Today is about collars !
First, how to measure for a collar :
Take a tape measure and put in around your dogs head, around the ears, on the widest part of the head. After this, do the same on the middle-upper part of the neck.
Second, how to choose a proper closing for your pup and adventure style:
1. Adjustable / Belt tipe / Biothane adaptor:
This means you have a "belt type buckle ", and you collar is adjustable by holes ( when biothane or biothane adaptors are used ) or directly into the paracord ( in braided collars like the Dragon)
- very good to use on puppies, dogs that tend to shed a lot, dogs that have a lot of skin under their necks, or dogs that tend to go up or down in weight.
- you don't have to be very specific when measuring
- it is only as strong as it's weakest link - this being either the rivets in the collar or the needle of the belt type buckle.
2. Martingale type collar :
This type of collar is what we mostly use for our paracord collars. It means that the collar does not open, but simply slides on your dog's head and neck.
- the most reliable collar in terms of safety you can have. The paracord ones are virtually indestructible, I can not see any week points in them ( this because our rings are cast in molds and not welded - i have NEVER had one break, even when used on our horses )
- i have a lot of experience with measuring and making them so really they do not fit.
- it is very easy to use
- not ok for dogs that are head shy
- they can not be made smaller if they are too big !
3. Cobra style closing :
This closing is an aluminum-zinc alloy buckle that is super strong, reliable and easy to use.
- very very easy to use. Very very strong !
- adjustable on Biothane collars
- easy to pun on and take of.
- heavy for a normal dog neck, when talking about the 38mm version ( the 25mm is lightweight !)
- not adjustable when you put it on paracord collars, so there your measurements have to be super on point !