Different kind of collars for your pet dog

A dog would seem like they’re naked without a collar. General pet owners see collars as some sort of uniform. A way to recognize their dogs from afar and attach a tag that has a name and address on it, in case their dogs get lost. Then some intend to have the collars as a fashion statement. Buying them the most expensive, elaborate collar there is to find.

There is so much more to a collar than most people think. One can easily find a variety of collars nowadays, whose decision is only based on which would look best on their dog. The reality is, each of those collars serves a meaningful purpose for each kind of dog that best suits their breed. 

Standard flat collars. Every dog on earth has this collar. It’s the most basic and cheapest one. This type of collar is tender on a dog’s neck, especially when they are still puppies and are being trained. Dogs tend to fool around, so if one wants to steer clear of injuries in times when they aggressively pull or lunge, a standard flat collar is the best choice. 

Nylon collars. Among the most popular types of a standard flat collar is made out of nylon. This collar is best paired with retractable leashes. A nylon collar is impregnable compared to cotton collars, which easily wear out in the long run. As well as, they are easy to clean and are quite versatile in terms of design. 

Leather collars. This durable collar is perfect for stronger dogs and for those who have sensitive skin. Considering that leather collars are made out of natural materials, they are quite more expensive than most collars. However, it is environmentally friendly. 
Harnesses. Some dogs may have complications in their respiratory systems, which is where a dog harness comes to play. Instead of placing it around a dog’s neck, the harness rests on their shoulders and is attached to their chest and or backs, which lessens tension on their throat. 

Halter collars. This collar is most appropriate for dogs that tend to misbehave and are stubborn in following commands. Halter collars fit over the nose and behind their necks, not allowing them to easily pull on the leash. When disobedient dogs try to pull on the leash, the collar would have their heads stride to the side, a notion that makes them uneasy, in which case it helps dissipate their rude behavior. Always use halter collars with precaution as it may suddenly jerk the dog’s head. 

Slip collar. Another collar that can help dog owners train their furry friends, is the slip collar. When they try to strain on the leash, the pressure applied on their neck will establish a firm notion of their unacceptable behavior. This is also used when people rescue stray dogs that are yet to be trained. 

It is paramount that more and more people should be educated on the basic purposes of a collar. They are not merely for design and comfort, but also help trainers control their dog without resulting in accidents. Now the next time you shop for collars, remember what would be best for your canine companion.