All our prong collar are made of interlocking links, each having slightly rounded ends to minimize the chance of injury. Unlike a choke chain, prong collars put a even pressure around the neck by pinching the dog's skin together. No pressure is put directly on the dog's trachea with the pinch collar. Remember, pinch collars do not slip over your dogs head, you must upsnap one of the links in the middle of the collar to put the collar on or take the collar off your dog. Your pinch collar should be some what snug, so you can get your fingers under the prongs on the collar to work properly. You can add or subtract links from a pinch collar to change sizes. If a pinch collar is fitted too loose it will not give an effective correction.
In order for Pinch Collars, Prong Collars and Choke Collars to work properly they must fit your dog properly.
Selecting the correct size choke collar or prong collar
A good rule of thumb when selecting a choke chain is to select a collar that is the size of your dogs neck 2 inches. When putting the choke chain on your dog; face the dog in front of you and hold the collar so the long end is on the left side, simular to the letter "P". Now slip it over your dog's head. Now you are ready to walk the dog on your left-side. If you choose to heal your dog on the right side, reverse the procedure and shape the collar in the letter "Q" before placing it over his/her head.
Selecting the correct size pinch collar
If you are using a pinch collar remember it does not go over your dogs head, you must unhook it at a link in the collar then go around your dogs neck and hook the collar back together. You can add or subtract links from a pinch collar to change sizes. A pinch collar should fit semi snug on your dog. If a pinch collar is fitted too loose it will not give an effective correction.