Do Prong Collars Make Dogs More Aggressive?
As you will learn throughout the Beacon Dog training videos, Daniel fully endorses the proper ways of implementing prong collar training. Although prongs are often used by dog handlers to prevent aggressive behavior, many people believe that these collars lead to an increased likelihood of aggression.
The truth is that it depends on how the collar is used. When used correctly, prong collars are an invaluable dog training tool. They can help your dog get into the working mindset and shift their focus to you as their leader.
With that being said, there are some situations where using a prong collar will achieve the exact opposite result. For example, there are certain breeds that may become aggressive if you over-correct during training. Certainly, this is not the case with all breeds. However, over-correction may lead to the dog fearing the collar.
There are many different ways, and opinions on utilizing prong collars during your dog training sessions. And, the potential for misuse is relatively high if you're not properly trained in how to apply and use them. That is why it is so important to consult with a dog training professional to help guide you through the proper procedures.