For those who have a dog, the collar is an indispensable item. Both for identification purposes and to take you for a walk, it is one of the most sought after accessories by pet owners.
It is possible to find many types of collars, and each has its particularities. Depending on the race, size and even the objective (such as walking or training), one may be more suitable than the other.
But, after all, how do you decide which option is best for your four-legged friend? Continue reading and learn a little more about this very common item in the animals’ lives.
Types of dog collar
The types of dog collars are very varied. They can be anything from simple models used only for identification to electronic ones that help to ensure the safety of the animal.
Some of the most used types are:
Traditional collar (flat)
These are the collars with a simple clasp, fastened around the dog’s neck, and generally quite easy to find.
However, it may not be suitable for some breeds – such as the bulldog and the pug – because they have a wider neck than the head and the collar may end up escaping.
In very hairy dogs, it can also slip.
This is a leash option that holds the puppies more firmly, with straps around the front legs, holding the chest.
Despite making it difficult for the dog to let go, this model can encourage the animal to pull. Therefore, if the dog is very large or agitated, the chest collar may not be the best option.
Anti-pull chest collar
The chest collar can also be found in the anti-pull version (also known as easywalk ). It is attached to the chest, however, the guide (part of the collar held by the owner), instead of being attached to the back, is attached to the chest itself.
Thus, when the dog tries to pull, it will be turned in the direction of the owner.
Gentle Leader collar
The Gentle Leader collar is attached to the animal’s neck, just like the traditional one. However, the difference is that it also passes through the dog’s muzzle. The guide is attached to the closure of these two parts.
This is a great option for training very agitated and messy dogs. This is because if the animal tries to pull, it will feel a nuisance (but it doesn’t hurt).
It is important to remember that dogs need time to adapt to this model, and should only be used on the street after they are used to it.
Flea and anti-tick collar for dogs
There are also collars that have a different purpose than walking with the dog. This is the case with flea and anti-tick collars . They are made to prevent the proliferation of these parasites.
Collars work through contact with the dog’s fur, in which toxins are released. They are not harmful to the dog and are not volatile, that is, they do not evaporate and contaminate the air.
Usually, the product has a validity of 3 months. It is important to consult a veterinarian before using them on your pet, as the amount of toxins needs to be adequate for the size.
In addition, they should not be used on females who are breastfeeding puppies, or on puppies less than 6 weeks old.
The collar is an indispensable item for those who have a puppy by their side.
In this text, we show some types of dog collars and how they work to provide a pleasant walk with your partner.
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