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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Sturdy Collar?

Looking for a new collar for Obi. I have a new one on him now but I keep it as a back up one, I want a good and strong collar. His other collar snapped at the buckle when he chased after a goose (we are working on this, our neighborhood is overcrowded with aquatic birds). So I need one strong enough to withstand his loose leash walking training and the random times a goose flies out of the sky and lands less than 10 feet in front of us when we are leash training. I already have a good quality harness, loose leash walking works better on a collar for him.

Thanks anyone!
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Our favorite collars are:

1) the 1" flat leather collars from Leerburg (these are SOLID, are are the matching leashes - we use both every day) http://leerburg.com/flatleathercollar-1in.htm

2) Leerburg's leather-strap keeper collars (with metal buckle, not the plastic snap - we use these for walks with our very drivey, STRONG male)

3) if you're looking for something really intense, the rigid collars from Modern Icon

We always use a nylon slip collar as a backup collar - just in case one of the dogs backs out of the buckle collar. This saved me more than once when I had sighthounds, and we do it with all of our dogs now.

Photos attached of our 7-month-old girl wearing the Leerburg 1" flat leather collar, and of our male wearing the keeper collar.

Good luck! Let us know what you decide on - I'm curious what options you find!
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A good quality leather collar should outlive the dog it was purchased for! Just keep an eye on the stitching which will tend to wear over time.

I have one that's outlasted 3 dogs.
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I think I will order the Leerburg 1" flat leather collar, thank you 🙂 I really appreciate the help! Thank you both!
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I just bought a collar from this place.
He did a custom design for me at a super reasonable price but he has plain collars on his site as well.
https://www.facebook.com/thebutchershoptx/
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That's awesome, kaydub_u -- enjoy! You can't go wrong with the Leerburg collars!
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I use a 2" modern icon on my dog great collar
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I've been pretty happy with a 1.75'' k9tactical collar for occasional use in situations I want a strong collar or a handle.
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I used to do endurance racing on horses and we used almost strictly biothane material, since then Im a huge fan and use the same for the dogs collars. I get them from Gun Dog Supply, they include a riveted name tag for $12. The material is indestructible, totally weather proof, and looks like brand new after a quick wipe.

https://www.gundogsupply.com/collars.html

They also have reflective ones for night time. Plenty of color options and collar styles too, I like the center rings.
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You might also check with Bud at K9noz at http://k9noz.com/ . He will custom make just about any type of collar you want in biothane.
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