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Keeper Collars Hidden Prong with Snap
Based on 25 reviews
$60.00 - $74.00

Keeper Collars Hidden Prong with Snap

#CLR0152003
Based on 25 reviews
$60.00 - $74.00
Features
  • Stars & Stripes is available for a limited time only - webbing color may vary between red or navy blue
  • NOTE: leather on Olive Drab Green collars may vary
  • Comes with 2.2 mm Chrome Links
  • Molded snap
  • Welded steel leash ring
  • Solid color collar sizes 12-13 are 3/4" wide
  • Stars & Stripes sizes 12-13 are 1" wide
  • Sizes 14-26 are 1" wide
  • Not recommended for tying out
  • See size chart below for proper sizing measurements
  • Available in a set with the Keeper Martingale Style Flat Collar here
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Webbing colors may vary with Stars and Stripes option.

Pink collar

Red Collar

Red

Pink

Orange

NOTE: leather on olive collars may vary

Black

Description

Our Stars and Stripes Limited Edition Keeper Collars have a design that is a ribbon that is sewn onto webbing and are subject to show wear more easily than our sturdiest Keeper Collars that are the solid colors. Unfortunately if this happens, the ribbon cannot be replaced, but it will still be a functional collar with the plain webbing that is under the ribbon.

SIZING

For the optimum fit always choose within the correct sizing of the size chart. Our Keeper Collar with the Leather Strap may be a better option for those looking to get a greater size range out of their collar, as the strap has three adjustable holes built in. Here's Willy, the Chocolate Lab, being measured. Measure just under the jaw and behind the ears. The measurement should be snug, not tight. When the collar is built, the necessary slack is added into the collar, so there's no worry about it being too small.

A dog with a tape measure around its neck, behind the ears. A dog with a correctly-sized Keeper collar.

As you can see, Willy measures 15.5 inches. If your dog measures 15.5" and is full grown, a 14" collar would work when loosened (orange 14"), or a 15” collar allows for more room if we wish to tighten it (black 15 inch, shown loosened). The green 16” collar would be too big for Willy (green 16 inch). If your dog has a thicker coat or is expected to grow, we suggest opting for the larger size (black).

A dog with a slightly big Keeper Collar to allow for growth. A dog with an over-sized Keeper Collar.
Neck Size Collar Size Width of Collar
12.5” - 14" 12" 3/4"
13.5” - 15" 13" 3/4"
14.5” - 16" 14" 1"
15.5” - 17" 15" 1"
16.5” - 18" 16" 1"
17.5” - 19" 17" 1"
18.5” - 20" 18" 1"
19.5” - 21" 19" 1"
20.5” - 22" 20" 1"
21.5” - 23" 21" 1"
22.5” - 24" 22" 1"
23.5” - 25" 23" 1"
24.5” - 26" 24" 1"
25.5” - 27" 25" 1"
26.5” - 28" 26" 1"

DESCRIPTION

Every once in a while, we see a new dog training product that blows us away. Leerburg is proud to introduce the Keeper Collars® Hidden Prong Collar. This is one of those products where design, quality, and functionality have all been taken into account. Not recommended for tying out.

The Keeper Collars® Hidden Prong Collar is not simply a cover for a prong collar. The prong is built directly into the collar, allowing for unmatched functionality and camouflaging of the prong.

These collars are designed to easily be put on and taken off. Gone are the days of struggling to pinch the prongs together. For those people who do not have a ton of dexterity in their fingers, this is going to be a huge benefit.

Because you are no longer pinching the prongs to put the collar on and take off, you do not have to worry about them eventually wearing out and becoming loose. This also eliminates the worry of your prong coming apart when you need it most. With that, you no longer need to use a backup collar. Leerburg has always recommended using a backup collar with a prong. Simply because if and when the prong fails it will fail when you need it most and maintaining control over your dog in those instances is crucial. With the Keeper Collar, there is no way for the prongs to come apart. Even if they did, the leather flat strap doubles as your back up collar.

Keeper Collars also makes achieving the perfect fit much easier. Prong collars are meant to ride high on the dog’s neck just below the base of the skull. Sizing a standard prong requires adding and removing links, which really limits the amount of adjustability.

The Keeper Collars® Hidden Prong Collar, on the other hand, are completely adjustable. We offer a variety of sizes that allows you to select the size that closest fits your dog. You can then adjust the length of the pull tab to get a perfect fit on any dog. This also allows you to easily put the collar on and off with the use of the plastic buckle or leather tab and clasp.

Prong collars are an extremely functional training tool, especial when it comes to loose leash walking. Unfortunately, they look menacing and people tend to jump to conclusions about them. Let me preface that with the pinching from a prong causes no damage to your dog’s neck, whereas allowing a dog to pull into a flat collar can put so much pressure on your dog’s trachea, resulting in permanent damage.

However, because of the appearance and an onslaught of uneducated bad publicity about prongs, people who use them correctly are often verbally accosted when taking their dogs for a walk. So if you fall into that category and are tired of the dirty looks from people when safely walking your dog down the street, we recommend taking a look at the Keeper Collars® Hidden Prong Collar.

Prong collars do not apply pressure to the dogs trachea, making them a safe alternative to a slip collar, and much safer than allowing your dog to pull into a flat collar which can cause permanent damage to the dogs wind pipe. Instead a prong collar tightens, creating a pinching sensation that is instantly released once the dog “yields to the leash” or stops pulling.

Leerburg recommends using a backup collar any time you are walking your dog with a prong collar. For more information on back up collars and why we recommend them check out some of our free streaming videos on the proper use of a prong collar as well as the prong collar leash.

It is recommended to NOT use these collars with a retractable (flexi) lead.

For more information on how to size a prong collar, read our article here.

Dog training is never without risk of injury. Do not attempt these techniques yourself without consulting a professional. Leerburg Enterprises, Inc. cannot be responsible for accidents or injuries to humans and/or animals.

More information

For more information on the proper use of prong collars, read this article by Ed Frawley.

Reviews
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I love this collar. It is like power steering for my aussie. Although good on the leash - he does tend to be distracted by "critters". Using this collar ensures that my shoulder is not in danger of dislocation. The collar is much easier to put on/take off than a standard prong collar - which really should be attached to a regular collar in case of failure. With this collar, I can simply leave it attached to the leash and put it on/take it off on demand.

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Verified Customer Review

I am learning how to properly use this collar and so far I LOVE it. It is easy to put on and I feel good that I don't need to worry about it coming apart. It looks good on my dog.

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Fantastic piece of equipment!!! Because I don't trust the swivel ring on a standard prong collar, I also use a diamond link collar as back up and clip the leash to both. My retired working canines look like "Mr. T" walking down the street with all those chains around their necks!! The keeper collar snaps on and off so easily, looks like a standard flat collar and I am impressed with the quality of the workmanship of the product.

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I purchased this for my 7 yrs old Brittany/GSP mix who is a puller. This collar works awesome her pulling has decreased significantly and walk with her is a pleasure. The only issue I have was there was no diagram on how to put the collar on properly instead on trail and error.

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Verified Customer Review

Great collar, it worked really well with my English cocker who needed just a bit more help with learning boundaries on leash. But she chewed it, briefly and the plastic buckle broke. I have ordered the more expensive keeper collar as a replacement. I should have sprung for the metal bucket at the start even though it was my intent to religiously remove it when she was not walking.

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Verified Customer Review

My wild child 2yo Lab mix rescue has been a huge struggle to control on leash, to the point where I could not even walk her down the driveway anymore. She would drag me, lunge at other dogs, bark at everything, choke herself on her flat collar, and stop to sniff whenever she chose.
Nothing I tried worked, especially not food! I truly thought we were doomed until I got the Keeper collar. After we put it on, it took her less than 10 minutes to learn how to walk with a loose leash, at the heel position, with her focus on me. I will add that she is very sensitive and she did not cry or yelp one time while wearing it, even when I applied corrections.
With this collar I was able to give her exactly what she needed: strong, confident leadership and guidance. The quality is beautiful and the prongs are very well hidden when the collar is on (which I was worried about since I have a 3/4" one). I will be glad not to have anyone interrupt us on walks to give me their unwanted "input".
We will be customers for life. Thank you SO much!

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Verified Customer Review

Great collar but ordered wrong size. Looks great. Very sturdy collar. Can’t wait to get new one.

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I had purchased several of the standard Herm Sprenger pinch collars from another company. Within a few months, the prongs bent and separated. When I called J & J company for replacement, they refused.

I called Leerburg and spoke to them about this, they told me about the Keeper Collars which I bought two of.

This product is nothing short of AMAZING!

You don't have to worry about securing it to another lead or collar. It looks like a collar, acts like a collar and gives you that extra support you need for complete control.

Well worth the money because you do not have to worry about replacing. I use mine daily and have for close to a year.

I trust this company over others and they have my loyalty.

Denise

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I purchased two of these collars in October of 2016 and have been using them with our Belgian Malinois ever since. I cannot praise them highly enough. I expected to like them a lot, but they have far exceeded my highest expectations. I've used a number of different kinds of collars with these dogs over the years but these are by far the best I've found. They are easy to use, avoid the stigma of uneducated people who feel the need to comment on prong collars, and they are secure.

The most important aspect for me is that they are safe to use and avoid the need to depend upon the flat collar for backup. Unlike traditional prong collars, even the best of them, these cannot disengage during use. The prongs are held firmly in place by the strong fabric cover. The backup is built into the structure.

The safety of my dogs is my primary concern, and knowing that these collars will not come apart when I need them most is the best thing about them. I was concerned about using a snap rather than a buckle, but this is strong and I have confidence it will hold. Our dogs are obedience trained and I believe they would respond to a Come or Down command if their collar failed, but I won't bet their lives on that. And I don't have to with this collar.

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Verified Customer Review

I purchased this collar for my 5 month old 55 pound puppy. Let me say I LOVE it. It is so much easier to put on and take off and it also stays up a little higher on the neck than the regular prong. It is good quality and it looks so nice. You won't be sorry if you order this collar.

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This collar isn't my favorite. While the prongs are disguised it isn't functionally the best.

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This collar is amazing. I have a 5 month old giant schnauzer. She’s a great dog except when it comes to walking (and jumping on furniture). Every dog training facility in my area is anti-prong collars. They promote popping treats every 2 seconds which is wholly ineffective for my pup and it gives her digestive issues.

She’s nearly 40 pounds already and she’s expected to hit the 70+ mark. Before this collar my arm and back were tired and sore from trying to get her to walk. She had no concept of loose leash walking because she was always at the end of her leash pulling.

The first walk with her using this collar was actually enjoyable. She stayed at my side pretty much the whole time. It required very little correcting from me.

I love that the prongs are hidden because it allows me to take her out and not have to deal with side eyed looks or awkward comments from who do not understand she’s not being hurt by the prongs.

It was worth the cost. I bought one that I hope will fit her as an adult but won’t hesitate to get another if she out grows it.

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I am have done several trainings (both DVD, steaming and Interactive) with Leerburg. I have used prong collars in the training of my dogs for 20 years. Used correctly, they are a good training tool. Months ago, I listened to Ed Frawley's video stating his view of prong collars that can loosen over time and run the risk of coming apart. I bought this keeper collar for walking in the neighborhood as trying to explain how prong collars work and don't damage or hurt the dog to neighbors was fruitless, however, I was not using the collar consistently.

Last week, while not using the keeper collar but using her training prong, it fell off out of nowhere and I had no second collar attached to the leash. A UPS truck was passing by when this happened. This was a heartstopping moment for me - and fortunately, nothing bad happened.

I am writing this review to state that I will never walk my dog without this collar on. This is a product all dog owners who know how to use a prong should have. If prongs are not used, you MUST have a second collar in use regardless.

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Verified Customer Review

Very well made, very substantial collar. I used this to replace a prong collar and it is just as effective, much easier to put on and remove, and the size adjustment allows proper adjustment much better than the standard prong collar. The snap closure buckle is really heavy duty and very secure. I have never had a buckle of this type fail, even on cheap collars pet store collars but I’m still a little uncomfortable with it. I would probably go with the leather collar with the buckle if I replace this.

The sizing of the collars seem a little bigger than listed. I ordered the size based on her neck measurement per the sizing on the website and it needed to be adjusted down to almost the minimum size to work. My measurement may have been a little loose. But she’s still growing and it works great.

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Absolutely wonderful product! Great for using at agility competitions where prongs are "frowned upon". Amazing quality and function.

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Verified Customer Review

Excellent solution to a pulling-dog problem! My dog knows very well how to heel, but pulls on the leash when he gets overly excited (like walking through the parking lot on our way to the beach where he knows he will get to run and chase a ball). I tried a 'Comfort-Fit' collar, and a lot of corrections, but he still pulled to the point of gagging himself. This collar worked INSTANTLY. The slightest pressure and he stops pulling, and starts heeling as if that was his intention all along. It saves his throat and my arm. And I really like having the prongs hidden so that the collar is easy to get on/off, and so that people do not assume his is an aggressive dog. Beautiful, high-quality product. Wish I had bought one a year ago!!

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These collars are amazing! We purchased one for our Great Dane as soon as they came out. We could manage the old type of prong collar, but our sitter has a brain injury and has some difficulty with her motor skills and remembering how to do it. So the minute I saw this collar I said that I didn't care what the cost was, we had to have one our sitter to use. The only negative thing about our collar purchase was it only came in the olive tree when we bought it! One of the best products around! The black thing/box below the green collar is his e-collar, Rosco is deaf so that is how we communicate with him. That's him enjoying Marci Gras with his Aunt!

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Excellent product, high quality construction, easy to put on and off... easy to adjust for perfect sizing. Have a stubborn bulldog who was almost impossible to walk. Tried 4 different collars and harnesses with no luck at all. After about 5 min of using this collar he is walking like an angel.

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Excellent product! Bought 2 for my dogs.highly recommended product for hard to walk dogs.nice quality as well.
-Kaitlyn S

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Wonderful Collar!
This collar is a dream on a variety of levels. It is high quality, it eliminates my difficulties with pinching the prongs on and off by having the secure clip on and off...now I don't worry about her prong collar coming off unexpectedly. It still allows for quick release of corrections AND it prevents my neighbors from offering their insights as to how unkind I am to my dog to have her in a prong. It came just in time as even at my vet office in their well meaning ignorance they "frown" on prong collars and try to discourage me from using one. I love the pink color and plan on ordering another. Whoever thought of this...THANK YOU.

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These are the best ever "hidden" prong collars!!!! Well made and beautiful.I have one for all of my Dobermans.

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Been using them for 3 years. Quality, durability, easy to use and look good at the same time.

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I purchased this collar for my GSD. While I love the concept and the collar is beautiful and very well made, the prongs could be longer, especially for a long haired dog. I currently use the Sprenger 1in collar on my boy, not that he is aggressive or misbehaves, it's more for my piece of mind when we encounter another dog that is a bit feisty. It gives me better control over his large size as I am quite petite and he could literally drag me around! LOL! So, can this collar be made with a larger prong please?? :)

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The 16" is too stiff and too wide for my dog. 3/4 inch wide would be better. Maybe someday the collar will become more flexible...

That said, the security of this collar sure beats the old collar coming undone and my dog getting loose to eat chickens, chase deer, or generally raise hell. Even the shock collar is not as effect as the prong collar - except when my dog gets loose.

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I bought this for my service dog because the regular prong collar made people uncomfortable. They either thought she was mean and therefore needed a prong collar or I was just a cruel person. LOL Now no one even knows she has it on! This is a well made collar and I love that it has a snap closure since I have limited use of my hands. The only issue I have with this collar is that the prongs are not long enough to go through all of her fur effectively (she is a beautiful Golden Retriever with lots, and I mean LOTS of fur around her neck). The Keeper Collar does work better than a regular Martingale collar but not as well as the plain prong collar I was using. It would be nice if a second type of Keeper Collar was offered with longer prongs for dogs with lots of fur.

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