Rottweiler Dog Collars
A collar is very important dog supply for every Rottweiler dog breed owner. Here in our Online Rotty Dog Shop we would like to offer you the most quality dog collars. Given characteristics and pictures will help you to choose a proper collar for your dog. Comfort of your pet while walking depends on your correct choice.
All dog collars, our store offers, have been certified and are safe for the your Rottweiler’s health. We are glad to offer you dog collars of any colors and models. Every dog should have a collar but it is not so easy to choose it than it seems at first glance.
Special Rottweiler dog equipment is produced for different types of training. It is rather difficult to examine a great variety of collars, offered by modern zoo-industry, independently. We will help you to make a right choice and provide your pet with a proper supply.
First of all, the types of collars are divided according to the purpose of use.
Soft classic collar (walking, with a handle for guard dogs, an attack or watch dog collars). These collars are made of leather, nylon or their combination. Usually such collars have a soft padding (thick felt, fleece, delicate leather with a soft layer), to provide a dog with maximum comfort.
Walking collars are the most common type. As a rule, they have one D-ring for leash attachment. It is located near a buckle what doesn’t restrict the dog when he moves his head. Or a D-ring can be located on the opposite side of the collar, then, a dog owner shouldn’t look for a ring for leash attachment (a buckle as the heaviest element on the dog’s neck hangs down).
A collar for Rottweiler protection training is equipped with a comfortable handle to control a dog. A special ring for a leash is located either on a handle or below. Usually, there is one more D-ring near the buckle and it is better to use it while off leash training.
Guard collar is the most reliable and time-proof type. It serves for the dog to be on a leash for a long time and that’s why it should be extra durable. Its main feature is that the strap goes through D-ring and then is adjusted with a buckle. Thus, the force from jerking is distributed not over the buckle and holes for adjustment, but over the solid material passed through the ring. A buckle is also located in the upper part of a collar and doesn’t bother the dog.
Choke collars (metal chain, leather, nylon) are usually used for training or Rottweiler dog shows. However, due to its light weight they are very comfortable for everyday use. Chocking effect of the collar is interpreted by dogs as the most related to the natural conditions of breeding in a pack: mother teaches her young puppies by choking thier neck slightly. However, any such influence on a dog, especially on a puppy should be accurate and short-term, otherwise, all educational value will be lost.
Before allowing a new dog owner to use such collars, a skillful trainer should tell and show in detail how these collars influence on a dog. Metal or choke chains should be made of a solid alloy, all links should be soldered or welded and covered so as not to hurt the dog. Nowadays, many dogs suffer from allergy to nickel alloys. That’s why there was created a special alloy based on copper - curogan that is darker and redder than brass, but doesn’t provoke any allergic reactions.
You should remember that some law-quality chain collars can color the fur of light-colored dogs. That’s why, before taking part in dog shows it is better to test this collar. One more remark: for short-haired dogs or dogs with a long fluffy fur are showed with thin elegant almost jewelry chain collars so as not to divide the neck of the dog visually and not to rumple the fur. But the bigger is a ring, the less this chain collar tears out the fur.
Pinch collar. It is a special type of collars that can be used under supervision of experienced trainers. The main feature of such collar are spikes that provoke discomfort feelings to a dog while pulling. Such collar is strongly chosen according to the dog’s neck circumference. It should be located behind the ears, not to hang loosely and not to fall down. One of the most famous manufacturers of high-quality metal collars is a German company Herm Sprenger. They produce several types of pinch collars such as wire and plated, with long spikes for long-haired dogs, and short spikes for short-haired dogs. Thay can be made of different metals and with different covering.
The latest innovation of this company was pinch collars with spikes that are located on both sides from central plate near the Adam’s apple of a dog. Specialists consider that such location provokes the most natural influence on the dog’s neck, imitating a bite or tuck of mother. The dog shouldn’t wear a pinch collar all the time. It can be used in cases when you have tried all ways to achieve obedience on behalf of your Rottweiler.
Permanent use of such collars since the age of five-month adversely affects dog’s general obedience and opportunity to controlling an animals.
A collar for dog shows shouldn’t distract attention from the dog (as a rule it is chosen according to the color of the dog’s fur). It is very important for the collar not to divide the dog’s neck visually and be comfortable, reliable and practical. In most cases these are either nylon show leashes, made of thin cord, or choke chain collars.
But there are several breeds that have to run on the ring for a long time during the dog show. Besides, the dog has to run ahead of the handler with his head held high. In this case, specialists use metal or leather show collars with special form of neck strap (mainly in the area of dog’s Adam’s apple). It can be metal or leather, with or without spikes (if the dog pulls hard), with a special strap to rise higher the dog’s head.
A collar can be adapted to any breed. However, you should take into account the peculiarities of anatomical structure of respiratory tracts of your dogs. For example, pugs and other dog breeds with a short snout are very sensitive to influences on the neck and can suffocate. That’s why it is recommended to use harnesses for such dog breeds.
For graceful dogs (such as Greyhounds) it is recommended to use collars that are wide enough in the front part of the dog’s neck. But, in any case, a collar should be as reliable as possible so as not to be damaged while wearing it.
What material is more durable? Dog collars are made of strong leather, nylon, metal as well as their combination. Leather is more pleasant material both for a human and an animal. High-quality leather will always be stylish and beautiful and will serve you for many years. But, as any leather product, such collar requires a special care.
Nylon collar is considered to be the most durable. Resistance to external influence and any weather conditions makes them an irreplaceable thing in everyday life.
More by token, the owner can choose color, width and design to his taste. The most long servicing and reliable dog collar is a soft collar made of leather and nylon strap. With quality manufacturing and reliable fittings this combination can become the best choice for guard and protection training of such large dogs as Rottweilers.
It is clear that high-quality metal dog collars can serve for more than one generation of “dogs”. However, it is not recommended to use such collar in winter because the dog can be frost-bitten.
You can make a collar for your Rottweiler dog by yourself. But you should remember that the safety both of people around and your pet depends on the durability of this collar. That’s why you should take into account dimensions and strength of your dog and to choose materials and fittings to be 5 times stronger than the dog’s weight.
It is very important for a collar to fit perfectly. Soft collar must be chosen in such a way that being fastened to the middle hole (usually with two holes at both sides), it shouldn’t hang loosely on the dog’s neck. Usually, there must be a free place for dog owner’s thumb. If it is smaller it will choke the dog, if bigger – it can fall off or turn around on the dog’s neck.
If you choose a collar for a puppy, you should take into account that he is growing up. So, first, there must be opportunity to make the size of the collar bigger, and second, the tip of the strap must be not very long and not to be disturb the puppy. At the beginning the collar should be fastened to the last interior hole so the owner will be able to adjust the collar on the dog’s neck according to his dog’s neck parameters in future. In any case the dog shouldn’t wear a collar for a long time as they can rub the fur and provoke discomfort feelings. If you need to control your Rottweiler dog at home, it is better to use a thin leather choke collar.
Remember that a collar for a dog is not only an accessory but his “modest” clothes. Because a dog wears a collar almost around the clock. That’s why it should be of high quality, comfortable and safe.
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