There’s nothing as parents, that make us more proud than when our doggies stand out in the crowd from the rest of the dogs. It’s awesome that we have so many amazing opportunities now to give our dogs there own stylish identity. We can get as sophisticated and cool as we want when we get personalized dog collars for them.
Nobody wants to go to the dog park and have a dog come up with the exact same collar as your dog. NOOOO….Then it becomes a red carpet affair of WHO WORE IT BEST!…..not cool.
Luckily, we live in an era where we never have to encounter that scenario.
Leather, embroidered, cotton/poly blend
I know, my mind is blown. Who knew there was so many variations to chose from.
You thinking leather? HAHA! Maybe your dog really does look fabulous in leather, or instead you decide on a jazzy embroidered one. Better yet how about a light up one? I know its unreal.
To be honest I’m only scratching the surface here. There are reflective ones, studded ones, waterproof and even figure eight stitched ones.
There is a ton of options to fit every dog and every style.
Narrow or thick
Deciding on the width of the collar is another part of the choice that’s out there when it comes to all of these unique collars.
For some dogs, the width of the collar is sometimes an easy pick. The decision may easily be made just based on the dogs size or body type. Sometimes it will boil down to the size of the dogs neck.
More than likely you aren’t going to put a super thick leather collar on your Chihuahua. That choice may more likely go to your Rottweiler or Shepard.
Your Chihuahua on the other hand, is more likely get a better fit with the small narrow style of collars. That way it sits better on the smaller neck of the dog.
I know even for myself, having 1 big dog and 1 small dog, the choice of collars for both of them is completely different.
It’s like shopping for 2 different people. They certainly do not have the same style or the same needs.
Designs or pattern
When it comes to picking the collar we can also decide what kind of backdrop or pattern we want on the collar.
A few of the patterns I like are: Canada flag, happy faces, flowers, outdoor ones like bears or sea turtles.
They are all just so cute it is really hard to pick.
There is even military camouflage ones, that will make your dog look ready for battle.
Now maybe you are more of a simple solid color kind of person. That of course, does exist too.
You don’t have to go camo crazy, but it certainly gives you anything you can think of as far as individual character and pizzazz to chose from.
Sometimes it’s great to have a more than one collar that you can interchange through the year.
Seasonal collars can be nice, like maybe an Xmas or Halloween one to make sure your dog look more festive. Just like us, you don’t want your dog to wear the same collar day after day, even year after year. They should have a variety of collars in there closet.
Engraving, embroidering or a plate, which one looks best
Once we have selected the actual collar that works best for our pet, we now get the fun part of making it uniquely theirs.
Putting our dogs name can easily be personalized on the collar in maybe an embroidered one or just printed right on the nylon.
If that isn’t enough choices, you can get a collar that has a built in plate that you can engrave exactly what you want on it.
I always think it is important to have our phone number on our dog collar somewhere as well. Yes we can buy a separate ID tag for the collar, but this can fall off or get lost.
To afford losing the tag, you can put the phone number right on the collar just like the name. It can be put in different places, depending on the collar you have selected, so try to keep that in mind when making your choice.
Chose wisely, but also for killer fashion sense.
My dog’s personality
I guess with all the choices we need to make, just to get a cool collar, it can sometimes seem overwhelming.
Try to match the collar with the dog. What I mean by that is, if your dog is very active and likes to get into tight spots you may make your decision on what time of clasp the collar has or, or how sturdy it is.
If you have a princess at home, than by all means, choose her collar accordingly. You may opt more for a delicate embroidered collar with her nickname on it.
Every dog has there own amazing personality, so try to tie into that when making your choice.
Let’s be honest some of the purchases we make are more for us than the dog. That being said, I still believe that our dogs feed off of the feeling we project when we approach them with that brand new collar.
If we are super excited about it, generally they respond equally to that.
Now that you have all this fabulous information, its time to get out there and shop. Let’s see what creative choice you can make for your dog.
Let’s be honest, there is not wrong choice here. It’s just tapping into our dog’s inner sense of style.
Happy Shopping Dog Lovers!