A Collar for Your Pet and Finding just the right one
Flat or Rolled collars: By far the most common collar is the flat or rolled collar that fastens with a plastic clip or a buckle. These collars are the most convenient to slip on and off and are handy because they can hold your dog’s identification, rabies, and license tags.
The Harness: One of the most common alternatives to a collar is a harness. These are great for training your dog to walk with you, and not pull you around. When the dog gets ahead and pulls, it redirects the dog’s attention back to you. So if the dog sees a cat and sprints forward and you decide to head the other way, your movement will help turn the dog around so that he’s facing the direction you want to travel. Harness’s are perfect for dogs who need more directional control than a flat collar provides.
Our Leather collars can be flat or have rolled edges which are excellent for long-haired dogs because it reduces matting of the fur, and leather conforms to your dog’s neck over time. They are also easy to care for.
To keep your leather dog collar at its best we recommend the following:
- Gently clean with a soft cloth and clean with a leather cleaning product. Afterwards, always apply a caring balm or grease.
- If the collar becomes muddy, then clean with a damp soft cloth and allow to dry naturally, stay away from direct heat.
- Remove the collar if your dog is playing rough, swimming or scratching excessively.
Now if you are ready to purchase one of our high-quality leather collars you should first measure your pet’s neck to ensure you are getting the right size.
Have your dog sit in front of you and using a soft tape measure or piece of string* do the following:
- Head Size: From the top of the dog’s throat, over the ears to top of the head (this is the size of the actual head).
- Neck Size: Loosely measure the neck where the collar would normally sit sliding two fingers between the dog’s neck and measuring tape. Adding the two fingers should make the collar size about 2″ larger than the dog’s neck size (maybe closer to 1″ on very small dogs.)
*if using a string, once the measurement has been taken pull it straight along a yardstick or tape measure to find out the actual measurement.