Doggy Gear: 4 Great Collars for Your Dog

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Photo: AllieKF

So you've successfully adopted a new dog (congratulations!) and brought her home, and you're ready to get her fitted with a new collar, but which one should you get? Today we bring you a guide of our four favorite types of collars and the benefits they provide for different dogs' needs.

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Traditional Collars
These generic collars are great for mellow dogs who don't pull or need much redirection when walking around. Our favorite types of traditional collars are ones with quick release clasps (think backpack buckles) because they're durable and are a breeze to take on and off.

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Photo: Wikipedia

Martingale Collars
These collars are great for dogs that have a tendency to tug, providing a gentler form of correction than choke collars. Our tip: make sure you pick a martingale collar that is nice and wide to make sure it's comfortable on your dog's throat when he starts tugging.

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Harnesses
We love harnesses because they're so gentle and provide full body support. Harnesses are particularly great for smaller dogs and puppies who haven't mastered walking on a leash yet, and also work well for bigger dogs while on a run.

Photo: Mike Liu

Photo: Mike Liu

Head Collars
While head collars may resemble muzzles, these types of collars actually serve a very different purpose. Head collars gently guide the head to encourage good walking habits in dogs, and is incredibly effective as a training tool when used properly. We recommend head collars for dogs who are just starting to learn how to walk on a leash or who just need a little brush up on their leash skills.

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