Adam shows how to properly fit your dog’s prong training collar. (Also frequently called a “pinch collar”).
Miadog writes to me: I can’t believe I have been using the prong collar with the prongs under my dogs neck, not behind her head!. I have been using it the wrong way for 8 mos. The associate at Petco never even asked if I knew how to use it. I just assumed the prongs went in front. I watched the video on how to walk your dog on a leash and finally saw the right use of the collar. I feel awful. Could I have caused any permanent damage to my dog’s trachea? Adam replies: Hi Mia…that’s a cute Read more [...]
jvolk0122 writes to me, asking about the pinch collar: Hi I adopted a lhasa apso terrior mix which is about 20 pounds and have started to train her. I have a pinch collar and have it fitted correctly. The problem is that I think it may be to aggressive for her. When I give a pop she yelps the first couple of times and listens well. After the first couple of times she starts to get really submissive by rolling on her back, peeing, and laying down not making eye contact. When this happens I am Read more [...]
Dear Adam: I bought your book over a year ago and still use it. I have my dog Cosmo where I want him, except for one problem. I have a friend, Brian, who comes over to visit from time to time. Cosmo just goes nuts over this guy. He will not respond to any commands– and even hard motivational commands when this guy is visiting. And I mean a motivational #6 on the e-collar (electronic remote collar)… he just goes back for more. I have never seen anything like it. He just loves this guy, and can’t Read more [...]