How Do Center Ring Collars Work?
The mechanics of the safety collar allow it to be much more flexible than a standard buckle collar. The two strap ends can move 90-degrees away from each other. If you attach a leash to this ring, you’ll find that it often assumed this shape as soon as the dog puts any pressure on the leash.
The ring also offers a convenient pivot point that allows the collar to flip over and basically roll off your dog’s head. The greater flexibility and ability to roll means this collar is much easier for your dog to back out of if they get stuck on a fence wire or tree branch. That’s important if your dog is running around in heavy brush. For that reason, a safety collar is usually fitted loosely enough to slip over the dog’s head.
Aside from the safety aspect, these collars are also super convenient because they place the center ring right at the back of your dog’s neck. Most safety collars also have a D-ring next to the buckle. Attach tags to this ring and they’ll act as a counterweight, keeping the center ring right at the top all the time.
Our collar Quick Release Buckles are made of Aluminum and coated with either Satin Silver, High Polished Nickle Plated Silver, Brass Plated or Powder Coated Black. These collars are adjustable by 1 inch.. Example: our 18″ can be adjusted up or down by 1/2 inch (17.5, 18, or 18.5). We will add 1 ” to your neck measurement to avoid the collar from being too tight. And with our collars allowable adjustments, you should get a great fit. Measure carefully to insure you get the correct size. Let us know if you have any questions on how to measure.
These Collars are made your choice of Beta Super Heavy or Standard BioThane. This material is waterproof and fully functional under any conditions and over any terrain. They require absolutely no maintenance, will not tangle and resist picking up stickers & thorns. The perfect collar for water sports.
MEASURING YOUR DOG’S NECK:
- We size our collars by NECK SIZE, not overall collar length.
- Properly measuring for your dog is important, we work from YOUR measurements!
- Use a cloth measuring tape. DO NOT USE A METAL HOUSEHOLD MEASURING TAPE!
- Alternatively, you can use a string, or your phone charging cord, then measure the string/cord flat with a traditional tape measure, ruler, or yard stick.
- Do NOT measure extra skin, try to get the tape measure up under the flaps, but do not pull too tightly, especially if you like a loser fit. DO NOT add length for “good measure”
- Measure your dog’s neck in the center of the neck, not too close to the head (collar will be too small) or too close to the shoulders (collar will be too big).