Recommendations for collar, leash?


  • Sorry if this has been posted before but I couldn't find any posts for this.

    I just have a regular collar and 6 ft leash for my basenji mix (not very attractive) but he walks well with this. However, I would like to buy him a nice set but unsure what to buy or where to buy from. There are soo many options.

    What are some of your favorite places and types? I am open to trying the martingale.

    thanks!! I am loving this Forum!


  • http://www.ellaslead.com/

    http://www.crowncollars.com/shop/index.php

    I like a good martingale. The collars at Ella's leads are beautiful and handmade 🙂


  • I just bought one Saturday from this site. Many designs, sizes and collars are lined.

    http://www.2houndsdesign.com/


  • I always buy Lupine because Malu has a tendency to like to chew on his leads and collars. They replace everything for free even if chewed. If you find a local store that sells them you can just walk in and exchange. They're clip is more like a Carabiner so its much easier to operate and it doesn't get jammed up with sand and dirt.

    http://lupinepet.com/


  • @Vintinck:

    I always buy Lupine because Malu has a tendency to like to chew on his leads and collars. They replace everything for free even if chewed. If you find a local store that sells them you can just walk in and exchange. They're clip is more like a Carabiner so its much easier to operate and it doesn't get jammed up with sand and dirt.

    http://lupinepet.com/

    They are good collars and I have gotten a leash replacement but the nylon irritates Buddy's neck. Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better. I just ordered a collar from 2 Hounds that's lined with cuddle satin.


  • @nobarkus:

    They are good collars and I have gotten a leash replacement but the nylon irritates Buddy's neck. Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better. I just ordered a collar from 2 Hounds that's lined with cuddle satin.

    Which design did you choose on the new collar?


  • The Hot Rod. Shown is the 1-1/2 and 2" with the border. I got the 1" wide which does not have the borders.

    I really liked this one too but thought I would buy one and see how it goes.


  • Great looking collar, Dan!


  • @nobarkus:

    They are good collars and I have gotten a leash replacement but the nylon irritates Buddy's neck. Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better. I just ordered a collar from 2 Hounds that's lined with cuddle satin.

    I had Malu in an "earth dog" hemp martingale. One day I removed the collar I accidentally left it within his reach. Turns out that he must like hemp because he ate eveything but the D rings. Usually he'll just chew on/tear up things but with the Hemp he actually ingested it. Luckily, it worked its way out.


  • The Lupine harness is sturdy and works really well but when they are new, there have sharp edges (from where the threads are sewn), which irritates the skin. So I just used a nail file to smooth the sharp edges/corners.

    I use a harness with a lead but Cosmo also has a soft martingale collar with a phone number stitched on it. 🙂


  • Oh, oh, oh! I have to recommend Collarmania (http://www.collarmania.com). Going to order some for the pups when the youngest get older. 🙂 I've had a few collars from them before, and loved them!


  • @paneane:

    Oh, oh, oh! I have to recommend Collarmania (http://www.collarmania.com). Going to order some for the pups when the youngest get older. 🙂 I've had a few collars from them before, and loved them!

    These are nice collars! Thanks for the link.


  • I bought a collar similar to what Nobarkus pictured –- however, I found the buckles were too heavy for my little girl. They dragged the collar down (yes it was fitted correctly) and when clipped to a leash they caused the collar to twist because of the weight. Pretty though.


  • Question…..Why do 'hounds' have the nice hound collar? You know which one I am talking about? The one that is thicker around the front of the neck and then thinner around the back? What is the benefit and why only for hounds...?


  • @nobarkus:

    Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better.

    Don't turn your head - he wants to smoke that collar. 🙂


  • I just bought Buddy a solid red hemp collar in March. One washing and it turned pink. So I emailed a pic to Earth Dog. They responded quite quickly and said their newer collars have a better dye and will be sending me a free replacement.


  • We use beautiful martingales from the dutch site www.halsbanden.com - maybe she ships to the US….
    The leash we use is what is called in Holland a police leash, with fasteners on both sides:
    http://www.vldsweden.nl/Webwinkel-Product-1824933/Politie-lijn..html?gclid=CKetvYTG8K4CFVEjfAodeyptLQ
    When I want my 2 B's close, I can use one leash.

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