How Can You Tell If Your Dog Collar is On Correctly? Not Too Loose and Not Too Tight?

Dogs need collars, especially if you plan on taking your dog out on walks. Either a collar or a harness depending on which you and your dog prefer. In this post, though, we’ll talk about collars and how you can tell if you have yours on correctly. You don’t want your collar to be too loose, otherwise your dog might get out from its collar. You don’t want it too tight either since that might choke your dog.

So, how can you tell if your dog collar is on correctly?

Your Dog’s Collar is On Correctly If . . .

. . . you put two fingers in it.

It’s a quick check and takes no more than a few seconds.

What you do is you put grab your dog’s collar and you try to put your fingers between the collar and your dog’s neck. If you can put two fingers in, then you have just the right fit. If you can’t, then it’s too tight. If you can put more fingers in, then it’s too loose.