There are many different types of dog collars out there and some fit differently than others for specific purposes, but there is still this question of how tight should a dog collar be. In this article I will go over a couple types of collars and how to know if they are correctly fit for your dog.


how tight should a dog collar be

This is the run of the mill dog collar that has only two purposes of keeping your dogs tags connected, and to connect a leash for a walk. Though these collars are basic they are effective and time has shown their use over and over through the years. With these collars it is important to make sure they are fit right so your dog doesn’t slip free during a walk or while they are playing. But how tight should a dog collar be?

A normal dog collar should be snug but not too tight, there is a rule called “the two finger rule”. In this rule you take your pointer and middle fingers and slide them in between your dog’s collar and neck, if your fingers slide in easily but feel snug the collar is perfect. If your fingers can’t get in the collar is too tight, and if your fingers are free to move about once inserted the collar is too loose.


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