Dogs are considered a man’s best friend. And why not? They are fiercely protective and extremely loyal toward their owner. They are there with you when you are feeling down, making you happy with their cute actions. If your dog does so much for you, why not give it the best of the things we can. One of the accessories that we can provide it is the dog collars which are there to keep them from getting lost. Furthermore, it has a name tag that identifies the dog as yours

Dog collars are made of various kinds of material. Some of the material is more widely used like leather and nylon webbing while others might not be found so easily and are not as commonly used as the metal, polyester, oilcloth, and hemp.

The collars around the neck of a dog are not only for control but can also be used for identification and fashion. Sometimes, they also have medical information written on it.
There are multiple types of collars which differ on the basis of their make or function.

Basic Collars
These collars are made of leather and nylon and are of everyday use. Some of them are also made of polyester, oilcloth, hemp, or metal.
Flat collars, commonly known as buckle collars, have quick-release buckles in them. They usually have an identification attached to them. They are supposed to be comfortably tight on the dog’s neck.

Break-away collars are almost the same to the flat collars with the difference that a dog can break the collar if excess force is applied. They are useful in the situation where the standard collars might get snagged and end up strangling the dog.
Safety stretch collars comprise an elastic panel in the durable nylon collar and allow escaping from taking risks.

Personalised Dog ID Collar
These collars come with the pet’s name and your telephone number. They are made of nylon and come in four different sizes. They have a plastic snap closure style buckle and a metal ring attached.

PetSafe Gentle Leader Head Collar
It provides gentle and immediate control making your walk stress free. It comes with nylon straps that are adjustable, a training guide and a DVD.

Special-Purpose Collars
Protection collars are also called wolf collars, stud collars, and spiked collars because they have studs, sharp or dulled points attached to them. They were basically designed to prevent an attack on the dog but are now mostly used as a fashion statement.

Reflective collars are made so that the dog is visible even at night. They have a nylon band with a reflective tape.
Dog light collars emit light so that the wearer is visible to the oncoming vehicles and their owner in case they get lost.
Buoyant collars are made to assist dogs during hydrotherapy. They are designed to offer support to the dog’s head when it is in water.

Medical Collars
Flea collars are designed to repel fleas with the help of certain chemicals. They are usually worn as supplementary collars, in addition to the regular buckle collar.
Elizabethan collars look like a truncated cone and are supposed to fit around the body of the dog to prevent it from reopening wounds or scratch them and cause any kind of infection to the injury.

Bayer Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs
Such collars are designed to provide eight-month protection against fleas and ticks to the dogs. They are entirely odourless and absolutely no greasy. Not only do they keep away fleas but also stop any microorganism from entering your pet’s body.

Remedy + Recovery Stay Rite Xtra Strong Inflatable Recovery Dog Collar
The inflatable collars are designed to be used during the recovery of the dog. They do not block the wearer’s vision when they are around the collar. To add extra strength the seam is double welded. They are resistant to any kind of punctures too.

Training Collars
These are collars specifically designed to train the dogs. They are used during training only and are not recommended to be used for normal purposes as some of them might cause harm if they are left on the dog without any supervision. Every collar comes with its own set of disadvantages and advantages.
Flat collars are the same as any ordinary buckle collars with a leash. Most dogs are trained using these collars.

Martingale collars are usually used on the dogs that have smaller heads as compared to their neck because there are higher chances that a regular buckle collar would slip off their neck.
Head collars, also known as head halters, are designed in a much similar fashion as a horse’s halter. The collar is fastened over the top of the muzzle and the back of the dog’s neck to provide better control over the direction of the dog.

Aversive collar is used with the principle of causing discomfort to the dog in order to train them or prevent them from doing unwanted activities or change undesirable behavior. There are several types of aversive collars. Shock collars deliver low-intensity electric signal or vibration.

Prong collars have metal dull prongs attached to a metal chain. They are basically designed to restrain the dog by pulling the collar which in turn would create pressure on the prongs giving the uncomfortable sensation.

Choke collars, also known as choke chains, are a metal chain with two rings. When the leash is attached to the live ring, it adjusts the collar that gets tighter or looser depending on how it is being pulled. The dead ring, however, has no effect if the leash is passed through it.

Restricting harnesses cause discomfort to the neck of the wearer. Their purpose is to cause the dog to change its behaviour. The chain gets tighter if the dog pulls it which in turn causes pressure on the neck indicating that the behaviour is supposed to be altered.

Bark Collar
The collar comes with two modes for the training of your pet. The initial training can be done without any shock with only vibrations and beeps. The second mode has light painless shock in addition to the beep and vibration. It is to correct the disobedient behaviour and excessive barking. It has an automatic mode. If the dog barks in the beginning, it gets a minor shock for a warning. In case, the barking does not stop, the dog gets a slightly higher shock. There are nine shock levels. The best thing about this collar is that it is not for a specific dog. Whatever type of dog you own, you can use this collar on it without any problem.