A dog training collar is something very important and cannot be done away with if it is necessary for teaching your pet discipline and other beneficial attributes. However, apart from being useful for carrying information such as name, vaccination dates, license numbers and so forth, it also comes in handy when wanting to save a pet from rushing into moving vehicles and the like. But with time, this useful tool for aggressive dog training can eventually lead to the loss of hair around your pet’s neck area. Therefore it is important to look at the materials used, as well as seeing if it fits properly, in order to prevent this hair loss.

Dog Collar Fit

Make it a point to travel with a dog when buying the collars so that they fit perfectly. If it is too tight it is only natural that there will be a great deal of frictional forces on the dog’s neck area. Such friction can bring about hair loss if a pet has soft and sensitive skin or embedded hair fibers. Irritation is yet another condition that can bring about hair loss as your dogs may start scratching at their necks once their collars are removed. The standard gap between the dog training collar and the neck is at least half the size of your index finger. Do not make it too lose as this could cause it to slip off and get lost.

Dog Training Collar
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Dog Collar Material

Dogs are equally as allergic to different clothing materials and foods in the exact same way humans are. Unfortunately, not much research has been carried out on the different allergies a dog could have from wearing a collar. Still, an allergic skin reaction is the worst thing that can happen to a pet and it can ause hair loss. There are certain metals, like nickel, that must under any circumstances be avoided. Materials like plastic, wood or rubber have also been known to cause allergic reactions that bring about the loss of a fur. It is important to consult with a veterinarian before buying materials that may contain particular chemical layers.

Materials that work well with most skin types are: velvet, soft leather and fabrics with heavy cotton derivatives. Rolled leather is also popular for having a delicately smooth lining which provides both comfort and pleasure to your pet. The best dog training advice will only work if your pet is comfortable, so it is important to invest in a suitable dog collar.