#1 Soft Touch Collars Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar
The Soft Touch Collars Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar was an easy first choice when it came to choosing the best dog collar out there. Real leather and brass make up a collar that was made for your dog’s comfort and your aesthetic preferences. This collar is made for the long haul, too; it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
#2 Lupine 3/4-inch Rain Song Adjustable Dog Collar
Dogs come in many shapes and sizes, so finding a perfect collar fit can be difficult. But the Lupine ¾” adjustable collar is the perfect size for nearly every dog. While strong, large breeds may benefit from a collar over one-inch, a ¾-inch width works for nearly every dog. The Lupine beats out the competition for best collar because it’s easy on the wallet, has a lifetime warranty against wear (including chewing!) and each size adjusts up to 10 inches, which is great if your dog tends to shed weight during warmer months.
We are partial to the “rain song” design, but the Lupine comes in over 18 different styles — so your whole canine brood can have different patterns. Reviewers say it is long lasting, durable and true-to-size, making it a great low-cost choice for nearly every dog.
#3 Country Brook Design – Premium Nylon Dog Collar
The Country Brook Petz Premium Nylon Dog Collar was our runner-up choice. This collar is made from soft nylon that will conform to the shape of your dog’s neck for comfort. The hardware is aluminum and stainless steel. The collar won’t break or fray easily and the colorfast dye means that it won’t run onto your dog’s fur when it gets wet.
It is available in several different sizes and it comes in 20 rich colors. This style is great for male and female dogs and you can choose a color to match your favorite leash or to complement your dog’s natural coloring.
#4 Blueberry Pet Classic Solid Color Collection
When it comes to a budget-friendly dog collar, the Blueberry Pet Classic Solid Color Dog Collar Collection is our first choice. This collar is made from durable nylon fabric with high-density webbing. The buckles are plastic, and the metal D-ring is coated with chrome for long-lasting shine.
The collar is available in several sizes and many colors. At this low price, you can buy several to mix and match them depending on your leash, your outfit, or your mood! The company offers a matching leash, which is sold separately.
#5 Kurgo Waterproof Muck Collar
The Kurgo Muck collar is a great choice for active pups who spend most of their time rolling around in mud and jumping in lakes. It’s made from PVC-free plastic-coated nylon that’s flexible and waterproof, making it easy to wipe clean after a day of messy adventure. It comes in three sizes, ranging from 10″ to 25″ We love the fun patterns, and with nine different choices you’re sure to find a style that fits your dog’s personality. The Kurgo collar even comes with a bottle opener, which you’ll appreciate next time you’re on a long hike with your furry friend, but be aware that owners say it sticks out a bit.
Reviewers add that it’s easy to size the collar to individual dogs, and claim it has no smell after years of wear. If you’re looking for a collar for an active pup, the Kurgo Muck is a great choice.
#6 PUPTECK Basic Nylon Dog Collar
Small dogs will benefit from a thinner, but still durable collar that will stay secure on smaller necks without the added bulk. The Pupteck nylon collar comes in XS and Small, which ranges from 7″ to 16″ long and only 2/5″to 3/5″, which is ideal for very small necks. It comes in six simple but attractive colors, and reviewers say the nylon material is long lasting. This collar won’t hold up to excessive pulling, but if your pup is more lap dog than the sporting type, it’s a great choice. Owners also state it fits tiny pups when other brands missed the mark.
#7 Mighty Paw Martingale Collar – Training Dog Collar
The Mighty Paw Martingale Dog Collar made our top choice for martingale collars. This collar switches easily from a martingale to a standard collar thanks to an attachable D-ring option. Most of the collar is constructed out of nylon, and the cinch part is made from iron chain. This provides an audible sound when you correct your dog. The mix of the sound and sensation can help you train your dog more quickly.
Reflective stitching makes your dog more visible in the dark, and the materials provide durability and functionality. It allows you to train your dog consistently and gently. The dog won’t be able to back up out of the collar, and it can’t tighten too much, so you don’t run the risk of hurting your dog with corrections.
#8 PetSafe Gentle Leader Headcollar
If your well-meaning pup drags you down the street every time you go for a walk, the Pet Safe Gentle Leader collar is a safe way to curb their pulling habit. While a harness may be better for some pulling pups, it’s important to find a solution that works for your specific pet — and a gentle leader is a great training tool for many dogs. It’s meant to curb excessive pulling, tugging, and barking, and it is only used while your dog is learning the right way to walk on a leash. It comes in five sizes and eight colors, and includes a training video to help owners learn the best way to use a leader.
The PetSafe leader has many enthusiastic fans that claim it’s the first product that made their walks more pleasant. It’s also a great choice for fearful or aggressive dogs; owners say it helps them easily control lunging and barking. We love the PetSafe Gentle Leader because it’s effective without rubbing or chafing, and utilizes a two-loop design (looping around the neck and the nose), which allows for maximum control with very strong dogs. The PetSafe leader is a great training collar that will provide a much more pleasant walking experience.