I bought Saber a wide leather dog collar with handle when he was very young knowing it would be too big for him. I also knew he was going to be a strong dog. So I decided to get one that was on offer cheap for him to grow into.
The collar is 2 inches wide and 1/2/inch thick and has brass fittings. It has a cover on the inside which protects Saber’s fur from getting pinched and pulled by the buckle.
Collars like this are often called agitation collars. They are used for training dogs in bite work. I don’t use it that way it is just for better control when needed and during training Saber it has certainly been useful in that way. The collar is made from 2 ply leather and is very strong and well made.
If and when Saber pulled towards another dog while on the lead, the handle on this collar gave me the extra leverage to stop this behaviour.
The handle is strong yet soft leather which makes it easy to hold. It is fixed to the collar by way of brass rivets and spliced to the inside of the collar itself. It is a very wide dog collar at two inches. This width lessened the street on Sabers neck when he did pull on his lead.
I would certainly recommend a wide leather dog collar with handle if you own a large to medium breed dog. Especially one that has a tendency to sometimes mis-behave while on the lead. It gives greater opportunity for controlling the dog. It also gives you peace of mind when walking your dog past other dogs if he/she has a tendency to lunge.
Why Choose a Wide Leather Dog Collar
Dogs such as Great Danes, Mastiffs, Pitbulls and German Shepherds have very large necks. Regular width collars are more likely to cause harm than they are good. Any tension applied to those collars would be very localised and could even begin to cut into the dogs neck. With a wide collar, the force is distributed over a greater surface area. This prevents injury and can even protect your dog’s neck. Wide collars are a great choice if you regularly attach a leash to your dog’s collar.
Wide dog collars are great for walking, training and playing. When walking or training, a wide dog collar offers more security around your pup’s neck. If your dog likes to roughhouse, a wide collar will offer more protection from other dogs or possible injuries to their neck.