Dog choke collar is one of the most widely used collar types among dog owners. These collars can help in dog training and behavior correction. However, you should use this collar carefully, because, if used incorrectly, it can be harmful for your pet.
How do I use a choke collar?
- With a choking purpose – this collar tightens around the dog’s neck when pulled on.
- As an everyday dog-walking collar – just attach your leash to both metal rings of the collar. Keep in mind that collar will fit loosely if used like this.
- As an exhibition collar – it’s insignificant thickness visually does not divide the neck of the dog, so the animal looks great during the exhibition.
Choke collars are made out of various materials:
- Synthetic cord or sling.
- Metal chain.
- Combined (synthetic cord and leather).
Leather is a material that is most pleasant to the touch and comfortable not only for dogs, but also for their owners. Leather collars look good on both short and long haired dogs and do not cause any inconvenience. They are very durable as well. Keep in mind that leather collars should not be wetted.
Synthetic cord is the most durable and reliable material. It is resistant to any weather conditions, such collars can be used during bathing and swimming even in salt water. However, it is less safe for your pet then leather, as it may irritate dog’s skin when pulled on or even cause trauma if used incorrectly.
Metal collars are made out of various metals: steel (stainless, chrome, nickel-plated), brass, special hypoallergenic alloys. These collars can look great as a decoration, as they are very shiny. They are often used during exhibitions. Chains differ in color, shape and size of the link. However, some poor-quality coatings can stain your dog’s hair.
Combined choke collar for dogs have the best of both worlds – strength of synthetic cord and softness of high quality leather. They are perfect for dogs of all breeds and sizes.
The choice of choke collar material depends on the owner’s preferences, dog’s breed and the purpose of its use, so pick what works best for you!