Comfortable and Stylish Pet Collars

Help your pup put his best paw forward with a handsome collar or harness. These four offer style points and creature comfort.
Martha Stewart Living, November 2010

Help your pup put his best paw forward with a handsome collar or harness. These four offer style points and creature comfort.

Classic Collar
Harry Barker's recycled-plastic lead and collar ($25 and $19; trixieandpeanut.com) have a tres chic horsebit pattern and are good for short walks with dogs of any size.

Jacket Harness
As luxurious as a Barbour jacket, this waxed canvas harness ($54, foundmyanimal.com) and coordinating rope leash ($60) keep dogs under control comfortably; 25 percent of the profits go to the Louis Animal Foundation, which spays and neuters animals for free in rural areas.

Martingale Collar
More humane than a choke chain, Wagging Green's design has a control loop attached to a stable collar and leash ($21 and $23; olivegreendog.com). Bonus: They're made of pesticide-free bamboo.

Harness
Because they place less strain on a dog's neck, harnesses are best for training and long outings. The Martha Stewart Pets padded leather harness ($28, petsmart.com) distributes tension; the matching leash ($25) can hold a bag dispenser.

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