How to choose a dog collar
You should observe the behavior of your best friend before deciding which style of dog collar to buy. If you’re taking your dog to a special event or gathering and you want him to look really good, try getting a dog collar and leash. For small dogs, a simple flat Cuban Dog Collar will suffice. For larger dogs, you can try a tooth collar with a wide leather band.
If your dog loves water and water sports, you should buy a nylon collar. Anything else will not hold up as well as constant immersion in water. Leather is fine, but it will crack and age quickly unless it is dried and polished after each dip.
Some types of dog collars and their uses
Buckle collars are usually adjustable and do not tighten on your dog’s neck once fastened. Wearing a rolled leather collar prevents chafing or hair breakage that can occur with flat collars.
Leather is an advantageous material for a dog collar. It is very sturdy, weather resistant and comfortable for your best friend. There are flat collars for shorter-haired dogs and rounded collars for longer-haired dogs. As mentioned above, this is to stop breaking the hair around your dog’s neck. Try to keep the dog collar as thin as possible while maintaining strength for your dog’s comfort.
Another type of collar that can also look elegant is called Elizabethan elegant dog collar. This type of collar is for dogs recovering from surgery. It’s basically funnel-shaped and goes over your best friend’s head to prevent him from chewing on stitched wounds or surgical incisions. If your best friend has to wear this type of necklace, you do not have to be ashamed, you can make the most of it by painting it, or decorating it with colored ornaments, gluing it with synthetic gems or even with ribbons.
Electronic collars are also called remote collars or shock collars by those who don’t like them. The idea behind these collars is to give the dog an electric shock as a correction. A low-level shock is delivered at first, but if the canine continues to disobey, the intensity increases.
Wearing an electric shock collar has been said to desensitize the pet to shock, but they still turn out to be effective training collars. Electronic collars should only be used for training and should never be used without the guidance of a professional trainer. If worn incorrectly, these collars can ruin a dog’s self-confidence, goodwill, and any desire to work.
The head collar is similar to a figure eight with a leash around the neck directly behind your dog’s ears and above the Adam’s apple. The second strap fits around your nose, near your eyes, and the back of your lips. The straps are attached under your best friend’s chin.
Leash action when correcting your best friend is very different with a head collar versus any other training device. Therefore, it is important that you receive proper instructions on its use from a qualified trainer.
Most coaches use the pressure collar as a last resort and only for very short periods of time. As with the slip collar, tagging, tying up your pet, and general unsupervised use of pinch collars should be avoided.
If you are taking your dogs, hunting dog tracking systems are very helpful in finding lost dogs. Certain dog tracking systems also allow the dog handler or owner to determine what their dog is doing by using certain behavioral systems that are part of the collar. You will be able to tell if a bloodhound has stopped, if it is still moving, if a dog is barking or if it has climbed an animal.
One of the essential elements of a dog collar is making sure it is personalized and has your dog’s name and contact details on it. This will make it easier for someone to contact you if your dog is lost or misplaced.
It can also help keep your best friend calm in a distressing situation. Your dog is lost and although he may be among strangers, they will learn his name from his collar and feel less threatened if he is called by his name.