Order Australian-Made Dog Collars Online Choose from Polypropylene, Cotton or Leather
A study found that pet owners in Australia spent more than $12 billion on their animals last year. Australians are joining the global trend of responsible pet ownership, and we want our pets to be as happy and healthy as possible. Probably the most important accessory you will buy for man’s best friend is its collar. Every dog needs one, and these days dog collars are not only functional, they have become a fashion statement.
How to Choose the Right Collar for Your Dog
When you put a collar on your dog, you create an understanding with your pet that it is part of your pack, and you are the master. A collar also gives a message to strangers. Even from a distance, a collar proclaims that your pet is not a stray. It’s important to attach an identification disc to the collar so that people can contact you if your dog ever gets lost.
Probably the most critical function of a dog collar is as a training tool. With a lead attached to his collar, your dog will learn to obey commands. These days we know much more about training dogs than we did in the past, and the idea of training by punishment is outdated. We no longer use choke collars or shock collars because we understand that dogs respond better to positive reinforcement.
What Material is Best for Dog Collars?
Whatever material you choose for your dog’s collar, it is essential that the collar fits properly. When fastened, you must be able to slip two fingers between the collar and your dog’s neck. Dogs usually find a bulky collar uncomfortable, so try a thin collar. Your dog’s collar should have a buckle that closes securely, and one or two D-rings for attaching ID tags and a lead.
Polypropylene dog collars are lightweight and affordable. They are durable and should last a long time, and because of their affordability, you can easily own more than one to accommodate your dog as it grows, or to be able to switch colours when you feel like a change. At Innate Pets we offer a range of polypropylene Australian made dog collars in a variety of colours and patterns.
Cotton dog collars are probably the most comfortable collars for dogs. Because cotton is a natural fibre, the collar will never feel itchy or scratchy. Another advantage of cotton collars and leads is that they are machine washable, making them easy to clean.
Leather collars and leads are the strongest and most long-lasting of all materials. Leather leads are not as rough on the handler’s hands as synthetic leads, and they don’t become slippery when wet. Leather collars are available in a range of fashion colours, and at Innate Pets you can order a matching lead.
When shopping for dog collars online, you will be impressed with the variety and quality available at Innate Pets. Contact us to order a custom-made collar for your dog.