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Big Dog Styles Head Collar With Chain

Big Dog Styles Head Collar
Big Dog Styles Head Collar



The Big Dog Styles Head Collar

The Big Dog Styles Head Collar comes in 4 colours, Red,Black,Pink and Blue

Manufacturers Description

  • Total Control
  • Helps to prevent your dog from pulling
  • Does not ride up
  • Made from incredibly strong cushioned polypropylene webbing
  • Fully lined with 2mm wet suit quality neoprene for extra comfort
  • Fully adjustable neck strap
  • Additional safety strap that connects to the collar (not pictured)
  • Made in the UK

Made in the UK from incredibly strong cushioned polypropylene webbing and lined with wet suite quality neoprene, for comfort and to stop chafing and fur loss. They have high quality stainless steel fittings and a 4mm thick martingale chain, this stops your dog chewing through the base of the head collar. Suitable for all large and giant breed dogs from Labradors to St Bernards from puppy to fully grown.

Sizing Guide

Sizing Guide
Sizing Guide

How to measure the Neck

To measure the neck, start from a couple of centimetres below one eye and run the tape measure all the way around the back of the head behind the ears, to the same point below the other eye. 

How To Measure The Muzzle

To measure the muzzle, measure loosely around the muzzle at the same point you started your measurement for the neck.

A guide with pictures can be found on the manufacturers website

The head collar comes with two options for the leash attachment, chain as in the picture above or without chain pictured below.

Big Dog Styles Head Collar With Chain 1
Non Chain Option

Initial Sizing

I measured Saber according to the guide and found that he fell in between sizes. This prompted me to Email the seller (as I first saw it on Amazon). I spoke to Ali who told me it was no problem as she would make one with his sizes.

Why I Felt The Need For A Head Collar

Saber has a bad habit of lunging at other dogs that are allowed to get too close to him by their owners, A subject I cover here.

This is not usually Saber’s fault, but the fault of owners of other dogs.That are usually walked on flexi leads, who feel the need for their dog to greet every dog walking by them. But still one I felt needed addressing. I say owners with flexi leads because nine times out of ten they are the worst culprits.

Why anyone would choose a lead like the Flexi is beyond me, training a dog that when it pulls it gets further along is counter productive.

Reasons For Choosing Big Dog Styles Head Collar With Chain

Having tried the halti, canny collar and a few others before this one I knew that sizing was important. Saber will chew through anything he can get in his mouth (Especially when he feels it is restricting him in any way). Besides going to pet shops, I was searching the internet for some kind of solution. When I typed in head collar for big dogs, I came across this head collar with a chain guide.

I knew then that because this had a chain instead of cloth Saber would not be able to chew it.

Besides this head collar I had been considering the Dogmatic Head Collar .

Besides reading reviews where the Dogmatic had failed for various reasons. Therefore because the Big Dog Styles head collar came with a chain, plus a safety connector to fit onto Sabers normal collar I chose this one. The fact I could get it made to his size also, (which is an option Dogmatic didn’t offer when I spoke to them ) helped sway my decision.

Getting It On Sabers Head.

This is a subject I usually like to leave out because Saber hates anything going over his head, whether it be a harness or whatever you can think of, he hates it. Besides his occasional lunging at other dogs. Saber will not allow anyone else to walk him unless I am right there next to him. This is a habit I would like to break him of also. I am hoping that the Big Dog Styles Head Collar will help in training him. Because of his size and strength no-one will volunteer to help me with this.

I am hoping that once he gets used to wearing it of course. That other people will be able to hold him. Because normally if I give the lead to someone else and they walk three feet away he drags them back to me. This is done in a very unceremonious way.

Big Dog Styles Head Collar With Chain 2
Saber Not Happy
Big dog styles head collar
Saber wearing his new head collar


Updates to follow.

After using this head collar for a few days, it is worth stating that

  • Saber has not been able to remove it. (Not For Lack Of Trying)
  • It has been very effective in holding him to heel
  • Has definitely improved the control of his lunging

Have you ever used a head collar, post in the comments below how you got on.

Training Dogs To Accept A Head Collar


Big Dog Styles Head Collar With Chain

£31.00 + P+P
9.2

Authors Rating

9.2/10

Pros

  • Built To Last
  • Stainless Steel Fittings
  • Easily Adjusted
  • It Works
  • Safety Strap For Attaching To Collar

Cons

  • Chain Can Seem A bit Cumbersome
  • Expensive