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Shock collar for small dogs
I am trying to find a suitable collar for my 4 year old beagle mix. Her name is Pippa. She has a bad arse and is a little too big for my current collar.
However, after looking at the selection of collars, I am beginning to think they all look the same, so I am confused. I looked at these for ideas: http://www.rabbitshorten.com/collars/dog-collars-for-small-dogs.html
She is already fitted with an arse band.
I was thinking that I can either get a smaller dog collar that is wide enough for Pippa, or a longer one that covers the arse band.
I don't know if she is going to grow into the arse band, so I am looking at long-leash collars so that if the arse band needs to be replaced, I can easily replace it.
I'm not sure what type of collar size she would wear. I have a feeling that the size of a beagle that is 7-8 months old will be about the same as a full grown beagle.
It is a new collar for me and I don't want to spend money on something that doesn't work out.
I looked up all the sizes for the brands of collars and for the length of collar. It seems like some are too long for a 4 year old beagle and some are too small. So, I am going to have to test each one before buying, or I will just buy one that fits.
The collars that were listed on the website are not listed by actual size, so it makes it hard to know what to get. If anyone has suggestions, I would be happy to hear them.
I would also be happy to test out the collars before buying them. I would like to spend under $50.
If you get a long-leash collar, will the leash be long enough that you could get in a car with her, or will you need to carry her in the car?
How big is she? In other words, how much room do you need to be able to move around her? I am assuming you have a safe place to put her while you are out and about, and she has a nice bed and enough food.
Do you have enough room to put a collar on her without her being restrained in any way?
Also, do you have enough room to be able to pull the collar out when you take it off?
It would help if you could get pictures of her with a number of collars to see which ones look the best to you.
If you can answer all of those questions, then you might be able to narrow it down and then you can get some suggestions.
I'm sorry you are having trouble making a decision! Hopefully you'll find a place you can take her where she can be the best dog ever (:
This is going to sound weird, but I would get a collar that she likes on her own. Make sure the collar is secure, but not so tight as to be uncomfortable, and put on a leash you use in other places. Put her on it and start walking down the street. If she walks next to you and looks like she is happy with the collar, then you can go to another store and see if they have a collar she loves (or one you like), but make sure that you buy one that is secure, not so tight that it looks terrible on her, and doesn't come off easily.
You can also order a collar online or in person. I would be wary of ordering online, as the store I got the one I have on right now has some of the worst customer service I have ever had. If you can find a retailer you trust, order it there. You could also get a collar in case one turns out to be too small or too tight on her neck, but order it a little bigger than normal and go from there. That way, if it turns out that it is too tight, you can get another.
That is what we do. We have 2 dogs that are collared for the same thing. When they come to live with us, we bring home the other and don't let them wear their collars at home until we are sure they're ok with it. We make sure their necks aren't getting sore, make sure they don't get loose and that they are both happy with their collars.
I'd check a collar and leash store, or something like that. We have a really old lady that lives near us and she has lots of old collars. I've seen some that I wouldn't have wanted to be stuck in my neck either.
She'll eventually get sick of collars, but the day will come when she doesn't care if her collar is on or off. When that happens, take a good look at it. If it looks like something old and worn out, toss it. If it's new, toss it.
I'd buy one on ebay or something. You can get quality ones cheap. If you find a good one that you like, it won't cost you much, either.
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Yes, the vet tech in our clinic says the same thing. If you are going to spend the money and time and care, why not get them right. If you have an old dog, you may not know if that collar is safe if you are not a vet tech or vet. And when I got Bella, her collar was old, worn and a little too short for her neck, but we are doing the best we can with the vet supplies we have.
I keep her collar in my bag when we are on the trail so I can keep her from catching a snag. We have about 30 feet of noose tape and about 60 feet of dog tape on our leash. I always make sure to check her collar in case she loses it in the brush.
I agree that you should be sure to check your dogs collar before taking him out and you also want to make sure you can get it back on easily in the wilderness. I make it a habit to check every dog that I am going on a long hike with on our way to the start so that when I go to put on or take off the dogs collar, they're collar stays put on.
I use the 3M double check collars, they seem to work the best for me. I also make a habit of keeping my collar in my coat pocket to make sure it's not lost or stolen, and that it won't get snagged on a snag. I have lost about 10 collars through the years, and I've lost about 4 dogs because they lost their collars.