there are many types of dog collars to choose from. aside from size, material, color, design, and style, you can choose collars depending on its use or purpose. in general, your dog should have at least two different kinds of collars. one is for everyday use and another one for (walk) training.
|Leather Buckle Dog Collar|
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- Buckle Collars - the most common type of everyday collar, which comes in nylon, cotton, or leather. collars with metal buckles and those made of rolled leather are the most secure and durable to use.
- Quick-Release Collars - another type of everyday collar which has an adjustable or quick release clasp that is easy to put on and remove. it can help your dog free himself easily to prevent him from being strangled once trapped in an object.
- Break-Away Collars - two-loop versatile collar for everyday use or walk training. it easily breaks away when pulled when the loop gets caught on an object. on the other hand if you hook the leash on both loops, it will secure itself without letting your dog break away while walking.
- Chain Slip Collars or Choke Chain Collars - a dog training collar used only when training your dog to walk on a leash and heel. it slides and tightens as a "correction" when your dog pulls. never leave on your dog when he's unattended to avoid risks of strangulation.
- Show Collars - works like chain slip or choke chain collars but is made of braided material like nylon or leather (not chain), and is usually used to control dogs in dog shows. never leave on your dog when he's unattended to avoid risks of strangulation.
- Martingale Collars or Limited Slip Collars - another type of collar used for training. it also tightens automatically when pulled on or tugged, except that it has a stopping mechanism that prevents it from completely closing in on the dog's neck. it's usually made of nylon. never leave on your dog when he's unattended to avoid risks of strangulation.
- Prong Collars or Pinch Collars - training collars that teach the dog to stop tugging on the lead. if he does, then the prongs will tighten and pinch. it works well for stubborn dogs. never leave on your dog when he's unattended to avoid risks of strangulation.
- Head Collars - a harness for the head type of collar which wraps around the nose aside from the neck. it causes the dog's head to turn when the dog pulls on the leash or tugged subtly.
- Harnesses - these have placements around the chest and abdomen and crosses over the back for even weight distribution. it doesn't put pressure on the dog's neck or back. it's best to use only for small dogs or dogs that are more prone to neck or back injury. not good to use if you have a big strong dog or if your purpose is training.
- Special collars - electrical bark control collars send electrical impulses to correct the dog when he barks wildly. pheromone calming collars on the other hand are pheromone scented to calm dogs when under stressful conditions.
consider your dog's needs first before buying a dog collar. you can visit Posh Puppy Boutique if you're looking for a variety of fashionable dog collars.
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