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Old 02-23-2010, 12:17 PM
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Default Comfort Tips for Prong? Yes or No?

I bought walker a prong this weekend. A little late for the trip since the stupid neighbor couldnt keep her dog in the yard and not even 3 minutes after i took him out the 10 lb mutt had a death wish. (BTW walker was on leash in a martingale but theres only so much a martingale will help) It is a Titan Collar nice and heavy VERY well made but it didnt come with comfort tips. It DOES have rounded tips and Walker wore it that way all weekend and wasnt phased that it didnt have the tips. So the question is should I buy them or not? I pulled it against my arm and it didnt hurt at all so I dont know.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:05 PM
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I didn't vote because I don't know! LOL. I use a prong for Orson, he doesn't have the tips on it..........never has hurt him yet. Never broken skin, never has yelped even a tiny bit. Basically, he doesn't TRY to pull when he has it on. The sensation of it BEING on is enough to keep it in his head to be nice I think, LOL
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:07 PM
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Coop thats what im thinking too. Walker has his because of stupid dogs like this weekend. The dog got IN HIS FACE, with me blocking and walker with his martingale keeping his head as high as i could.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:12 PM
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Tips is a human preference, mostly. ALL prongs should have rounded tips. On some dogs the rubber tips can help the collar stay in place as its less slippery than the metal (mostly for short-haired dogs), however I rarely use tips.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:13 PM
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The last one i had didnt have rounded tips like this one. They were cut flat but had the tips so i didnt worry.

So he should be fine sans tips?
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:55 PM
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I dont think it really matter, most prongs have rounded tips, I use the herm sprenger with no issues.
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i think it's fairly ironic to be debating the use of comfort tips on a piece of equipment that works because it causes discomfort.

and yes, i use a prong collar at times. it does not have rubber tips.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:27 PM
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i think it's fairly ironic to be debating the use of comfort tips on a piece of equipment that works because it causes discomfort.
kinda what I was thinking.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:48 PM
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I use a prong for Orson, he doesn't have the tips on it..........never has hurt him yet. Never broken skin, never has yelped even a tiny bit. Basically, he doesn't TRY to pull when he has it on. The sensation of it BEING on is enough to keep it in his head to be nice I think, LOL
Ditto.

Sierra's doesn't have comfort tips (TBH I've never even heard of them, let alone see them in person...) and she dances for me to put her prong on.


(I think this is the first time I've admitted to using a prong on Chaz... I've kind of avoided the subject like the plague.)
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I agree with the others who said it should have rounded tips. If the points are sharp, the collar isn't well made.
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