A well fitted dog collar is important for your dog’s safety and comfort. If the collar is too tight this will cause discomfort which can provoke uncharacteristic behaviour, and can even restrict breathing.
If the collar is too loose then this can be equally dangerous. It can slip into unsuitable positions around the neck and can choke when the leash is pulled. A loose collar can also easily snag on branches or other obstacles if you let your dog off-lead.
Finding The Right Size
Measuring and fitting a collar correctly is easy when you know how. Simply Measure, Add, and think Safety.
- Measure: Use a cloth measuring tape and measure your dog’s neck circumference. Make sure the tape is snug but not tight to be sure of a correct measurement.
- Add: Add two inches to the measurement for the best collar size.