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How to choose the right collar for your dog

Update:04-03-2022
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Fabric or canvas dog collars come in a wide variety of […]

Fabric or canvas dog collars come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to match your dog’s coat  and your personality. They may be more economical than those made of chain or leather. They are available in a variety of fabrics and styles and with either a side release buckle or a standard buckle. Note that, depending on the fabric, they will be more likely to show stains and dirt that some other types of materials. Check the label for care instructions: a quick wash with your regular laundry should be all it takes to clean the collar right up.

 

If your dog keeps a shorter haircut, fabric dog collars can sometimes cause chafing or abrasion, especially if they like to pull on the leash. If you’re using a fabric dog collar, you’ll want to check it regularly for any signs of fraying or wear and replace it if you notice any fraying. You may also need to keep the fur around the neck brushed regularly to prevent matting.Nylon dog collars are similar to fabric collars. Nylon is typically a type of petroleum product with a silk-like feel. Heavy duty nylon usually holds up well to wear and tear making a practical choice for a dog collar. Because they’re so flexible, they’re comfortable for most dogs, even the very young and the very old.

 

Because moisture can get trapped in and under the collar causing skin trouble for your pet, it is important to remove the collar after swimming or other water activity.  Once the collar and your pets fur is dry, put the collar back on and resume your normal, fun-loving, hard-working and -playing activities. Many nylon collars are highly adjustable, making them ideal for growing puppies. They are an all-around good collar and an economical choice, perfect for a variety of situations and circumstances. Chain dog collars usually come in two forms: a choke collar and a prong collar. When they’re properly fitted and used by a skilled trainer with experience and patience, they can be a safe way to train a dog to walk politely on the leash.

 

However, they dog Leashes do have their drawbacks.Under most circumstances, you’ll want to remove any type of training collar (like a choke collar or prong collar) whenever your dog isn’t actively training. Choke collars and prong collars can sometimes become snagged on sticks or rocks when the dog is playing, presenting a safety hazard, so these collars should only be used under supervision.Dogs with longer hair around the scruff of the neck may find choke collars made of solid chain unacceptable, as it’s not uncommon for the hair to become snagged in the chain. Choke collars with a body of nylon or leather may be a better option.

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