Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dog collars and straps

 " Dog collars and straps are a ‘must have’ for your dog "

Not only is it an essential equipment in the process of training your dog, it is also used for identity, fashion, or other purposes. Identity tags and medical information are often placed on dog collars.
In addition, collars are also useful for controlling a dog manually especially used together with a leash, as they provide a handle for grabbing.
Nowadays, dog collars are available in various forms, dimensions and fashions, and style. Which one to choose depends upon your preference and your puppy’s behavior.
Here are some commonly used collars you can choose from:
1) The buckle collar: This is the typical dog collar. You can use any cloth to make up a buckle collar to have a variety of colors and designs. Your dog’s name may be stitched on top of the collar for identity purpose. Buckle collar is made up of a sequence of spaced holes, and the buckle is fixed firmly for the desired size.
2) Choke Collar: The choke collar is a length of metal-link chain with a large circular ring on either end. The chain is slid through one of these rings and it is slid over the dog’s head. When the dog displays an undesirable behavior the collar is tightened. This is primarily used in traditional dog training.
3) Prong Collar: The prong collar is made of metal links that fit together by connecting through long, usually blunt, teeth that point inward toward the dog’s neck. A section of this collar is made of a loop of chain links that tighten the collar when pulled, pinching the dog’s neck.
4) GPS Collar: The GPS collar basically tells you where your dog is when you have lost your pet and it is a better device as you can track on your own. Dogs are not prone to stay at a particular place and they move around when they hear a sound or sense something.