Correction collars are any collar designed to produce a physical correction, with the intent of interrupting or changing a dogs behavior. Even relatively mild collars, like martingales (pictured) can be a thorny subject among dog owners and trainers because of the collar's tenancy to work off of stress, negative reinforement, or pain. With that being said, the use of corrective collars in dog training has a long history, and remains common today.

Did You Know?

Anything that can be trained with corrections can also be trained without them! There are many ways to improve your dogs behavior that don't utilize corrective tools. Check out these other topics:

Using Positive Reinforcement to Improve Your Dogs Heel

While there isn't a "best" correction collar for every dog, there might be one that works best with your dog.

Getting Started

When evaluating different correction collars, you should first have a clear picture.

Mild Collars

If you've never used a correction collar before, it's a good idea to start with a mild collar that has no risk of causing pain to your dog. Although this may seem counterintuitive at first,

Martingale Collar

Martingale Collars are considered the mildest of all correction collars, because they have a limited range and are often made of soft materials, like nylon and cloth. Martingale collars are a great introduction to correction collars, for your dog and you, because they are very forgiving and make it difficult for you to accidentally "over-correct" your dog.

Fur Saver Collar ("Training Collar")

Martingale collars are ideal for small dogs, young dogs, and especially for dogs with narrow faces (like sighthounds), as the constricting action of the collar makes

Fur Saver Collars

Strong Collars