Important Links

Great Dane Collars

Collars are the most frequent choice when it comes to walking and training. If your Great Dane has no trachea or respiratory issues, then a collar is a good option for everyday activities. This site offers a great number of collars for different purposes and of different design. You are presented collars of leather and nylon; decorated, painted or classic; with handles or without; with quick release buckles or with ordinary ones. Common features of these items are royal quality, durability, comfort and safety. Check our collars and you will find the one you have been looking for so long!
more info....























Every dog ​​should have a collar but the procedure of choosing it is not as easy task as it might seem. Special dog training equipment is divided not only according to the group of breeds but also according to purpose.
It is rather difficult to sort out the great variety of collars offered by pet-industry by yourself. We will help you make the right choice and dress up your pet with the accessories suitable for him. The first and the main criteria of collars division is its purpose:
Soft classical collar (walking, with a handle for watch and guard services). These collars are made of leather, synthetic material or their combination. These collars usually have a soft padding (felt, fleece, Nappa leather) to ensure maximum comfort for the dog.
Walking collar is the most common type. They usually have one D-ring for leash attachment. It may be located near the buckle which does not prevent the dog from moving its head. It also may be set on the opposite side of the collar. In this case the dog owner does not need to look for the ring to attach the leash (the buckle is the heaviest part of the collar that is why it is always located on the dog's front part of the neck).
The dog collar for protection training is equipped with comfortable handle so you can hold the dog. The ring for leash attachment is placed either on the handle itself or under it.
There is often extra D-ring near the buckle and while working it is better to attach the leash to this one.
The collar for guard dogs is the most reliable, time-proof item. It is meant to keep the dog tethered all the time. That is why it should be of increased durability. Its key feature is that the collar strap is passed through the D-ring first and only then it is buckled. Thus the strength of dog's jerks isn't directed at the buckle and the holes for fastening but at a dense material passed through the ring. The buckle is placed at the top and does not bother the dog.
The choke collar (chain, leather or synthetic). These collars are often used as training or exhibitory ones. However they are also very convenient for use in everyday life due to their light weight. Choking effect the dog interprets as natural one because when the mother-dog teaches her puppy she slightly squeezes its neck.
However, such impact on the dog, especially on the puppy, should be accurate and short otherwise you will lose all educational value. Experienced trainer should explain in what way this type of collars must be used before he allows the beginner to train the dog with the help of this collar.
Metal choke chains must be made of durable alloy, all the links must be soldered or welded and plated in the way that won't hurt the dog. Nowadays many dogs suffer from allergic reactions to nickeliferous alloys. That is why a special alloy based on copper was made. It is called curogan. It is darker and redder than brass but doesn't cause allergic reactions.
You should remember that some low-quality chains may color fair-haired dogs. So, before going to the exhibition you should try it out. One more recommendation: the short-haired dogs or dogs with long fluffy fur take part in the dog shows with narrow, almost invisible chain collars, so it will not divide the dog's neck in two parts and to prevent fur crushing. But the bigger the link is the less the chain cuts the dog's fur. That is why the Shepherds' owners use the chain collar with long (about 5 cm) links.
 
Pinch (prong) collars. It is recommended to use this type of collars under the experienced trainers' supervision. The key feature of these collars is prongs that cause unpleasant feeling for the dog if it pulls. This collar is chosen accurately to the size of dog's neck, it should be located immediately behind the ears not to hang out and not to fall down. German firm Sprenger is one of the best known manufacturers of high quality metal collars.
Their wide range of products includes several types of pinch collars. They are wire and plate ones with long prongs for long-haired dogs and short prongs for short-haired dogs, of various metals and with different coatings. The latest development of this company is pinch collar which prongs directed in two sides from the central plate near the dog's laryngeal prominence. Such arrangement is considered to create the most natural pressure on the dog's neck creating an effect of the mother-dog's bite.
You mustn't keep your dog wearing pinch collar all the time. It is recommended to use it only during training sessions and in cases when other methods to achieve dog's obedience failed. Nowadays many inexperienced dog owners put the pinch collars on 5 months-old puppies. It harms the dog's obedience and you lose the ability to control the animal.
Exhibitional collar mustn't distract the attention from the dog (it is usually selected to correspond the dog's fur color). It mustn't divide the dog's neck. It must be convenient, reliable and practical. In most cases this exhibitional collars are made of synthetic material (thin cord) or chain choke collars.
However, there are some breeds including German Shepherds and Dobermans which exhibition includes dog's long-time running in the ring. The dog must run ahead of the handler with his head up. In this case, professionals use metal or leather dog-show collars with Adam's apple. Adam's apple can be metal or leather, with prongs (if the dog pulls strongly) or not, with a special shelf to raise the dog's head higher.
The collar can be adapted to any breed. However, we must take into account the peculiarities of the anatomical structure of some dogs' respiratory tract. For example, Pugs and other breeds with short snout are very sensitive to the pressure on their neck and can choke, so it is recommended to use harness for their walking. The graceful dogs (like Greyhounds) look perfect when wearing the collar with wide front part. But in any case, the collar must be reliable and wear-proof.

Which material is more durable?
The collars are made of durable leather, synthetic strap or cord, metal or alloys. Leather is the most pleasant-to-touch material both for a man and for an animal. High quality thick genuine leather will always be fashionable and beautiful even after long time of service. However, like any leather product, the collar requires careful treatment and special service.
Synthetics are considered to be the most durable material for the soft collars' manufacturing. They are very practical in everyday life due to resistance to any weather conditions. The customer can choose the collar's color, width and design he likes.
The collars combined of leather and synthetic material are considered to be the most durable and reliable ones. Being well-made and equipped with strong fittings this combination will be a win-win for the guard collar or for large dogs' protection training.
Note! It is not recommended to use such collars in the cold season because of the risk of frostbite.
If you think that you are able to make a collar for your pet by yourself you should remember that its durability is a guarantee of both passers-by's and your pet's safety. That is why you must take into account the size and the strength of your dog when you choose the materials and fittings so that their breaking point exceeds the pet's weight at least 5 times.
Properly fit collar should be buckled with the middle hole (there are usually two more holes for making the collar smaller and larger), it does not hang loosely on the dog's neck. To make sure that the collar is of the proper size the owner should put his thumb between the collar and the neck. If it is difficult to do that the collar will strangle your dog, if there is some extra space the collar may drop or rotate on the neck.
If you choose a collar for a puppy, you should keep in mind that the dog will grow. So, the collar should have extra holes to make it bigger but the free part of the collar strap mustn't be very long not to bother your dog's free movements. So, now it should be buckled with the first inner hole and while the dog grows you will be able to use other holes to make the collar correspond dog's sizes.
You shouldn't make your dog wear the collar all the time because it can wear out the dog's fur and make it feel uncomfortable. If you need to hold the dog at home, it is better to use a leather choke collar, in this case.
Remember, the dog's collar is not just an accessory, it is a modest "clothing". The dog wears it almost all the time. That is why the collar should be of high quality, convenient and safe.
Choose also dog harness, muzzle, dog bite tugs and toys for training orplaying with your Great Dane.


Sponsors

OnlineChatSoftware