What should we know about dog collars

Dog collars types and purposes

A collar is an essential attribute of each dog. The abundance of dog collars that are now accessible surprises: from the usual leather straps to delicate chains of precious metals. What types of collars for dogs there are? Without going deeper, we will value only the main types of dog collars. The collars for dogs differ in depending on what materials they are made from, and the manner of use. Dog Collars can be made from leather, nylon and metal chains. The collar use area is very wide: from usage to lock the dog up service training.

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Leather Dog Collars

The standard leather collar is used for walking, training or simply as an accessory of your dog. For dogs of different age and size the collars must be of different breadth. Wide collars fit big dogs. For long-haired breeds for everyday wearing it is better to use collars that have a round cross-section. They are made according to the principle of strangulation. Such collar can be fastened optionally as a standard collar or a choke collar. The round leather collar must be hard. Now we consider requirements to the collars. It is recommended to purchase a two-layer leather collar. If you buy leatherette, you waste only money. The leather must be thick, without cuts and on no account over dried. Rings and buckles must be welded. You have to hang plate, badge with the address or case for storage of a leaf with the phone number on it.

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Metal Dog Collars

It is collars made from metal with elements of various sizes, both small and large size of the links. Usually they are derived from various alloys. On the short-haired dogs metal necklaces that are created from several chain rows look beautiful. Metal choke collar is a necklace that is tightened in the clamping of the leash. It is used for training with the intention of strengthening influence, and as means of safety measures during dog transportation. A jerk chain has a choke construction too. Such dog chain collars types have smaller size links. The part that doesn’t tighten, if it is, must be a little bit smaller than the neck girth. If it is larger, the sense of strangulation is lost. The construction of string choke collar and the jerk chain is simple - it's a string or a chain with two rings on the ends. The length of the chain should be approximately so that the dog head pass through the choke collar , but not too free that by head bending the choke necklace doesn’t fall down spontaneous. Of course, the choke collar length must be so that the dog doesn’t lose it by the head bending or in jump. The rings on the choke collar have to slide easily that it works fast. The jerk chain with long links hacks less hair, but chatters a bit more. There are constructions which are combined with the swivel. More beautiful but not very functional are double and triple chains, and the same can be said about choke collars that are made on the principle of pinch collar.

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Pinch Dog Collars

Pinch collar is made using the principle of strangulation. It is used for the amplification of influences on the dog during training. As a rule it doesn’t matter how long spikes are; first of all you have to know how to use it correctly. Daily unskillful usage of the prong necklace leads to habit. In the streets you can oft see dogs going on a pinch collar and their owners even don’t try to pull up them. And for the dog it's no matter more whether he wears spike or standard collar – he has got into the way of that and hauls its owner from its entire power forward. Lamellar pinch collar requires some improvement. The lamellar prong collar has following shortcomings – short spikes, which are not suitable for dogs with long hair. Links can straighten out when the dog is very strong. Nowadays, such pinch collars are not so popular, because wire collars were coming. Wire prong collars, particularly their import constructions, have spikes of different length and direction. They usually have a chain, and some even a hook for the convenience of putting on and taking off, which is especially convenient for shaggy dogs. Shortcomings: the chain is not very easy if you have to grasp closer to the dog's neck. For collar reinforcement the syntactic sling can be run through the links and fasten on the ends. Thereby, the collar will be solid and does not tumble down into components. Pinch collars of domestic production are generally poorly processed, rough, they can inflict the dog injury or wound. Instead of chain a leather strap is usually passed through, which doesn’t slide well and fast, so the collar doesn’t snap dynamically into action.

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