As cool dog collars are our accessory of choice, don’t make the mistake of buying a boring one for your dog. Take it from me – we like to show off.
Besides the fashion statement we can make with our collars, there are some really important reasons to get your dog one. The first reason is for identification. If your dog were to get loose or lost, the person who finds your dog will be able to contact you if your information is listed on the collar.
In regard to identification, you have two options for collars. You could buy a collar with your info engraved on the actual collar, or you can always purchase a charm that attaches to the collar.
Cool dog collars aren’t just an accessory or identification. They’re needed for walks, silly! When choosing a collar for your dog, safety should be a top priority. Make sure your collar isn’t too tight so that your dog becomes uncomfortable, or too loose that he might get loose.
If you aren’t familiar with how to measure your dog, I can help! Take a cloth measuring tape and measure around your dog’s neck. Add two inches to that amount to determine your dog’s neck size. Now you know what to order.
If you don’t have a cloth measuring tape, here’s a trick for you humans: measure your dog’s neck with string or tiny rope (or even your earphones’ cord). then compare that to a flat ruler to find out the proper fit. But don’t forget to add those extra two inches!
Because I know there are so many choices of collars available, I came up with a list of my 10 favorite cool dog collars below.
My parents liked my first collar so much that by the time I really needed a new one, they went back to the same store and bought me the very same collar! I like it because it is personalized, but simple. That way, I can dress it up if I’m in the mood to be fancy, or wear it as is for my more nude days.
This was the first and second collar. It had my name and a little star sewn into it plus my phone number. Sometimes, I’d adhere a little bowtie to it when I had meetings at BuzzFarmers.
If you’re looking for a customized fit for you dog’s collar, I’ve got the perfect option for you. This adjustable rope collar sits comfortably on your dog’s neck, and the fit can be adjusted for a growing puppy.
Reflective collars are a great choice for dogs that like to take early-morning or late-night walks with their parents.
All right, so this first one isn’t technically a full collar, but it does attach to a collar, and I think all dogs should have a Whistle GPS! If your dog gets loose, his collar will help you track him down. It will also monitor his activity level. So neat!
Do you know what ParaCord is? It is parachute cord! How cool is that for a collar? These super durable collars are great for dogs who really get into a lot of stuff, as they’ll definitely hold up for a while.
My signature style is my clip-on bow tie, so, wow, was I excited to see this collar! It’s all attached, so I don’t need to worry about losing anything.
Since I just shared a more masculine collar, I thought I should share a feminine one, as well. I thought this flower collar was so pretty.
Leather is a great option for dog collars, and can be purchased as a flat or rolled collar. The rounded collars are best suited for dogs with longer hair.
Now, if you’re an office dog like me, you know that there are some meetings you really need to dress up for. Since the bowtie is my normal work attire, I try to fancy it up with an oxford collar and long-tie mix for the more dressy days.
So, from my experience, humans can be real opinionated. If you aim to please, consider an owner-interest collar. For sports fans, get a collar with your owner’s favorite team logo. Dogs in military or hunting households could get a color with fatigue colors. Whatever you choose, your owner will be sure to love the look.
What are your favorite collars? Let me know in the comments!
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