Getting A New Dog Collar

One of the most essential items you need when you have a dog is a collar.  It doesn’t matter if this is your first dog or if you have several dogs, a collar is a necessity.  Not only do you need it for when you are walking the dog, but it is a good idea to have the dogs ID on a collar in case of escaping.   If the collar or the ID disappears, it’s a good idea to get a new one.

These days, many of the pet stores allow you to bring your dog with you so if you are looking at leather dog collars, you can try it on your pet to make sure it fits properly.   When you are purchasing collars for dogs, you don’t want them to be too tight or the animal may have difficulty breathing.  But if the collar is too loose, they may end up getting themselves caught on something which can lead to them getting strangled.  Some people prefer collars with snaps that easily come undone in that case but will not come undone if they are pulling heavy on their leash during a walk.

Everyone has their own opinion as to what the best dog collars out there are but you cannot go wrong by purchasing personalized dog collars.  The type of personalization you get is up to you.  You can get their name put on or some other symbol that is important to you.  A name and phone number might be the most helpful in case the dog gets out as the information on a tag can rub off over time.

Another consideration when it comes to a dog collar is what it is used for.  You may decide to purchase a different collar for walking the dog, especially if he tends to pull.  You can purchase collars that will help train the dog not to pull but they may not be the kindest to the dog.  But if you only need to use it for a few walks, it is well worth it.   For those with a little dog, a harness might be a better option as you have more control over the animal and their behavior.

There are a variety of materials when it comes to dog collars and what you purchase is up to you.  If budget is an issue, there are those that are plastic and will cost less than ten dollars no matter what size you need.  Some people prefer to spend a little bit more and look at leather dog collars.  You will need a leash to go with and it’s important to make sure that the ring on the collar is big enough to connect the leash to it.