The dog collar and the dog leash are the most important tools to train
your dog in how to fit into human society. As you know not all humans are dog
lovers. So it is our responsibility, as owners, to teach our dogs how to
respect the human boundaries. This in turn will also teach our human friends to
respect the canine as part of everyday life. This also keeps our dogs safe and
secure in their surroundings as we share our everyday life, play time and
travel time with them. Here are a few guidelines for training your dog to wear
a collar and leash.
When your puppy is about 4 to 6 weeks old, he or she should be old
enough to wear their first collar, make sure it is light weight.
At this time show the leash to
him, leave it around where he can sniff and investigate it, this will let him
familiarize himself with it. Attach the leash to the collar several times
during this adjustment period, this will get him adjusted to the sounds it
makes attaching to the dog collar, but never leave it attached during this time.
Around 10 weeks your puppy should
be old enough to try attaching the dog leash for the very first walk, but never
force the issue. You can try later if your puppy looks or acts scared or
apprehensive. Attach the leash several times it needed to make your puppy
comfortable with what you are doing. …
People who like to look stylish when they go out in public, or just
sitting around the house, also want their dogs to have the finest in designer
dog accessories and clothing. Why not treat your dog like you’d treat the rest
of your family? Hats, shoes, collars, sweaters, beds, houses, harnesses and
jewelry are all things you can pamper your precious puppy with.
It may seem like an unnecessary expense to many of us, but designer dog
accessories are really no more expensive if you buy them online from the
manufacturer, than if you went into your local pet store and bought a generic
accessory. You also get the benefit of being able to customize many apparel
items with jewels, snaps, buttons, stitching, fabric colors, etc.
Those of us out there that want to keep our manly dog looking rugged may
settle for a hip collar, or a designer bed with frame to keep our pal comfy.
Others may want to class their poodle, shitzu, or dachshund with trendy-looking
sweaters, booties and hats to make them sparkle out in public or to show off
their expensive custom haircuts.
Designer dog accessories are appropriate for all breeds of animals, but
some like the Italian Greyhound are treated like royalty in certain countries and
it’s tradition to have them sporting a fashionable Martingale Collar or various
“Lord” inspired collars to show off their sleek necks. A little
research will show similar traditional wears for many exotic and non-exotic