Collars

Different collars produce different results.

There are many different types of dog collars that you can buy. It is not just about how they look, each one of them has its own function. The most effective collar is going to be different with each dog, and each situation. In order to get the most out of your dog’s collar, it’s important to pick the right one.

My purpose here is to talk about the pros and cons of different dog collars and what their uses are. I will also review collars and help you find the best dog collar. That way you can make an informed decision and choose the right one for your dog.

So which one is the right collar for your dog?


Quick Overview of Collars

Click on each collar to learn more.

 

Buckle Collar

Buckle Collar

When to use: These are perfect everyday collars. Also the best place to attach any identification tags or licenses

 


HarnessDog Harness

When to use: An alternative to a collar to use on a dog that pulls, is not well trained or negatively reacts to distractions.

Especially good for small dogs with delicate throats that are easily damaged by collars. Also ideal for dogs with respiratory or trachea problems.

 

 


Head Halter

 

 

Head Halter

When to use: Training collar for when you have a dog that pulls while walking

 

 


Martingale Collar

 

 

Martingale Collar

When to use: Perfect for dogs that slip out of a collar. Also effective for dogs that pull; a humane alternative to choke chain or pinch collar.

 

 


 

Choke Chain

Choke Chain

When to use: Can be effective with strong and stubborn dogs.

I recommend trying the martingale or head halter first and only using this if those don’t work for your dog.

It is very important that if you decide to use this type of collar, you take the time to learn how to use it correctly or else you could cause other problem behaviors or injure the dog.

 

 


Prong Collar

Prong Collar

When to use: When properly used, it can be an effective training tool to stop very strong and stubborn dogs from pulling.

There are only some dogs that this collar is appropriate for, and most of the time it is unnecessary.

I recommend trying a martingale or head halter before resorting to a prong collar.

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