Collars

Looking for a new dog collar and not sure where to start? Whether you are looking for the right training collar, are interested in learning about shock collars, or want to buy a technology-filled activity collar, we have you covered with comparisons, reviews, definitions, neck sizes, and more.

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Best Dog Training Collars: Educator vs Dogtra vs SportDog vs PetSafe vs Pet Resolve vs PetSpy vs SpotOn vs Halo & More

Do your dogs stop obeying you when they’re off-leash outdoors? Want to take them hiking or exploring a remote wilderness but frightened they’ll run too far astray? Avid hikers, explorers, and hunters alike swear by remote dog training collars. These wireless collars allow you to train your dog to obey you when they’re off-leash; giving your pup room to roam — and you peace of mind that your dogs are safely exploring their world.

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Shock Collar For Dogs: 8 Things To Know Including Pros, Cons & How To Train

Whether you have a pup with a penchant for persistent barking or you’d like to train your dog to stay in the yard, you may have considered a shock collar (aka electronic collar, e-collar, or remote training collar). As with any method of behavior modification, there are pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the method that works best for you and your pup, so we’ve laid out the facts to help you decide.

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5 Best Dog Bark Collars For Small, Medium, Large, & Stubborn Dogs

Does nearly everything set your dog off into a barking frenzy? While some barking is a normal way for our furry friends to communicate with us, many dogs develop a problem with inappropriate or excessive barking. If you’re at your wit’s end, using a bark collar along with proper training may be just what the doctor ordered for your peace of mind. We’ve researched dozens of no-bark collars and give you our top picks to help you narrow down your choices.

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Best GPS Dog Collar: Garmin Astro Vs Alpha Vs Trackimo Vs Tractive Vs Halo Vs SpotOn & More

Want to take your dog hiking with you off-leash? Or do you have a Houdini hound at your home? A Global Positioning System (GPS) dog collar or tracking device could be just what you need. These tools allow you to keep track of your dog’s location and where she’s heading via tracking technology located in a device on their collar. Learn more in our best GPS dog collar review.

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Best Dog Activity Monitor: FitBark vs Whistle vs Halo Collar 3 vs Tractive vs SpotOn & More

I love tracking my activity with my Apple Watch. Not only does it hold me accountable to move, but it can also give insights into my health, including calories burned and more. Technology has come a long way for pets now, too!

Our dog can now get in on the activity-tracking fun also (think Fitbit or Apple Watch for dogs). We use it to track his whereabouts, but it’s also fun to see how many steps he’s taking to keep him healthy. There are various options to pick from, but I wanted to share these top-rated options and our personal experiences that helped us make our selections.

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Best Harness For Small Dogs: Top Picks By Type

Has your little pup become a master escape artist? Maybe you want to switch to a harness but struggle to find a suitable fit? Headstrong dogs can be challenging to walk with, even if it’s a small breed—they can be feisty, too. Their tiny size means that you’ll often have to do specific searches, even if that dual-clip harness comes in smaller sizes. But lucky for you, we’re here today to review the best harness for small dogs, plus some other highly-rated alternatives.

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Best Dog Harness: Which Is Ideal For Your Dog’s Needs?

Dog harnesses have certain advantages over using a collar when taking your dog on walks. For some owners, a harness can help manage a strong puller and may be more comfortable to use than a traditional leash and collar. Is a harness a better alternative for your pup? And which type and brand of harness will be the best fit for your needs? I’ll help you decide in our best dog harness reviews. I cover some of the top products and share personal experiences.

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Stop Your Dog From Barking With A No-Bark Dog Collar

No-bark dog collars were made to control a dog’s excessive barking. How they work depends on the type of no-bark collar you use.

In general, a no-bark dog collar is able to detect barking by sensing vibrations in the dog’s vocal cords. When this occurs, the collar provides a stimulus to the dog, warning him that this is the consequence of barking. There are a few options to consider, we share our picks for the best dog bark collars…

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Best Light-Up Dog Collars, LED Harnesses & More

If you walk your pup often in the dark, you may need a light-up dog collar for your and your dog’s safety. Lighted dog collars make it easier for drivers to spot your dog and help illuminate your pathway while you’re on walks. They’re also an excellent way to keep eyes on your off-leash pup during nighttime outdoor adventures. We’ve found the best light-up dog collars for you to consider, plus alternative LED accessories.

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Is A Citronella Dog Collar A Safer Alternative To Electric Shock?

Citronella dog collars have been gaining in popularity ever since studies were released showing the negative psychological effects of electric shock collars on dogs. Furthermore, studies by the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine suggest that citronella dog collars are even more effective than electric shock collars. The question we ask once again, however, is how humane, if at all, are these citronella dog collars?

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