Most designer dog collars come with sizing guides to help you ensure the right fit. But not everyone knows how to measure their dog for proper sizing. In order to avoid pinching or slipping, getting the right size dog collar is very important.
A good rule of thumb is that a dog collar should be snug enough to fit just two fingers between the neck and collar. Many dog collars are adjustable for quick and easy re-fitting.
Comfort is key
Dog collars are meant to be seen and not felt. Choose a natural hemp dog collar for something ultra-light, yet strong. The material is also naturally hypo-allergenic and antimicrobial.
If your dog has a tendency to tug, an industrial-strength nylon webbing will keep them close without sacrificing comfort. Water-resistant and quick-dry material prevent chafing and other skin irritation. The cherry on top? These heavy-duty dog collars are available in countless beautiful bright colors.
If your dog struggles with a collar, you might need to take some tension away from the neck. Browse our large selection of dog harnesses to find just the right thing for your pup.
Keep it clean! 5 steps for washing dog collars and accessories.
It might be tempting to just toss a load of dog collars and accessories into the washing machine, but their items require special attention. Your dog’s things will receive plenty of wear and tear from afternoons playing at the park, so it’s up to the owner to take good care of them afterward.
Step 1: Read the care label. Dog collars, clothes, and accessories can be either machine or hand washed.
Step 2: Check for stains from dog food or mud. Use a stain remover or heavy-duty liquid detergent (free of perfumes) for washable fabrics such as collars and clothes. If necessary, use a soft-bristled brush to work the stain remover into the cloth.
Step 3: Use a mesh bag for your small items like collars. This will prevent extra snags and tangles and make it easier for you to collect all the small pieces after washing.
Step 4: Try to avoid detergents containing perfumes or dyes. These can irritate your dog’s skin. If you have problems with strong odors, soak the dog clothes and accessories in a solution of two quarts cold water and one cup of baking soda overnight. Then wash again normally the following day.
Step 5: Last, but certainly not least; it’s best to hang dry your dog’s clothes and accessories. Collars and other neckwear could shrink in the dryer and cause your dog discomfort and all kinds of frustration for the owner.