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What Pet Owners Must Know About Choosing Dog Collars

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When it comes to choosing the right dog collar for your pet, there are a plethora of options
available in the market. However, not all collars are created equal, and it’s essential to choose
one that suits your dog’s breed, size, and personality.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the essential factors to consider when selecting the perfect collar
for your furry friend.

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How Tight Should a Dog Collar Be?

Finding the right fit for your dog’s collar is crucial to ensure their safety and comfort. A well-fitted
collar should be tight enough.
To check the fit, you should be able to easily slide two fingers between the collar and your dog’s
neck. If you can’t fit two fingers comfortably, the collar is too tight, and if you can fit more than
two fingers, the collar is too loose. A too-tight collar can cause discomfort and injury, while a
too-loose collar might easily slip off and lead to your dog getting lost.

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How Should You Measure a Dog Collar?

Before purchasing a collar, you should measure your dog’s neck to determine the correct size.
To do this, you’ll need a flexible measuring tape or a piece of string to measure later. Wrap the
tape or string around the base of your dog’s neck, ensuring it’s snug but not too tight. Add two
inches to the measurement to account for the space needed to fit two fingers between the collar
and your dog’s neck. This will give you the correct collar size for your dog.
What Type of Dog Collar Should Your Pet Wear?
There are various types of dog collars available in the market, and the choice depends on your
dog’s breed, size, and training needs. Some popular types of collars include:

  1. Flat Collars: These are the most common type of dog collars and are suitable for most dogs.
    They usually come with a buckle or quick-release clasp and are available in various materials,
    including nylon, leather, and fabric.
  2. Martingale Collars: Also known as limited-slip collars, these are designed for dogs with
    narrow heads or those who tend to slip out of their collars. The martingale collar tightens slightly
    when the dog pulls, preventing escape without choking the dog.
  3. Head Collars: These collars are designed for dogs that pull on their leash and help redirect
    their pulling force without causing injury. Head collars should only be used during walks and
    under supervision.
  4. Training Collars: Also known as choke chains or pinch collars, these collars are used for
    training purposes and should only be used under the guidance of a professional trainer.
    What Other Things Must You Consider When Getting a Dog Collar?
    Apart from the fit and type of collar, there are additional factors you should consider when
    purchasing a dog collar:
  5. Material: Choose a collar made from durable and comfortable materials such as leather,
    nylon, or fabric. Avoid materials that might cause irritation or allergies to your dog’s skin.
  6. Visibility: Opt for a collar with reflective or high-visibility materials to ensure your dog’s safety
    during nighttime walks.
  7. Personalisation: Many collars come with customisable nameplates or tags, which can be
    helpful in case your dog gets lost.
  8. Attachments: Ensure the collar has a sturdy D-ring for attaching a leash and an ID tag.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the perfect dog collar is essential for your pet’s safety, comfort, and training. By
considering factors such as fit, collar type, material, and visibility, you can find the ideal collar for
your furry friend. With the right collar, you and your pet can enjoy many happy and safe walks
For cute dog collars and accessories, check out Love Harlso. We design collars and harnesses
perfect for all types of dogs. Because they are adjustable, you can ensure you get the perfect fit.
Check out the designs and place your order now! You can also use code ‘FREECOLLAR’ at checkout to get a free collar when you buy a harness!

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Dog harness models? Meet our global brand ambassadors!

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Welcome to the Love Harlso blog! This space on our website is to bring you up to date with what we are doing behind the scenes of the brand. We are incredibly proud of our dog harness range and feel humbled by the support we have received since our launch in November!

We plan to add to this range over time and want to bring high quality products at affordable prices. From November through to December we done 30 days of giveaways and gave away £1000’s of merchandise to Harlso fans around the world to celebrate the launch of the brand. Thank you for supporting our new venture!

We love seeing the photos of dogs in our accessories! Throughout February we ran a brand ambassador search and we are pleased to announce that we have selected 5 ambassadors to represent Love Harlso. I’d encourage you to follow them on Instagram! Their accounts are AMAZING!

  1. Firstly, meet Cookie, she is a Brussels Griffon from Montreal, Canada. Her siblings, Moony and Hunter are also part of the team. They love the sun, sleeping (a lot), food and kisses!

2. Next we have Frankie a 4 year old, smooth haired miniature dachshund from Scotland. She also loves food and sunbathing (typical dachshund behaviour)! Her human loves taking photographs of Frankie running outside and we love to see her action shots! Frankie is pictured wearing the Pinata Party reversible dog harness.

3. Thirdly, meet Lola and Bear they are two long haired mini dachshunds from New Zealand! They love exploring the great outdoors and spending time with their mum who adores them. Bear is wearing our Love Harlso harness in size small!

4. Meet Ellie and Wendy! These adorable fashionistas are French Bulldogs from Italy. They are crazy for cuddles, walks on the beach and making friends! Pictured on a beautiful beach during sunset wearing our Ooh La Llama adjustable dog harness!

5. Phoebe and Howie the Shichons (Shih tzu x Bichon) are from the USA. Phoebe is 1 year old and Howie celebrated his first birthday earlier this week. Their favourite snacks are pears and snap peas! Phoebe loves to cuddle and Howie loves to play. Pictured is Phoebe wearing our Rainbows and Unicorn reversible harness!

Follow Love Harlso on Instagram and keep an eye on our posts! We may be looking for more brand ambassadors in the future!