I think I know what you are speaking of but if you could attach a photo that would be very helpful. Yea I don't like the idea of a pinch collar at all. Training with pain is not good and I don't want to resort to pain. I don't know about you but when I got spanked when I was little didn't teach me a thing. (I was a bullheaded little tomgirl LOL) Thank you so much for your help!
 

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Yeah, I've used that and I think a prong collar works much better. The sporn harness is too complicated and the fuzzy leg things never stayed in place. Odie would end up chewing on them :roll: . It does stop the pulling though. I tried it for a while and went back to the prong collar because it's simpler.
 

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correcting them

I jerk it with the No I have used them before and they always worked on my dobies these pups it just doesn't seem to phase its like they have steel necks , infact these are the first ones that i've seen this with. The other dogs learned in no time. Don't worry i don't get affended that easy as some do. I know your trying to help. If you have any Ideas please let me know. The sporn works good. This seems to be the only problem at the moment they pickup and learn everything else fine. I will say this the prong collars I have are new and they are a little different from what I used in the passed they have rubber caps on the end of the prongs so they don't cut into the neck I don't know if this makes a difference or not. The old ones I used didn't have that.
 

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What size prong collar are you using? There's small, medium, and large. I have to use a medium on Tala even though she's only around 30 pounds. She doesn't respond to the small one. The whole idea is that the prong collar makes the dog self-correct so they're not choking themselves. But, if the collar is not working for your dogs, you'll do more damage by using it. You could try the sporn harness, but I found it less effective than the prong collar. You can always return the harness if it doesn't work too.

BTW, the rubber caps to make a difference. The collars are more effective without them.

If the sporn harness works, then that's great. I wasn't successful with them, though.
 

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prong collar

The sporn works great for me. mine are over 80 lbs now I had to get the large which was alittle too big so I had to remove some links to make it fit. Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure if the rubber caps did make a difference . they can be removed on them though.
 

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Re: prong collar

halo said:
The sporn works great for me. mine are over 80 lbs now I had to get the large which was alittle too big so I had to remove some links to make it fit. Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure if the rubber caps did make a difference . they can be removed on them though.
I have the rubber caps on Odie's prong collar because he's light-boned and is far more sensitive to the prongs. Tala doesn't need them though. She's a tough little thing. I can't imagine having two 80 pound puppies. :shock: You must have your hands full with them. :D
 

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LOL

yeah they can be they are 8 months now. But I have to say they are well mannered and listen well. I don't walk them enough because they have a fenced in yard to run that I go out and play with them in here. But I would like them to do better on a leash so I have been stepping that up a bit more walking and going out on leash. Other than that they are pretty friendly they love everyone hope it stays that way. It 's like when I tell them no or stop they both do imdeatly and look at me together heads cocked sideways
like what . But they do listen well.
 
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