For the creation of the Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar, Pettom is the company deserving of the credit. Pettom is a company dedicated to the creation and marketing of a variety of pet products.
It indeed has a line that could best be described as variety. As it includes everything from pet clothes and pet carriers to pet harnesses and pet leashes. Yup, the variety is that extensive.
The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar is just one of the dog training collars out of its line of pet collars. This collar is usually used to teach dogs basic manners and to train them to do things they should and not do things they shouldn’t.
The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar relies on discomfort to teach a dog that what he is currently doing isn’t the right thing. We’ll be discussing this collar proper in subsequent subs. But first…
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Who Is The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar For?
We have to reiterate that the Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar is a training collar. This means that the collar should only be used on dogs that are being trained and only during the training period.
Also, young puppies shouldn’t be wearing this. The prongs which might not be harmful on an adult dog might be disastrous to the point of bursting something on a small puppy.
Generally, dogs that can’t undergo training for any reason have no business wearing this collar. Aside these restrictions, you’ll be good if you stick with the size recommendations as shown below.
Features Of The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar
The entire collar is made of steel that is electronically welded. What is the implication of this for you? First of all, you are sure that this collar is not going to break on you. And trust us when we say that you need a collar that isn’t going to just up and break.
The thing is, you will be doing some pulling when your dog is wearing this collar. In fact, that is the idea of this collar. Your dog misbehaves, you pull, and he behaves. That’s how it works.
Now hold up! We are not saying you should tug, it is supposed to be a slight pull. But even that could be enough to send some collars falling apart. So that is why we like that the collar is electronically welded.
Secondly, electronically welded steel is usually rust and tarnish resistant. The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar should be good through rain drops and water splashes. So you can use this collar to teach your dog proper behavior in water without fear.
For added durability and rust and tarnish resistance, the Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar is coated with chrome. We all know that chrome-coated metal is usually long lasting.
2. The Prongs
The prongs are those curved things that are designed to slightly dig into a dog’s skin when the collar is pulled on.
They are blunt and carefully rounded in so that when the prongs dig in, what your dog experiences is discomfort and not necessarily pain. At least, that is the idea.
For additional comfort, the Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar comes with rubber stoppers. So, if you are still not comfortable with the prongs, despite the fact that they are blunt, you can put the rubber stoppers on.
One other thing is that the prongs are removable. The idea behind making them removable is so that the collar can fit a range of dogs. So if the collar doesn’t fit your dog as is, all you need do is remove a couple of the prongs till you get the right fit.
Be careful! The right fit is not too tight. Remember that you are going to be doing a bit of pulling. You don’t want to choke your dog in the name of training.
However, the right fit is also not loose. You don’t want your dog to be able to back out of the collar whenever he wills.
3. Leash Ring
There are a couple of rings on this collar. However, the one you want to attach a leash to looks different from the others. It is heavier and is on the outside of the collar. Don’t worry, you can’t miss it!
Is The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar User Friendly?
Well, as training collars go, this collar is quite easy to use. There isn’t really much to the handling of it. However, we will advise that you speak with a professional (your vet or dog trainer) before you use this collar on your dog.
The reason is we want that professional to be the one to decide that you dog needs or can use this collar. It is a prong collar, so…
Pros Of The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar
As far as training collars go, we could say that the Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar is pretty safe. Because first, the prongs are blunt and rounded in. They could even be used as are.
Second, the collar comes with rubber stoppers for even added safety. So that those that are scared of the prongs can have a bit of consolation.
Electronically welded steel, chrome coating, need we say more? The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar is built to withstand a lot of pull and/or force.
We like that the collar makes provision for adjustment. And the adjustment is pretty easy too. Just pull out a couple of prongs, fit the others together and you are good.
Cons Of The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar
The rubber stoppers have a habit of coming off unexpectedly and that could get pretty annoying. What if you are in a place where whatever falls off stays lost?
Additionally, we know we told you that this collar will not fall apart. However, there is one thing that could cause it to do just that. And that is removing the links to adjust the size of the collar.
We are not saying that this will happen. What we are saying, however, is that there is a possibility of the collar falling apart if you remove any of the links (prongs).
Alternative Options To The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar
Haven’t found the right collar for you and your dog yet? Here are some other options you could consider. You should be able to get something from here.
High End Option — Herm Sprenger Black Stainless Steel Prong Collar
This collar is pricier than our featured collar. So if you have the bucks to spare you could consider this collar.
Now, unlike our featured product, this collar has a buckle. So you don’t have to force the thing down your dog’s neck. He can wear this collar and still maintain his dignity.
However, this collar does not come with rubber stoppers. All you get is the collar. But the prongs are blunt and rounded. That should count for something, shouldn’t it?
Anti-Allergic Option — Herm Sprenger Curogan Prong Training Collar
This one is for all the dogs that usually have skin reactions to collars and practically anything that touches their skin.
The Herm Sprenger Curogan Prong Training Collar is made of steel alright. However, unlike most other collars. This collar is coated in curogan, making it a great collar for dogs who are allergic.
It has a kind of clasp, an H S scissors clasp. Once you get the hang of it, it shouldn’t be a problem for you. How do you get the hang of it? Ask around in the dog community.
Opposite Spectrum — PetSafe Martingale Collar
The PetSafe Martingale Collar is listed as opposite spectrum because it isn’t a prong collar, it is a martingale. However, the reason we listed it at all is because it does the same thing a prong collar does.
In fact, some people even prefer it because it doesn’t have any of those “scary” looking prongs. It’s just plain comfortable nylon. So if you think a martingale is a better option for you, you’ll like this.
|Electronically welded steel
|Stainless steel and a bit of leather
|H S scissors
What People Think About The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar
The Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar is doing just so so actually. It works well enough for a training collar.
Well, if you really must, you could go ahead and get the Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar. We just think the collar could have been a whole lot better.