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Knowing the Different Types of Pet Collars

There are very many types of collars for the pet. There is a need for one to look at the different types of collars before they decide to buy. One should research and know the collar types that are healthy for their pets. Different collar types are used many times by people on their pets, and they have their advantages and disadvantages. The different types of collars that are used on pets are; choke chains, pinch collars, rolled or flat collars and head halters among others. The most common by far is the flat collars or the rolled ones. To attach identification tags to the pets they are easily used but can be dangerous in certain situations. They retain their size and they are easy to slip on and off. To extremely playful pets, they can be dangerous as the mouth can get caught in another pet’s collar despite retaining their size.

The choke chains is the other type of pet collars and it was the most used training collar traditionally. The professional trainers would jerk the choke chain producing a sharp and strong jerk that could stop the pet especially dogs from doing what they were doing to doing something else. Being not easy to use, most people use choke chains ineffectively. Serious problems can be caused to the dog from yanking the choke chains. No matter how perfectly choke chains have been used, they should not be left on pets who are not supervised. The pet can easily be strangled by other types of collars that are there. An example is the martingale type. They are more like the flat collars but they tend to tighten when the dog pulls. For the safety of the dog, therefore, they should be adjusted well to ensure that there is no strangulation.

Just like the choke chains, another collar is the pinch collar which was used for training. This type of a collar has a greater surface area than the choke chain and therefore when jerked it does not produce as much pressure as the choke chain. One should give their pet a special treatment and that means they a special collar as they are since any pet can get a regular collar. There are stylish collars for pets that are customized to fit the trend in the street. The look of a pet will be as stylish as ever with a customized collar. Personalizing of some pets collars is with the pet’s name and the owner’s number. Just in case the pet gets lost they are easy to trace. Various ways are there that the collars are customized. While others get a bowtie look, some are customized to get the shape of a bandana.

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