How to choose the right leash and collar for your dog.
A dog collar is a piece of material put around the neck of a dog. A collar may be used for control, identification, fashion, or other purposes. Identification tags and medical information are often placed on dog collars. Collars are also useful for controlling a dog manually, as they provide a handle for grabbing.
The nice thing about head collars is that with some dogs, owners can just slap a head collar on and the dog suddenly walks nicely on leash, including around distractions that the dog would have barked and lunged at in the past.
A martingale collar fits loosely on a dog’s neck but tightens when it needs to. It has two loops. The first looks like a traditional nylon collar that is adjustable and hangs around the dog’s neck. The second is for control when the leash is attached.
Talk to a certified dog training professional. A prong collar is not simply another piece of walking equipment like a harness or a gentle leader. It is a training device. A prong collar should not be used without consulting a professional dog trainer.
Slip collars have a special design made for dogs that pull or back out of collars. It’s designed with a loop that tightens and applies pressure to the dog’s neck to discourage them from pulling. To use a slip collar properly, it should be loose and comfortable when your dog is at rest.