There are a number of different types of dog collars on the market and it’s important to know what you are dealing with before you go out and purchase one.
The first type of collar is the flat collar. This collar was invented to reduce irritation to the animal’s throat and wind. It works much like a band-aid around the neck and is meant to keep your dog from twisting and pulling while he is exercising. The flat collar will be put on and taken off in just a few seconds and comes in a choice of colors.
The second type is the slip collar. This type has four small loops sewn onto the collar itself and allows your dog’s owner to easily take off the collar when it becomes soiled or loses its fit. The collar can also be fitted with a ring so you can slip an ID tag or microchip. This type of collar is a bit bulky and you will want to keep it on your dog for the life of the animal.
The third type of collar is the prong collar. This collar was invented to help control the biting behavior in puppies. As dogs get older the teeth naturally loosen but you can use this collar to keep puppies from biting as they grow. The prong collar is also adjustable and is generally the smallest and lightest among the collar types.
The fourth type of collar is the head collar. This type of collar is great for puppies who are constantly biting other dogs or people. When you need to control your puppy’s behavior, you can put the head collar on and get a slight adjustment as it tightens or loosens.
You can be selective when you are purchasing dog collars. You want one that is comfortable to wear but won’t cause too much pain to your pet.