Clicker Vs Prong Training
09 Nov 2010
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When people think about training they always get confused. People can not decide what training tool or method they should choose. I am going to give you some basic input on Clicker and Prong Collar Training. The two training method and tool, are most effective in dog training. Different people have different thought some people thinks that prong are rude and unethical way to train because it involves hard correction. Let me tell you something, every tool has its own advantage and effictiveness.
Clicker Training: This is a very popular training tool in animal kingdom based on reward, positive rainforcement and marking of correct action. This is really very effective tool for training a pet quality and soft dogs. When I say pet quality and soft dogs I mean the dominance level of dog is low or modrate and also have modrate pray drive. It doesnt mean that you cant train a hard dog or highly dominant dog. This is very effective in basic obidiance and new trick training. You dont need a serious knowledge you just need basic info and you are ready to train you dog.
Prong Training: This is not a training tool for novice guy. This is a serious training tool, very effective when we train a dominant and high energy level dog with a high prey drive. This is correction based training which imitate a dog bite. but one should be very careful while making correction because there is a very thin line between abuse and coorrection. Wrong correction will confuse your dog, so if you dont know what you are doing please dont do that. This is best training tool for protection and police dogs.
Before you start your training first figure out the personality of you dog and decide what you except from your dog. If your dog is dominant and have high prey drive and you are novice please do not play Tug-o-war with your dog and always seek for a professional help. I have not discussed the training method in detail. This article is just for basic info about best two method of training a dog. don't treat you dog heavily it will just spoil your dog.