Custom Leather Dog Collars

Dog Collars

There are numerous dog collars sold on the market today and finding the right one for your dog may not be easy. The truth is that no one collar is right for every dog. So, taking the time to research the different types of collars available and how they are used is a necessary part of finding the proper collar for your dog. That being said let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used collars.
Custom Leather Dog Collars

A custom leather dog collar is one of the longer lasting collars available.  They come in a variety of styles to suit your pampered pooch.  You can get a collar with your dogs name in rhinestone letters or one decorated with studs and/or conch pieces.  These come in a variety of widths and can be made to fit any size dog.

Standard flat buckle collar

This collar is normally made of colorful nylon and comes in different sizes and thicknesses and is an easy fit to any size dog. No matter what other type of collar you choose to use with your dog this is an excellent collar for your dog to wear as it is easy and simple to attach medical and identifying information to this collar. It is also the best collar to use on a young puppy to get them used to wearing a collar.

For many dogs this may be the only type of collar you will ever need. To ensure this collar fits correctly it should be placed high on the neck and you should be able to slip two fingers between the collar and the dogs neck. A too tight collar may interfere with your dogs ability to eat or breath and having one too loose will make it possible for him to slip the collar. So adjusting this type of collar is important.

The slide choke chain

The slide choke chain commonly referred to as simply the choke chain was designed for dog training purposes. It is designed to pinch the bronchial nerve in the dogs neck if he tugs on the leash while being walked. Unless used properly this collar can damage the dogs trachea. In addition should the dog be left unsupervised while wearing this chain he could get hung up on a tree limb, fence or other obstacle and choke to death.

If you are planning on using this type of collar for training your dog then you should seek a professionals advice on how to properly use this collar. You should also remove this collar as soon as the training lesson is complete and replace it with a flat collar or some other safe collar.

Break away Collar

The break away collar is becoming more popular with people who allow their dogs out in a fenced in area to play for part of the day. These collars allow for identifying and medical information to be attached in case the dog should somehow get out of the enclosure and also provides a margin of safety in case he gets hung up while playing.

This collar is specifically designed with a special mechanism so if too much pressure is applied to the collar the collar will release, freeing the dog and thus preventing accidental hanging of your dog. For this reason it is a poor training collar as a quick tug on the collar could allow the dog to break free.

There are many more collars you can choose from, these are just four of the most popular. They should get you started on your way to determining which dog collar is right for your beloved companion.