What is the purpose of a prong collar?
A prong collar is an effective training tool to communicate with your pup on-leash. The collar's design is made so pressure is evenly distributed around the neck, rather than targeting one specific area. Some people may be skeptical of prongs, but with the correct use and the right quality, the prong collar is a safe & harmless tool that will actually help build engagement between you & your pup. A prong collar is only meant for quick, short corrections in order to regain a dog's attention and help them understand the difference between what behaviors they should & shouldn't engage in.
We carry only the highest quality prong collars and all of our trainers are skilled in properly fitting & using the tool. They will teach you how to properly use and put on the prong collar before sending you home with one. Before trying out a prong collar as a training tool for your dog, we typically try various other training tools first (regular (flat) collar, slip collar, slip lead, starmark collar). If those don't seem to be a good fit for your pup, we will then try out a prong collar instead. If you choose to purchase one from somewhere else, we only recommend high quality prong collars (Herm Sprenger) as their design is the most reliable in safely regaining a dog's attention as well as keeping the integrity of the product.