What is a prong collar?

A prong collar is a type of dog collar specifically designed to cause discomfort when your dog pulls. The loop of the collar is made out of chain and has a series of prongs (fang-shaped metals) that pinches the skin in your pup’s neck when it’s pulled. Prong collars are often used in dog training programs. However, due to the pain that it causes, prong collars have been getting a lot of attention, and many dog owners have opted not to use it. The tension that the collar creates when pulled is known to cause injuries to the neck and even choke them.

Before you decide to use it, consult with professional trainers to see if the prong collar is a good option for the type of pooch you have.