Are you aware that you have options and that there are factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right type of collar for your furry best friend? Depending on your dog’s personality and your lifestyle, you may find that certain types of collars work better than others. Let us help you pick the best collar for your dog.
Guide to Choosing Your Dog’s Best Collar
First of all, you need to decide on the overall style of the collar. What exactly do you want the collar to do for your dog? Is it for everyday wear? Identification? Training? Walking? Are there collar style requirements for the dog park or doggy daycare you frequent? Here are the main types of collars to choose from.
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The traditional buckle collar has a buckle and notches, like the kind you wear around your waist. Normally durable and secure, this is a great option for hikers and swimmers.
Quick release collar
With a simple easy-on, easy-off snap, the quick release collar is one of the must-buy dog products for canines who love wrestling with his pals or going to the daycare. In the event of an accident or altercation, the collar can be easily removed by a human.
Safety/center ring collar
Hunting dogs or dogs who have to roam large areas are better secured with this collar. A safety collar has an O-shaped ring built into the collar. This ring provides an extra pivot point on the collar. That way, if your dog gets their collar stuck on a branch, a rock, or anything else, the collar won’t choke them.
Martingale dog collar
This double-loop collar is perfect for dogs that need a bit training for pulling as it is designed to tighten when a dog pulls. However, this collar doesn’t choke, unlike chain collars, spike collars, and slip leashes, making it a great training tool. When walking, it gives the pet parent a bit more control over the dog, especially when they back out of their collars.
LED or reflective collar
If you’re someone who takes your dog out in the early morning or later in the evening, light-up or reflective collars are a necessity! You can buy an illuminated leash and collar, which are designed for safely walking your dog in the dark. They are chargeable through USB cables and have two lighting options: a steady or flashing LED light.
While this is not technically a collar, this is a safe option for dogs with pushed-in faces that restrict breathing, such as pugs; dogs with throat problems, such as Pomeranians; and dogs with slender necks, such as Greyhounds. Also, if you have a dog that is a strong puller or has a delicate neck, a harness puts the pressure of the leash clip on the dog’s body and chest instead of their neck, so it’s much easier to control them and avoid injury.
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