The next common piece of dog training equipment we are going to discuss is the dog collar. There are many different types of dog collars and we will not only discuss the purpose of each type of dog collar but also how to choose the right size of collar for your dog…
On All K-9, we break Dog Collars into subcategories: All Weather Biothane Dog Collars, Choke Chains, Dominant Dog Collars, Fursavers, Leather Dog Collars, Prong Collars, Service ID Collars, Show Collars and Badge Holders (which aren’t a collar per se, but they go on collars so we include them under the main dog collar category).
Let’s start with the All Weather Biothane Dog Collars and just progress through the list. All Weather Biothane Dog Collars are an excellent all purpose dog collar. All Weather Biothane (sometimes called Beta) is basically a polyester webbing with a TPU or PVC coating that makes it more durable, waterproof, easy to clean. It does not stretch, rot, or mildew. It is stronger and more durable than leather and is readily available in different colors. If they get wet or muddy, just wipe them clean with a damp cloth and they look new again. All Weather Biothane also makes great tracking lines but we will discuss that later in another post…
We have 3 different types of biothane dog collars:
- We have a 2 inch wide Biothane dog collar made with 2 layers of heavy all weather beta material. This collar has an easy grip handle and heavy duty hardware. It is designed for agitation work and protection dog training. It is an extremely strong collar and the only drawback is that it is a little stiff, which is why some people prefer the 2 inch wide Leather dog collars.
- We have a 1 inch wide Biothane dog collar that makes an excellent general purpose dog collar. These collars are very flexible and come in a variety of sizes and vibrant colors (black, blue, orange, red) that are easy to see. They are perfect for any conditions, especially for dogs that spend time in the water. These dog collars are an excellent value because of their longevity, durability and low cost. I highly recommend these collars.
- We also have 1 inch wide Biothane dog collars that are reflective! These all weather biothane reflective dog collars are made from our Biothane Edgeguard material. They are great for hunters, joggers or anyone that wants to make their dog more visible in low light conditions.
All of our collars made with expert craftsmanship and have high quality hardware. If you didn’t know about Biothane dog collars before, you definitely owe it to yourself and your dog to check them out. To select the correct size for your dog, measure around the middle of your dogs’ neck and then choose a collar size based on that measurement. For example, if you are purchasing one of our 1 inch Biothane dog collars and your dogs’ neck is 20″, you would choose Medium 18″ – 22″.