[nagdu] Prong collars.
hope.paulos at maine.edu
Sun Dec 27 16:59:14 UTC 2009
Fidelco gave me a tripple crown collar- one step down from prong. Still has
the prongs on it but it looks more discrete (it's plastic rather than metal)
and it also looks like a band that goes around my girl's neck rather than
the conventional prong collar. You can google it and find them.
Unfortunately, Fidelco doesn't sell them anymore.
Hope and Beignet
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Brown" <bryanbrown at solarus.biz>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
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Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2009 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Prong collars.
> I have found that a prong collar when properly used can be a very
> effective tool, for me.
> I have a semi stubborn male GSD and a standard check collar takes about a
> "what I would call" a level 7 correction to get his attention, with the
> prong, that 7 turns in to about a 2. It makes leash corrections much more
> discrete and in fact, just having it on him, tunes him down a couple of
> notches, often times I put it on him and I then connect my leash to his
> nylon collar.
> I think it works as a kind of governor.
> If you make the decision to use a prong, make sure it is a good one that
> is not too sharp, call the school that you got your dog from and ask what
> they recommend and always have a secondary collar on your dog when you use
> it, prongs have a tendency to come apart when you least expect it.
> good luck,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Deanna Lewis" <deannakay618 at yahoo.com>
> To: <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2009 10:10 AM
> Subject: [nagdu] Prong collars.
>> Hi everyone,
>> I hope you all are having a very happy holiday season!
>> I have seen a few people on here who use prong collars, and I am
>> considering one for my guide dog. He pulls a lot while we are working,
>> and the gentle leader and leash corrections don't seem to work. His
>> whining has not improved either, the other night in church he whined the
>> entire time, he does not stop with verbal or leash corrections. Do you
>> think a prong collar would help? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
>> Deanna and Pascal
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