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New & Sales Spring Cleaning Dominant Dog Collar with Brass Snap
Dominant Dog Collar with Brass Snap
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Dominant Dog Collar with Brass Snap

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  • Made with nylon rope
  • Handmade in the USA
  • Brass Hardware
  • May be slightly tarnished
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Designed specifically for dominant and aggressive dogs to control their behavior. When used appropriately, dominant dog collars are a humane alternative to prong and electric collars. This collar is not intended to give a painful correction. When used appropriately, tightening should take the air away from a dominant aggressive dog just enough to correct unwanted behavior. Some dogs will get overstimulated by a prong collar, resulting in a more hectic and aggressive dog. Using a dominant dog collar correctly on aggressive dogs takes the drive and fight out of the dog.

Dogs are commonly put to sleep for aggression problems, problems that seasoned dog trainers can manage. Killing a dog must always be the last resort. Learning how to use a dominant dog collar can make a huge difference for an aggressive dog. Instead of needing to put an aggressive dog down, a dog trainer can manage the dog's aggression and turn it into a dog that others can live with.

For more information on how to deal with aggressive and dominant dogs, see our DVDs in Dominant Dog and Management & Socialization, and articles in Behavioral Problems, Dominance & Aggression Articles, and Pack Structure.

Due to government restrictions, countries like Australia and several in Europe do not allow the use of remote or electric collars. Dominant dog collars are a viable alternative.

How to Fit the Leerburg Dominant Dog Collar

Measure the dog's neck just under the jaw and right behind the ears using a string or cloth tape measure. The string should be very snug; as tight a measurement as you can get it. There should be no extra room at all between the dog's neck and the tape measure.

If you have measured your dogs neck properly and your dogs neck size is in between two inch marks (i.e. .0 - .5), round your result down to the nearest inch. For example, if you measurement is 13 1/2 inches than your number is 13 inches. Round up for measurements .6 - .9 of an inch (13.75" becomes 14").

If you just need a backup collar, simply select the size that matches the number you got. For example, a dog with a 13" or 13.25" neck will need a 13" backup dominant dog collar.

Because the length of the hardware varies, determining the appropriate corrective dominant collar will depend on your measurement. The name of the options do not necessarily relate to the number you get from your measurement of your dog.

The hardware is smaller on the dominant dog collars that are 8" to 13", so if your dog's neck is between 8" and 13" you should select the option that is 1" smaller. For example, a dog with a 10" neck will need the 9" dominant dog collar.

The hardware is larger on the collars that are 14" and larger, so if your dog's neck is 14" or greater, you will need to select the option that is 2" smaller than your measurement. For example, a dog with a 15" neck will need the 13" dominant dog collar.

The hardware dimensions varying means some dogs with different neck measurements will end up with the same option. For example, an dog with 13" neck and another dog with a 14" neck will both need the 12" corrective dominant dog collar, because the 13" collar uses a shorter fastener than the 14" collar.

If you need help sizing, view our video on Dominant Dog Collar Sizing. If you are questioning your measurement, please feel free to call our sales team and we can talk you through the process.

What Happens When You Don't Measure Correctly

When dominant dog collars are properly fitted they will stay in place and not slip down the dog's neck. If the collar does not stay in place, it will not be as effective for training. It is very important that trainers understand that the proper fit will not only ensure better training, but that it also helps keep the dog safe. The less movement in the handlers arm the faster the trainer is going to be able to take the slack out of the collar, and the less likely the trainer is to cause the dog injury.

Dominant dog collars are extremely durable. However, a dog can chew through it. This shouldn't happen if a dominant dog collar is fitted correctly, but if it has too much slack, or if a dog is left with it unattended, owners run the risk of the collar becoming damaged. Dogs chewing collars off their neck are not covered under warranty.


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 such as "yank and crank", where dog trainers jerked dogs around to give corrections. Doing that with this collar or with a metal choke collar will damage the throat of your dog.

Our dominant dog collar should only be used the way we explain here and how we demonstrate their use in our DVDs. If you use the dominant dog collar the way we explain it is the best collar available to solve serious unwarranted aggression problems. However, if you use it to jerk your dog around to administer leash corrections, you could very easily injure your dog.

This collar is meant as a training collar and not to be used as an “everyday” collar, and should not be worn without direct supervision. We advise that this collar is used for walking or training and then removed at the end of the session.

Leerburg will not be held responsible for any injuries that result from the improper use of dominant dog collars.

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