If you read my review of the paw five harness, you know how we ended up with these prong dog collars. I chose these collars for my boys because I did not want use an e-collar that would require charging and battery to work. Another training collar that I skipped over was the standard choke chain. The choke chains in my opinion do not work well and can injure the dog if not properly used. Prong collars can also cause injury to the dog if not properly used but I find the odds of injury less with the prong collar.
Once the collar is properly fitted to the dog, the collar requires very little effort on the handlers part to correct behaviors. I was amazed at how easy it actually was to control the dogs after only wearing the collars for a few minutes. It literally took only a few fingers on the leash to stop them dead in their tracks. It is important to make sure the collar fits properly before you start working with it.
The collars come with removable prong sections so that it can be fitted to each individual dogs neck size appropriately. These sections can be kind of difficult to get out and back in because you have to squeeze the prong ends together to get them off and then squeeze them together again to get them back on. If the collar is not properly fitted to the dog, it will slide around as the dog moves and lose the pressure points that it is intended to poke against for corrections.
When I purchased these collars I was not sure which style of collar I wanted because they had two available. One was the standard chrome metal prong collar that I had always known and the newer version had a fabric collar outside to hide the metal prongs. Since I had three dogs, I figured I would buy one of each style and choose the third one after trying them both.
The only issue that I had with the fabric style collar that we purchased was that it had to be pulled over the dogs head compared to the metal style that went under their chin and then clipped together on the top of their neck. It was especially difficult to pull the collar over the head of the long haired dogs because the prongs would get tangled in their fur. Other than that one minor issue, both style collars preform the same when needed for corrections.