How to choose the right dog collar?

Whichever collar you choose – pay attention to the quality of the fittings

Accessories – the fastener and ring for the carabiner should be of high quality: the buckle tongue should not slip inward, the fastex should not open from one touch (but too rigid, the tight structure should be avoided – spare your fingers), the leash ring should be welded or cast ( just bent can unbend and fly out). Fittings’ attachment points must be necessarily stitched (cheap glued options are not reliable).

Buying no pull collar for large dogs in store, you can be sure of the quality.

You have decided on the collar – it remains to choose the size for your pet

Measure the dog’s neck and based on this, select the size. The girth of the neck can be measured with a sewing soft centimeter, or you can take any ribbon, attach it to the neck and measure the resulting length with a ruler. For example, you received a size of 41cm.

If you are not able to try on the collar directly on the dog, then look at the label where the size is indicated. Every self-respecting manufacturer always indicates the range for which the collar is designed (and not the total length of the collar) – push from this, but try to choose a size that will NOT start or end with your number, because when measuring, an error or mistake could have been made, and the collar will eventually be large or small. Those. the size of the collar ” 41 -62sm” – not your choice, as well as the size of the “26- 41cm “, but“ 32-47cm ”is quite suitable, because it has a margin in both directions.

And do not forget about the important addition – an address tag, where your contacts will be indicated in case of loss of a dog.

A common misconception

It is also worth noting the common misconception that a wider collar should be selected for a dog pulling a leash strongly. Choosing a wide collar for a dog – “tractor”, you voluntarily agree that the dog will continue to drag you on a leash because it is more convenient to pull on a wider strap – but remember, pulling the leash is not only an inconvenience for the owner but also harm to the pet’s health: with strong pressure on the neck, the vertebrae are deformed and the blood vessels are pinched. If you need to train a dog, use special power or riding harnesses (ordinary harnesses are also not suitable!), For simple walks with a pulling dog, you should choose a narrower collar, optimally a noose or a half-choke, perhaps you will need halite (halter for dogs).