Quality Herm Sprenger German made stainless steel plus a Security Buckle Lockable Quick Release. Just slide the red tab on the push button release and the buckle is locked! Guaranteed against rust, tarnish, or breakage when used properly. Proper fit is achieved by adding or removing links -- just snap them in or out. 1" links with 2 mm tines. Fits up to a 15" neck.
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.
These collars are very effective and easy to put on/take off. My dogs love to see me coming with the collars as they know they are going for a walk. Now that I don't get dragged along, I enjoy the walk too!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10815 Reviewed:
"I love the snap security buckle. Much easier to use."
I purchased this for my 8 month old Field Golden Retriever who has an extremely high prey drive and extremely high energy level. On walks, she tends to lunge as soon as she spies a squirrel, rabbit, peacock, turtle, you name it. Her 26 weeks (on-going till she is 2yrs old) of obedience training goes out the window. I was using a slip lead with marginal results. I removed 2 prongs from the HS collar, and it still fits a little loosely, but the results have been dramatic. I've not had to escalate correction from subtle pressure, and the prongs are lower profile than the large size.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14635 Reviewed:
"Power steering for a dog who pulled so hard that he tore his ACL."
Buckle is outstanding. With the old buckle collar he would pull on the lease. No MORE with Sprenger collar. With old collar I would pull 8 or 9 out of a 10 point scale to prevent pulling, not it is a 1 or 2. And what is even better, the Sprenger allows both me and the dog to focus on obedience work rather than him wandering. Well worth it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18723 Reviewed:
"Thanks, Gun Dog Supply, for your excellent service!"
The dog trainer found this product for me. It has a fastening device that is easier for me to use with my very energetic dog. Gundogsupply.com was so easy to use, and the product and instructions arrived exactly when requested. This collar is working well for me to help my puppy learn to heel properly rather than nearly pulling my arm off in her eagerness to go faster or where she wants to go! Thanks, Gun Dog Supply, for your excellent service!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25720 Reviewed:
Easy to fasten and unfasten around the neck with the buckle. The prongs, being smaller, can unlatch easier than large prong collars. This happened when I was readjusting the collar on my dog's neck. It is good to have a back up collar for safety. During normal walking, the collar stays on well. The collar seems comfortable with loose leash but when a small amount of leash pressure is applied, it helps my dog realize it has reached it's limit.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28961 Reviewed:
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