Best Dog Collars for Your Dog

Picking the best dog collars is a personal decision, but there are also some practical considerations to keep in mind as well.

Best Dog Collar

You will have to decide over and over throughout the life of your dog what type of best dog collars you want to use. You consider a harness because it doesn’t squeeze around the dog’s neck and seems more comfortable, but many dogs will easily chew through a harness. If you have a hyper dog or a dog that doesn’t seem to enjoy being restrained, a collar is probably a better option.

Yet, a harness may be the perfect fit for an older or less active dog that is okay with the restraint but doesn’t like collars.

If you do want to use a collar, you will need to know the difference between options you find in the store or see online.

How to understand your dog

They don't speak English & you don't speak Dog

Few animals ever have shared their lives more closely with humans and their families.The bonding relationship takes time along with the unrestricted trust that enhances the relationship of both their lives for many years. Dogs need to learn just how to form this close relationship and understand its what is acceptable behavior, it is essential for every new dog owner to understand that they have to make the choices for the dog and then train them accordingly with kindness,firmness and love. Many new dog owners particularly with a rescue dog unfortunately fail to grasp


Dogs are opportunists by Nature not Thieves.

You have to teach them the difference.

A dog will not try to steal the food your eating,but leave it to answer the door or phone it it thinks its freebie time.

Most dogs will only leave the food  in their bowl when they have had enough they don't understand why food can be left unattended so to them any food left within reach unattended is an available freebie.

Teaching your dog to eat food only from its owners can save both owners and pets many serious concerns as many pets will eat food any discarded garbage on walks and outings which can be the cause of much pain suffering and even death of a beloved pet


The concept of moral boundaries that humans accept as normal behavior is completely foreign to a dog.If a dog jumps up and quickly steals from the dinner plate you are carrying you would rebuke it, probably loudly therefore it understands the consequence and rebuke to learn not to steal food from the plate you are carrying.

But it does not register with the dog that its food is only the food which is given to it in its food bowl. In other words the dog has to be taught that food on the table,on a shelf in the fridge any food other than that which is in its food bowl in forbidden food.

.The concept is not hard for the dog to understand but you have to teach it. The dog only understands that food is available and nobody is eating it so its available to eat,the dog has to learn from you what is acceptable.It no good ranting and raving they don't speak English and  understand,and it after the event we think they will know they have done wrong but dogs will only understand being rebuke actually as it happens afterwards the event is to latest.

One of the most important tips to remember is that we think just because we able able to communicate and train some of the instructions we require for our close relationship to develop, like to be able to sit and to  come when the command come is given and your dog obeys in an environment he knows well like your home and garden.Then you believe the dog will always respond to those commands anywhere else in the same way as you have trained it to do do in that home and garden environment.

Wrong, you are expecting a dog to remember like a human being does when they have learned something with a dog that will not work they are an animal and they have a different agenda and their  thinking process is limited differs vastly from humans.

How many times have I heard a dog owner say it sits and comes to me when I ask it to at home or in our garden, but elsewhere it just  wont why?

That is because it only associates the command to sit when its in its home environment.
 
When we learn to tie our shoe laces at home we remember we can tie shoelaces anywhere,dogs do not have this ability to generalize what they have learn.

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Dogs simply cannot  comprehend that a set of commands you have taught your dog in the environment of the garden or your home apply elsewhere they have huge difficulties applying those already learned skills. So that when you take your dog out of that one environment into say a park or in the country side or even in a neighbors garden and ask the dog to come and then  sit and you are disappointed,even embarrassed when he does not take any notice.

The dog does not understand, it has not grasped that the instruction to sit in your house means it is supposed sit when instructed to in any situation when commanded, dogs have not the ability to think Oh! I remember I was taught to do that in my house or my garden

Best Dog Collars for Training

Normal dog collars fit over the dogs head on their neck which means for the dog it has all the strength of its front shoulders front and back legs to use to power itself forward.

For a new owner this means you are always pulling back on the lead against the strength of your dog which is not only is this very tiring but any sudden action by the dog can result in an accident, in that you can get pulled off your feet. or the lead gets pulled out of your hands and the dog has an accident.Either possibility can be disastrous.

Unlike humans

Unlike humans dogs don't think

It makes sense to find a better way for you first training is the gentle Head Collar however is designed to fits snug around the mouth and jaw (Not to high on the jaw that it can irritate the dogs eyes) where it is attached so your lead pulls against the weaker area where the dog has far less strength to pull.

Your firm command Heel or Close followed by a  gentle tug on the lead is all it takes to make you dog walk on a shortened lead to heel you will find this type of collar is by far an easier and less stressful accessory/tool both the owners and dog during training dog, further it can prevent your dog eating lots of unwanted waste discarded on your doggy walks

These collars are designated for training only, and you should never leave your dog unattended when wearing one of them. These collars are not designed to choke the dog when they pull on a leash or jump around, so they are good for training your dog to work to heel or on a short lead. You may or may not decide to use a special collar for training, depending on the dog and your chosen methods for training.

Flat-Buckle Collar

These are the standard dog collars made for everyday wear. They have a flat buckle and are made from cotton or another flexible, light material that doesn’t tear up easily. They are designed to fit flat against the dog’s skin, and you should always leave enough space to insert two fingers between the collar and your dog’s skin. Leave it much looser than that and the dog may easily slip out of the collar, but go tighter and they will experience discomfort and pain.

These collars are available in many materials and colors. Some even have designs made from multiple colors or printed images. These are the most affordable collars you will find, but you need to routinely check the fit and adjust as your dog grows or loses weight.

Best Dog Collars Can Be Leather

These collars are similar to flat-buckle collars, but they are made out of leather. This is a more rigid material, but the collar should still be flexible and light.

Leather Dog Collar

You still need to leave about the same amount of space between the collar and your dog’s skin.

The benefit to leather is that it is more durable and will withstand the activity of large dogs or active puppies better than many other materials. You will pay more for a good leather collar, but it is a good investment if you have a dog that is fully grown and is not expected to lose a lot of weight, making it necessary to buy new collars.

Martingale Collar

If your dog naturally has a narrow head or seems to get out of every collar you purchase, this is the type of collar you need to use. It is commonly used for select breeds with narrow heads, such as Greyhounds. This isn’t something every dog owner needs, but dogs that just can’t stay in other collars are often controlled with this collar type.

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