All Kinds of Dog Collars
>> This is a collar. This is a collar. And these are also collars. And each of them works differently.
>> It’s important to choose the right collar for your dog, understand how it works, and ensure it’s fitted properly.
>> I’m Robert Cabral. I’m a dog trainer and behavior expert.
>> Today we’re going to learn about the five most popular types of collars –
>> A flat collar, a martingale collar, a choke collar, a pinch collar, and a slip lead.
>> This is a flat collar. It simply attaches around your dog’s neck and you snap the collar.
>> It’s important that it be snug enough that your dog can’t pull out of it, but not so snug that it constricts your dog’s breathing and makes them uncomfortable.
>> Make sure you can put two fingers underneath here, it can’t pull over her head, and be sure when you attach the leash to attach it to the D-ring.
>> This is a martingale collar. It fits like a flat collar, and it works like a choke.
>> The good thing about the martingale is it never cinches too tight on your dog if fitted properly, and it really protects your dog from escaping.
>> Simply put it around the dog’s neck, snap the buckle, and attach the leash to the D-ring.
>> The collar’s loose enough where Goofy could easily pull out.
>> But because of the cinching action here, it can get snug enough to protect him from pulling away
>> but never pull him too tight as to choke him.
>> This is a choke chain.
>> To use it, simply feed the chain through the bottom ring. It will make the shape of a “P” before you put it on your dog, like this.
>> Once it’s on your dog’s neck, the chain will tighten to prevent your dog from escaping.
>> Again, simply in the shape of a “p,” feed it over the front of your dog’s face onto the neck.
>> Simply attach a leash to the ring at the bottom and not one of the links, and you’re ready to go.
>> This is a pinch collar. To fit it on your dog, simply pinch apart the small prongs
>> And put it around your dog’s neck. Make sure you fit it up nice and high, and it should fit fairly snug.
>> Once it’s on your dog’s neck, simply attach your leash to the D-ring,
>> and you might also consider hooking into a second collar such as a choke chain or a martingale for extra security.
>> If the collar is big enough to slide over your dog’s head like this, it’s improperly fitted, and I don’t recommend you do it that way.
>> This is a slip lead. It has a ring on one side with a rope fed through it, and it will go around your dog’s neck
>> on the other end a simple handle. Simply put your dog’s head through the loop,
>> snug down the leather stopper to assure your dog can’t pull out of this, and you’re ready to go.