Stages of collaring-stage II
The next stage might be the Training Collar. It allows the parties to see how things will work between them on a more permanent basis. Some basic goals for the foundation of the relationship are being worked on during this time. The training collar is usually plain, but sturdy to show a sense of awareness to this learning period. A training collar also could symbolize a relationship where the Dominant is “training” the submissive on a specific task or in an area of service. In other instances, a submissive maybe trained by Dominants who do not “own” them. (which could be a whole other article for me).