Personalized Collars for Dogs: Engraved Buckle Dog Collars
Sep 3, 2014 - Flat buckle collars make great everyday collars for dogs. Learn the pros and cons of the dog training collar by visiting our website.
Tag collars are made without a buckle. These collars are fully adjustable and slip right over the dog's head, and feature a D-ring for ID tags or a leash.
* Martingale collars. Also called greyhound collars, these nicely designed devices serve as a gentler, relatively comfortable but still effective alternative to chain, slip, choker and other training/walking collars. The Premier Collar, made by a company by the same name, is just one example of this buckle collar, which typically looks like two loops of material. The leash is attached to the extra, smaller loop. This self-adjusting collar tightens if the dog pulls or tries to slip his head out, evenly around the dog's neck without risk of choking the animal. Martingale-style collars provide control to the handler while preventing injury to the dog. It's a humane and effective choice for many dogs, and is bidirectional -- you can it use it without adjustment no matter which side of body you heel your dog.
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* Buckle collars. Every dog should wear a buckle collar, indoors as well as outside. After all, even a canine homebody could feel compelled to dash out a door or run off when feeling insecure or frightened. This collar provides a handy "handle" for catching a loose or overly rambunctious dog, separating animals who don't get along, and for attaching the dog's I.D., dog license and rabies tags. If the tags clatter too much for your liking, you can mute the sound by affixing clear packing around them.Since it is possible for some dogs to slip out of a head harness, some trainers recommend placing another collar on the dog (and attached to the leash) as a back-up. Chain training collars are a good choice for this because they're loose enough to let the head collar do its job without interfering. Attach the leash to both collars just in case the head collar comes off. On a related note, Gentle Leaders are sold in buckle and snap-closure styles; opt for the buckle style for security. Some people use head collars long-term for their dogs; others use them during training periods and then phase out the head collars after the dog passes behavioral/training goals.Buckle collars are made of leather, cloth, nylon and other materials. Choose a collar for sturdiness and comfort over looks. The collar should be adjusted tight enough so that it cannot slip off the dog's head; it should be just loose enough to allow you to slip two fingers between the collar and the dog's neck.* Another stop-pulling technique: When your dog pulls forward on a walk, and you pull back, the dog pulls harder to counterbalance the effect. When the dog pulls forward hard, even with a flat buckle collar, trachea damage can occur. A training/choke collar can do even more damage. So to minimize these unwanted outcomes, try this technique: when the dog begins to pull, turn to the right and keep turning, wrapping the leash around your legs, quickly. This startles the dog into stopping, as he is tight against your left side, and all of your weight keeps him there. Next, grab the leash, keeping it tight, and pull your dog around the front of you, then around the back of you -- in a complete circle -- then back into the original left side position using little tugs. You will pull with the leash extended over the top of the dog's head, pulling forward, toward his nose, instead of backward, toward his tail. In essence, you are pulling the dog "forward", taking pressure off the neck. By pulling forward from overhead, you thwart the dog's ability to counterbalance you.