The prong collar is a very popular collar among dog owners and some professionals. There is no debate about its effectiveness. It works. But how does it work?
Giving the dog a treat when it sits to encourage the dog to sit more frequently
Shocking the dog to decrease barking
Pinching the dog until it sits on command will encourage the dog to sit more frequently
Turning your back discouraging the dog to jump up and decreasing the behavior
A question you could consider asking yourself is why would we use a prong collar or even any other aversive training aid such as a the choke chain or the electronic collar if we have other options that do not include discomfort or pain?
Our other options:
Other training collars:
I want to thank my son BJ, who wanted to be part of this article. His suggestion was to provide a visual of a picture that simply looks wrong. If it looks wrong on a human why on earth would we want to put it on our own dog and companion?