puppyhood to senior, dog collars and dog leashes make
excellent training and safety tools
the most loyal dog can escape accidentally so having
the right dog collar and dog leash
is essential. Make sure the collar is sturdy and with
your dog's tag clearly visible. If your dog is very
young, small, or has had a neck injury, using a harness
may be a better option.
or designer dog collars.
If the standard leather or nylon collar doesn't excite
you try a personalized dog collar. Have your dog's name
embroidered on it or pack it with rhinestones. Whatever
you choose, designer or classic, luxury or basic, just
make sure the weight and width of the collar is proportionate
to your dog's size.
When do you start?
Dog collars and leashes should be used
as soon as your puppy comes home. Remember to check
the fit as your puppy grows. Getting your young dog
accustomed to his leash may take training so start with
just a few minutes each day. A six foot leash is the
most practical and versatile. One that is made from
leather is great since it softens as it gets older.
Nylon leashes are another popular choice. They are stronger
and offer more color options. Some people prefer to
use a retractable leash allowing their dog more freedom
while on a walk.. You can decide what works best for
both you and your dog.
training tools are the choke or slip dog collars. These
can be dangerous and should definitely only be used
for the purpose of training. Many trainers are moving
away from this method, instead using 100% rewards-based
collars and leashes, fashion accessories and safety
tools. Whatever your preference, leashes are an essential
training tool allowing you to communicate with and control