Pettags.com who is an indirect sponsor of this blog, has been focusing their marketing on “Collars” and specifically “Dog Collars“. Although they do sell Cat Collars in the form of break-away collars, it seems like the Dog collar market is a good niche to target.
To me this makes perfect sense. When I think back on all the pet collars that I have used, I have only had two cat collars. These cat collars were for our two indoor cats when we lived in an apartment in the city, and wanted to take them out for a walk. However, upon taking them outside, the female cat Pepper, was not too keen on the idea, and wanted to go back into the apartment. Pumpkin, our Maine Coon Cat, loved it, but managed to get his collar off and then scurried under some bushes and was then a real pain to get back in. All my other cats have always been indoor/outdoor cats, so I never really saw the need for a collar.
Now the dogs that I have owned have all had collars. Milton, my kids dog, currently has a Nylon dog collar like the ones sold by Pettags.com. He has had this one for years, and may very well have come to us with the collar on. Pepper, my friends dog that I occasionally hang out with, has a metal choker collar. As a kid, my Dog Lady, a baby of Doberman, also wore a metal choker collar as well.
Now just because two of the three dogs that I have taken care of wore metal choker collars, does not mean I advocate their use. I also have seen websites that sell choker collars, but do not recommend letting your dog wear them unattended while on a line or chain for fear of injury to the dog. I also recall on more than one occasion, having to remove the metal collar due to chaffing. Pettags.com by the way, does not sell choker collars, but does sell nylon dog collars that may be personalized with embroidery.
If I were to get an embroidered collar, what would the collar say. Would I put the dogs name on it? Would I put my name on it? Or would I put a little doggie prayer on it? I guess my a name and phone number would be a good thing to do in case he or she got lost. That would make sense.
Well that is about it for my dog collar post. If any readers happen to have any interesting collar stories, please feel free to leave a comment.
Cat and Dog Collar article.
Buying a Dog Collar article in EzineArticles.