How often should you replace your dog’s collar? Here’s the Answer

The Collar or Harness Doesn’t Meet Your Needs

It is important to choose the right collar and harness for your dog. In other words, depending on your dog’s behavior, breed, and training needs, your dog may need a different type of harness or collar.

For example, if your dog is prone to pulling or can easily slip out of a regular collar, martingale dog collars and harnesses could be a great option for your pup. Additionally, sometimes regular buckle collars are not the best option for controlling a hyper dog or teaching them how to walk on a leash.

How often should you replace your dog’s collar?

It is also important to note that a training collar or a harness for walking should not be used in place your dog’s everyday collar. So, if you have a special training collar or harness for your dog, be sure to also purchase a collar for everyday wear.

The collar isn’t fitting right

If you can’t easily slip two fingers between your dog’s collar and their neck, their collar is probably too small. And if your dog can slip their head out of their collar, then it’s definitely too big,

An improperly sized collar can be not only uncomfortable for your pup, but also very dangerous. You don’t want your dog to wear a collar that is too tight or too loose — and neither do they! Make sure you check out our size guide when buying your pup a new collar.

How Often Should You Change a Dog’s Harness?

How often should you replace your dog’s collar?

Some quality dog harnesses could last the lifetime of your pet, but generally speaking, you will have to replace them from time to time.

Be sure to check the fit and state of your dog’s harness and replace it if you notice significant wear and tear or improper fitting.

The BIG MISTAKE That People Make When Fitting A Dog Collar

As a dog owner you’ve probably been like me and wondered ‘when do I change and replace my dog’s collar?’ It’s obvious when they get worn or damaged but there are other times too.

My Labradors have had on average a new collar once a year. More when they were younger as my 2 used to grab each others collars when out on a walk or in the garden playing! And less as they have got into their senior years, in fact by buying a good quality dog collar Pepper has had hers now for a couple of years. Their leads have been changed less frequently as it’s the collar that is important and takes the wear and tear.