Herm Sprenger German made stainless steel. 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.
"This pinch collar is a must for large dogs with strength!"
This pinch collar is a must for large dogs with strength! What is nice about a pinch that fits properly is the fact that the dog is able to self correct and quickly learns without yanking and cranking. I love the Herm Sprenger! The quality is excellent and durable. Gun Dog Supply made ordering extremely easy, and the speed in which it was delivered was great, even with the bad weather! Thank you for carrying this product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7039 Reviewed:
"I am a professional dog trainer and use these as training tools."
My order arrived in a timely fashion as usual. I wasn't sure what size collar to order. I know personal taste also is a factor, however, the size large collar seems to fit my smaller framed 70lb lab perfectly. My lab pup is a puller and as much as I've tried to train him not to pull. Nothing has worked as well as the pinch collar. He is so much better behaved and it is rare for him to even try to pull when his pinch collar is on. This is much safer for my dog in particular because, with a normal or choke collar, he would pull so hard that I would truly worry about the soft tissues in his throat. The Herm Sprenger stainless collar looks to be very well made and I am very pleased with my purchase.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11979 Reviewed:
"everyone is super happy with the results of this product."
This collar is the perfect solution for my family to be able to walk our high energy lab. Using it properly, our dog quickly learned to walk at heel with a loose leash, thanks to the mild and consistent pressure the pinch collar provides. He now doesn't pull on the leash, and everyone is super happy with the results of this product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12296 Reviewed:
"I love this collar, and I don't have her taking me for a walk anymore."
I thought when I tried this the first time, it was going to hurt my dog. However, it doesn't appear to hurt her at all, and she responds to it so well. I love this collar, and I don't have her taking me for a walk anymore.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16011 Reviewed:
"Since getting the collar, my dog has become so much more manageable and easier to train."
While I haven't used this collar in formal training yet, it's the best option out there to correct a strong puller. However, I can't give it 5 stars because Sprenger doesn't make a size Medium in this line. That's not Steve's fault, but it does present some tricky sizing decisions. My Weim's neck is 16 inch behind the ears (where these collars are optimized), and this is in the middle of the collar's sizing, so I took 2 links out for a better fit. It takes 10 seconds to remove or install each one, btw. This concerns me a little because the more contact points there are with a dog's neck, the less likelihood of an injury (you can lay on a bed of many nails, but not of bed with one nail). Since this collar is stainless, I expected it to have more heft in the hand, but it is surprisingly lightweight, comparable to the non-stainless models -- a big benefit in my opinion. If your dog is in between sizes like mine, you may have to decide whether you want the premium metal and adjust the sizing, or a lower quality alloy collar that fits perfectly out of the box.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27873 Reviewed:
I wanted stainless steel because his other Sprenger collar turned his white neck an awful shade of gray. This stainless steel does it too, only not as much...but I thought for sure SS wouldn't at all. Other than that, it's a great strong collar. Recommend on any color but white fur.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10829 Reviewed:
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