If you are shopping for your dogs collar, you probably have some questions and concerns about what type of collar would BEST suit your BEST friend! The markets, today, are virtually flooded with options for pet collars, varying in style, range, and material. Depending on your budget, it would be wise to select a collar that is multipurpose.
Hopefully, the following guidelines will help you with this important decision. Your primary consideration should be the purpose of pet collars.
Purpose of Pet Collars
SAFETY and COMFORT – the main thing to remember is your dogs safety and comfort while wearing the collar. Make sure that the collar is the appropriate size. If it is too big, your dog will easily slip out of it. If the collar is too small, your dog may suffocate itself while pulling on it. Safety and Style go hand-in-hand. Your choice of collars is a great way to control your dog and at the same time help enhance their personality!
Helpful Tips Relevant to Pet Collars
The Size of your Dog
Depending on the size, make sure that the dog collar allows one to three fingers to fit between the dogs neck and the collar. This will serve as an ideal fit for your dog. Body harnesses work especially best for small or toy dogs. These are very beneficial for your pet, because the harness is attached around the shoulders and chest instead of just on the throat. So, when the leash is pulled, the force is evenly distributed, thereby reducing the tension on your pets larynx and trachea. Harnesses provide better control of your pet without excessive tugging resulting in a less stressful experience for both of you.
For dog training collars, select a choke chain. However, make sure that after the training process, you remove the chain, as it can be extremely dangerous for the dog to leave a choke chain on for any length of time.
The durability of the dog collar is another important aspect you should consider. After spending a decent amount, you would definitely be concerned about the longevity of the dog collar. For simple walks, you can either go for a rolled leather collar, a choke chain and even a mouth or chest harness. Much depends on the size, age and personality of your canine.
Whatever dog collar you chose, make sure that it is easy to clean. Saddle soap or a good leather cleaner works well on leather collars.
Some dogs are leather chewers. So, before getting a leather collar, make sure that your friend is not one of them.
To enhance the look of your dog and bring out his or her personality, there are several options you can choose from with pet collars. Nowadays, designer dog collars are also available in hundreds of different colors and materials which add that little extra appeal to your companion.
The dog collar you choose will form a bond between you and your BEST friend. Whenever I have taken off any of my dogs’ collars, for whatever reason, they act like they did something to upset me! I do not keep the collars off very long!