Pup Equipment

It's been two weeks since the repeated vaccination, and your pup can safely go for a walk. By this time you already have to acquire a collar or a harness and a leash. 

English bulldog wearing a nylon harness 
The collars are made of different materials: leather, leather substitute, tent-cloth, synthetic fabric. A light-weighted synthetic collar with a plastic buckle will be good for a little pup: it doesn't feel it, the collar is taken off and put on easily, it doesn't soak, can be washed with ease and saves the pup's fur. As your puppy grows, you should replace the plastic collar with a soft leather item: it is comfortable, durable and long-lasting. Do not choose a heavy collar with plenty of decoration. You better pick something convenient and durable. When it comes to grown-up dogs, that is where you can let your fantasy go: double padded collars, collars with metallic decoration and strasses, with reflective elements, braided, carved, bright etc. For a large dog, a firm, double-stitched collar with a solid D-ring will do. For dog training, they use special chain choke collars. A chain collar looks good, but only short-haired dogs can wear it. 

You can as well use a dog harness instead of a dog collar. The harness enfolds not the dog's throat, but its chest. It is more comfortable and safer for your pup. It practically cannot slip out of the harness, its throat and neck are not squeezed, especially when the pup is rushing ahead. You can even lift the dog up by the harness, if necessary, and it will feel alright without the risk of choking. The requirements for the fabric of the harness are the same as for that of the collar. The dog leash must be made of the same material, be strong enough and convenient for the dog owner. The leash length must be enough for the pup to walk within the radius of ten meters. Do not save money buying dog equipment. The more expensive the item, the longer it is going to serve you.

See various harnesses, collars and leashes in our on-line shop.

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