“ Manufacturer: Pets at Home / Type: Dog Collars, Leads & ID „
This was my chocolate labrador Pip's first collar and lead set. We got her at 9 weeks old and although i didn't start walking her properly until she'd had her jabs etc, i wanted to get her used to a collar and this was ideal as it's so soft and gentle.
I got this from pets at home for £4.99 which i thought was a reasonable price. It comes on a cardboard backing which is minimalistic and just says 'Puppy lead and collar set.' It is recycable and is held in place by little plastic clips which have to be cut off with scissors.
The collar is available in small, medium and large. Pip had quite a thick neck when she was little with lots of loose skin so i got the medium and it fitted well without been loose enough for my other dogs to grab hold of and not too tight for her to feel uncomfortable while wearing it; infact she barely noticed it as it's so lightweight and soft. I would guess the material is cotton or something similar however it's sturdy enough for a puppy and coped with Pip's pulling (baring in mind she was only tiny! not ideal for a larger, adult dog or a dog over 6 months as that's when they pull the worst)
Putting the collar on was easy and it has a little plastic buckle which clips into place and a metal ring to attatch the lead clip to.
It comes with a matching lead which is short in comparison with normal leads (i'd guess it's just short of a meter) but long enough to allow the dog to walk a short distance away from you. It has a metal clip that attatches to the ring on the dog collar. This was handy and i used it for walking her around the garden to get her used to bein on a lead. She thought it was a toy at first but soon got used to it.
The set is available in a variey of colours, some girly and some boyish. I was tempted to get a baby blue one as it was really nice but i decided on the baby pink one with diamantes as it was girly and pretty.
The collar lasted pip 3 weeks ish as she grew rapidly but i kept it for the dogs to use as a toy so they still get use out of it. The lead is also used as a toy but i don't walk my dogs with it as they're strong pullers and i doubt it could cope with a 3 and a half stone labrador!
Overall a lovely little collar and lead set which won't cause discomfort to your puppy.
When we got our King Charles puppy I was amazed at the vast amount of puppy leads and collars to choose from. I wanted something temporary and not too expensive just as a test run for my puppy who has a fondness of chewing everything in sight!
This collar and lead set was also one of the cheapest that I found in any pet store. It fitted all my needs being inexpensive at just 8 euro and suitable for a puppys first attempt at restraint.
They can be bought in a range of designs too. I got a cute pink girly design with daisies. Numerous friends commented on how cute it looked and asked where I bought it.
When I was purchasing this we tried it on the puppy just to be sure. The store assistant told me that it was really only to be used for a few weeks and to keep a close eye on the collar as she would quickly grow out of it and need something bigger.
She was 8 weeks at the time we purchased it and I replaced this collar when she was about 13 weeks so we made good use of it considering the price.
I found the collar to be light and easy to attach as you just clip the buckle into place. I think it was so light that she never noticed she was wearing it. She tends to chew up the entire house and I thought she would attempt to bite through this too but she never had problems with wearing it. When shes started wearing a proper collar she was a pro!
I would highly recommend this for puppies but certainly not older dogs. It's a great way of training your new pet to walk on a leash and be restrained.
A soft cotton lead and collar set for a puppy, can be bought in small, medium or large sizing, so you're sure to be able to find one that fits your dog and they come in a variety of different colours and patterns.
The collar is very good to use as a first collar as it is so soft which means a puppy can ajust to wearing something round his neck before you buy him something a little bit more permament. The cotton is sturdy and hasn't broken and it is fastned with a buckle which is simple to open and close and can be done so at any point on the collar as you just push the bucket through the cotten to lock shut. However there isn't a 'loop' on the collar to allow you to tuck the excess away so be sure to buy the right size so that your dog has a long bit of collar flapping around his neck. There is also a little metal loop to attach a tag or leash but I don't like to attach both at the same time as it doesn't look that sturdy. Even with Rufus scratching at this collar it hasn't broken or frayed much, although I feel I need to stress that this seriously would not be suitable for use with an adult dog I think they could tear it off with prolonged scratching as it is made from really soft cotton.
The leash is of a good lengh to begin training with. The only slight problem I have had is that Rufus kept biting the leash and because it is soft cotton it began to fray quite badly. For this reason i have replaced this leash with a more sturdy one whilst I train him better.
Overall a good starting collar and leash and although it certaintly is only for temparary usage I have found it invaluable in getting Rufus used to wearing a collar. He is now wearing a proper collar with no problems at all which I think if I had not introduced him with this one first we could of had issues.