5 out of 5 stars
This collar definitely works as advertised. Be sure to watch the video about sizing it though. I took great care to measure my dog for this collar and still wound up buying a collar that was about an inch too long. Even so, I've been able to make good use of it, and curb some dominant behavior in just a matter of a few corrections.
5 out of 5 stars
This collar makes it simple to take the dog out for a quick potty break and works as a good backup/training collar for our prong session. I've only had our prong collar fall off once, but with the DDC I don't have to worry about my dog getting off leash in the city. I've used this on a 'strong-willed' dog and with it on she is easily controlled with little corrections. Please READ and UNDERSTAND how this collar is to be used and worn.
Dominant Dog Collar ™
This collar is not intended to give a painful correction. It is intended to take the air away from a dominant aggressive dog.
More dogs are put to sleep everyday for aggression problems than they are properly trained.
Killing a dog must ALWAYS be the last resort. Learning how to use a dominant dog collar can and will often make the difference between having a dog put down or ending up as a pack leader and a dog the you can live with.
Some dogs will often get over-stimulated by a prong collar resulting in a more hectic and aggressive dog. The Dominant Dog Collar is designed to be used on handler aggressive or dog aggressive dogs. Using a Dominant Dog collar correctly on the takes the drive and fight out of the dog.
If you have a problem with dog aggression or a dominant dogs, we recommend that you get the Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs DVD. We also have an extensive collection of articles pertaining to dominant and aggressive dogs We recommend you read the article on Dealing with the Dominant Dog written by Ed Frawley.
Individuals who use this collar for handler aggression should have their dog undergo through a solid pack structure program. For adult dogs, we recommend the Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet DVD. For puppies, we recommend the Living with Your Puppy - Establishing Pack Structure DVD.
Due to government restrictions, countries such as Australia and a few in Europe do not allow the use of remote or electric collars. These dominant dog collars are a viable alternative.
Below is information on getting the right size of dominant dog collar as well as some effective ways you can use the Dominant Dog Collar.
How to Fit the Leerburg Dominant Dog Collar™
These dominant dog collars come in 1 inch increments, from 7 inches up to 28 inches in size.
Measure the dog's neck just under the jaw and right behind the ears. Use a string or cloth tape measure. The string should be VERY SNUG. It should be as tight a measurement as you can get it. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you have the tightest possible measurement located at the top of the neck directly below the jaw line. Order a collar that is the exact length of that measurement.
If you have measured your dogs neck properly and your dogs neck size is in between two sizes, then order a collar that is the next size smaller. For example if your string size is 13 1/2 inches then order a 13 inch dominant dog collar. (The hardware is smaller on the dominant dog collars that are 8 - 12 inches. The hardware is larger on the collars that are 13 inches and larger.) If you are questioning your measurement, please call us first and we will talk you through the process.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to get a tight, snug measurement. There should be no extra room at all between the dogs neck and the tape measure or string.
When these collars are properly fit they will stay in place and not slip down the neck. If you start add inches to the string you will get a collar that is the wrong size. It will not stay in place and not be as effective for training.
View our video on Dominant Dog Collar Sizing.
It is very important that trainers understand that the proper fit will not only ensure better training it is also a safety issue with the dog. The less movement in the handlers arm the faster the trainer is going to be able to take the slack out of the collar.
I am not a fan of choke collars as training collars. There are only a few legitimate training collars: a flat collar (leather or nylon), a prong collar, an remote collar (electric collar), and (with aggressive dogs) these dominant dog collars.
What Happens When You Don't Measure Correctly
The dominant dog collar pictured below was mailed back to Leerburg and the customer claimed that it broke.
Well it did break after her dog chewed it off his neck.
Something like this can only happen when the customer makes a mistake in measuring their dog's neck. In this case, rather than return the collar for the correct size she chose to use it and found out why I say it's very important to measure correctly.
These collars don't break. We have never had one break. We have on occasion had a customer's dog chew through one and the customer has to replace it. Dogs chewing collars off their neck are not covered under warranty.
When the collar is properly sized it is impossible for this to happen because the dog cannot reach the 1 inch of slack that is left when it is on the dog.
If you are new to this product it is important that you understand how we intend the product to be used. This collar should not be used to give a leash correction. It's not intended to be used in the manner that old school YANK AND CRANK dog trainers jerked dogs around and gave corrections. Doing that with this collar or with a metal choke collar can and will damage the throat of your dog.
We choose not to sell small link metal chock collars. In our opinion these choke collars are dangerous and injure dogs.
Our dominant dog collar should only be used the way we explain in this article and in our DVDs. I cannot stress this enough. If you use our dominant dog collar the way we explain it is the best collar available to solve serious unwarranted aggression problems. If you use it to jerk your dog around with leash corrections you could very easily injure your dog.