Collars are made from a variety of materials and come in many colors, patterns and styles. The choices can be overwhelming, but the most important factors are that the collar is the right size and weight for your puppy or dog, and the collar fits correctly.
- Choose a collar that is neither too heavy nor too light for the kind of dog. Big, strong dogs require a heavier and wider collar than smaller dogs.
- Puppies are best with a soft nylon collar.
- The collar should fit snugly so it won’t slip off, but not too tight. You should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and the dog’s neck.
- Never use “choke chains” on young puppies. Use other training collars available that are much gentler on a puppy and more effective.