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Benefits Of Using A
collar is usually
made of chain or nylon and one that easily slips over the dog's head.
As a result, it is generally too big to be an effective training tool.
Studies have shown a high incident of significant tracheal and spinal
injuries among dogs that are trained with this type of collar. Animal
chiropractors have made similar observations of spinal misalignment
caused by this collar. Not only are slip-on collars ineffective for
purposes of training, but they also pose a danger to the trachea and
spine of your dog. Therefore, avoid using a slip-on collar because it
is not a very effective way to begin your training and it has a poor
safety record. It is better to save your money and get something that
works well such as the nylon snap-around collar.
The principal difference between a slip-on and a snap-around collar is
that the latter has a clasp that enables you to fasten the collar
around the dog's neck instead of having to slip it over his head. That
way, you can fit the collar high on your dog's neck where you have the
most control. The slip-on collar, on the other hand, slides down all
the way to the point where the dog's neck joins the shoulders, which is
the strongest area of the dog's body and where you have the least
control. The snap-around collar is the first choice among dog owners
because of its effectiveness and versatility. The ones that are mostly
used are actually made of a material other than nylon that do not
stretch or fray.
The major advantage of the snap-around collar is that it does not have
to slip over your dog's head; it can be snapped directly around his
neck to ensure a snug fit. It should fit high on his neck, just below
his ears, as snug as a turtleneck sweater, for a maximum of control.
The snap-around collar is guaranteed to fit your dog properly. The
collar should sit just below your dog's ears. Measure the circumference
of your dog's neck directly behind his ears with a piece of string and
then place the string next to a ruler to get the exact length and then
get a collar that size. These collars come in ˝ inch increments. The
snap-around collar consists of a clasp on one side, a ring on the other
side, and a loose or floating ring.
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Benefits Of Using A Snap-around