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When you pick up your dogs prong collar to put it on him/her, how does your dog react?

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My dog sees/hears me picking up the prong n comes running to me with a happy pant sitting in front of me or in heel position automatically for me to put it on, this wasn't a trained reaction or anything, he just associates the prong with going outside n food n playtime.
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
My dog sees/hears me picking up the prong n comes running to me with a happy pant sitting in front of me or in heel position automatically for me to put it on, this wasn't a trained reaction or anything, he just associates the prong with going outside n food n playtime.
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The only time my dog wears a prong is when my wife takes him for a walk. Although he's very responsive to her voice, she feels more comfortable with it on him. She's rarely had to use it. Even then, she says just a touch gets his attention.
Such a sissy! He must not be very tough huh!? :D :D :D :D :wink:
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
My dog sees/hears me picking up the prong n comes running to me with a happy pant sitting in front of me or in heel position automatically for me to put it on, this wasn't a trained reaction or anything, he just associates the prong with going outside n food n playtime.
Ditto, ditto, and one doesn't even get to wear it yet.......... the noise is just a happy sound: Yahoo! Leashes and stuff!
 

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I only use the prong on the training site. When i put it on and she´s out of the car, she jumps around, biting my sleeve really excited...what are we going to do..and I only do ob on the prong. Bite work is on the flat leather collar.
 

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Mike Russell said:
I guess I'm the oddball. To me, the prong is just another training tool. It's no different than anything else, so our dogs see it as such, just another thing...nothing to get excited about, nothing to be worried about, if Dad says it's going on, then it's going on.
Yes......... it's just another tool.......... but my dogs react the same way to the leash coming off the wall-hook, or the car keys jingling, or even my shoes being put on --- it all might indicate "Yay! We're gonna go do stuff!"

It doesn't matter whether it's the first "outside" of the day or the sixth, either. :lol: :lol:

The adage about "the dog comes to the tool; the handler does not chase the dog" is SO irrelevant around here!
 

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I only use a prong with my bitch if my wife is walking her. The two dogs are fine without a prong. Shes happy for the prong to be fitted although she did complain at first when she was corrected ..... more of a 'oh so you can correct me now ?' complaint than anything else. She is always excited when the lead comes out .... nothing changes when I bring the prong out

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I only use the prong when we are training, and then not all the time. So my dogs are already loading up before I ever put it on, because they are in their crates in the vehicle waiting their turn. I open the crate door, make them down/stay on the tailgate, put gear on them, and off we go.

If we are training at home, they are already loading up because we have gone into the front yard and they know that is usually fun time, so putting equipment on them once again isn't any big deal, they would be excited either way.
 

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Abby get super excited - but no any more excited then any other training equipment (bait bag, leash, toys, other collar, food, clicker). I only use it places where she would pull and only because she has a collapsing trachea that makes her cough like she has kennel cough when there's any pressure on her neck.

I don't use a prong on with Kado - he wears an agitation collar and a snap-on slip collar. If I need a different training tool, he does very nicely with the ecollar.
 

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My dogs are more tamed with the use of prong collar. I think it is better than choke chains. I used prongs whenever i trained my dogs, as a result they are stable & they also respect their handler. Just like what i wanted my dogs to be.
 
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