College Leads & Collars: University of Oregon, Oregon State, and Boise State
These collars and leads are made right here in Oregon. We carry 1″ wide, 4′ long leads for each of the three colleges listed above (when we can keep them in stock). The collars are adjustable, with small and medium 3/4″ wide, large and extra large 1″ wide, and extra extra large 1-1/2″ wide. Smalls fit 8-1/2 – 12-1/2″ necks, mediums 11-1/2 – 17-1/2″, larges 13 – 21″, extra larges 16 – 27″, and xxl 20-1/2 – 35″. Not every collar size is available for every college.
Nylon collars come in combinations of single ply or double ply, adjustable or fixed length, patterned or solid color, and plastic or metal buckle (upper right photo). There are even nylon collars with spikes or “jewels.” The narrowest are 5/8″ wide. The shortest in a fixed length collar is 12″. The largest fixed length nylon collars are 1″ wide and 28″ long. In adjustable collars, the smallest fits 6-10″ necks and the largest 22-36″ necks. A sample of patterns for the adjustable collars is in the lower left photo.
Ezy Dog neoprene collars are similar to a fixed-length nylon collar, but in padded neoprene. Bamboo brand collars have a built-in handle.
Leather collars are available in brown latigo flat, black latigo flat, black round latigo, and black spiked. Flat collars come in 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, and 24″. Round (aka rolled) collars are sizes 24″ and 26″. Spiked leather collars fit necks 10″ up to 30″. To get an 8″ version, you go with fake leather.
Spiked leather collars, with flat latigo and rolled latigo in middle photo, and metal collars in right-hand photo
Metal and Nylon Choke, Check Choke, and Prong Collars
Soda Mountain carries the classic choke chain collar, but these shouldn’t be used on dogs that pull constantly at the lead. The pressure across the windpipe can cause damage. That’s why check chokes (nylon around the throat and a chain or nylon loop to pull the nylon collar tight; aka martingales) and prong training collars are available. All three styles should be used with a snap-tight followed by a quick-release motion of the handler.
As awful as they might look, prong collars save a lot of wear and tear on people shoulders and dog necks. Some even come with a buckle to make them easier to put on.
This section refers to plastic orange collars, orange nylon collars with reflective striping, lighted collars, and therapeutic collars–like the Elizabethan (cone) collar. I carry a limited selection of bark-control collars, mostly so customers can read about features and see how they’re put together.
Cloud collars and soft cones (small animals only) are alternatives to the traditional plastic Elizabethan collar. Cloud collars are like inflatable pillows to keep the pet from turning its head. Soda Mountain carries Elizabethan cloud collars that are designed to fit necks from 6″ to 18″ and up. Elizabethan soft collars fit necks 4″ to 6.5″. Standard Elizabethan collars are available for necks from 8″ to 25″.
Collar accessories dangle from the dog’s collar, of all things. Soda Mountain has a laser engraver with metal tags that can have information carved on both sides of the tag while you wait. We also have battery-operated flashing safety lights.
The most popular fonts, left to right: bold, regular, Roman. Three sizes of circles in red, black, and blue. Two sizes in pink, lime, and purple. Three collars of paw print: black, copper, and brown.