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Pros & Cons of Different Types of Collars

Pros and Cons of Slip on Collars

 

Pros:

  • Readily available in pet stores and through catalogs
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to put on

 

Cons:

  • Not very effective
  • Great potential for damaging the dog’s trachea and neck
  • Therefore, easy to come off- not very helpful when trying to make Buddy walk alongside you

 

Pros and Cons of Nylon Snap-Around Dog Collars

 

Pros:

  • Nylon collars are readily available through pet shops and catalogs
  • Fairly inexpensive
  • Can be fitted exactly to your dog’s neck
  • Quite safe
  • Can be used as a training collar or a buckle collar

 

Cons:

  • Nylon will stretch and fray
  • If you choose another material besides nylon, you have to order one made from the right material
  • Not as easy to put on as a slip-on collar
  • A puppy will grow out of it quickly, and you may have to purchase others

 

Pros and Cons of Pinch Collar

 

Pros:

  • Readily available in pet stores and through catalogs
  • Very effective
  • Can be fit to the exact size of the dog’s neck
  • Very safe- it is self limiting in that it constricts very little and not to the point where the dog’s air can be cut off.

 

Cons:

  • Looks like a medieval instrument of torture
  • Twice as expensive as a snap-around collar
  • Not as easy to put on as a slip-on collar

 

Pros and Cons of the Head Halter

 

Pros:

  • Readily available in pet stores and through catalogs
  • Not very expensive
  • Minimum strength required to use it

 

Cons:

  • Greatest potential for serious damage to your dog’s neck
  • Transition tool only
  • The dog does not learn to accept responsibility for his behavior

 

Source: Dog Training for Dummies

 

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