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If you have a dog, chances are you have at least a collar or two — or, if you’re like me, perhaps a dozen for each dog, depending on the season or celebration. Collars are a pet ownership staple, both for holding identification tags and having a secure way to move the dog when needed. Without even considering the design or color, just simply the collar type, the possibilities are nearly endless.
Read on to find the best collar for your pet, including those that prevent escape and strangulation and alternatives to corrective collars.
Think of it as your white T-shirt, a wardrobe staple. The flat collar is simple: a piece of material adjustable for length that fits around your dog’s neck, often with a snap buckle. Though traditional, the flat collar holds tremendous value for its simplicity. ID tags can be secured to the collar, and it can be used as a walking tool for trained dogs. It’s also a security measure to hold or move a dog when needed.
The breakaway collar gives way when caught on something, such as a tree branch. The breakaway feature helps to safeguard against strangulation accidents. Dogs can still be walked on the collar without it snapping open by clipping the leash to both metal rings, located on either side of the breakaway feature.
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