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More and more people are opening up their homes and welcoming dogs into their lives. What’s not to love about these furry friends? They provide us with companionship, loyalty, and lots of laughs.

However, as we all know, dogs come with their own unique set of challenges. One such challenge is finding the right cones and collars for them when they are injured, have surgery, or are planning to train them.

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In this article, we provide you with top tips on how to choose the ideal cones and collars for your dog.

A growing market

The market for pet supplies is growing. Pet accessories such as dog cones and e-collars are becoming more popular than ever before. Many people who love their dogs aren’t aware of how to choose the most suitable products for their pup. So, we thought we’d provide you with some top tips on how to find the perfect cone and collar for your furry friend.

One of the most important considerations when choosing a cone or collar is to consider the size and breed of your dog. Not all products are suitable for all dogs.

For example, small dogs may not be able to wear large cones, and breeds with long hair may not suit e-collars. So, it’s important to do your research and find the right product for your dog.

Purpose

Another thing you need to consider is the purpose of the cone or collar. What is your dog being treated for? If they are recovering from surgery, you will need a different cone or collar than if they are being trained. It’s important to find the right product for the job at hand.

Your dog’s personality

Finally, you need to take your dog’s personality into account when choosing a cone or collar. Some dogs are very active and may not like wearing a cone or collar. Other dogs may be more relaxed and content with one. You know your dog better than anyone else, so it’s important to choose one that suits them.

Solid tips for finding the perfect cone and collar If you’re struggling to find the right products for your pup, please follow these simple tips:

Get pet supplies suited to their size

If you are buying a cone or collar for your small breed dog, you will need to get the right size. Buying a large cone for a tiny pup can pose many issues. Imagine trying to get them to wear something very big. It just won’t work. Likely, they won’t be able to eat, drink, sleep or go to the toilet easily without it.

To be able to perfectly estimate the size of the appropriate cone, for example, it would be best to consult with your veterinarian or in your local pet shop. Pick out a few models based on the circumference of the dog’s neck, and try them out. See how they fit, are they stable, and, most importantly, will your dog be able to cope with something stuck on their head?

Consider their breed

Not all products are suitable for all breeds of dogs. If you have a long-haired dog, for example, an e-collar may not be the best choice. You need to find a product that is comfortable and does not cause them any pain or irritation.

E-collars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. So, it’s important to do your research before purchasing one. There are even e-collars designed for specific breeds, such as the ‘Husky Collar’ which is perfect for those with thick fur.

What is the purpose of the cone or collar?

Before purchasing a cone or collar, it’s important to ask yourself what its purpose is. If your dog has just had surgery, you will need a different product than if they are being trained. Cones and collars come in a variety of shapes and sizes so make sure you get the right one for the job.

Is your dog comfortable with it?

Some dogs are very active and may not like wearing a cone or collar. Other dogs may be more relaxed and content with one. You know your dog better than anyone else, so it’s important to choose one that suits them.

There are alternatives to wearing dog cones as some dogs simply do not know how to function with them. In case you know that your dog is having an upcoming surgery, take the time and do the necessary preparations.

No matter what tool you are using to prevent them from scratching or reaching a certain area, dogs are creatures of habit and it is important that you properly introduce them to any new element that may disrupt their routine.

Allow them to get used to the smell, and reinforce every mild and positive interaction with the item. Once you have placed it over their neck and head, let them sit and pet them. Make sure that they are calm and not panicking. 

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