Herm Sprenger German made steel. Very strong. Excellent for teaching heel, sit, stay, whoa, etc. Proper fit is achieved by adding or removing links. Just snap them in or out.
We prefer the steel "pinch" type dog training collars to choke chains as we have found their use to result in easier and faster training for both the dog and the trainer. We suggest that teaching "heel" is a good place to start with the pinch collar.
First adjust the collar by removing links or adding lengths to get a "good" fit - a fit where the dog will be comfortable when he is in the proper position but will become uncomfortable when he gets out of position. If the dog is wearing a regular collar, place the pinch collar in front of the regular collar and check frequently to be sure the pinch collar is not hanging up on the regular collar. We suggest keeping the pinch collar low on the dog's neck and walking at a slow but steady pace the first few sessions using a large (25' - 30') circular, figure 8, or box pattern. After several sessions, you should be able to progress to a varied pace, and quicker and sharper turns and stops. Placing the pinch collar higher on the dog's neck usually causes more discomfort and a better response in dogs that have not responded after several sessions. Also, a collar with smaller diameter prongs will usually elicit a better response for dogs that have been slow in responding.
We have found the springer pinch collar to be especially useful in teaching "heel", "sit", "whoa", "stay", and "here". Our own view is that choke chains and pinch collars should not be used on pups under six months of age. These collars should only be during training sessions and should NEVER be left on unattended dogs.
Country of Origin: Made in Germany.
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Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17631 Reviewed:
A friend of mine who has experience training suggested this for my Aussies. I have one who gets wild and crazy when she sees other dogs (she wants to see them up close and play). This collar has helped in training her not to pull, but also to not jump and spin around when seeing other dogs. My other Aussie is 6 months old, but very thick and pure muscle. This collar has dramatically reduced her from pulling my arm out of socket! The collar doesn't hurt your dog at all unless they do a sudden jerk as my 6mo old did. She yelped a little because it pinched, but guess what?! No more sudden jumps or pulling! They definitely get in line really quick! This has been a life saver (or arm saver!) The only thing I would suggest is get the quick release. I wish I had because those links are hard (not impossible) to get in and out.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20348 Reviewed:
"I can actually walk my dog calmly for the first time."
I always hated chokers and pinch chokers because I thought they were inhumane. I was wrong. This product is a God-send. I have a very stubborn boxer that is frequently around other animals and children. I tried all different types of techniques and was out of options. I needed to get her trained and FAST. This product did the trick. THANK YOU!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 394 Reviewed:
Works great. If you think this is too much for your dog try it first. I had to use WAY more force to control him with a chain choke collar around other dogs which still didnt help much at all. This collar takes very little force to turn out an immediate reaction. Just a slight tug gets him on the right track.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4877 Reviewed:
"Herm Sprenger is the best brand you can buy for these and we've been very happy!"
Both of my dogs are incredibly strong willed and harnesses and head halters did nothing to keep them in check while walking. We decided to give a prong collar a try and we won't be using anything else in the future! Herm Sprenger is the best brand you can buy for these and we've been very happy!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5619 Reviewed:
Excellent product. Daisy used to pull a ton on walks, and now she heels perfectly. She is about 5 months, and this helped with walks and training. I recommend it highly. Also, before I put it on her, I put it around myself and pulled tight, and it didn't hurt at all.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12500 Reviewed:
I needed the collars quick to start our GSDs training and received them within 2 days. The price and quality were much better than what I would have gotten from one of the warehouse pet stores. I research products for my dogs and did it right this time. I will return when I need anything more.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13315 Reviewed:
"This collar kept our dog from being returned to the Humane Society!"
This collar kept our dog from being returned to the Humane Society! She is a sweet, sweet dog until you put her on a leash and take her outside. Then she is 70 pounds of pure muscle with her nose to the ground. It was no fun to walk her. We were more exhausted and frustrated after the walks than ever. We were at a loss as to what to do with her. We started watching YouTube to see if there was something we hadn't tried. These collars looked promising. We really didn't want to get one because they look so barbaric and inhumane, not to mention just plain mean. We were also desperate to have a dog that had manners on the leash. One video specifically recommended the Herm Sprenger and explained why. We looked locally and found some cheap imitations with unrounded prongs, and they all felt rather cheap. We decided to go with the Herm Sprenger brand because the prongs were rounded, and it seemed like the best quality collar of all that we had looked at. We put this collar on the dog, and she is a dream to walk! (Well, most of the time.) A slight move of the wrist, and she is thinking about where she should be and what she is doing. Sure people think we are a$$hole dog owners when they see the collar, but they also always comment on what a good dog she is. We look forward to the day when we will be able to walk her without the "mean and inhumane" collar.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13230 Reviewed:
These collars are excellent walking / training tool. I was reluctant at first....wrong! The girls (15 month old) self regulate, walk beautifully, and love to put these collars on. The prongs are pliable enough for easy opening/closing. We added a dominant dog collar (nylon slip) for extra safety; just in case prong collar comes undone, which is unlikely. Excellent customer service, fast shipping.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15735 Reviewed:
This collar is amazing. My girl went from constantly pulling on the leash to walking next to me, and if she gets a little too ahead of me with a small quick correction she's right back to where she needs to be. I highly highly recommend this product. It also worked wonders for my pit!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15094 Reviewed:
The collar is working for me, but I have a hard time taking it on and off. The prongs are difficult. There is a company that I just found out who has a device that you put on the collar and it makes it a removable collar. It is used with the Herman Sprenger collar. I am going to give it a try.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24039 Reviewed:
It's a decent collar, and does its job. But I forgot to check if it was a slip over the head or a buckle. With the size it's suppose to be around my dog's neck, I would prefer a buckle/clasp. It does have detachable links for size adjusting, and a good weight for the neck (not too heavy).
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25945 Reviewed:
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