Dog Collar Details – What Would Be Best For Your Pet?
Dog collars are your dog’s best friend, no pun intended – they include all your dog’s pertinent information, his tags and ID included. This article deals with some useful information on collars – not necessarily need-to-know but useful nonetheless. Consider the following quick tips when shopping.
The first thing to look out for would be fit – how well does it fit around the neck of your dog? If the collar fits, then you have free hand when choosing the desired color or design – whatever floats your boat!
For small dogs, pick out a collar that is neither too heavy nor too light. For puppies, a thin, leather collar or a soft, nylon collar is ideal. As for bigger, stronger dogs, wider and heavier collars are best. By sticking two of your fingers in between the collar and your dog’s neck, you can guarantee the snug fit of the collar and be absolutely sure it is neither too wide or too narrow. However, you have to squeeze your fingers inside TIGHTLY – otherwise the collar might end up being too loose for your dog’s neck. Finally, you will want to cut off the excess length of strap because otherwise, the dog might chew it.
A snap-on type fastener is the most common replacement for buckle collars, because it makes for easy adjustment of a collar’s length. While a training collar doesn’t look like anything to write home about, it’s a much better choice for puppies rather than one of those “cool” looking choke collars.
Moreover, leather collars are long-lasting and are naturally softened by the oils of a dog’s skin and they come in a variety of styles, widths, and colors. Nylon collars, on the other hand, are washable collars that retain their durability, and are best suited for younger and smaller dogs. A nylon collar with heavy webbing would work if you own a larger, stronger dog but prefer a softer touch despite his size.
There are other collars that suit very specific kinds of dogs. For surfers, there are collars that are made out of the same material as wetsuits! A head collar would be a good choice for owners of those hyperactive dogs that find it cute whenever they pull on the leash. Also, a harness would also work perfectly for dogs with their energy level set to “10″ – it is positioned around the chest and ribcage of the dog to avoid the chance of choking, and some of them would even allow your dog to ride with you as you go driving around the city!
We cannot even begin to tell you how many colors and designs are available, but most collars have their own leashes. Research well and do not make any hasty purchases as you search for the best collar for your dog, because his comfort is your peace of mind at the end of the day.
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