dog collars, harnesses, leashes and ID tags
Essentials for Out-and-About
Dog essentials like collars and leashes can help keep your pet safe and secure. They can also be stylish too! Because these essentials are the bread and butter of dog supplies, the variety and options within their selections can feel a little overwhelming. However, as long as you consider the needs of you and your pet, you'll be able to find the right collar, harness, leash and ID tag in no time.
Collars are made from a variety of materials and come in many colors, patterns and styles. There are all kinds of options, but deciding on a few factors can make your choice simpler. You should find a collar with the right size, weight and fit for your dog.
- The collar should be neither too heavy nor too light for your dog. Large, strong dogs may require heavier, wider collars while puppies and small dogs need lighter, thinner varieties.
- The fit should be snug enough to not slip off but not too tight. You should be able to fit two to three fingers comfortably between the collar and the dog's neck.
- Adjustable collars let you create a best fit for your dog. Buckles work like a belt so you can make small but secure adjustments. Adjustable slides let you make small and large changes to the collar's fit.
Once you decide on the right size, weight and fit, you can decide on material, features and accessories that best suit you and your pet.
Harnesses fit around your dog's chest and rib cage. When your dog pulls, the force is distributed over the harness and your dog's body rather than at the neck. Harnesses can be great solutions for dogs with neck, throat or breathing concerns. Harnesses typically have d-rings to which you can attach leashes and ID tags. Harnesses come in all sizes so you can find the right one for your dog.
As with collars, you need to find the right harness for your dog by deciding on the weight, size and fit.
Like collars and harness, leashes come in a variety of sizes, colors, materials and patterns. Finding the right one for your dog requires determining the size and strength you need for your pet. Finer and lighter leashes can be great for small dogs and puppies while large dogs may need a thicker, stronger leash.
|Hands Free Leashes||
While collars, harnesses and leashes help you keep a hold on your dog, an ID tag will help with a safe return if your dog ever gets away. ID tags can contain some or all of your contact information so that, if your dog escapes, a good Samaritan can easily reach you and return your dog.
The type of ID tag you choose depends on the amount and type of information you want to keep with your pet. Some tags can hold just the basics while others can save things like important medical information.
|Engraved ID Tags||
|Lost Pet ID Tags||
|Electronic ID Tags||