Unlike olden days, pet owners are now buying accessories for their pets more. The collar is the most important of all pets accessories because it helps a lot when it comes to the safety of the pet. A collar is also a necessary tool as it helps to attach a lead for exercises. A tag is also of great essence because it helps when in the case where a pet is lost or strays. It is often recommended that you have your mobile number or telephone only on the tag. You should avoid having your dogs name on the tag because if someone has an ill intention of luring your pet away, they can easily do so using their name.
Regardless of the breed or size of your dog, you will always get a matching collar. Matching the collar of your dog with the sex and personality of your dog is also a very good idea. If you are choosing a collar for a small female dog, you should opt for a pink or blue colored collar with a few decorations in it. Consider choosing a wide leather collar if your pet is a big male dog, maybe with crocodile prints and a few accessories.
There are a variety of materials that are used to make collars, but the ones that are mainly used are, nylon, leather, and fabric. Most people opt for leather as it is a versatile material and also a traditional one that is also very durable. If you choose nylon, ensure that you are getting it for smaller breeds. If you own a sporty dog that loves being in water, you should opt for canvas or fabric as it will be easier to dry.
There is a wide variety to choose from when it comes to fastenings, but the most common ones are, buckle, slips and snaps. Buckles go perfectly with leather collars and are the traditional method. You can also leave this type of buckle on your dog for a very long time as I is very safe and tight. If you own smaller breeds and a cat, you should always go for snaps as they are easy to use, they can be used with nylon and fabric and are also lightweight. Slips are most suitable for greyhounds as they work on the tension and also tighten as the owner pulls the lead.
When choosing your dogs accessories and collars, you have a very wide variety to choose from. The most important thing that you should look out for is the safety of the dog more than the beauty of the accessory. The best thing is that you can still find an appealing collar and a safe one at the same time. Choosing a collar does not have to be as hard as it seems.