Nylon or leather dog collars; which should pet owners choose?
There are a number of products that every pet owner should get for their dog, including a lead and a suitable collar. There are such a huge variety of these products available that there really is something to suit every owner and their pet. It is also important to remember to attach an identity tag with contact details to the collar, in case the dog ever gets lost.
The fit of the collar is one of the most important things to think about, as it must be comfortable yet secure. The material of the collar must be suitable as well; for instance, larger dogs must have a collar which they cannot chew through easily. Lightweight collars are more suitable for smaller dogs.
The rule of thumb when fitting a collar to a dog is make sure that there is no more than a two finger width of space between the collar and the dog’s neck. This allows for breathing room for the dog, but is still secure enough so that he or she will not break away from the lead.
In terms of which type of collar to choose, there are a number of options available. Buckle collars are a good choice, as leather dogs collars with buckles are easily removed, come in a variety of colours and patterns and are generally one of the most comfortable for the dog. Leather dog collars usually last for a very long time and are soft enough that they will not cut or irritate the skin around the dog’s neck. Leather also tends to soften over time because of the natural oils in the dog’s skin. For long haired dog breeds, there are rolled collars in a leather material available to help to stop the hair from getting tangled.
Leather collars are generally considered to be one of the best materials in terms of its ability to withstand daily wear and tear, as well as looking good and being very easy to clean. Today there are plenty of different designs and styles of leather collars available, so the dog collar can be practical, but also very stylish as well.
Nylon collars are yet another option that can be good for smaller dog breeds. It is a durable material and can be washed as well, so this type of material is a good choice for dogs who spend a lot of time outdoors or in water.