Things to Look For in a Chain Collar

Here are a few things to remember when you are looking for a chain collar for your dog.

When someone is looking for a chain dog collar to help train their dog, often they don’t know what it is that they are looking for. So here are a few things that they should look for when they are buying a chain collar for their dog.
Size

The first thing that they should do is that they should make sure that it’s going to fit the dog comfortably. The first thing that they should do is measure the dog’s neck at the widest part and then add another two inches at least to that measurement. That will give you enough room for certain to make sure that the chain collar will fit the dog without becoming so tight that it will become embedded in the dog’s neck.

Sharp Edges

The second thing that you want to do is make sure that there aren’t any sharp edges on the chain. You want the dog to obey, you don’t want it to become injured. If there are rough spots or sharp edges on the chain the dog can become cut and it might become infected. So you don’t want that to happen to your dog.
Along with the two things above to look for, there are a few things that you want to keep in mind.

o Never use a chain collar on a puppy – they aren’t made for younger dogs and they can really become injured.
o Don’t leave the chain collar on the dog – you might find your dog strangled by its collar.
o Don’t allow the collar to become too tight – the chain may become embedded in your dog’s flesh.

Chain collars are a good training tool but only if they are used the right way. Otherwise you may find that your dog is behaving worse and getting injured.

Advantages of the Dog Chain Collar

While there are a multitude of fancy dog collars on the market today, nothing has stood the test of time quite like the chain collar. Its tried and true ability to deter your dog from pulling is still popular among many dog enthusiasts.

For those who have no idea what a chain collar is, you might be used to hearing it referred to as a choke chain. The choke chain reference has stuck as that is precisely what the collar does to the dog to prevent him/her from pulling.

When used properly, this collar works like a pull and release mechanism: pull the chain to ‘choke’ the dog and release the chain (immediately) so it falls back to its normal loose position.

Chain collars take some getting used to by both the owner and the dog. If you pull the chain and don’t release it fast enough, the chain will remain in a choke position around your dog’s neck, causing him/her to gag and/or cough.

Keep in mind that this type of collar is very effective for the purpose it was designed for, but choking your dog for any length of time is not recommended.

Once you and your dog have tested out the chain collar and both of you get used to how it works, you will find that the pulling you experienced every time you took you dog for a walk comes to a halt.

The next time you’re blessed with a beautiful day, slip the chain collar around your dog’s neck without fear that your beloved animal will yank your arm off!

And once you have trained your dog (with the chain collar) not to pull, walking him/her will become a joy rather than a nuisance. Let the walks begin!

The Proper Way to Put a Chain Collar on Your Dog

There is a right and a wrong way to put chain collars on a dog. This article illustrates the right way.

When you have decided to start using chain canine collars on your dog, there is a right and a wrong way for you to put it on. This is going to keep the dog from being injured by the chain collar. Here are the steps that you should take in order to put the chain dog collars on correctly.

The first thing that you should do is do some research and figure out what the best chain dog collars are for your dog. While you are at the pet store, you should examine the chain carefully to make sure that there aren’t any sharp edges on it. Once you have figured out that it’s safe, purchase the collar.

Hold the collar in your one hand, hold the end ring in the other hand and guide the chain through the inside of the ring in order to form the collar.

Once the collar has been assembled, place your hand through the inner part of the collar. When it’s loose on your hand, it should look like a letter ‘P’.

When the collar is in the shape of a ‘P’ on your hand, take the hand with the collar, place your fingers on your dog’s muzzle, and slide the chain collar over the head of your dog.

Once the chain collar is around the neck of your dog, pull the collar and release it. If the chain collar releases, then it’s on correctly. If it’s tight, then you have to take it off and turn it around.

You want to make sure that the collar is going to be comfortable on your dog to avoid injuring your dog. A good chain collar can be a useful training tool when it’s used right and with love and care for your dog.