Collars

Pit bull collars and leashes

Heavy duty dog collars for pit bulls

Better choice of collars could have stopped this problem before it started. Here is some information about common pitbull collars.

• Choke Chain

This collar takes its name from the fact that when a dog tries to pull on his leash, the chain constricts and chokes him, causing him to stop pulling. It is effective, but many animal rights groups think these collars should be banned. If you do choose to use a choke chain, NEVER leave your dog chained in the yard wearing it. If it begins to choke him, he may not be able to move in such a way that the collar will loosen.

• Pinch Collar The pinch collar works in similar fashion to the choke chain, but instead of choking a dog that is pulling on the leash, the pinch collar has rows on metal spikes that dig into the dog when he pulls. The pain usually will cause him to stop. Obviously, this type of collar is also under attack by animal right groups. Some choose to use choke chains and pinch collars, but the same effect can be achieved without causing your dog any pain. • Nylon A good nylon collar will do the job, but it must be of high quality. For a pit bull, it should be a minimum of 2 inches wide. Once the collar begins to show signs of fraying, or if it has been chewed, you will need to replace it with a new one. No matter what type of collar you choose, always make sure that the hardware is strong and secure. The collar itself could be made of the strongest material on the planet, but if the clasp breaks then that strong material doesn’t do any good. Don’t skimp when it comes to the purchase of pit bull collars. Buy good quality, and check it frequently for damage.