Although there are as many style of collars as there are types of blue jeans, veterinarian doctors Fosters and Smith say for the majority of dogs, a traditional nylon or leather dog collar is sufficient. However there are collars for specific situations.
Traditional dog collars are available in a variety of styles, colors, and widths. They should ride high on your pet’s neck, not loose so that it slides down near the top of his shoulder blades. The fit should be snug with enough room to fit two fingers between your dog’s neck and collar. It should not be so loose that it would slip over the pet’s head and not so tight as to restrict breathing or cause coughing. “You should always check the size of the collar, ‘cuz I am now three years old and I have had three collars, ‘cuz I growed,” says Juno. The best way to determine the size of your pet’s neck is to use a tape measure and then add two to three inches.
“The best way to determine the size of your pet’s neck is to use a tape measure and then add two to three inches.”
Halter-type Dog Collars will give you the best management of your pet. They give you control of your dog’s head. When you have control of the dog’s head, you have control of the dog. There are several brands halter-type collars including the Gentle Leader Headcollar. These collars look more like a horse’s halter, with a band going around the back of the head, and another around the nose. The leash snaps onto the collar under the chin. When you pull on the leash, the dog’s head will either be pulled down or to the side – this makes it virtually impossible for the dog to move ahead or pull you forward. If you have a breed that is strong, like a Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepard, etc – these are best when going out in public. You never know how a dog will react to certain stimuli. Being able to control a large breed is paramount to the dog’s safety and to strangers