Choosing the proper leash and collar is one of the most important decisions a dog owner must make. Dog owners in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha Counties not only want their dogs safe and secure, but to make sure they are also easy to control when walking. If you’re having problems deciding which collar is best for your dog, here are a few different types to consider:
A Basic Buckle Collar: No issues with you dog walking? Then this is the collar for you! This kind of leash and collar is best to keep your dog balanced and safely out of harms way. Works well for dogs who have been properly leash trained.
Martingale Collar: These collars are great for training purposes. If your dog tends to be distracted during walks by squirrels, other dogs, or even the wind blowing the leaves, this collar will get your dog back on track. With just a “quick, firm pull sideways on the leash your dog will be corrected and it will press tightly around his or her neck.
Harness: Do you have a dog with a flat face or pushed-in face such as a bulldog or a French Bulldog? Harnesses are the best way to go. A harness is a “safe option for dogs with pushed-in faces that restrict breathing, such as pugs, dogs with trachea or throat problems., Breeds such as greyhounds and other sight hounds do well with harnesses, as well as dogs that like to pull their owners down the street. We like to suggest the EZ Walk front clip harness.
Night Visibility: Walking your dog at night? A reflective collar or strips of reflective tape on your collar is great! It is the safest way for you and your pet when taking a nice stroll around the block. We also suggest you get a reflective vest for additional safety.
No matter what collar you choose, make sure that it fits your dog’s energy level and YOUR comfort level. Communication is the main key between an owner and their dog. Telling them where to walk, how fast to walk, and when to stop is very important.