Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreatDanes4Dobies Good for large dogs
I use the x-heavy for my male great dane and it works wonders, he doesn't tug on the leash with his mouth any more never snaps it from pulling!
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DustyJuarez101 Jennie's Leash
We have a dog named Jennie. First we got her a retractable leash. But then she chewed it up. Then we got her a red fabric leash. But she chewed that up too. So we got her this metal leash so she can't chew it up. She never even tries to chew it up! So if you have a dog who chews leashes, BUY THIS ONE!
October 30, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thankful It's a MIRACLE!!!
My 135 pound dog was insane, we would leave the house and when we came back, he would have chews through his nylon collar and then attack the leash, everything would be gone!!! We eventually decided to try a chain leash and prong dog collar, he couldn't chew through them! They definately helped reduce pulling, although he still tugs our shoulders out of their sockets, which I suppose is a good thing, it shows that the collar wasn't as bad to him as it looked. I don't agree with the appearence though, some kids have yelled at us for abusing our dog, although he seems the be perfectly content and our vet agrees with us. Overall, a great products, but the appearence, not so much.
March 18, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bailey859 Prong collar is a miracle for a 10 lb. terror!!
We got an Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix from the local shelter. She's a little dog with a BIG attitude; very smart, but extremely headstrong and thinks she's the Alpha in the house. We tried the flat nylon collars (no success) and a choke chain (mildly successful). She constantly pulled against us on the leash and barked violently at kids and other dogs. Today was also the third day this week she bolted out the door when my husband came home, which could've resulted in her being hit by a car on the VERY nearby road.
As a last resort before taking her back to the shelter, we bought a prong collar. Her before-bed walk was AMAZING!! It took about 5 seconds on the collar for her to realize that she was no longer in control. I heard somewhere that prong collars are like "power steering" for dogs and I agree whole-heartedly. We went from saying "NO!" about 50 times in a single outing and popping the choke chain over and over to about 5 "No's" and a couple GENTLE tugs on the leash. She got the message real quick.
They may look like medieval torture devices, especially when intended for use on a small dog, but if you want a fast, effective, humane route to a well-mannered dog, GET THIS COLLAR! We strongly feel that a few mild pinches from a prong collar to train a dog is much more preferable than allowing an untrained, uncontrolled dog to bolt out the door and be killed by a car or by euthanasia after it attacks someone.
It will be a little uncomfortable for the dog when it is being corrected, and he/she may whimper a little while learning the hard way a couple times that misbehaving equals a pinch from the prongs, but it doesn't hurt the dog if fitted and used properly. When we brought our girl in from the first walk with the prong collar, she still acted completely normal... well... unless you count the fact that she responded to commands more readily even without the collar on.
When the dog is behaving well or is not pulling on the lead, this collar gives slack easily. This quickly teaches the dog that following the rules equals a comfortable outing. Because of its design, we had no trouble with it getting stuck in the "correcting" position.
Another nice thing about this collar is the ease with which you can adjust it to custom fit your dog. Simply remove or add links. We had to take out several links to get it to fit our dog's small neck, but it was still plenty effective.
Overall, this type of collar is far superior to any of the others we've tried.
February 20, 2007