There are plenty of dogs that do not need the prong collar, but some are very dominant, whether small, medium, or large. Think about it, if you are giving your dog leash corrections and they are not phased at all and they do not mind getting their neck yanked back more than a few times, then that is when they can use a prong collar to make them respond faster.
There are plenty of people and trainers that are totally against the prong collars. They just see the collar and think that it is going to harm the dog. IT IS NOT!
There are proven facts that the choker collar has caused damage to the trachea because when the dog gets fixated on something then they will pull and choke themselves to try to get to the object even though it is hurting their throat.
Whereas, the prong collar reminds them of their mom because when there is one puppy extremely hyper and causing trouble, what the mom will do is grab the puppy the scruff of the next, with her teeth, pull them back either off the ground or off their front paws, give them a growl until they calm down, go limp, and submit, then she will put them down!
Anything that happens to them in between 4 – 9 weeks of their lives is ingrained into their minds. They remember everything!
Once they have the prong collar on it is not tight and you can get your fingers underneath. As soon as you give a snap, release leash correction, they feel the prong collar and it reminds them of their mom and they stop their bad behavior quicker than the regular collar or the choker collar.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE PRONG COLLARS FROM AMAZON AND PETCO! THEY ARE NOT MADE RIGHT AND IT EITHER IT COMES APART OR IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THE PRONGS OFF TO RESIZE!
PLEASE GET EITHER A TITAN PRONG COLLAR, A TOP PAW PRONG COLLAR, OR A HERM SPRINGER PRONG COLLAR
PLEASE WATCH THE 2 VIDEOS BELOW TO SEE HOW TO GET THE PRONGS ON AND OFF AND HOW TO PUT THE QUICK RELEASE COLLAR ON: