Important Small Dog Collar Facts
Dog Collar Styles
Small dog collars come in the widest choices of styles than those collars for dogs of other sizes. You get …
- Rhinestone collars, velveteen collars, nylon collars, leather collars
- Training collars, charm collars, Swarovski crystal collars, woven collars, and
- Faux pearl collars … in general they fall into the categories of fashion, leather, nylon, and training
Dog Collar Considerations …
When you purchase a collar for your small dog there are two critical factors to follow, outside of your individual taste:
Some circles of society might like to add fashion to the list, but fashion is not a required factor for the right collar for your small dog. Although you will find that one of the delights of small dog collars is the wide assortment of charming and glamorous collars to keep your little dog the talk of the neighborhood.
How do you figure out if the collar you are considering is safe for your small dog?
The material should be strong enough to withstand your dog’s energetic pulls.
Any adornments should not be situated to pose a hazard to your little dog in the event your pet’s head hits against its chest.
All rivet ends on the inside panel of your dog’s collar should be smooth and without sharp edges.
When fastened, the buckle’s tongue should be long enough so there is no chance it will slip out of the frame upon sudden force from your puppy or adult small dog.
For your dog’s safety, the collar should be neither too snug nor too loose around your small dog’s neck.
Method for determining proper collar fit:
- Fasten the collar around your little dog so it is snug, but a little loose.
- Test if you can fit two fingers between your small dog’s neck and collar. Use the 2-finger rule to determine if you have the proper fit for your canine.
- If you cannot get your 2 fingers between the collar and your small dog, the fit is too tight and can restrict the breathing of your small dog, provoke coughing, or interfere with swallowing.
- If the slip of your dog’s collar fails to pass through the buckle’s keeper, even if it meets the 2-finger rule, that collar is not properly secured and is too small for your little dog.
- Check to be certain the collar is not too loose so it can slip over your dog’s head; if you can fit more than 2 fingers then it is too loose.
A loose collar poses another risk for your little pet: every year pets die from accidental hanging from loose collars snagging on objects. As your small pet’s caretaker and human parent, you need to safeguard your darling against any potential dangers and stay clear of any unsafe collars.