International Positive Dog Training Association
Setting The International Standard For Humane Dog Training
Pinch or Prong Collars
Tool: Pinch or Prong Collar
Rating: Unacceptable due to high risk for misuse and/or abuse in the hands of the average dog handler.
Operant Sequence: Positive Punishment & Negative Reinforcement
• Adding the pinch to decrease the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated.
For example, pulling on the pinch collar to stop the dog from pulling on leash.
• Stopping the pinch to increase the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated.
For example, loosening up on the pinch to keep the dog in heel position (avoidance conditioning).
Conclusion: Powerful Aversive
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