Buying the right collar when you get a dog is one of the most important things you will do for your pet. There are many different sizes and types of collars, and you need to keep in mind certain factors when selecting one.
Here are 5 different types of collars you can choose from…
1. Flat Collars
These are your everyday collars, and they come along with a buckle or a quick release clasp. You can find them very easily and they are the most common type of collar. They are good for dogs that don’t pull on their leash.
2. The Slip Collar
Dogs that find it difficult to walk on leash can be trained with a slip collar. It looks like a leash with a loop on the end which fits over the dog’s neck so that no separate collar is needed. It fits behind the dog’s ears to allow for more easy corrections. It is perfect for dogs that get distracted quite easily.
3. Pack Leader Collars
Most collars rest on the strongest part of a dog’s neck, giving them the power they need to dominate the dog walker. The Pack Leader Collar is different. It keeps the slip collar at the top of your dog’s neck so you can control your dog on your walks.
A harness is a good choice for smaller dog breeds who pull a lot on their leash as a flat collar can be harsh on the neck of small dogs. A harness is also great if you want a larger dog to pull you in a certain direction. For example, if you want your dog to pull you when you are on rollerblades (if he enjoys this). A harness is also a good option for dogs that have pushed in faces, as it allows them to breathe more easily.
5. Head Halters
Head halters look like muzzles but they aren’t muzzles. They are good for dogs with protruding noses who like to pull on their leash. The design of the head halter causes the dog’s nose to be turned down and back toward you when he pulls, which makes it physically difficult for him to continue pulling. The head halter is a very humane method of restraint because it doesn’t cause any pain.
When selecting a collar pay proper attention to the dog’s needs and requirements. Follow these tips to ensure that you can provide the very best for your canine pal.