Fastener-Free Collar™

BLD’s Fastener-Free Collar is a limited-slip collar (similar to our Martingale collar) that was specifically designed to eliminate the need to fumble with leash clips and buckles to “leash-up” the dog—this collar simply slides over the dog’s head and then tightens to your dog’s neck size when leash pressure is applied.

More details and sizing can be found below.

Artisan handcrafted in Colorado, USA!

Made to order! Allow 3-5 business days for creation.


Indicate “Other color Brahma” here

Select Style * 


Download detailed literature:

Fastener-Free Collar Brochure Wheelchair Leash Info Booklet

How it works: The collar slides “open” to fit over the dog’s head, then the weight of the leash (or pressure on the leash) will cause the collar loop to “close” to fit the dog’s neck. It’s easy to get on and off.

This collar is sized to fit the dog’s neck snugly in the “closed” position; this ensures the collar will not choke the dog yet is snug enough to not allow the dog to back out of the collar. The neck size is adjustable with our special Conway buckle (Initial adjustment may require a helper). Once adjusted to the correct size you won’t need to adjust it again!

The Fastener-Free Collar can be ordered in two styles: separately or built-in to a leash.

Read about the two available styles here:

  1. Separate collar: Made with an O-ring that any leash can clip to (select “Separate Collar (made with O-ring to attach leash)” style)
  2. Built-in option: Made with a swivel to attach a leash in a semi-permanent fashion (in most cases leashes are removable, just not as quickly as a leash with a snap). This option allows for an all-in-one leash and collar combo! You may request this collar be added to any of our leash designs including the wheelchair leashes (select “Built-In Style (with swivel) ADD TO LEASH on this order” style), or you can attach your own leash to it (select “Built-In style (with swivel) collar only” style). The collar will add extra length to the leash (EXCEPT for full-custom designs). Photos illustrate the choices. *Can only be made with stainless steel/silver colored hardware.

Please read below about some other options to consider when ordering a fastener free collar:

  • Optional Hand-Loop is available for people who need extra space for their fingers/hands to grasp the collar to “dress” the dog
  • Available in Leather or our vegan Brahma Soft-Grip material—see the Material & Hardware Color tab for more details
  • Comes standard with stainless steel/silver colored hardware 

Only for use with a leash. Not recommended for dogs that are escape artists and/or runners if they slip the collar.


Available for the following neck sizes:

  • Small 13-16” (33-41 cm); adds approx. 6-8” to leash length
  • Medium 16-20” (41-51 cm); adds approx. 7-9” to leash length (fits most retrievers!)
  • Large 20-24” (51-61 cm); adds approx. 8-10” to leash length

All Fastener-Free Collars are ¾” wide. 


Measure your dog’s neck/collar as you would like the collar to fit when “closed” or snug. The collar can be adjusted looser or tighter as needed using our special Conway Buckle and once the collar is adjusted to the perfect fit, you won’t need to adjust it again. 

BLD’s Materials:

We use only the highest quality hardware—most of our hardware is stainless steel or solid brass for durability and longevity. Stainless steel bolt snaps are standard on all of our wheelchair leashes.

All Fastener-Free Collars are ¾” wide (19.5 mm).


Choose your color:

  • HUNTER ORANGE (high visibility)
  • TEAL

Stainless steel/silver colored hardware comes standard on all Brahma products. For brass/gold colored hardware select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware."

About Brahma:

Strong as a Brahma bull, this man-made leather alternative is great for your adventurous pal. It is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. This material can take a beating through brush, muck, and saltwater. Brahma is great for any extreme weather condition, resilient in cold weather, and is resistant to abrasions and stink. It is a nice weight, flexible, and has a feel that resembles leather. It won’t absorb dirt & moisture like rope, nylon or fabric. Brahma material is so reliable that it comes with our unmatched Lifetime Warranty! Plus, it is easy to clean: Just wipe clean with soap and water.


Our leather comes in two colors: Tan and black. 

Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:

  • Black leather with stainless steel/silver colored hardware
  • Tan leather with brass/gold colored hardware

*If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.

*Note: brass hardware can stain white/light coated dogs. Sometimes the oil in dogs’ coats can create tarnish, a harmless chemical reaction

About our leather:

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Every item crafted from this high quality leather is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your new gear arrives supple and only improves with age. The color will darken over time and with use.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black and cut from select USA hides. Superior in quality and texture, it is incredibly durable yet very flexible. This leather feels great from the start and will simply get better with age.

Premium Leather:

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.

Brahma Soft-Grip—a vegan leather alternative:

Brahma Soft-Grip is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. Easy to care for: just wipe clean with soap and water. Brahma is always assembled with screw posts for durability. This material is heavier than leather (in a comparable width), and does not soften over time the way leather does. Black is the most popular color for wheelchair leashes, but assorted bright and classic colors are also available. Just ask for available color choices!

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our products.

All Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products that we make in our workshop are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!

If your leather lead, Brahma lead, training equipment, or harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use, simply contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. This is the best warranty in the industry.

If service is required, please see Warranty Claims & Repair Service below.

Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover things outside of our control such as chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, external trauma, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don’t make in our workshop, such as accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: bldBASICS, any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from this warranty or guarantee.

Limitation of Damages:

Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, external trauma, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of product and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. This warranty is nontransferable.

Have a warranty issue? Need a repair or replacement?

Please contact us first so we can help determine the best way to get you taken care of!

If the product sustained damage under normal use, and is covered under warranty, we will make it right at no charge (just pay for shipping).

Non-warranty repairs and alterations may be available, even for chewing and external damage. Repair costs start at $5 plus shipping. We will provide an accurate quote upon assessing the damage.

What to do: Tell us what product you have and what the issue is. If you can, please email us photos of the damage so that we can determine the best solution (repair, replacement, or something else). Usually we will have you mail the item to us, in which case we ask that you send the item to us with a completed Warranty-Repair Form. Please download, fill it in, print, and include with your return.

All warranty claims and repairs must be accompanied by the form otherwise we won’t know what to do with your item when received. If you don’t have a printer, you may write out all the pertinent information on a paper and include it with the item. Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.

Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Fastener-Free Collar™

  1. Mpaige

    I’m in love with this collar for any time a collar needs to go on and off a dog often. I live an apartment, so my dog often has to go outside for potty breaks. All I need to do is slip this over his head, and we’re ready to go! I also really appreciate the fact that this collar is a limited slip so that it won’t tighten too much around the neck. It’s a great alternative for traditional slip collars/leashes! I also think the adjustment buckle is great! There’s no loose leather hanging which makes it look very sleek!

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