Choosing the correct dog collar can be a bit of a headache, as there are various types, and they’re all used for different purposes. If you’re struggling to figure out which is best, have a look at these basic types of collars.

Side Release Nylon Collar

  • Collars-Side-Release-Cool-Graphics-HB-BT-Red-HeartGood for dogs that are in water a lot
  • Durable, machine-washable
  • Come in a variety of colors and patterns and many have matching leashes
  • Ideal for puppies and smaller dogs, while heavier duty nylon webbing is suitable for larger dogs




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Half-Check Chain

  • Designed to briefly tighten and apply pressure when the trainer is delivering a correction
  • Used for obedience training
  • Should not be used as a dog’s everyday collar
  • Never put a dog on a tie-out with this kind of collar


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  • Placed around the dog’s chest and rib cage, and therefore eliminates the potential for choking
  • Popular for dogs that tend to pull while they are being walked
  • If a dog has a neck problem, a harness that attaches around the chest is a good alternative to a collar
  • Usually made of nylon, which is durable, machine-washable and comes in a variety of colors




Source: That Dog Place

There are many other types of collars and leads available on the market to ‘help’ you walk your dog, many of which are derivatives of the basic ones mentioned above. It depends on both the dog and handler which one will work best for both, and it is important to remember the size and breed of your dog can have an effect on which collar will work best, especially for training purposes. Training is meant to be fun, relaxed and rewarding. Enjoy it!

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