(8 customer reviews)


BLD’s Fastener-Free Collar is a limited-slip collar—similar to a martingale—that can be put on and taken off the dog with no buckles or clips.

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. The Fastener-Free Collar can be ordered separately, or built-in to a leash. Available in Brahma or our vegan Brahma Soft-Grip material.

Optional Hand-Loop is available for people who need extra space for their fingers/hands to grasp the collar to “dress” the dog. Comes standard with stainless steel/nickel (silver color) hardware. 

More details and sizing can be found below. **Download Printable Fastener-Free Collar Brochure**

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


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Fastener-Free Collar
NEW updated design!
In October 2019 we revised the design to make it easier to use (braids are now omitted to avoid tangling in fur, and the limited slip distance is now refined for a better fit.)

How it works: The collar slides “opens” 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.)

Select the style you need: The regular separate collar is made with an O-ring to attach any leash. The built-in option is made with a swivel to prevent tangling. This makes 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. The collar will add extra length to the leash (EXCEPT for full-custom designs). Photos illustrate the choices.

Optional Hand-Loop is available for people who need extra space for their fingers/hands to grasp the collar to “dress” the dog.

Measure your dog’s neck/collar as you would like the collar to fit when “closed” or snug.

Select Size: (dog’s neck size)

  • 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

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

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).

Premium Leather:

Our leathers are incredibly durable, yet flexible. They feel great in your hands and if well-conditioned and maintained they simply get better and more supple with age. Leather will be assembled using braids in most cases, as braids are the strongest, most reliable method.

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE Leather is 100% American vegetable tanned leather, hand-oiled to bring out the golden tones and softness. The color will darken to a chestnut brown with use and age.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO is solid black, and superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality, cut from select USA hides. Our black leather is thick and sturdy for a super strong leash.

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!

Hardware on this product comes standard in the silver color (components are stainless steel or nickel/chrome plated solid brass).  Brass (gold color) is available by special request.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 1 in
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8 reviews for Fastener-Free Collar™

  1. Sarah Farsad

    This is my favorite Bold collar. I am so happy with this product and it is super easy to use. I have a young dog who is a rescue and she is great and happy go lucky but not too patient when it comes to getting a collar or leash on. This collar is fast to get on – no buckles or fasteners and what is even better – my dog can’t back out of it. She is an escape artist but not with this collar and it doesn’t hurt her. I am more confident when walking her and I love the products. thanks so much! sarah and Khora

  2. Karen B (verified owner)

    This was the perfect answer for my service dog and myself. He has to be sleeping within hearing range (his, for my call), but the tags on his collar drove me nuts in the middle of the night. Removing his regular collar was easy, as he helped by pulling and twisting his head out, but fastening it back on in the morning was difficult. Now he puts his head into the collar while I hold it up. It is so well made, and I love the adjustability to get it fitted just right.

  3. Debbie (verified owner)

    I have one of these in tan, well it was tan but now is getting closer to a dark brown…so rich and classy looking. At first I didn’t like that the braid sticks out the one side, but one day when my boy was off leash and I had to grab him right away, that braid made it super easy to snatch him. Additionally, it became a very short leash, almost like a grab tab. The braid makes it easy to grip. It also came to me already super soft, no aging necessary. I’m very tempted to buy one of their slip collars to use as a tag holder because of how nice this collar is.

  4. Christi P. (verified owner)

    This collar is absolutely a lifesaver for me! Not only is is easy to put on, but right after I got the shipment my dog’s old collar broke! This collar I don’t have to worry about the snaps breaking or the D ring falling off. This collar is very sturdy and even if I am having trouble with clasps am able to just slide it on and walk out the door without having to fudge around with anything extra.

  5. Jenn M. (verified owner)

    “I received Aspen’s Fastener Free collar, and the 8-Way Leads today. Once again, I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of your pieces! Aspen was very curious about his new collar, and kept trying to crane his head and neck around to get a better sniff of it. Just like Lilly though, he visibly looks *so* much more comfortable in your collar than he did in his nylon one. I can’t tell you how much I love this collar for my special needs babies! Your design is beautiful, durable, comfortable, safe and humane. The Fastener Free collar is THE Perfect Collar, in my humble opinion. It the dog couture equivalent of a little black dress that can be worn out on the town, and still be comfy enough to wear at home everyday =) Honestly though, having two sensory-impaired dogs who are far more sensitive to touch and tactile sensations made finding a safe and non-irritating collar a necessity. Lilly, who is both blind and deaf, extremely sensitive to touch, and who was forever digging at her collar (she is part Shar Pei, with chunky little neck wrinkles), almost never itches now (unless she’s having an allergic reaction to yet another food), has no broken/matted hair where her collar sits, and her collar still looks like new despite having been through rigorous months of adventures and hijinx. Thank you so much for all that you do! We will continue to tell everyone about BLD, and Katrina’s awesome gear!”

  6. Jenn (verified owner)

    I just wanted to take a moment to let you know just how much Lilly and I LOVE her new Fastener Free Collar and custom harness. Not only are they absolutely beautiful, and buttery soft to the touch, but the quality, care and craftsmanship radiate from every stitch and braid. I didn’t think it was possible to find this level of quality anywhere anymore. These two pieces of gear have been game changers for our daily outings, and I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to discuss our specific concerns and needs, and for crafting exactly what we needed!
    You have given me the means to ensure that Lilly is comfortable and safe; and her self-confidence continues to flourish. Her happiness means the world to me, and I can’t begin to thank you enough!!

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