Prong Collar Connector

I do not like a lot of "extra" stuff on my dog, unless it is for safety purposes.

With a dog who is reactive, fearful, aggressive, or one that does not have a reliable recall, I always recommend erring on the side of caution and putting a back up prong collar connector on your dog. Also, if your dog tends to bolt when a collar comes off, they should ALWAYS have a backup on, it doesn’t matter if you are in your yard or around town.

Prong collar connectors are a good idea for ALL prong collars, regardless of the style (plain, buckle, quick snap, etc.). A small prong collar, even without a buckle, can be blown apart by a stronger dog who hits the collar at the end of a lead. Protect your dog in all possible scenarios.

Pictures below are not to scale:

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All connectors are made with strong webbing material and are triple stitched for reliability. Standard length for the toy size is between 5-5.5”, standard length for the medium and large size is 8-9”, but they can be made in other lengths if needed.

Three sizes available:
1) Toy size, 3/8” wide with nickel plated snaps
2) Medium weight, 1/2" wide with brass or nickel snaps
3) Heavy weight, 5/8" wide with brass or nickel snaps

Price: $8.00 each

If a prong connector size is not indicated with order, a medium weight connector will be made. Or, if we know the breed or size of dog, we will size accordingly. Nickel snaps are used, unless brass are requested.

If you do not want to purchase through PayPal or have any problems completing your purchase with PayPal, please visit my Etsy store to purchase these wonderful training tools.


All shipping through this website starts at $8.00.
If you are purchasing only an adapter or connector, you can pay for first class (instead of priority) shipping through my Etsy store.

Buckle adapters on Etsy store - click here

Backup safety connectors - click here

This photo shows the connector attached to both collars. One snap hooks to the prong collar, the other snap is attached to the backup collar (in this case, a flat buckle collar).
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If the prong collar were to come off the dog, for any reason, you would still be attached to your dog.
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Please note - All prong collars are considered "training" collars and should NEVER be left on your dog unattended. There is a risk of injury through the misuse of ANY type of collar, so if you are unsure of the proper use of a prong collar, please consult a professional. Also, there is not a buckle in the world that is "fail proof". Please keep your dog's behavior and training in mind when purchasing a collar.

Backup collars and/or collars without buckles are recommended for aggressive dogs or dogs that are unreliable off lead. Leashes by Design cannot be held responsible for accidents or injuries to humans and/or animals.

I recommend having a "back up" method in place for all situations where safety is a priority. For example, my current dog is very reactive to loud noises and could bolt if he got loose and was scared. I do not use a back up when working my dog at our dog club (fully fenced), but I do use a back up during general walking or when we are at hotels.