Choosing One of the Many Dog Collars Available That’s Right for Your Dog

When you are trying to choose the best dog collars for your pet you will find you have a lot of choices. You will have to decide things like nylon, leather, or metal. You will also need to consider if you want it to be adjustable, so it can grow with your dog, or if you just want one that fits for now but should the dog get bigger you’ll just purchase a new one. This of course doesn’t even begin to touch what the collar looks like in terms of design and color. It can be an overwhelming task to make these decisions.

If you are trying to choose dog collars for a puppy then you probably want to go with a standard nylon collar. These collars can take a lot of abuse form a dog, especially if you don’t intend on the puppy wearing it all the time and there is a possibility that he might get a hold of it. Also as an added feature many of these types of collars are adjustable. This is an added bonus; you can get many collars out of one purchase. Since these types of collars are generally cheaper than metal or leather collars you will end up saving a lot of money. They are also very light weight and more breathable than leather so your dog can get adjusted to wearing one.

If you are looking for some training dog collars then you are probably looking for a metal collar. These chain collars are made so that they can tighten quickly to get the dog’s attention when on a lead or chained in the yard. They are designed to very briefly squeeze the dog’s neck to deter their bad behavior. These shouldn’t be used with young puppies or older dogs. If your dog is very stubborn you should probably avoid this type of collar as they can choke a dog if not used properly.

Leather dog collars are also very popular. While they are not as adaptable for puppies they are very stylish and robust. These collars tend to be longer lasting than a nylon collar but they don’t come in adjustable sizes. Since they tend to be a little more expensive than nylon you will end up paying more over time. Owners generally wait to purchase these types of collars when the dog is older and more mature, therefore less likely to outgrow or destroy the collar.