This page is meant to serve as a resource for Canine Perspective’s clients for commonly needed training tools and for frequently asked questions. Please contact Maria at Maria@CaninePerspectiveChicago.com should any of the following links be broken or lead to a dead page.
Only purchase Herm Sprenger brand prong collars.
DO NOT purchase prong collars that have been altered with snap buckles, covers, or rubber tips as these things inhibit the effectiveness of the collar making them useless.
DO NOT purchase prong collars that have an alligator clip. These are more likely to come undone.
The following images are examples of what NOT to buy.
Prong Collar 2.25mm & extra Prong Bundle Pack:
Prong Collar 3mm:
When purchasing a slip chain, measure the base of your dog’s neck and add 4 inches to the length. That is the length of chain you will be needing. This is to be used in conjunction with your dog’s prong collar or with an e-collar.
The brand I recommend is Baskerville. It allows the dog to both eat food, drink water, and pant appropriately making it ideal for extended wear. PetCo generally carries them, Pet Supplies Plus carry them sometimes as well. Otherwise, you can order them online.
JAFCO is another recommended brand. Always opt for muzzles that have a 3rd strap across the forehead for added security.
Info for getting the appropriate muzzle:
Here are some more videos on counter conditioning:
Canine Perspective will ONLY train with the Dogtra brand of e-collar. This ensures consistency amongst all clients and their dogs. Dogtra is the best brand by far and is worth the investment.
Jesse will inform you which collar(s) will be suited for your specific dog’s personality. Do NOT buy a collar not recommended by Jesse.
Dogtra 280C (1 dog system, 35lb dogs and under, medium-low power, soft personalities)
Dogtra 282C (2 dog system, 35lb dogs and under, medium-low power, soft personalities)
Dogtra 2300NCP Expandable (1 dog system expandable to 2 dogs, 70lb dogs and under, medium-high power, mild personalities)
Dogtra 2300NCP Expandable Collar – Dog 2
Dogtra 3500NCP (70lb dogs and over, high power, power breeds, stubborn personalities)
Dogtra 3502NCP (2 dog system, 70lb dogs and over, high power, power breeds, stubborn personalities)
Comfort Adapter meant for extended wear.
Contact Points for coats of different lengths and densities.
A 30-foot leash is recommended. This leash is meant for Recall or Come when called training.
This leash is a bit more expensive but allows you to shorten the length of the leash if needed.