How to Choose a Collar for Your Dog

For many of us, dogs may not be our whole life, but they make our lives whole. They motivate us to play, to seek adventure, to be affectionate and loyal. That is why we need to take proper care of them and provide them with all the products and accessories they need.

Choosing a dog collar can seem such an easy task but there are so many factors you need to take into consideration while shopping a collar for dog.

Firstly, you need to decide whether you are looking for a female or a male collar.

The collar that your dog will wear every day should be comfortable and practical. Also, it should include a tag with your information, in case the dog ever escapes from your home or gets out of your control while walking him.


To choose the right size of your collar for dog, wrap a flexible measuring tape around its neck loosely enough so that you can slip two fingers underneath the tape. This measurement will help you to pick the right size online or at the pet store. Most collars are adjustable and even if your dog gets a haircut, the same collar should still fit.


The general rule is – the bigger the dog, the wider the collar, to ensure both control and comfort. The width of the collar depends on the strength and size of your dog.

Certain breeds such as greyhounds and whippets, whose heads are narrower than their necks, need special collars called 'Martingale' which tighten when they pull on the leash. If these dogs wear a regular collar, they will easily slip out of it.


Decide in advance which fabric do you want your collar for dog to be. There are numerous brands and they all offer a wide range of materials, styles and designs. The most common fabric is nylon as it is comfortable and easy to operate. Leather collars indicate a status of success.


Safety should be the first thing on your mind while shopping a collar for dog. You can purchase a reflectorized harness or use a reflective tape. Moreover, buying an illuminated collar will significantly increase the visibility of your dog during night walks. They are solar powered and USB chargeable with two lighting options: a flashing and a steady LED light.

Your dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself, so show show him your appreciation and take good care of him.