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~*~*~ Trixie Dog Collar Reflective Paws ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a nice soft dog collar with a click type fastening rather than a buckle, the collar is dotted with little reflective paw shapes making it good for use on these darker, colder days.
~ Why I bought it ~
When we first brought Mookie home I bought her a simple lead and collar set from Poundland which has done the job very well, it got her used to wearing a collar which was my reason for buying it. Now she is used to her collar and also used to going for walkies I thought it was time to buy a new collar. I saw this one in my local independent pet shop priced at £3.49 and I quite liked the cute paw prints dotted over it, and that was my initial reason for purchase. I didn't really want a dark collar as Mookie is a little black dog and I was tempted to go for a pink or purple collar but when I realised that this one had reflective bits on it, I was sold.
It was available in three sizes -
S - M 30 - 40cm long
M - L 35 - 55cm long
L - XL 40 - 65cm long
Each collar also had a different width too with the small - medium being the thinnest.
With the darker and colder mornings and evenings I liked that this collar had the reflective paws as with Mookie being black she is harder to see and I was afraid that whilst walking down the road if she happened to dart out she wouldn't be seen, not that I would let her off the lead but she is still very much a boisterous puppy.
I also liked the clicky clasp which makes it easy to put on and take off.
~ My thoughts ~
At the moment I have put the collar to it's smallest and it is able to adjust in length so will do fine for her as she grows, but I fully expect to end up buying another collar soon enough.
The collar seems comfortable enough and I haven't noticed Mookie scratching or trying to get it off.
In the shop they had the matching leads available for these collars but as I have a nice retractable one I thought it may be a waste of money to buy another lead however I must say that together they did look very nice and made an attractive set.
I like the black and white paw prints on the collar they look good against the grey background.
The collar is made from nylon and is strong and durable.
I like it and it makes me feel safer when walking Mookie on the darker evenings as it means she is more visable to drivers, I tend not to walk her the road way in the evening but when the field is really bogged down I haven't really got any other choice and as this collar makes walks safer I feel more comfortable to walk that way.
There is a small metal ring which allows the lead to be clipped on with ease.
All in all I don't have anything bad to say about this collar. Mookie has had it for about 6 weeks or so now and it still looks like new. I have needed to give it a wipe over as Mookie likes to roll and jump in mud but cleaning it has caused no ill effects.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Like with leads I have had a good few collars for my Jack Russell Molly over the years but the one that I am wearing on her at the minute is another by Trixie which I recently bought in preparation for the darker mornings and nights.
I bought this collar as I have bought loads of other Trixie collars and leads over the years and always been happy with them. The main reason I got it though was because of the reflective paws design which goes through the collar. I also have the matching lead and together they do make a big difference in making her more visible on darker mornings and just gives me a little bit more peace of mind.
The collar is made from nylon which might not be as classy looking as leather but it is certainly hard wearing and difficult to get dirty as I can just wipe it with a damp cloth when I have to after a wet or muddy walk.
It is attached by a clasp which you just fit together to secure and it can be adjusted to size if it is too big. I only ordered a small to medium and was worried it might be too small and have been designed for teeny tiny dogs but it fits fine and was in fact a teensy bit loose before I adjusted it. You can also get it in larger sizes for larger dogs.
The clasp also has a special strain relief built in which stops it from choking the dog too much when they pull which I was especially interested in as Molly does get excitable when we see another dog or cat on our travels.
The clasp does seem secure when Molly pulls but I have to say that I probably would be a little worried if she was a big dog with a lot of strength about how well it would handle the pressure before snapping as it is only made from plastic.
I only paid £4.99 for this collar which I personally think is a really good price as it is hardy and well-made and ideal for walks in the darker weather.
Chic reflective Trixie dog collar made of nylon with a neat paw pattern offers your and your dog safety while going for a walk at twilight or in the dark.