Since there are tons of dog collars on the market, it may take you a while to search for the right one for your dog. After all, dog collars come in a variety of designs and materials but the one thing to keep in mind first and foremost? Safety and comfort. While it’s easy to get caught up in the flair and fashion in dog collars, while conducting your search the main two things to keep in mind are your dog’s safety and comfort while wearing one.
When shopping for a dog collar, keep the following tips in mind:
- A dog collar fits properly if you can fit only two fingers between it and the dog.
- Have an idea regarding what type or style of dog collar you’re looking for. Thinking about getting something personalized? Or how about a bit glittery? Or even a dog collar special for an upcoming holiday? Then, you’ll need to think about the color, fabric, or specific design. The more specific you are about what you’re looking for, the easier it will be to find it.
- Consider your dog’s breed and her fur color. For instance, a purple fuzzy collar could work for a toy poodle but as for a Dalmatian? Not so much.
- Shop around for a dog collar but not to the point where you’re obsessed with it. Remember the purpose of the dog collar: to provide identification of your dog. And, if you’re like most dog owners and concerned about what happens if your dog gets lost, be sure to register with our Lost & Found Program.
- Look at the price range and determine how much money you would like to spend on a dog collar. They start at approximately $10.
- Ask the salesperson how durable the color is. Decorative or glued on items could easily fall off.
- If your dog enjoys going into water frequently, definitely purchase a nylon dog collar.
- Puppies will grow! In its early stage of life (2 – 3 months) you’ll find a collar may fit but in the future it may not. Be sure to keep this in mind as your puppy grows.
- It’s okay to have more than one dog collar based on the fabric or season.
As you’re shopping for dog collars, you might notice the extensive variety in styles and fabrics: designer leather dog collars, decorative dog collars, serpentine chains, hunting dog collars, studded dog collars, the list goes on. This is why it’s all the more important to decide what you’re looking for prior to shopping around. For instance, a designer leather dog collar fuses fashion with function for a sophisticated look whereas nylon dog collars are durable and more sporty looking. A focused search as it relates to a dog collar is always your best.
And keep in mind, dog collars are not so much about the look, but the purpose: safety and comfort. At The Dog Bowl, nothing is more important than your pets’ safety and well being. We now offer a good selection of quality colors - click here to shop!