Dog collars and leashes are manufactured in a variety of styles for different training purposes. It is important for the dog owner to be informed of the uses of the different types of training collars, leashes and harnesses in order to make an informed decision on the best fit and style for your dog, especially if you plan on training your dog on your own at home.
The ideal fit should allow for a one to three fingers space between the collar and and the dog’s neck. The finger space will depend on the breed and size of your dog.
- If your dog is small, (under 20 pounds), a one finger’s space should be sufficient.
- If you have an average, medium-sized to large dog, two-fingers should fit between the dog’s collar and the dog’s neck.
- For a large to X-Large dog, depending again on the breed of the dog and the size of the dog, there should be a two to three-finger fit between the dog collar and the dog’s neck.