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Choosing the Right Collar For Your Dog

There are some requirements that you can take into consideration when picking a collar for your dog. Colour, collar size, and overall presentation need not be the only criterion. Knowing all about the material and the style will help you determine the correct model. You can choose a dog collar from a pet shop or opt for a handmade dog collar.

 The material of the Collar

There is now a wide range of Collar materials, and each has its pros and cons. Hundreds of them have been studied and can show the necessary forms, variations, etc.


Leather is a popular collar product which is typically elegant, sturdy, and robust. It has a different price and appearance, depending on the product. Cheap ones are often stretched and even cracked when the dog pulls a heavy leash.

In any event, you should not encourage your pet to bathe in a leather collar or leave a collar in the sun – the leather will get stiff and break. Carefully clean the Collar from time to time, or even oil. And cover yourself from bruises.

 Metal Chain

The metal chain is a somewhat inconsistent element. It has a lot of complexities. Depending on the type of product, light dog fur can rust after contact with water or paint. Weaving can rub your hair, so pay attention to it. Poor quality chains may fall (links are unplugged). If you want the chain, read these subtleties. It is crucial to locate a string of consistency that would be safe ammo and decoration for a puppy. It’s economical too.


Nylon and other “synthetics” – are the best option for every day and not just every day. High-quality nylon is a durable and lightweight material. It does not require any special care and does not change its properties when wet. There is no shrinking or fading. It can be quickly cleaned in the laundry machine at a fair price.

Good nylon collars are changed usually, not because they’re spoiled, but because you want something new! The only negative is that poor-quality nylon will stain the dog’s fur.


This is also the substance of the next age – biothane. It’s safe, comfortable to handle; it doesn’t rub the dog’s neck, can endure large loads, and is easy to wash.

 Design of Dog Collar

The traditional version is the simple Collar with a fastener – it can be either a buckle (like a belt) or a fastex.


The first choice is more popular, but it is less comfortable. In fact, as a rule, the inclusion of a buckle requires the Collar to be applied to particular holes only (plus a collar with a buckle often has a tail sticking out – more or less long).


Fastex, as a rule, is present on fine-tuned collars, and you can adjust the Collar size of your pet’s neck. Plus – there’s plenty else to hang out.

On the other hand, the buckle allows you to securely fix the length of the Collar and never unbutton itself (only if the tongue of the buckle is not long or hard enough). And Fastex on cheap collars will tear off heavy loads or randomly unfasten if it has a “strong” grip.

 Martingale Collar 

The alternative is the Collar of Martingale. The design means that the Collar lies typically loosely on the dog’s neck. When the rope is extended, it is taken down to the chosen minimum, which stops the dog from turning out of Collar as though it were a choice on loop.

Usually, such collars don’t have a fastener at all, but they’re placed over the head. The benefits are evident – the free-standing Collar does not pinch the dog’s throat, does not rough the fur, and in fact, dogs are less prone to remove collars of such a style.

 Size of Collar

Measure your dog’s neck and choose the size based on the results.

You may take some ribbon for this, add it to the Collar and weigh it. Measure the duration of the outcome with the ruler. For example, you have a length of 16 inches.

If you don’t have the opportunity to try the Collar directly on your dog, look at the label where the size is indicated. All manufacturers of good quality always suggest the range for which the Collar is designed.

The span is the gap between the buckle and the first hole and the buckle and the last one.

Choose a size that does not start or end with your total. An error could occur when measuring this way, the Collar will eventually be large or small.

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