Pet Collar Types and When to Use Them

Posted by fareed shakir on January 11th, 2020

A conventional pet collar will come in multiple sizes, colors, widths and materials. Your pet collar should fit at the top of the neck, not so loose that it slides to the shoulder, but attention must certanly be paid to presenting it loose enough your pet can be comfortable walking, playing and resting. Typically, a normal pet collar should allow room for just two fingers between the pet and the collar. To suit a pet collar, measure the pet's neck and add two inches. With a big, wide leather collar, add four inches pet collars and harnesses. Traditional collars should fit the size and weight of the pet, lighter for puppies and small dogs and heavier for the larger ones. The name tag and registration tags must certanly be worn on the collar at all times. Bling collars can be fun. Spiked collars are necessary for herding dogs who've to help keep wolves away, but not necessary for most dogs and can be damaging to other dogs when playing together. Having said that, a record can be made either in fact for a bull mastiff or ironic for a Maltese.

Training collars come in two basic styles: choke collar and prong (pinch) collar. The debate between choke collars and prong collars rages in the dog training world, with both parties passionate about their arguments. Choke collars are more common, and used properly can be effective. Improper use, sizing and placement can simply lead to trachea and neck damage. Prong collars using their long spikes make a "pinch or poke" feeling. They're especially good training with a small owner and a big dog, or perhaps a person with weaker hands. All training collars must certanly be removed after training.

The 3rd type is the harness. The leash attachment must certanly be closer to the neck. The harness spreads the weight and, if properly fitted, can be quite comfortable. Fitting should involve both neck size and girth measurements. For older dogs, a lift harness, where the pet can be found by handles at the neck and near the tail might be very helpful.

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