How To Fit a PRONG COLLAR on your DOG – Sizing Fit and Use – Robert Cabral – Dog Training Video

How To Fit a PRONG COLLAR on your DOG – Sizing Fit and Use – Robert Cabral – Dog Training Video

How to fit a prong collar on your dog is not what you might think. Most people make the prong collar too lose and some make them too tight. Properly adjusting the size of the prong collar will make all the difference in how it works on your dog. Another important topic I discuss in this video is understanding the difference between small prong collars and larger prong collars. When should you opt for a smaller size and when should you use the larger size.

Learning to use the prong collar properly makes the difference between a humane and effective dog training tool and tormenting your dog.


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  1. Marta Cubillo on March 12, 2023 at 5:19 am

    Thank you for this video. The breeder of my Doberman said to use the one you are using for my 5 month old puppy and just add extra links to it as he gets older. When I emailed Herm Sprenger before speaking with her they said this is only meant for dogs that are up to 35 pounds. Can you explain why the 2 different opinions? Thx in advance.

  2. You Hoo on March 12, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Without my European Doberman’s prong collar, I would literally be laying on the ground, without a pinch collar I would be the one treated inhumanely. I had a terrible time getting the right fit and his hair was coming out, I switched to a small prong collar and the hair quit coming off. It looked terrible. Thank you for the information.

  3. Dick Dale R.I.P. on March 12, 2023 at 5:23 am

    I just bought one, but they suggested 3.2 mm for my 45 lb dog. I wanted the smaller one, they all said no. Ugh!

  4. Gizzelle Boccia on March 12, 2023 at 5:25 am

    Thank you

  5. Solomon Charlton on March 12, 2023 at 5:25 am

    tried it with my 7month german shepherd works good, i can see a big difference taking him for a walk!

  6. Maelynn on March 12, 2023 at 5:28 am

    “It’s not gonna hurt my dogs neck” yeah it’s just going to sink prongs into their neck, but you know, completely safe.

  7. Kaliaperumal Pillay on March 12, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Mr Robert please advice what is an ideal size prong collar for my one year old male Rottweiler and his weight is 42Kg.

  8. Marta Cubillo on March 12, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Sorry these are in 3 different comments however I had not listened to all video before asking!!! The breeder also told me it should be loose so that under his chin you can stick your whole hand under that collar. Your saying it should fit snug. That is a different concept. She has been breeding for a long time and trains her dogs. I want to use the method you are using but can you elaborate why your method is best and why she might want it loose.

  9. David Keeling on March 12, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Great video you are the only that I’ve heard that there is two ways of using the pinch collar. I use the two rings.

  10. Dilshan Pieris on March 12, 2023 at 5:32 am

    My prong collar is so hard to pinch on and off, like I’m struggling – how are you doing it so easily?

  11. Krystal Mora on March 12, 2023 at 5:33 am

    thanks for the video ! just got a prong collar for my gsd pup that’s getting too strong, my trainer also recommended it so today we’ll give it a go hope it works 🙂

  12. robin mitchell on March 12, 2023 at 5:36 am

    smart taking the middle piece off…

  13. masterdftw on March 12, 2023 at 5:37 am

    Dog abuse, you dont use a prong collar! SHAME ON YOU!

  14. TheBurrito171 on March 12, 2023 at 5:37 am

    Such a majestic malinois and u name him goofy lmao

  15. Karma and Panther on March 12, 2023 at 5:43 am

    I brought mine for 40.00 dollars. Is this normal?

  16. PrincessRejoicing on March 12, 2023 at 5:45 am

    You never show a close up of the collar on the dogs neck. You put it on twice and we saw from a distance. That is the challenge – we need to SEE the collar up close on the dogs neck so we can SEE how it’s supposed to fit. Also you could have shown if you can get any fingers under it when it’s in place ( and if so, how many).

  17. LewiSquad on March 12, 2023 at 5:47 am


  18. Deep Rolling River on March 12, 2023 at 5:47 am

    No way I’d do this to my sweet Mal

  19. Lisa on March 12, 2023 at 5:48 am

    I am afraid my dogs prong collar is too small How can I test whether it is fitted correctly? It’s a herm sprenger 2.25 with one of the prongs removed . When I used all prongs it moved around on his neck

  20. David Schrock on March 12, 2023 at 5:48 am

    Your content is fantastic, my friend. Always. I am confused as to why you prefer the smallest size, though. 3mm seems appropriate on my 65lbs Korthals Griffon. Just curious as to the reason. Thanks!

  21. Gizzelle Boccia on March 12, 2023 at 5:50 am

    Is there an age (minimum) for when to start with prong collar

  22. Leila Sesmero on March 12, 2023 at 5:58 am

    coming from the R+ school where any punishment is to be weighed very carefully, I was against prong collars until this lady who was dragged in the street by her rottie with her whole arm scaled and bloody. I am reconsidering my "against prongs" at this point and thank you for your clear explanations. I may need first to watch your other videos about how to use it before training these "heavy" pullers who just don’t listen to martingale corrections and pull and drag their owners as the rottie did to his owner…Thanks for your clarity!

  23. Tim B on March 12, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Can I use a prong collar on a 4 month old GSD

  24. kelly on March 12, 2023 at 6:02 am

    Could I use this for small dogs? I have two shih tzu and my girl pull crazy. She goes nut when she see people on our walk. She wants to greet everyone and would choke herself. I use a non-slip lease on our walk.

  25. Hungry Rabbit on March 12, 2023 at 6:04 am

    Cute and educational!

  26. Maura Ronda on March 12, 2023 at 6:04 am

    Thank you just ordered it. Do you think it might slip down a bit with dog fur?

  27. alittlewonderful on March 12, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Thank you so much for this video. I was really confused on whether prong collars were humane or not, and this video reassures my experience. What lot of people don’t understand is a correctly fitted (and if used fairly) prong collar is safer than a flat collar and harness. I’ve come across dog after dog in my life that get temporary or permanent trachea damage from their harness and flat color, but not a prong collar. I’ve tried a prong collar versus flat collar on myself even, and the prongs are a lot more comfortable when pulled compared to flat collar. Dogs do get excited when they see their prong collar, because they associate it with going for a walk. I hate head halters too; they are extremely uncomfortable.

  28. Wildcats1266 on March 12, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Can you better show how to remove that middle piece?

  29. Falkon on March 12, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Prong collars are not humane over use collapses wind pipes.
    Effective training you do not need them.
    I’ve trained dogs for years never had too.
    I have two Amstaffs that used to fight I’ve worked with them not had a fight in 4years they couldn’t go near each other with out full blown fights. By far on of the hardest cases to train. Not once did I need a spike collar just showing that I’m alpha they are not. You don’t need harsh discipline to train dogs, if you need to use fear tactics then it’s not right for you.
    Reinforcement training is whats needed. Would you train your children by stabbing them in the neck.
    I only work with dogs in extreme aggression and never needed use of a spike collar. Unneeded.

  30. Cosmic Clara on March 12, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Prong collars are cruel!

  31. huck on March 12, 2023 at 6:07 am

    What size prong and length do you suggest for a 1.5 year old male Rottweiler? Having trouble sizing these collars. I’ve only ever used flat collars but this boy pulls like a mack truck and will kill himself just to sniff a bush.

  32. Jim Link on March 12, 2023 at 6:08 am

    I love watching your videos

  33. Radmila Trtica on March 12, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Can you give me a link on Amazon where I can buy pinch collar?Tank you very much

  34. Jo Jo on March 12, 2023 at 6:09 am

    I rescued a dog with a strong prey drive and walking her was nearly impossible until I tried a prong collar. Your video(s) are the best I’ve seen. You give such a concise explanation of each component. I definitely had mine on too loose. I was so worried about hurting my dog, so watching you put it on your neck was invaluable. My dog is smart and loving until she sees a squirrel or certain rowdy dogs and then she takes off with unbelievable strength. I will start using your techniques, including way more treats than I realized were an integral part of this protocol. I’ve been walking her with two leashes, as well; keeping one attached to her harness.

  35. DogMom on March 12, 2023 at 6:10 am

    BEST video ever!

  36. Mike Hitsini Wan Haud on March 12, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Just got this collar, should I take out the links and turn all in one direction as you stated? I haven’t seen others do this, but want what is most effective for my Aussie
    Thank you Robert

  37. Susan Thompson Tai Chi on March 12, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Thank you very much. This information is so needed!

  38. Imran Harris on March 12, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Don’t put it on with the single direction. It actually pinches the neck a little too much, best to just stick to how it is supposed to be used.

  39. Margaret Meaker on March 12, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Actually quite nice when you made a mistake.. then a person gets to recognize that that is a mistake and must correct it..(if that makes any sense)..
    Laughed when you stated that you and goofy have the same size neck…

  40. Gerard Connelly on March 12, 2023 at 6:12 am

    I don’t see the link to your other training videos for the prong collar

  41. Clarissa Stoll on March 12, 2023 at 6:13 am

    What is the backup collar you clipped the leash to with the prong collar?

  42. Sunday View Fishing on March 12, 2023 at 6:14 am

    Great video awesome information

  43. Mary Jordan on March 12, 2023 at 6:14 am

    We used one on a dog we had years ago and it was the best thing every in helping training our dog. Thank you for letting people know if used properly it is a great training tool. Plus does not hurt the dog!

  44. Marta Cubillo on March 12, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Oh 1 more think the links are only 1 inch long. It seems small for an adult Doberman so if you can tell me if that is too small or the one you use on goofy they are 1 inch as well. Thx in advance

  45. Ky Nguyen on March 12, 2023 at 6:16 am

    So if I have a larger breed (cane Corso) a 2.25 would still be the recommended size and just buy more links?

  46. Soli Deo Music on March 12, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Is it meant to be like training wheels or do you just use it forever?

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