** Prong collars are always available. **

Prong Collar
It started out simple enough...we hate prong collars. Not the actual "use" of a prong collar, just the fact of squeezing the links together to put the collar on and off. Our dogs love seeing their training equipment come out. So much, that they can barely (or in one case, won't) sit still while we put their collars on. Realizing there had to be something better, we designed a collar that works wonderful, looks great and is easy to put on and take off your dog. Our collars are now used across the country, as well as abroad, in training facilities and for simply taking dogs for their evening walk.

Herm Sprenger collars, made in Germany, have slightly rounded ends on the links to minimize the chance of injury. All chains have end swivels (with the exception of the micro prong). The collar lengths can be adjusted by adding or removing individual links, which can be purchased separately. Proper use REQUIRES a snug fit.

We do not carry the Herm Sprenger collars with the quick-release scissor snap on the chain. We have used these collars personally in the past and have had these scissor snaps open by themselves (usually at the worst possible moment!). You will find the side release buckles extremely strong and be amazed at how quickly you can put on and take off your dog's collar.


Available sizes:

Micro Prong collar - This is the only prong collar which is NOT made by Herm Sprenger. This collar is specifically designed for small breed dogs, using strong stainless steel. This collar is also a great tool for fine corrections on larger, trained dogs, but is not intended for initial training or heavy corrections on medium or large sized dogs. Non-swivel o-ring on chain. 1.6mm links.

Small Prong collar with end swivel - Herm Sprenger, 2.25mm links, Chrome-Plated or Stainless Steel

Medium Prong collar with end swivel - Herm Sprenger, Chrome-Plated, 3.0mm links
Herm Sprenger does NOT make a medium sized prong collar in Stainless Steel; however, the large size is fairly comparable to the medium sized links. Same sized prong, but heavier gauge of metal used to form the links.

Large Prong collar with end swivel - Herm Sprenger, 3.2mm links, Chrome-Plated or Stainless Steel


How to measure for one of our prong collars:
Prong collars are meant to be worn snuggly, high on the neck, right behind your dog's ears. Measure this area of your dog's neck with a flexible tape measure. Provide us with this measurement and we can estimate the size of collar you need. Please be aware that this is just an estimate, you may still need to adjust the collar slightly when you receive it, depending on how you want the collar to fit your dog. Also, the amount of coat on your dog's neck can affect how the collar fits.

If you already own a prong collar, but want to upgrade to one of our collars, please measure your current collar to ensure the best fit. Open your collar at any link and lay the collar on a flat surface. Measure the entire length of the collar, end to end (prongs and chain).

Excellent article on fitting prong collars -
How to Fit a Prong Collar

Videos illustrating proper fit and use of a prong collar from K9 Connection in Buffalo, New York -
How to use a prong collar - Part 1
How to use a prong collar - Part 2
Another great video from Tyler at K9 Connection, shows a wonderful way to introduce the prong collar to your dog -
Conversational Leash Work

Many examples of past prong collars and customer comments on the
Testimonials page.
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.

Prong collar with a side release buckle

Shown: Small stainless steel prong collar with side release buckle

Shown: Micro prong collar with side release buckle

A wonderful, easy to put on collar which you will only find on this website.


Herm Sprenger collars with an 'aftermarket' side release buckle added for easy on and off. Perfect if you use the same prong collar for multiple dogs, as you can quickly add or remove links. One link is removed from the standard prong collar and replaced with a side release buckle. The material on either side of the buckle is a black, nylon webbing.

This is a collar that you will ONLY find on my website, as I add these buckles to the Herm Sprenger collars myself. Herm Sprenger does make another style of side release buckle prong collar, however, their version does not have the chain martingale portion on the collar. And, if you are familiar with the use of prong collars, this chain is essential to get an effective correction.

If a buckle ever breaks, I will replace the buckle for no charge, however I do require the collar be returned to me for repair. Return shipping of ($7.00) will be charged. Fortunately, the buckles have proven themselves to be very reliable, and repairs are very seldom necessary.

Micro prong collar with buckle - $26.00
Not Herm Sprenger brand, as they do not make this size.
The buckle used on the micro prong is a plastic side release, not metal.
9 links included, 1.6mm thick
Fits approximately a 9.5-10" neck before extra links are needed.
Also called a "mini" by some vendors.

Small chrome-plated prong collar with buckle - $26.00
Herm Sprenger, 9 links included, 2.25mm links
Fits approx. a 15" neck before extra links are needed.


Small stainless steel prong collar with buckle - $40.00
Herm Sprenger, 9 links included , 2.25mm links
Fits approx. a 15" neck before extra links are needed.


Medium chrome-plated prong collar with buckle - $27.00
Herm Sprenger, 9 links included, 3.0mm links
Fits approx. a 20" neck before extra links are needed.

Large chrome-plated prong collar with buckle - $34.00
Herm Sprenger, 9 links included, 3.2mm links
Fits approx. a 20" neck before extra links are needed.

Large stainless steel prong collar with buckle - $42.00
Herm Sprenger, 9 links included, 3.2mm links
Fits approx. a 20" neck before extra links are needed.
Extra links -
Micro - $1.50 each
Small chrome plated -
$1.75 each
Small Stainless Steel - $2.75 each
Medium chrome plated -
$1.00 each (50% off, reg $2.00)
Large Stainless Steel - $3.00 each

* NEW *
Available upgrades to micro prong collar

Metal side release buckle - $2.00

Best if using the micro prong collar on slightly larger dogs. For small and/or toy breeds, I would recommend the standard plastic buckle, as it is a lighter weight buckle.

Swivel lead attachment - $1.00

Prong collar with a side release buckle and woven leather

The only "adjustable" leather woven prong collar on the market.


The ease of the side release buckle, plus the added security and improved appearance of woven leather. One end of the woven leather is held in place with a removable Chicago screw. This allows you to adjust the collar if needed.
Please note that leather CAN NOT be added to the micro prongs, as they are too small for the attaching hardware.

However, I do not advise adjusting these collars frequently. It is designed more as a way to adjust the size of your collar as your dog grows or his training progresses. While it is not difficult to adjust the leather length, it is not something you would want to do often.

All of the colored leather is a high quality, heavyweight chap leather (natural tan color is a basic tanned hide, not chap leather). If your dog is full grown and you would prefer a woven nylon webbing (especially advisable if your dog will be swimming in the collar), I can use this material instead. While the woven nylon webbing is not adjustable, it is very easy to replace if needed.

Due to the nature of these collars, it is essential that I size the collar as close as possible to your dog's neck size before shipping. You can either measure your dog's neck with a soft tape measure or measure a current prong collar (opened up and measured end to end, including chain and links).

If a buckle ever breaks, I will replace the buckle for no charge, however I do require the collar be returned to me for repair. Return shipping of ($7.00) will be charged. Fortunately, the buckles have proven themselves to be very reliable, and repairs are very seldom necessary.

Leather colors available:
Black
Red
Brown
Natural tan

Webbing colors available for small (2.25mm) size:
Black
Mint green
Purple
Light blue
Maroon
Red
Royal blue
Chocolate
Neon green
Orange

Webbing colors available for medium (3.0mm) and large (3.2mm) sizes:
Black only

Cost to add woven leather:
$8.00-$12.00 per collar, depending on length needed

Cost to add woven nylon webbing:
$6.00 per collar

"Plain" Prong collar

Just because we like to customize everything, it doesn't mean you can't buy a regular prong collar from us. The following prices are for standard "unmodified" prong collars. The prices listed for extra links apply to all collars.

Lengths and neck sizes listed below are all approximated. Several variables play into the proper fit on a dog, including the amount of hair on the dog's neck, temperament of the dog and trainer preferences.
Micro prong collar - $19.00
non-Herm Sprenger collar, Stainless steel
11" long
10 links - links are 1/2" x 3/4"

Small prong collar - $16.00
Herm Sprenger collar, Chrome-plated
16" long
Fits 15" neck (before adding extra links)
10 links, 2.25mm - links are 3/4" x 1 1/8"

Small prong collar - $30.00
Herm Sprenger collar, Stainless Steel
16" long
Fits 15" neck (before adding extra links)
10 links, 2.25mm - links are 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Medium prong collar - $17.00
Herm Sprenger collar, Chrome-plated
22" long
Fits 20" neck (before adding extra links)
10 links, 3.0mm - links are 1" x 1 1/2"

Large prong collar - $32.00
Herm Sprenger collar,
Stainless Steel
22" long
Fits 20" neck (before adding extra links)
10 links, 3.2mm - links are 1" x 1 5/8"

Large prong collar - $24.00
Herm Sprenger collar,
Chrome-plated
22" long
Fits 20" neck (before adding extra links)
10 links, 3.2mm - links are 1" x 1 5/8"
Extra links -
Micro - $1.50 each
Small chrome plated -
$1.75 each
Small Stainless Steel - $2.75 each
Medium chrome plated -
$1.00 each (50% off, reg $2.00)
Large Stainless Steel - $3.00 each

We are currently not set up to take on-line orders. Please email us the type of collar you are interested in and we will finalize your order for you. We are sorry for any inconvenience.