Types of Dog Collars
First, let’s start with the basics. There are three main types of dog collars: buckle collars, harnesses, and slip collars.
- Buckle collars are the most common type – they have a plastic or metal buckle that fastens around your dog’s neck. Harnesses go around your dog’s chest and back, and slip collars are also known as choke chains or check chains. Buckle collars are the most popular type of collars because they are easy to use and comfortable for dogs. They come in a variety of materials, such as nylon, leather, and cotton, and many have designs or patterns on them.
- Harnesses are a good choice for dogs who pull on their leash, as they help to distribute the force evenly. They are also a good option for dogs with respiratory problems, as they don’t put pressure on the dog’s neck. Slip collars should only be used as a last resort, as they can be dangerous if used incorrectly.
- Slip collars: Slip collars, or choke chains, are made of metal and have a loop on one end. You put the loop around your dog’s neck, and then attach the other end of the chain to the leash. When your dog pulls on the leash, the collar tightens around its neck. Slip collars should only be used as a last resort, as they can be dangerous if used incorrectly. They are not recommended for dogs who pull on their leash, as they can easily choke the dog.