Why Your Dog Should Have A Good Collar

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When you have a dog, it's important for you to give them everything they need to remain healthy and safe. Some things you want to have for your dog include high-quality food, bowls that are raised to the right level for them, chew toys, a collar, and a leash. This article will explain why it's so important for you to have a great quality, properly fitting collar for your dog.

Many people don't scan for a microchip

You should have your dog microchipped. This is when a tiny microchip is inserted under your dog's skin. It doesn't cause pain or discomfort once it is in place. It will remain there and can be scanned through your dog's fur if it's ever found by someone. When scanned, your contact information, as well as any necessary medical information about your dog, will pull up on the screen. One problem with microchips is many people still don't take dogs they find to be scanned for them. This is why it's also important for you to have a good collar on your dog. The collar should also have a tag on it with your contact information. Or, collars can be personalized, so your phone number is actually on the collar. This allows someone to call you immediately when they find your dog. 

Your dog can be quickly handled

If you have a collar on your dog at all times, then there can be times when you have to use the collar to quickly gain control of your dog. Even if you have a dog that's well-trained, something can happen that can startle them, so they want to run away. With a collar, you can quickly grab onto them, so they don't get away. Or, you may have a dog that wants to chase something, such as cats, rabbits, or birds. When you're outside, and they see something they want to chase, you can immediately stop them. 

Your dog can be seen at night

You can get a reflective collar for your dog. This way, your dog can be seen in the dark. A reflective collar can help to prevent your dog from getting hit if they go in the street. They can also make it easier for you to locate your dog in the dark with a flashlight if they get out. 

You can walk your dog safely

In many areas, it's the law that a dog must be on a leash when it is off your property. Therefore, you'll want to have a good collar on your dog, so you can quickly put them on the leash and enjoy taking them on walks.

For more information on collars like Martingale dog collars, contact a company near you.


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