Best basic dog collars according to redditors

We found 306 Reddit comments discussing the best basic dog collars. We ranked the 212 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/BuckeyeRocket · 17 pointsr/childfree

The working dogs on base have a nice bright 'DO NOT PET' collar they wear around. I'd recommend picking one up, save you some trouble!

u/Synaxis · 13 pointsr/dogs

Praise safe play and stop him each and every time he goes for a collar or harness. What you can do - get a cheap breakaway collar like this one for your puppy. Any time Sparta goes for it, play ends completely and immediately. Like, you kick Sparta out into another room entirely and continue playing with the puppy.

This is an absolutely massive risk - if the other dog isn't wearing a breakaway collar and your dog gets his jaw stuck in the collar, the other dog could be strangled and die and/or your dog could break his jaw. You absolutely can't bring him to the dog park while he plays like this.e If you can't break him of it then no dog park. It isn't worth the risk.

u/jenroberts · 9 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

You're NTA OP, but you should consider getting either vest or leash cover that says "do not pet" on it. Something like this-

Canine Friendly Bark Notes Patch for Collar or Leash

u/Impolite_sodomite · 9 pointsr/OpenDogTraining

Keeper collar, my friend.

I was also instilled on doing 100% positive only until my puppy gave me a good dose of reality. The R+ people tend to have soft dog breeds. They have never had to deal with a dog like the one you adopted either.

u/stahlpferd · 8 pointsr/aww

Haha buy a light up collar.

u/Sewwattsnew · 7 pointsr/dogs

My dogs wear this style of collar (with ID tags) around the house, which I picked to prevent the fluffier dog's fur from matting. They wear these all the time at home unless crated, and if we're going somewhere I switch out for a regular collar that has ID tags, plus their registration and rabies tags. It's really reassuring to know that if they ever slipped out the door or got out of the fence somehow they would still have tags with my contact info.

u/kagzig · 6 pointsr/dogs

I'm sorry that happened to you and Brutus -- that's just terrible. I can't say I've experienced anything close to that, but I have had to deal with crate rest and recovery when my pup broke a toe. Obviously very very small potatoes, comparatively, but hopefully some of the crate rest advice may be helpful to you.

In our case, my pup was on the most restrictive possible crate rest, and also had to have a cone or similar on whenever she was unsupervised to prevent her from tearing off her cast. If you are in a similar situation, I recommend trying out a few cone alternatives -- like this or this -- so you can leave the cone off as much as possible. That way, Brutus will have his head and paws free and you can keep him occupied with Kongs, chews, and puzzle toys. Since physical exercise is out, mental exercise is absolutely critical, and the toys/Kongs are key, along with training. With a little creativity, you might be surprised at how much you can train while your dog is in stationary and even crated!

As for the driver, unfortunately the best I can offer is just to stay in touch with the officers who responded and, when applicable, the prosecuting attorney's office. Keep records and documentation for all your expenses related to recovery (including vet bills). In the event the driver is caught and charges are filed, this documentation could be very helpful to the prosecutor, and potentially even financial restitution through the same process, depending on your state's laws. Be sure to ask the prosecutor if there is a mechanism that allows for victims' restitution through the criminal process and if vet bills would qualify, and then keep following up on the restitution aspect to make sure it is part of the prosecutor's sentencing recommendation. This can obviously take a while (resolution will easily take months, and restitution, if any, would take even longer) and enforcement through this route still leaves something to be desired, especially if the offender is indigent, but it has helped a lot of people and at least saves the time, expense, and hassle of trying to pursue restitution civilly.

I hope the driver is found and convicted, and I wish you and Brutus the best as you recover.

u/drawling · 6 pointsr/Dogtraining

Yesss light up doggies are a godsend/dogsend!

My only gripe with the clip-on lights are that you can only see it if it's facing you. You may say that the general glow of the light whether its facing you or not will be visible, but my dog is often sniffing the ground, a bush, or grassy areas, which absorb the light (it falls forward so is very close to the ground.)

I prefer the LED trim to size rubber collars for that reason. She wears it in addition to her normal collar at night only. You cannot use it as a standalone collar because it is a break-away style.

I also bought another LED nylon style for my parent's dog which has light all the way around that you can use as a regular collar clipped to a leash. Only reason I don't use this one normally is it way too big for their 10lb dog!

u/bt3g · 6 pointsr/AbsoluteUnits

Since you said it looks awful because of his short fur I thought I'd recommend Keeper Collars. They're basically prong collars on the inside but look like a regular collar on the outside. I use one!

Leerburg Keeper Collars

Keeper Collars on Amazon

u/KCakes25 · 5 pointsr/RunningWithDogs

I don’t usually take my dog out when it’s that cold but this has withstood decently cold temps.

Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Dog Light Collar Safety Necklace - Red

u/jocularamity · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

Glad to hear your dog is okay. Stories about dogs getting jaws twisted up in other dogs' collars, or getting collars snagged on fence posts or crates, are all too common.

My pet peeve is when people hang id tags from the live ring on a collar. If/when those tags catch on something, the dog is gonna be stuck, choke, and panic. If your collar tightens at all (for example, a martingale), never attach hanging tags to the live ring and don't leave the collar on the dog unattended.

My dogs play naked, but you can also get collars that break away in emergencies if that's not an option for you.

u/Cerulean_Shades · 4 pointsr/aww
u/Volkodavy · 3 pointsr/dogs

I have a Rottie as well, and got my DNP warnings for the same reason!

First I purchased this collar:

Unfortunately, it didn’t discourage people from petting my dog when in public (mostly when tied up outside for 2 mins while I went in to buy a coffee). I added a muzzle to the equation and even still, that didn’t work.

Next, I used the DNP collar as well as a black and white patch on his harness. This still didn’t work and people would still come up and either pet him or encourage rude behaviour from him.

The only thing that worked for me was this 2” wide black and white DO NOT PET collar from Stillwater Kennel Supply. This stands out like a sore thumb, you can’t miss it on his black fur:

You can see the message from a far ways away (even if only “NOT PET” or “DO NOT” are facing the viewer, the message is clear).

I haven’t had a single person harass him or pet him while we’re out. I’ve also since added his Do Not Pet patch to the Velcro on his weight vest

u/Cyberus · 3 pointsr/dogs

I own a vibration collar which I got for my deaf dog but I never really ended up having to need to use it, I just found it an unnecessary hassle. There's no point in using it around the house since he's typically following me around, and when he isn't it's easier to just go get him when I need him for something. Outside he's always on a leash, so I can just touch him or stop when I need his attention. And I would never use it at the dog park (which is where it would be the most useful) because it'll get destroyed pretty much instantly. It's just this big bulky thing that to be useful he'd have to be wearing it all the time, and this thing just looks crazy uncomfortable and heavy. And I'd have to spend time training him to understand it when it's easier to just get his attention in other ways.

But if you'd find it more useful for your situation this is the one I got

It's a bit pricey and you can probably find a cheaper one with the same function but I got this one because its one of the few that only does vibration rather than vibration+shock. I didn't want one that also has a shock function because I didn't want my roommate to be tempted to use it when I wasn't there.

u/capncait · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

Keep on training, keep building his confidence! It's possible that he'll have some strange boundaries forever, but you can take precautions like getting him a vest that says DO NOT PET or a similar sign that attaches to the leash to prevent him from nipping anyone. I also like this bandana.

Congrats on how far you've come!

u/unicorndanceparty · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Probably this bowtie for my cat. He would look extraordinarily dapper in it.

Thanks for hosting ;)

u/BwabbitV3S · 2 pointsr/dogs

Hello fellow puppy preper! I am getting ready for my first puppy also. I just have a some stuff from my list to add to yours.

  • An exercise pen is great intermediate between a kennel and a puppy proof room. For larger puppies it can be more portable/lighter than moving around their large kennel.

  • Breakaway collar for when they are not being directly supervised. It helps prevent injuries from collars/tags getting caught on stuff. Especially important if they wear a collar in the crate or play rough with other dogs.

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, nail clippers, comb, slicker brush, pin brush, and shampoo. Along with keeping some scentless wet wipes to clean dirty paws before coming inside. I also plan on having a set of dedicated doggy towels (old/cheap).

  • Cheap fleece doggy jacket or cheap cotton doggy shirt. As my breed is one that benefits from wearing them in bad/cold weather. It is much easier to teach a puppy to enjoy wearing them now than teaching an older dog to tolerate them.

  • Couple visits to a groomer to get them comfortable with the process of a professionally grooming. Again my breed is one that needs their coat clipped regularly, but it is great to get any breed comfortable with professional grooming as a just in case for later in life. Think how nice it would be during shedding season if you can take then to the groomer for a bath and brush out.

  • Car restraint. Center for Pet Safety has a selection of certified crash tested harnesses, carriers and crates.

  • Dog license, vaccination fees, vet visits, spay/neuter cost, flea & tick prevention, and heartworm medication.

  • Puppy kindergarden classes and any other training classes you want to do with you pup.

    Hope this helps you in planning for your new puppy!
u/KissEachOtherClean · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Just look at it... LOOK AT IT!

My cat would be the bee's knees with this on.

u/Ehlmanl2 · 2 pointsr/aww

Amazon! It's called Go Doggie Go This one came with a Micro USB to recharge it, so I'm hoping it lasts a while (:

u/CrudHorn · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It appears to be the inside of a light-up dog collar. The clear part slides inside a colored sleeve (the collar) and causes it to glow or blink. The button is used to turn it on or select the solid/flash setting. This one appears to be broken if it is, indeed, from a collar.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Minnie recommends these ties They are great priced and come in other colors than pink. They do take a few weeks to ship as they come from China

I think Waffles needs one :P

Edit: Random Color Tie

Red Polka Dot

u/immigrantpatriot · 2 pointsr/funny

I can’t speak for 5fingers but this is the one my pupper is wearing above. We’ve had it for about a month & it’s been great so far!

BSeen LED Dog Collar, USB Rechargeable, Glowing Pet Dog Collar for Night Safety, Fashion Light UP Collar for Small Medium Large Dog (Royal Blue)

u/craigster38 · 2 pointsr/RunningCirclejerk

Don't forget one of these. I know it says dog collar, but we're descendants of dogs - that's why they're our best friends. So it's okay to wear it.

u/miparasito · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Is this agressive snarly biting? Fearful biting? Or frustrated over abundance of energy biting?

There are some good alternatives to the cone...
The Bitenot collar --

And Kong makes an inflatable collar that looks like a life preserver.

I wonder if you could also give him breaks from the collar by putting some kind of diaper/dog pants on him?

u/w0lf3h · 2 pointsr/dogs

Found a chain collar on Amazon with a leather buckle (non-choke) that might fit your bill.

u/nkdeck07 · 2 pointsr/aww

Look into getting a breakaway collar since the loose ones can still be a choke hazard.

u/maddman86d · 1 pointr/dogs

Something like this might help you with getting his attention and a few basic commands...

Personally, when I trained my dog I started with verbal commands then started using a hand signal with the verbal command, then just used the hand signals. I did it with the intention of not needing to yell when he's off leash and far away from me but it will come in handy if my boy ever loses his hearing. It's probably too late for you now though since his hearing is already gone.

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/amazondealsus

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u/chi_lawyer · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

Presumably they can read, though. Maybe something like this as a compromise?

Lead length is something I wouldn't expect a non-owner to pick up on.

You should consider a muzzle for areas in which children are present and you may be distracted (which it sounds like happened here, given the lead length).

u/5603 · 1 pointr/bdsm

I had one for my dog. But it didn't last long even without using it often. The place where you replace the batteries and turn it off broke off. They are awesome but I wouldn't recommend this kind. I'd get a nicer one. It will save you money in the long run to get sometime like this

Have fun!

u/mariyaya · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I've been very happy with this one: BSeen LED Dog Collar, USB Rechargeable, Glowing Pet Dog Collar for Night Safety, Fashion Light UP Collar for Small Medium Large Dog (Neon Green)

u/RabbitsUnited · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I have this collar for my dog. It is great! Heavy duty, it's been washed many times and the stitching has not been affected. My dog doesn't swim too often, but he does go camping at our cabin a lot. We have a cabin collar for him! Then we don't care how nasty or wet it gets, because he will have a new one on to go home. I usually throw it in the wash when I give him a bath (not often, maybe 6 times a year max).

u/MunDeyn · 1 pointr/rollerblading

dog collar? but not really. I used this when i skate at night. I cut the collar so it fits around the cuff. i have 2, one for each boot

u/SigelRun · 1 pointr/shiba

I use a seresto collar on Leia, with an id collar like this one It's thin enough that her fur slides over it.

I use a harness for walking, so don't need a collar for that.

u/SmileCrackin · 1 pointr/pics

Glad to hear you got your dogs back. You should get them embroidered collars. Tags as you know are unreliable. Also get them chipped.

u/StarXSick · 1 pointr/dogs

Not sure if anyone mentioned this yet but they make behavior correction collars for dogs that vibrate with a remote.

If you use positive reinforcement (like a small training treat/ happy petting ) each time you vibrate his collar he will learn to associate the vibration with good things and it will help you to get his attention when needed and reward/ show love for good behavior.

u/etteroma · 1 pointr/dogs

This is the best collar ive used for my two dogs.


Ive had them for over a year, rechargeable and durable.

u/ski3 · 1 pointr/dogs

We don't live in Colorado (yet, we actually just started to apply for jobs out there and hope to move to the Denver-area later this year. We've already mapped out the drive and done some brainstorming about where we'll stay on the road since from where we live (Pittsburgh), it's about a 24 hour drive, so let me know if you need any help on the research we've done on that), but do camp (in OH, PA, and MD), hike, and road trip with our 1.5 year old Golden Retriever pretty frequently when the weather is warm. I'll discuss what we have for our dog's set ups.

Road Trips

  • Car Harness (we use the Ruffwear Loadup) to help keep him safe in the car and to keep him in the backseat
  • Car Seat Cover to protect your car
  • Cleanup Supplies just in case your dog gets sick (my policy if that if you have them, you probably won't need them. But that one time you don't have them is when you'll probably need them). We keep a bottle of Nature's Miracle and paper towels in the trunk.
  • Something to carry your dog's kibble in. We use the Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie
  • Travel Dog Bowls. We really like these Doggie Bento Bowls for travel, since they're sturdy and the top one is keeps water in without leaking.
  • Treats
  • Crate for the hotel room/wherever you'll be staying on the road if your dog is crate trained.
  • Leash and poop bags for when you take your dog out to potty at various rest stops, etc.
  • Toys for when you get to your destination/your nightly lodging
  • A bag to put everything in. We just use a folding duffle we've had lying around the house for a while.
  • Collar with vaccination tags, as well as a tag with your home address (if it's a short trip) or the address of where you will be staying (if it's a longer trip)
  • Doggie First Aid Kit (include items such as disinfectant, hydrogen peroxide (can be used to clean wounds or induce vomiting), vet wrap, gauze pads, activated charcoal, tick key, thermometer, ace wrap, scissors, tweezers, styptic powder, etc.)


  • Tie-out stake and tie-out line for the campsite. It's extremely useful not having to hold your dog's leash constantly while you're setting up camp, starting fires, collecting wood, etc.
  • Something for your dog to sleep on (optional). We use the Ruffwear Highlands Sleeping Bag and the Ruffwear Highlands Sleeping Pad (we got both for over half off at L.L. Bean). Summit usually ends up ditching the sleeping bag and trying to climb into ours and cuddle though. The sleeping pad is really nice to have since we can easily move it to near the fire so he has a nice place to lay.
  • Toys you don't mind getting dirty. We especially like light up and glow in the dark toys for at night around the campsite since we can actually find them once it starts to get dark.
  • Food and some way to store it (we generally use the Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie for this too and store it in either the car or a bear box when it's not being used).
  • Travel Bowls. For camping we tend to use the Ruffwear Quencher Cinch for food.
  • Water and bowl (we use a Nalgene Bottle with a [Pupwerks PupCup](, which when not in use, fits snugly on the bottom of the water bottle)).
  • Treats
  • Leash and poop bags
  • Doggie First Aid Kit
  • Light-up Dog Necklace to make your dog easier to see at night


  • Harness/backpack. Summit has the Ruffwear Palisades Pack for hiking, but so far has only used the removable harness from it and not the pack (we didn't want him carrying the pack last summer while he was still growing and can't wait to try this summer).

  • Leash and poop bags. We really like the Chaco Dog Leash since it has a buckle to allow us to clip him to different places, and you can adjust the leash to clip it around yourself to walk hands-free if needed.

  • Longline or Flexi-leash (controversial, we personally hate flexi-leashes EXCEPT if we're hiking in an area where there are not many people/dogs nearby. I would not recommend it unless your dog has excellent recall in addition to the flexi). This allows your dog to wander a little farther away from you and sniff and explore on his own a little bit.
  • Water and bowl (we use the Nalgene with the Pupwerks PupCup again for hiking)
  • Treats
  • Doggie First Aid Kit, especially if it's a longer or overnight hike

    Additionally, for camping, I'd strongly recommend doing some camping training in your home before taking your dog camping for real. We set our tent up in our living room and slept in it at home a couple of times with our dog just to let him get a feel for what things would be like before we went outside camping for the first time. Lots of treats were involved to show him that being calm in the tent was a good thing. Also start small. The first time we took our dog camping was at a campsite in Ohio about 20 minutes from our parents' house. We made sure it was just one night and that we had an easy-out in case Summit wasn't ready and started to freak out or disrupt the other people camping. Everything went perfectly but if Summit hadn't been having a good time, we could have quickly packed up and left and slept at either of our parents' houses where he would have felt more comfortable.

    In terms of hiking, also start small. Start with shorter, easier hikes that take maybe 30-60 minutes. Then work up to longer, steeper, more challenging hikes.

    Finally, for road tripping, especially in places that you don't know as well, I strongly recommend taking a look at and These websites will allow you to easily look up different dog-friendly establishments (such as restaurants, hotels, parks, activities, etc.) in the areas that you are traveling.
u/loki-big-butt · 1 pointr/puppy101

I like this one because it’s rechargeable.

LED Dog Collar - USB Rechargeable - Available in 6 Colors & 6 Sizes - Makes Your Dog Visible, Safe & Seen

u/thechunkymonkies · 1 pointr/dogs

NiteHowl LED I use this for night walking off-leash, he's easy to see. I like this one better than the recharging ones, I've gone through both, the rechargers don't ever seem to be as bright and the charge doesn't last as long. 1 LED goes months of nightly walks for us.

Reflective Vest If we are walking by the road I'll put this vest on him, but we don't usually walk by the road and he hates vests, I just chose it because he's too big for normal sized stuff and this one has a big range of sizes, we've probably only using it <10 times total, still in perfect condition but probably not enough wear and tear to tell durability.

u/RowdyGorgonite · 1 pointr/dogs

Is there a reason your dog can't wear a collar for his info? You could get one with a name plate or one like this if you're concerned with the tags getting caught. Even when my dog is wearing her harness or backpack she still has her collar on for her ID info.

u/Contr0lFr34k · 1 pointr/Boxer

We got the collar from Amazon (Direct Link to Collar). The name wasn't after Captain Chaos, but was a compromise after the family totally shut down my C'thulhu and I wasn't willing to go with Chewboxer.

u/tanukiattack · 0 pointsr/LifeProTips

This. I've recently had a horrific scenario where my parent's dog's jaw got caught in my dogs collar. My dog could not breath at all while my parents dogs jaw nearly got ripped of. It was traumatic to say the least. I bought a break away collar from Amazon right after this and HIGHLY recommend it. Both dogs could have easily died.

u/_ataraxia · 0 pointsr/dogs

i have this LED collar and love it. i wasn't looking for a permanent collar with D rings and such, just something extra shorty could wear during walks for more visibility. this one is easy to cut to size, it's not bulky on his tiny neck, and it's very bright.

u/NYSenseOfHumor · -1 pointsr/dogs

I understanding have a preferred harness

Try a leash wrap that can also go over the clip on some harnesses, or around the dog’s collar.

Here’s one option , and another.