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What Is The Best Dog Collar

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Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 Time: 12:00 AM
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Dog collars come in a variety of colors, styles and even functions. There’s the obedience or choke collar, bark control collars, flea collars, and a whole array of just dog collars. So which to choose?

If barking is an issue perhaps a bark control collar will do the trick. Bark control collars use two types of bark detection, either external sound or vibrations from the dogs throat. Neither type is totally infallible; the vibration type can be set off by motion and the sound type by external sounds other than the dog barking. However both have proved to be effective in helping control your dogs barking humanely. The best collars employ both methods at the same time to reduce the ‘false’ readings and help bring barking under control.

But once your dog has stopped barking what do you need to consider in a dog collar?

One of the essentials of a dog collar is to make sure that it’s personalized and has the dogs name and your contact details engraved somewhere on the collar or on a tag. This will make it easy for someone to get in touch with you if your dog gets lost. It can also help keep your dog calm in what can be a distressing situation. While your dog may be amongst strangers, they will know his name from his collar and he’ll feel less threatened if called by name.

Leather makes an excellent dog collar. It is very strong, hard wearing, weather proof and comfortable for your dog. There are flat collars for dogs with shorter hair, and rounded collars for longer haired dogs. This is to stop breaking the hair around your dog’s neck. Try and keep the dog collar as thin as you can while maintaining the strength for your dog’s comfort.

Finally pick a dog collar that suits your dog’s personality and size. After all it is part of your dog’s image!

About the Author

David Amos is a long time dog owner and dog lover. Further Dog Collar information can be found at Dog Collars and Tags Other dog articles and resources can be found at Top Dog Online. Source: www.isnare.com


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