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steimel720 Me and Tommy from @prongtheband. Great guys and a killer show. Everyone needs to see them live! #prong #rawk #metalrules #tommyvictor 4h

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griffintheservicedog *Disclaimer*
I do not want a prong collar debate, if you don't like them, don't use them. Any comments questioning the use of a prong collar will be deleted.

I have seen a lot of prong collars not fitted properly lately on here, and that concerns me. So I though I would do a little demo. This is where a prong collar is supposed to sit, right behind the ears without being tightened. They should NOT hang like a necklace, I have seen these hanging almost down to the dog's legs. It should also NEVER be held tight around the dog, and the leash should be loose unless giving a quick correction. Holding the leash tight with a prong can potentially cause aggression.

I use a prong collar because I like the feedback it gives me, and due to a condition I have, if Griffin were to pull me off center, he could do serious damage to my spine and cause slipped or herniated discs, and I really don't want major back surgery right now. Griffin prefers the prong collar over a slip, flat, or martingale, or head collars as well. He gets excited when he sees me pull it out. I even have a bowtie on it for fun right now. He works perfectly off leash, but that means a lot of verbal direction and correction, and it's much easier for me to use a leash.

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  •   toddthetoller Can I repost? 5h
  •   service_dog_lilly_ann I have never needed a prong collar mostly cuz my dog is only 6 pounds and not much of puller but if I ever did need one this is probably not how I would of adjusted it I would probably of just put it on like a normal collar so thank you for the info! 5h
  •   griffintheservicedog @service_dog_lilly_ann No problem! A lot of times people have just never learned to adjust or use them correctly from a trainer, so I'm doing my best with a picture haha 5h
  •   grace_n_meredith217 What is a prong collar?? 4h
  •   griffintheservicedog @grace_n_meredith217 It's also called a pinch collar, if you google it you should get quite a few images of them. 4h
  •   roguecowgirl Thank you for posting this!! I have absolutely no problems with prong collars, I used one when my Sheldon was an untrained puppy. But i die a little whenever I see one fitted wrong. Especially where it is so loose you can slip a prong collar over the dog's head like you do with a choke chain. I work at a grooming salon and I see a lot of misused products.... Sadly a lot of people don't want to hear they are potentially hurting their dog and get mean. =( 1h
  •   griffintheservicedog @roguecowgirl I work at a grooming salon too! Thankfully, we also do training there so usually people believe us when we say it's wrong haha. My boss is really forward with people, and she will flat out tell someone it's wrong when she sees it lol. But when I was at Petsmart, the stupidity was running rampant and no one would believe me. No matter how nice you are, sometimes people just think that they know everything and can get angry. 45min

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dryadmedia Another shot of Tommy Victor. #Prong #concertphotography #D4 #Nikon #theraverocks 19h

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andruciver always a pleasure working with the #overkill guys along with the #prong crew. good gig tonight. gonna feel it in the morning though...ha. #giglife #riglife #ouch 20h

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steimel720 Prong is rockin' out #prong #metalrules #Iruletoo 21h

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rwalker100 Another good show this weekend. #Prong was really good \m/ shout out to my guitar teachers band #fierceatmospheres that was also really good 21h

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digitaltourbus Don't think the stage could be any more packed than that for Overkill and Prong tonight in Joliet! 1d

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breathoftime New shirt! Prong is love! <3 #metal #prong 1d

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dryadmedia Tommy Victor of Prong catching some air. #concertphotography #D4 #Nikon #Prong 2d

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erikakristen Happy Birthday Tommy! In Cheeseville's infamous Rave basement, for some old school #trash #Prong #TommyVictor #ruininglives #cake #Overkill 2d

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davidtraina #nowplaying #Prong Beg to Differ on beautiful #vinyl 2d

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theraveusa Happy birthday Tommy Victor!! #prong live at The Rave. #theraverocks 2d

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sergiovega82 Happy Birthday to my boy Tommy @prongtheband on the road and #RuiningLives tonight with #PRONG in Milwaukee, WI #rock #metal #tour #party #roadlife #schecter 2d

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twelveyearsdriven Prong performing "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck". #METAL #MUSIC #ROCK #CONCERT #PRONG #SCOUTBAR #HOUSTON 2d

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theartcruz Happy Birthday to one of the best dudes EVER, Tommy Victor! I've learned so much from this guy, and so thankful to be given the opportunity to shred stages around the world with him. #flashback #statueofliberty #nyc #tommyvictor #happybirthday #prong #getinvolved 2d

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tyranny_theory October 9th Prong and Tyranny Theory together at El Corazon. 5d

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