Choosing the right collar and leash for a Border Terrier

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Are you thinking of getting a Border Terrier? Not only are they extremely loving and loyal companions, but they come with their own sense of style! To make sure that your Border Terrier looks their best, nothing says “class” like the perfect collar and leash combination. Before making this important purchase decision, it’s important to consider which type of collar and leash will suit your pup’s personality the most.

From adjustable collars to traditional leads or retractable accessories (for free-spirited pooches!), there are plenty of options available in the market today…but how do you know which one is right for your furry friend?

What size collar for Border Terrier?

Shopping for a collar can be tricky, especially when it comes to selecting the appropriate size. Border Terriers have thick coats and rather long necks, so it’s important to choose a collar that fits correctly. Measure your Border Terrier’s neck by wrapping a flexible tape measure around its neck at the base and then allowing a few extra inches.

When choosing the size of your dog’s collar, make sure you select one with plenty of room ‒ enough to easily slide two fingers in between their fur and the strap when done up snugly. Doing this will help ensure your Border Terrier has a comfortable and secure fit that won’t become too tight when they move around.

Are Border Terriers good off-leash?

Border Terriers are known for their tenacious and lively personalities. This makes them ideal candidates for off-leash activities when trained properly. While Border Terriers were originally bred for hunting, with proper stimulation and exercise, they also do very well in activities like agility, frisbee, and flyball.

Furthermore, these delightful little dogs love to play and frolic; an off-leash activity gives them the freedom to explore their surroundings in a safe manner while receiving some much-needed exercise.

Once your Border Terrier knows the “come” command and understands that they must obey it quickly, they make excellent companions on hikes, in dog parks, and in other areas where off-leash activities are allowed.

Best collar and lead for border terrier

Choosing the right collar and lead for a border terrier can be ​quite challenging, as these dogs are known to be exuberant and extremely active. It is important to keep them secure while still giving them the freedom to run around safely.

The best collars for this breed should be comfortable, lightweight, and adjustable while providing plenty of strength and durability to restrain the dog safely. Collars made with strong materials such as webbing or leather are ideal choices. A lead that has a good amount of grip will give you more control over larger pulls, even if your border terrier suddenly decides to run after something exciting!

Quality leads should have swivel-style hooks that let your pup enjoy their time in the great outdoors without becoming entangled in any pesky objects. With the right collar and lead, you can make sure that your furry friend remains comfortable and secure during all their adventures!

What is the best-fitting harness for a Border Terrier?

Border Terriers are active and agile breed who require a harness that is sturdy enough to keep them safe while also allowing them to move comfortably. Look for a lightweight, breathable material such as mesh or neoprene to keep your pup comfortable and cool.

An adjustable option would be best; not only will it help ensure the correct fit now, but also later as your dog grows. For those with larger breeds like the Border Terrier, opt for a ‘no pull’ front tightening, padded harness. The chest strap should always fit snugly and securely beneath the chest.

Ultimately, the best fitting harness for a Border Terrier is one that allows your pup to run freely and securely outdoors without compromising their comfort or your peace of mind.

What to do when a dog pulls you on the leash?

Walking your pup can be an immensely enjoyable experience but it can also be challenging if they take control of the situation and tug on the leash. It’s important to stay firm when this happens and give a sharp, verbal cue or correction.

Loosen up the leash but don’t let it get so loose that your pup has total freedom to move around and isn’t aware that there is tension still between you two.

Consistency is key; practice with your pup during low-distraction times so they learn what’s expected of them in any given part of their walk.

Additionally, make sure that you provide ample rewards when they keep the slack in their leash and ensure that long walks are broken up into multiple, shorter ones with breaks for rest, potty, down stays, or anything else positive-reinforcement focused!


In conclusion, there are many different types of collars and leashes that can be beneficial and appropriate for Border Terriers. Prong collars and harnesses can provide a bit more control to a pup with an excitable temperament, while breakaway collars are good for avoiding the risk of strangulation.

Martingale collars work best for dogs that tend to pull or lunge, and soft Padded Collars can provide comfort in addition to keeping the pup safe when out on a walk. Additionally, choosing the right type of leash is vital in providing the most enjoyable walking experience for both your pup and yourself; retractable leads are desirable by owners looking for ease of use while traffic leads are better suited to new puppies and those who need maximum control while walking outdoors.

Taking into consideration lifestyle, habits, climate, and personal style will help pick the ideal collar and leash combination, making any outing with your Border Terrier trouble-free

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Tony K.

Tony K.

I got our Border 3 years ago "for my daughter" and this bundle of joy became a beloved member of our family, so I thought why not share the love!

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I got our Border 3 years ago “for my daughter” and this bundle of joy became a beloved member of our family, so I thought why not share the love!

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