How old for prong collar?
My puppy just turned 4 months today, and I'm struggling to leash train him. He's very stubborn and hard headed. I've training dogs to walk on the leash successfully without using leash corrections, and I tried to train Duke this way, but I've spent hours trying to gain his focus on me while walking with no success.
So here's the thing, I know how to use leash corrections but I'm not very familiar with the equipment. I've begin training him using pops on the leash, but I feel that he needs something more to aid in his training. I know Duke would hurt himself with a slip collar, because he throws himself forward so hard and fast that he chokes out bad even with a simple nylon collar. I swear he feels nothing.
I've always felt intimidated by prong collars, but I've met a lot of people that recommend them for dogs 6+ months to help aid their leash training. My puppy is far from sensitive and can be a real butt head. What are your opinions for using a prong collar on a 4 month old puppy? I'll research how to fit it and use it correctly, if you all think it's okay.