The width of the collar should be proportional to your dog's size: 1 inch or wider for large dogs; 3/4 inch for medium dogs; 1/2 inch or under for small or toy dogs.
A reflective collar is a good choice if:
A sporting collar is a good choice if:
Nylon collars are fully adjustable, allowing the collar to grow along with your puppy. Frequently check the fit of your puppy's collar and ensure it still fits. If you can slide two fingers underneath the collar comfortably without it slipping over your puppy's head, it's a good fit.
Hunting or sporting collars are available in camouflage to help decrease your dog's visibility or bright orange to increase visibility during hunting trials or sporting events.
For safety purposes, a nylon collar with a metal quick-snap closure is the only type of collar recommended for tie-out use. Note: Tie-outs are intended to be used for short periods of time only.
Reflective collars are great for nighttime walks because they are made with a special safety material that reflects light. For maximum nighttime visibility, try a lighted collar or ID tag. They come equipped with LED lights that can be seen up to a half mile away.
Yes. A traditional or chain collar should never be left on your dog while you are away. A collar can get caught on an object and endanger your dog.
A break-away collar is great for keeping your dog safe while you're away. It has a special safety buckle that releases if your dog becomes entangled on an object or with another dog. To ensure your dog has his identification at all times, talk to your veterinarian or local humane society about tattooing or micro-chipping.
Rolled leather collars have a rounded shape that prevents chafing or hair breakage sometimes caused by other collars. They are especially useful for dogs with longer hair.
Flat leather collars are ideal for short-haired breeds and will not flatten or leave marks on fur.