What’s The Best Type Of Dog Collar?
Getting the right dog collar for your dog is one of the most important things you can do for your dog.
Your dog will probably spend most of its life with its collar on, so getting a good comfortable hard wearing dog collar is essential. Luckily for the more style conscious amongst you, modern designer dog collars can be fashionable too! Finding the best type of dog collar for you will depend on your dog and what the main use of the collar will be.
What is a dog collar for, and is it essential?
The main use for a dog collar is probably the most obvious – controlling your dog. Used in combination with a dog leash, a dog collar can provide you with a certain amount of control to prevent your dog wandering off or straying into road traffic when out walking. There are other uses for a dog collar such as dog or puppy training. Also, you can incorporate your dog’s identity and your contact information within the dogs’ collar, in the event your dog gets lost.
Choosing the correct size of dog collar is important. Having a collar that is too small can cause your dog harm and at best will leave your dog feeling uncomfortable. Similarly, having a collar that is too big will enable your dog to easily slip out of it. Also, the width and material of the collar need to match the size of your dog or puppy. A heavy duty leather collar will not be much good for a Chihuahua and neither will a lightweight nylon collar be any good on a Rottweiler.
A good rule of thumb is to make sure that on a large dog, you can slip two fingers between the dog’s throat and the collar. Also ensure the collar can rotate easily, but not slip over the dog’s ears. On smaller dogs, ensure the collar can rotate easily and does not cause any breathing problems. Make sure it cannot pull over the dog’s ears. Remember that in the right situation, many dogs can become little Houdini’s in their own right.
There are many different types of dog collar available. There are sporting collars, designer collars, and personalized collars. We will be covering a few main types. These are as follows.
Standard Dog Collar
Dog Training Collars
Electric Dog Collar or Dog Shock Collar
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