Improper use of dog collars can cause these 5 major hazards

2021/07/21

The dog’s neck is a relatively weak place. When you pull the collar closer, the stimulus to the dog’s neck can well control the dog’s behavior. 

However, improper use of the collar has a great hidden danger, which will endanger the dog’s life and safety

The dog’s neck is a relatively weak place. When you pull the collar closer, the stimulus to the dog’s neck can well control the dog’s behavior. 

However, improper use of the collar has a great hidden danger, which will endanger the dog’s life and safety.


  1. 1. Cause the dog to breathe

  2. If the dog’s collar is tightly fastened, the dog’s trachea will be compressed, resulting in poor breathing. If the dog is more naughty and pulls you forward, it will further oppress the trachea, which is prone to danger. If the dog runs around with a collar all the time, and accidentally gets caught by other things, it may also cause suffocation. 

  3. 2. Affect blood transport

  4. Dog collars should not be worn for a long time. Dogs have arteries and veins in their necks. Long-term wearing will affect blood circulation. Insufficient blood supply to the brain leads to slow cell metabolism, resulting in damage to the dog's body functions. 

  5. 3. Cause muscle strain

  6. When the owner pulls the rope, the dog’s neck is pulled, which will also involve the muscles and ligaments on the dog’s neck. Frequent pulling like this will cause muscles and ligaments to become overworked and tense. If you use too much force, it will also cause muscle strain. 

  7. 4. Cause spinal injury

  8. Often pulling the dog’s neck and moving the dog in the opposite direction will also put a lot of pressure on the spine. May cause a herniated disc. The dog’s spinal nerve passes through the middle of the spine bone. If the force is too strong, the spine will be misaligned and the dog’s nerve will also be damaged. 

  9. 5. Cause damage to skin and hair

  10. There are leather, nylon, and iron collars. Some dogs are allergic to the material of the collar, and may have hair loss and itching. Some collars are too thick, too heavy, too hard, and often rub against the neck, which may cause the dog’s neck skin to wear and tear, resulting in subcutaneous bruises and other problems. Some long-haired dogs, wearing collars all the time, can also cause the hair on the neck part to be compacted, losing the original feeling of richness and affecting the beauty. 


How to properly use collars for dogs


  1. 1. Choose the right collar

  2. Consult your veterinarian to see what kind of collar is suitable for your dog. And make sure your wearing style is correct. The collar should not be too large or too small, the wrong size can also cause problems. 

  3. 2. The tightness of the collar must be appropriate

  4. The collar should not be too loose or too tight for dogs. Dogs will definitely feel uncomfortable when wearing them at first, so they will desperately want to get out of the collar. If it’s too loose, it won’t work, but the collar shouldn’t be fastened too tight. If it’s too tight, the dog will be uncomfortable. It should be left so that two fingers can be inserted after the collar is fastened. 

  5. 3. Actively train dogs

If the dog is very well-behaved, then you don’t need to pull it often. Otherwise, not only the owner will work hard, but it will also bring some health hazards to the dog. So it’s best to train your dog more and let it stay by your side obediently and walk around. The dog can be rewarded with some snacks when he performs well, and the dog is more motivated and the training is more effective. 


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