Standard CollarsLeather CollarsMartingale Collars
Head CollarsChoke CollarsCitronella/Ultrasonic Collars
Tracking CollarsElectric Shock Collars

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Standard Collars

GoTags Personalized Nylon Dog Collar, In blue, black, pink, red and orange, 15 embroidery thread colors, and in 4 adjustable sizes XS -> L. Personalized with your dog’s name and your phone number permanently stitched into this best selling collar .

GoTags Personalized Reflective Dog Collar Personalize this reflective collar so your dog will be identifiable no matter what time of day it is. Clip buckle for easy release, too. For the waterproof version, click here.

Blueberry Pet Solid Nylon Personalized Collar, Martingale Collar or Seatbelt Personalize your dog’s collar in your choice of color, embroidery colors, and fonts. You also get your choice of regular buckle or Martingale collar. Very nice.

Yellow Dog Design Waterproof Personalized Name Plate Dog Collar Very cute patterns and colors. Anodized name plate to Laser Engrave your dog’s Name and your contact details. By Yellow Dog Design in Greensboro NC for your water loving hound.

Lupine Dog Collars. Jacquard woven nylon 3/4” wide collars for dogs, in 3 adjustable sizes. Many beautiful patterns with matching leads available. Machine wash, air dry. Lupine products are from Conway, New Hampshire and Guaranteed (even if chewed).

iHoming Collar with Leash Set. This is a nice quality clip on adjustable collar and leash set. The leash is the length we recommend for the average dog (about 4 ft). Many pretty patterns. Matching harness purchased separately. An easy choice.

Blueberry Pet Collars, Harnesses and Leashes. Best selling product line of collars, harnesses and leashes in a wide assortment of colors, including seasonal fun choices for fall and winter holidays, bandanas and bows, and highly recommended reflective designs. Follow this link and search for more!

Leather Collars

CollarDirect Rolled Leather Dog Collar. Rolled (Round) collars are particularly well suited for long haired dog breeds. The round shape prevents tangling and damaging dog’s fur. Great for puppies and small to medium adult dogs if you want an everyday collar with the quality and style of genuine leather. In sizes XXS -> XL, gorgeous. For matching leashes see the leather leash section or click here.

CollarDirect Soft Padded Leather Dog Collar with Brass Buckle. Genuine full grain leather with soft padding inner side made of specially treated soft leather in light blue, red, orange, lime green, pink, yellow, purple, dark blue and mint green. Sizes S -> XL. Beautiful collars.

Soft Touch Collars Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar. Style, comfort and quality at an affordable price, this collar is finished beautifully inside and outside. The leather quality is luxurious, heavy stitching and strong quality hardware. Lifetime guarantee. Classy color options, gorgeous collars.

Blueberry Pet Fabric Webbing and Soft Genuine Leather Dog Collars. Polyester webbing lining and genuine leather in 10 color choices. Matching leashes available. Although most customers were very happy with this collar, some were disappointed with the durability of this product. For a rugged outdoor hiking kind of collar this one may not be your first choice.

Dogs Kingdom Suede Skin Jeweled Crystal Dog Collar and Leash Set This dazzling collar and leash set comes in sizes XXS -> M in 7 happy colors including sexy black with bling, too. Irresistible choice with matching leash. Seriously adorable for your little prince or princess.

Beirui Rhinestone Crystal Leather Dog Collar in sizes S -> L for medium to large dogs (see their size chart). All sizes are 5cm/1.5″ wide and come in black, pink, hot pink, blue and purple with three rows of sparkly crystals all around the collar. Best for easy dogs or as a second collar for glamming it up.

Downtown Pet Supply 2″ Wide Large Premium Leather Studded Dog Collar. Durable 100% leather collar with nickel-plated hardware. We don’t recommend the fully spiked collar at all for your dog’s safety and anyone who goes near him. In red, black or brown.

Martingale (Greyhound) Collars

Civilized Pet Tip: The Martingale collar has been called a humane choke choke collar and is at the top of our Civilized Choice list. The Martingale (also called the Greyhound collar) prevents your dog from backing out because it tightens around the neck when tension is applied to the leash. The collar loosens again when your dog relaxes and the leash slackens. Because Martingale collar is more of a squeeze than a choke, because the design only allows it to tighten so much. Traditional martingales have no buckle and just slip over the head when you get home, or just remove the leash and it can be left on indoors. It gives you the authority you need, along with the security your dog needs.

Blueberry Pet Solid Color Martingale Safety Training Color. This is the standard traditional Martingale collar ensures that your dog doesn’t back out on the leash walk. In 31 colors, yes, 31 colors and sizes XS -> L. Customized embroider of your dog’s name and your phone number. Matching seatbelt adapter to secure your dog in the car (although we advise the seatbelt be attached to a harness please).

Blueberry Pet Spring Scent Floral Safety Training Martingale Dog Collar is atraditional Martingale collar that slips over the head (no buckle) . In sizes XS (3/8″ wide) thru L (1″ wide), this floral collection (check out Blueberry Pet’s many other product lines) offers customized embroidery of your dog’s name and/or just the phone number in your choice of embroidery colors and fonts. Matching harnesses, leashes, seat belts and lanyards!

Max and Neo Stainless Steel Chain Martingale Collar. This chain martingale collar is 1″ wide (size S is 3/4″ Small size, XS is 1/2″). Stainless steel chain and O ring won’t rust. Nylon snap buckle has a lockable tab to prevent accidental release (the traditional Martingale design has no buckle). Reflective stitching for visibility. Comes in XS -> L and 7 pretty colors. Max and Neo donate the same collar sold to dog shelters across the USA. Nice!

CollarDirect Reflective Martingale Collars for Dogs. Made of stainless steel chain and quality nylon with reflective thread. Features a lockable plastic side release buckle (we still prefer Martingales without these). In 8 vibrant colors: black, blue, red, orange, lime green, pink, purple and mint green, and sizes S -> L.

Country Brook Petz Martingale Paisley Dog Collar This is one of many Country Brook Petz collar collections s worth considering, in 5 beautiful colors in sizes XS -> XL (1/2″ – 1″ wide). Matching leash is a must for the well dressed dog, so for the leash click here! Follow the links and search for more…

Regal Hound Designs 2 inch Wide Martingale Dog Collar Regal Hound makes beautiful wide Martingales in Florals, and patterns like Black Sugar Skulls. Wide collars are made for larger dogs with long necks (like sighthounds, for example) to better tension on the neck. In sizes M and L/XL.

Mighty Paw Stainless Steel Martingale Training Collar is made with premium quality Stainless Steel so it won’t rust or tarnish. It’s also chew-proof (dogs don’t like chewing metal ). This collar is 1/2 way between a metal choke chain (see below) and a true martingale collar, and shouldn’t be left on indoors. It is a bit more severe than a standard martingale collar because it is narrower and the force is not distributed as it would in a wider collar. A nice option for rainy days.

Head Collars

Civilized Pet Tip: Introduce all head collars gradually, your dog will feel weird at first and needs to get used to the snout loop and the new type of control you have. Take it slow, let your dog get used to wearing it inside without a leash at first. It might even take a week or two to go for a walk, but it will definitely be worth it. No pressure on your dog’s throat, so he won’t choke or cough and gives you efficient control with no pain. Read product instructions and watch any video included for guidelines.

The Company of Animals Halti Collar is a lightweight humane head collar (like a horse lead) designed for dog comfort with a fully padded wide nose band & waterproof, reflective webbing and a safety link that attaches to your dog’s collar (Martingale suggested) for added security. Sizes 0 -> 5 see chart for sizing. It discourages pulling on the leash by allowing you to gently steer & guide your dog’s head (no jerking or pulling on the neck like other collars) away from targets like another dog or maybe a skunk. This standard model has a fixed length on the side straps. The best one is the one that fits your dog best (you won’t know until she tries it on). Side strap keeps nose loop from riding up like it can in other head collars.

The Company of Animals Halti OptiFit Headcollar
in your choice of black or red is a must for dogs who react aggressively to other dogs during leash walks or pull on the leash for any reason (basic leash control is still required!). It gives you control over the dog’s head and therefore interrupts locking on to the target. Features a wide, padded noseband that is also reflective for visibility in low light. A strong clip on the front of the Halti attaches to your dog’s basic collar for extra security. Noseband and cheek straps adjust to fit a wide range of snout shapes for gentle effective control when you need it most. Available in S, M, L; measure your dog before ordering! Highly recommended and a top Civilized Choice.

PetSafe Gentle Leader Headcollar is easy to fit and has a neoprene padded nose loop. However, the straps are thin and can sometimes snap with larger powerful dogs so the other headcollars may be a better choice for you (and the wider ones are more comfortable, too). Depending on your dog’s shape, the snout band can ride up into the eyes so try one and see how it fits your dog! To be introduced gradually inside without a leash and then with daily practice indoors on leash, then out you go! Comes in XS -> XL and in 8 colors. If you control the head, you control the dog with no pain around the neck and much less effort. For more colorful donut, poppies and bones patterns in sizes S, M, L click here.

Holt Head Collar. This version of the head collar offers some minor design variations, no real padding but the straps are wide and it might fit your dog better than our top picks. Be sure to measure your dog as directed for the right size.

Choke Collars

Civilized Pet Tip: The collars that follow below are more severe training collars intended for young adult or adult dogs who are resistant to reward based training alone. Choke collars, regardless of the kind, must be used with respect. A choke collar should fit slightly loosely until tnesion is applied with the leash. If it is tight when the leash is slack, it is too tight and should be loosened. Choke collars should only be worn when a leash is put on, and never left on the dog when unsupervised. Never lift your dog’s feet off the ground to ‘choke’ him into obedience. This is abusive and cruel. If any dog trainer does this to your dog or recommends that you do, protect your dog. Find another dog trainer immediately or see a veterinary behaviorist for expert guidance. Choke collars, used mindfully and appropriately, can be a valuable tool along with a leash shorter than 4ft in length. With an experienced professional to guide you, you might even discover that a choke collar is not what’s best to civilize your dog after all.

Mighty Paw Stainless Steel Choke Collar. Quality Stainless Steel won’t rust or tarnish. Comes in 7 sizes (16″ -> 30″).  If your dog is small boned or very young, a lightweight nylon or leather weight collar is advised. Mighty Paw operates from Rochester, NY.

Coastal Pet Titan Choke Collars. This best selling quality choke chain is argon welded and chrome plated so it won’t tarnish, rust, or break. Use only when dog is attended on leash. Wide variety of lengths. Do not choose choke chains for puppies or light muscled dogs u

BronzeDog Braided Rope Dog Slip Choke Collar. Made of heavy duty braided mountain climbing rope, steel hardware and reflective stitching. In 3 sizes, each with a smaller girth. The blue collar link is featured here; for green, purple, orange or red slip chokes click here. Remove indoors.

Mycicy Reflective Dog Slip Choke Collar is 1″ wide x 20″ long, so fits a dog with a neck girth less than 15″ (not for toy breeds please). It is made of padded nylon with reflective stitching, in your choice of bright happy colors and basic black. The wider the collar, the more distributed the tension is around the neck.

Mayerzon New Pinch Prong Training Collar. This best seller is made of stainless steel coated with chrome. Features ‘Comfort” rubber tips, but o be clear, this type of collar is not meant to be comfortable.. Advised for dogs with ‘buffalo’ necks who resist reward based training. The pinch segments go 2/3 of the way around, making it less severe. Tips can come off, so be sure to replace them if they do.

Herm Sprenger Dog Prong Training Collar has ‘Comfort Tips’. Some dogs respond well to this training tool, however, others will tolerate the pain and ignore you. Reward based training usually works best, but prong chokes have their place. This collar features removable links to adjust size. Recommended only for adult dogs with thickly muscled necks. Available in S, M, Heavy and X-Heavy sizes. 

Herm Sprenger Collar Neck Tech, Stainless Steel 24” fits dogs with neck circumference up to 21″. Each unique segment has blunted linear prongs that may be as effective as the standard prong choke but less severe. They suggest it imitates canine teeth, but that can be suggested for any prong collar. They disclose the possibility of unintended opening (also possible for other prong chokes). Also comes in black stainless steel.

Herm Sprenger Fur Saver Heavy Dog Training Collar This dog training collar is great for long-haired dogs. Elongated links pull out less hair than other choke chains can over time. Herm Sprenger is known for their quality control, craftsmanship and high quality collars. The Fur Saver collars are available in 3mm x 19″, 21″ and 23″ and 4mm x 23″, 25″ and 27″.

Citronella & Ultrasonic Collars

PetSafe Remote Spray Trainer, Training Collar & Remote The collar is designed for dogs 8 lb. and up and is adjustable for necks up to 27 inches in circumference Collar and remote are rechargeable with the included USB charger; average battery life is 40 hours. For adult dogs only, it is water resistant, too. A red LED light flashes when the battery is low and a yellow LED light flashes when the spray is low. Available without the remote if you want to use it for nuisance barking only. For additional refill spray cans click here. If your dog has annoying or worrisome behavior, contact a veterinary behaviorist in your area.

WWVVPET Spray Dog Training Collar Short or Long Citronella Spray modes can be set for use automatically (Auto Anti-Bark mode) without manual remote control or switched to manual remote control mode. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and 2-3 hours of charging time give you up to 3-7 days of use. Water resistant design includes collar, remote controller, lanyard, USB cable, and user manual. A red LED light on the collar flashes ince per second when the battery is low, and flashes once in 5 seconds when the spray is low. Does NOT include the citronella spray, for that click here.

DogRook Dog Bark Collar is a No Shock Ultrasonic Anti Barking training collar that features 7 safe vibration and sound levels to remotely (when you’re not right next to your dog) correct undesired behaviors (persistent barking, jumping on the window sill) with unpleasant but harmless vibrating and beeping. This water-resistant collar comes with two extra batteries, 2 pairs of prongs and two colored covers (orange, blue) along with a Training E-book. You still need reward based training and daily leash walks to help keep your dog happy and calm.

Tracking Collars

Petfon PET Tracker (iPhone or iPad only, Android coming soon) combines GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and long-distance transmission technology, to track your pet’s activity up to 0.65 miles indoor or in congested area and 3.5 miles in an open area. Mobile app is easy to install and use with the help of a manual and video guide. Lightweight (1.65″x 1.65″ x 0.7″), silicone case, rainproof. No monthly fee! Petfon works anywhere even without cellular coverage. Standby battery can be used for 8-16 hrs.

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar with GPS Tracker & Activity Monitor (Leather or Sport). Works with iOS and Android.requires service plan connectivity to allow data to be transmitted. Battery lasts up to 3 days. Includes an extended warranty, a size guarantee (it’s curved to naturally fit the contours of your dogs neck), and access to the Pet Poison Helpline, a 24/7 animal poison control center. Some buyers raved about it, but just as many didn’t. Brown leather or what looks like neoprene black, sizes XS->L. Hard to say if these are bugs in the system, misunderstanding of function, or design flaws. Call the company before you order with any questions.

Whistle Health & Location Tracker for Pets is a best seller but reviews are mixed; just over 1/2 of buyers really like. It uses AT&T nationwide network and Google maps to locate your dog or cat up to 3, 000 miles away! 24-Hour timeline lets you know if pets were running, napping and even scratching. Records calories burned, distance traveled, minutes active & more. Whistle 3 will also send text, App or Email notifications when your pet leaves home. Add multiple owners so friends & family will get escape alerts & notifications or just to know how long your dog walker really walked your dog. Rugged, lightweight, waterproof; colors vary with each of 3 models.

Electric Shock Collar

Electric Shock Collar. Looking for a shock collar for your dog? Sorry, you won’t find any here because we don’t recommend them. Many studies have shown the serious harm they can do to your pet both emotionally and physically, and the damage they do to your relationship. If a dog trainer recommends a shock collar for your dog, take your dog safely away and find a reward based trainer. If you are using a shock collar, please stop. Never send your pet away for training at a ‘boot camp’; you don’t know what they will do to your best friend when you’re not around. Your dog should respond to you because of practice and trust built over time, and not to a stranger with a remote control. If you need help for your dog, ask your veterinarian to recommend the nearest veterinary behaviorist or visit for a listing of board certified specialists near you. A shock collar would be considered abusive for people, and it’s abusive for dogs, too.

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