All dogs, no matter how well-behaved, need to have a collar and leash on when out of their home or yard. There is always a chance your pup could get overly excited and run from their home and get lost or worse. Choosing a dog collar and leash that is right for your dog’s size and breed is paramount to their comfort and safety.
Why Dog Collars & Dog Leashes Are Important
In addition to safety, your dog needs to be collared for training purposes. There are specific collars and leashes for the sole purpose of teaching your dog to be obedient. A collar and leash can help you communicate commands to your furry friend, such as heel or stop. A slight tug on the leash will help your dog associate these commands with an action.
Using dog collars and leashes makes for a much stronger training tool than merely saying verbal commands alone.
It’s crucial to choose the right size dog collar for your pet. Placing a collar on your dog that is too big or small can be uncomfortable and irritating. There are specific collars and dog leashes designed for various sizes and breeds. Make sure to research and read the description of any collars you are considering buying.
The Many Types Of Dog Collars And Leashes
Fortunately, you have plenty of options to choose from when picking out a collar and leash for your furry family member. Only you know what your dog needs based on their behavior patterns, age, size, and breed. Take into consideration that your pup, just like a human, has a personality of their own. What works for your neighbor’s best friend may not work for yours.
For example, if your dog tends to be headstrong and playful a head collar might be a good pick for them. A head collar sort of looks like a horse halter. A strap will go around the neck, behind the ears, and another around the muzzle.
Dogs without any particular needs usually do great with a standard flat collar.
As with collars, picking the right leash for your dog is a must. Many pet owners enjoy using a flexible leash because they make going for walks easier, especially if your dog is a puller. You also have the leeway to give your dog more slack when you see fit.
Popular Collars & Leashes
- Choke collars
- Prong collars
- No-bark collars
- Sonic collars
- Leather leashes
- Chain leashes
- Hands-free leashes
- Reflector leashes
- Nylon gel handle leashes
Learn More About Dog Collars And Leashes At All Star Pet Resort
At All Star Pet Resort, dog safety is our top priority. We encourage all of our pet moms and dads to leash and collar their furry friends to ensure their safety, health, and well-being. We recommend that your pup is collared and leashed when you bring them in for a pre-boarding visit. Please, feel free to contact our compassionate staff today with any questions or concerns.
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