How To Choose A Dog Collar
As much as you want your furry friend to just run wild and free on a day at the park, that is just not the most viable decision to make. Your dog may be very well trained, sometimes they just won’t listen when you call, or they might get lost and can’t find their way back home. A dog collar and leash is the practical choice for when we tag along with our pets when we go out. There is a wide variety of dog leashes and collars out there. So before you decide to pick one out today, take time to read our guide in choosing the right dog leash for man’s best friend.
Types Of Collars
Flat Collars Flat collars are the standard dog collars. This is the basic everyday collar which is usually made of nylon, leather, canvas or any durable material. It has an O or D ring attached to it where you can place your dog or cat’s ID tag or where you attach the leash. They are easy to adjust with a metal or plastic quick-release lock or a buckle like a belt. Just like Mr. Licks collars, we used canvas material for the outer part and leather for the inner for an added durability.
Martingale Collars Martingale collars are a good match for dogs with a slender neck that makes them easier to slip out of a flat collar. It has a set of rings attached to a metal chain with a material like a leather collar, so when the dog tries to escape or run away, this type of collar tightens around its neck, preventing your dog from escaping.
Head Collars Head collars are ideal for active and playful dogs. From the name itself, one strap goes around your dog’s neck and the other around its muzzle. There is a ring attached to the strap around the muzzle. It is a good type of collar for when your dog pulls away, the collar controls your dog by its muzzle.
Choke Collars Choke collars are a bit similar to martingale collars, but the difference is that this type of collar uses a thin type of chain around the neck of your dog. This type of collar is advisable for strong, uscle dog breeds like a Pit Bull, for example. When you pull the leash tightly, the collar pulls tightly around your dog's neck, thus causing your dog to get choked as it stops and relaxes. This is not very advisable for small dogs with fragile necks.
No-Bark Collars No-Bark collars use a plastic or metal cage like material to slip on around your dog’s muzzle, preventing them from barking or biting.
Now that you know the different types of collars to choose from, we hope that you will make the right choice in selecting one for your dog or pup.