The Canny Collar

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Canny® Collar

Why is it Different?

Firstly, the Canny® Collar fastens behind the head rather than under the chin. The immediate benefit of this is that there is no yanking your dog’s head to one side or riding up into his eyes. When you are positioned below an animal (such as a horse) it would make sense to lead it from under the chin. However, the horse rider will control the horse from behind the head which makes more sense if you are above the animal. This is why the Canny® Collar is unique amongst dog training collars.


Secondly, the Canny® Collar is a dog training collar rather than a dog restraining collar. It can be quickly and easily switched into a regular dog collar and lead by alternately flicking the slip line on and off your dog’s nose. By doing this you can use the Canny® Collar like a ‘dog training lead’ eventually training your dog to walk on a conventional flat collar.

Canny® Collar

About the Canny Collar

The Canny® Collar operates as both a training collar and a flat collar.


The nose strap is held in place with a guide under the chin to prevent the strap from riding up into the eyes.


The nose strap is relaxed over the dog’s muzzle and does not apply pressure unless the dog is actively pulling on the leash, which prevents strap imprints on the muzzle.  


The nose strap design also allows for a greater difference between pressure on and pressure off whereas some head collars provide consistent pressure. It allows the dog to breath freely, open his mouth and enjoy his walk unencumbered.  

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Walking Using the Canny Collar

Put the Canny® Collar on and go for a walk immediately. Keep your lead short but loose when walking and aim to have your dog in the ‘heel’ position. Using a short dog training lead will make this easier. Give him plenty of vocal praise when he begins walking well.


The first time you put the slip line over your dog’s nose, he may resist it and try to paw it off his face. Any dog training collar will cause this reaction for some dogs. It is similar to the feeling we have when wearing a wristwatch for the first time – some dogs are simply not used to it. You should continue walking so that your dog focuses on the walk rather than on the Canny® Collar, lifting your lead when he paws at it and verbally encouraging him to follow you.

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The Canny Collar Story

The Canny Collar has come a long way since it was conceived by Brian Smith, an old-fashioned horseman and inventor from Crieff, a small town at the foot of the Scottish Highlands.


Brian's compassionate attitude and his work with equine behaviour problems led him to develop a special slip-line collar for Wallace, a difficult stallion for whom other more traditional collars were too painful. The new 'horse controller' worked instantly, giving Brian complete control of Wallace within a matter of minutes. He was also delighted to see that Wallace was experiencing no pain or discomfort.


Canny® Collar

About the Company

The Canny Company is based in the UK and is a worldwide group of dog trainers who want to help owners enjoy their dogs.  The company works with organizations such as The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, RSPCA and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers to provide them with the tools they need to help train and re-home dogs.


The Canny Company regularly donates to rescue shelters, dog charities and local training groups to help them continue their work.   The Canny Collar was recently voted "Best New Product" by the UK Pet Product Retail Assoiation shortly after it was launched.  It has only recently become available in North America.  Its design was based on a horse halter - here's how the Canny Collar differs from other head collars.


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