7 Most Popular Types of Dog Collars
Dog ownership is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. It’s also a financial commitment. Collars, bowls, beds, leashes, and toys add up in cost! But what’s the difference between all the different collars you can buy? Which collar is right for your puppy? And how do you know which ones to splurge on and which ones you can live without? Her are the 7 most popular types of dog collars.
Flat or Rolled Collar
The Flat or Rolled Collar is one of the most common and popular types of dog collars. They are generally made from a soft, comfortable material but can also be firm and made from materials like leather and plastic.Walking a large, strong dog who likes to pull can cause neck strain and I have seen dogs jump, twist and break free from these collars!
Chain or Choke Collar
These type of collars are generally used for training and are not being used as much as they once were. They can cause damage to a dogs’ neck and pose a strangulation risk. This is not an everyday collar!
Prong or Pinch Collar
Similar to the choke collar, these devices place a strain or cause discomfort to a dogs’ neck. You don’t want to associate a nice with with your pup as a painful, unpleasant experience. There are more positive ways to train you dog to walk on a leash!
Head Collars or Head Halter
These collars help keep better control of your dog. They are similar to a horse halter and allow you to redirect your pup. When your dog pulls on the leash, this collar will cause their head to turn-deterring the behavior. A strong dog may be able to break from this collar.
This is basically a high tech flat collar that can have GPS and WIFI capabilities. Some of them can cost several hundred dollars. The Garmin Astro can track up to 20 dogs from a range of up to 9 miles but will set you back more than 500 dollars!
This is our favorite. A dog harness takes all of the strain off of a dogs neck. It fits securely around the chest and clips behind their back. It gives you excellent control of your dog and if attached properly, it is almost impossible to break free from!
These are also called “limited-slip” collars. They are basically flat collars that will tighten around a dogs neck but only by a certain amount. I have mostly seen these collars used on breeds with narrow heads such as Greyhounds.
There you have it, 7 most popular types of dog collars. Which is best suited for your dog?