How To Choose The Perfect Large Dog Collar?
Fatima Rafik January 29, 2017
Are leather collars for dogs a better buy than those made from nylon? Is there a great deal of difference between personalized, handcrafted dog collars and those that you find in any large pet store?
These are just a few of the questions that any dog owner may have to deal with when they are shopping for their pet.
When you begin searching for pet accessories be prepared for lots of choices. You will find these products being offered in many colors and materials.
There are even high end designer dog and cat collars that can cost several hundred dollars. Martha Stewart has even created a new line of pet accessories and products that includes clothing, leashes and collars.
Many pet owners often find that the wide selection of cat and dog accessories can be a bit confusing. There is such a big variety of items to consider that the task of finding the perfect choices is often viewed as a daunting challenge.
Dogs may need shampoo, coat conditioner, chew toys, sweaters or booties. There is also the need to fit your pet with the right collar, harness and leash.
It might seem simple at first but many pet owners find that choosing between a large dog collar and a medium sized collar can soon become a bigger problem than they anticipated.
Most of the pet stores in your community will have a good selection of products that are designed for dogs of all sizes. You will be able to select a large dog collar for your favorite bully breed or find a tiny collar with rhinestones that will be an ideal choice for a cuddly Maltese.
The good thing about shopping in a nearby pet store is that you can take your dog to the store and actually see how well that large dog collar fits.
Most collars will have a tag that lists the neck sizes that the collar will accommodate but it is still a good idea to actually try the collar on so that you can see for yourself if it the right size.
Some dogs will require one of the XL collars and there are some dogs that have long outgrown that large dog collar and may even need an XXL dog collar for true comfort and security.
There are online vendors that also advertise special sales on their products for dogs. You may want to shop around and check some of these sites out to see what types of items they are offering.
Sometimes you can find lower prices and better quality products when you use the internet as your shopping resource. Many people have found the perfect large dog collar at an online store. If you are hoping to find a unique, one-of-a-kind large dog collar then an online site may be your best bet.
Buying a dog collar is not something that needs to be rushed. If you are not careful when making the selection you can end up causing problems for your dog. A collar that is too small can rub the neck creating skin irritation that can even lead to infection.
Your dog will also be uncomfortable and resist wearing a collar that hurts him. Some dogs have developed serious medical conditions as a result of being forced to wear a collar that is too tight and restrictive.
A large dog collar that is not the proper fit can be too loose on a dog and this can be almost as troublesome as one that is too small.
In this instance a loose fitting dog collar can allow your dog to break loose from his leash which can create a danger for the dog or other people. An ill fitting collar can lead to lost tags or a lost dog that no one is able to identify.
Any time that a pet owner fails to buy the appropriate sized collar for their dog they are also losing money. The collar will need to be replaced very soon and few stores will refund your money if an item has been used. Selecting the right collar the first time around will save you time and effort as well as those hard earned dollars.
Many medium sized dogs have fairly large necks in proportion to their overall body size. Even though the dog may not seem to be that big or heavy he may still need a large dog collar to accommodate the circumference of the neck.
Tiny dogs such as the toy breeds can wear the delicate collars but a larger dog is going to need a more rugged, sturdy style of neckwear. If you have a powerful dog that has a lot of energy you will want to select a large dog collar that is comfortable and strong.
A leather collar with padding around the neck is going to be one of the best choices. Even with the pulling and tugging from a bully breed these collars will stay in place without breaking or coming undone.
If you are willing to invest a little time and energy in the search finding the right kind of large dog collar is not as hard as it first seemed. With a large assortment of styles and colors to consider it can even be fun. Just remember to make sure that the collar is appropriate for your dog’s size and breed.