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Choosing The Right Collar For Your Dog (Explained)

You have probably seen many advertisements for and talked to people who are selling collars for your dog. You probably would like to buy one for yourself, too. But the problem is that you do not know what kind of dog collars you need, because different dogs have different needs and they have different personalities as well.

There are so many kinds of dog collars that you can choose from that it will not be a big deal if you just do a quick search on the internet. By looking for a collar online, you can get the best deals and the best possible ones for your dog.

But before you go online and start buying your dog collars, it is important that you know what your dog is like. If your dog is outgoing and playful, you might want to consider purchasing something more durable for your dog. If your dog is a very laid back and gentle dog, then you probably will not need anything as strong as what your friend has.

Once you know your dog’s personality, you can start to look for dog collars that will complement this. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes for your dog. You can even get them to order.

Aside from knowing your dog’s personality, you should also know how much it weighs. The weight will determine how big of a collar you can buy for your dog. The higher the size of the collar is the more weight your dog’s neck can hold.

Types of Dog Collars

Dog collars also come in different styles. You can find collars with clips, clasps, clamps, pins, buckles, studs, and other attachments for your dog. This will allow you to customize and personalize your dog’s collar with the type of attachments you have.

Different types of collars can also offer different protection. For example, if you are going to buy collars made of leather, they might provide a bit more protection than collars made of nylon. Collars made of leather are better able to protect your dog’s skin from injury. Nylon collars are also good for dogs who like to be rough with their own skin.

Some dog collars are even available with bells on them. They make your dog’s life easier since they help your dog to stop barking and distracting people. They also serve as a kind of security device.

There are also different dog collars available that are made of soft materials like cotton, microfiber, or manmade fabric. These are great for pets that need special care. Since these are not as sturdy as their metal counterparts, it would not be wise to buy one for your dog without knowing how to care for them.

Collars made of fleece are especially useful in warmer climates where your dog can feel the cold even when he is indoors. There are also collars made out of cotton that are warm and comfortable. Even though they are less durable, they are good for outdoor uses as well.

How to Size your Dog Collar

When you are first buying a dog collar, it can be confusing to know how to properly size it. But if you take the time and effort to do some research on the internet then it shouldn’t be a problem. Here is a quick guide to sizing your dog collar.

First of all measure around your dog’s neck and make sure the collar will comfortably fit around his neck. If you have a breed that doesn’t have a collar that fits right then go back and get a different one. This is a very important part of the sizing process, as you want to be sure that the collar will fit comfortably over his head. Don’t just go with the first size you find either, as many online sellers will sell the wrong size because they were trying to make a sale and didn’t know how big their customer base is.

Second, measure around your dog’s neck, taking care to leave about 2 inches above the knot. This measurement is a good starting point for figuring out how big your dog’s neck really is. Remember that the average dog collar is only a couple of inches bigger than your dog’s actual neck so this is a good starting point.

The next thing to consider when figuring out how to size your dog collar is the thickness of the collar. A thicker collar is typically going to be stronger and harder to tear. However, you also want to make sure that the thicker material also weighs more.

EXTRA SMALL0.4″ inch
1 cm
9 – 12.5 inch
23 – 32 cm
4 feet
120 cm
25 LBS.
SMALL0.6″ inch
1.5 cm
11 – 15.5 inch
28 – 40 cm
4 feet
120 cm
40 LBS.
MEDIUM0.8″ inch
2 cm
12.5 – 18.5
32 – 48 cm
4 feet
120 cm
60 LBS.
Collar Chart

Once you have the measurements taken for both of these factors, you’ll need to determine what material you want your collar to be made of. There are many types of leather available, so it will be a good idea to get some estimates from at least three different retailers. You’ll find that many of the stores that sell dog collars will have an in-house price for their items and then a price on the internet where they will ship for free.

If you buy your dog collars online you will get a better deal because you’ll save money on shipping. Online retailers can offer special discounts on bulk orders and they can usually offer even better discounts on large orders. If you purchase your collars at online retailers you may even be able to get a discount on shipping if you order them with your dog’s name on them.

Take note of the amount of space that the buckle must cover the dog’s head. Many collars can come in either one-inch or two-inch buckle length. So be sure to measure for this so you can purchase the right size.

In conclusion, you can use the guidelines we’ve given you as a guide on how to size your dog collar. Keep in mind that just because something looks small on paper doesn’t mean it will fit perfectly when worn around your dog’s neck.

Most dogs wear their dog collars with a head ring so make sure to check the ring before you leave to buy your collars. Be sure to get a collar with a hook so your dog won’t pull the ring off your dog’s head.

Once you’ve decided on the color and style of the collar you need to make sure you get it sewn up properly. Make sure that the stitches are strong so that your dog can’t pull them off.

With all of these tips in mind, you should be able to size your dog collar with ease. Just keep in mind that while you need to measure, don’t just choose a size that looks right for you, but also make sure it is durable and fits your dog.

The internet is also a good place to check out collars made out of various materials. The Internet is a great place to look for different brands. If you do not have time to visit the mall, you can always go to an online store and purchase your dog collars there. As long as you check out all the different designs, you will not go wrong.


  • Karin S

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