Original Puppy Bumpers Collar — Detailed Review

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Puppy Bumpers Inc. is a pet brand that was born out of a need to keep small dogs on the right side of the fence. The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar is just one of different kinds of Puppy Bumpers produced by this company.

The first Puppy Bumper collar was made in 2008. However, it wasn’t until the next year that the Puppy Bumper Inc. was born. Now, Puppy Bumper has a lineup of different puppy bumpers from the Ultra and Rainy Day to the Glow Up.

It has also added regular collars and leashes to its product. Its products are produced in STEPS Inc. which is located in Victoria, Virginia.

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Who Is The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar For?

This collar is originally meant for puppies. The idea of the collar is to put a sort of barrier around their necks so that they cannot slip through small spaces in your fence.

So, if you’ve got a Houdini on your hands, this could be the solution you are looking for. That said, this collar could also be used on small dog breeds, provided it fits.

The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar comes in only two sizes. One should be good for dogs whose neck circumference measures as wide as 10 inches. While the other is good for dogs whose neck circumference measures between 10 and 13 inches.

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Features Of The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar

1. Material

The collar is made out of cotton. As for strength of the collar, it is as sturdy as cotton goes.

It is actually strong enough to take the bashing of dogs that are really determined to escape. Whether the bashing is in the form of anxious pawing or the result of the wearer digging enthusiastically, this collar should be able to hold its own.

It is also a good thing that this collar washes well; by hand and by washing machine as well.

It does soak up water a lot, though, and because it is stuffed, it could take some time to dry out. However, since we are on the topic of stuffing…

2. Design

The collar looks like an inflatable pillow, the kind you get when on a plane. What is responsible for the inflation (for want of a better word) is the fact that it is stuffed.

So while the body of the collar is made entirely out of cotton, it is stuffed on the inside with Polyester Fiberfill. This makes the collar comfortable around the wearer’s neck.

The stuffing also makes the collar breathable. This way, it doesn’t restrict the wearer’s breathing and or panting. The wearer can also eat and drink while wearing the bumper.

Now, the collar is designed in such a way that you don’t have to discard your dog’s regular collar for him to wear this one. In fact, you can thread a collar through the bumper.

There are loops on the bumper through which you can pass your dog’s regular collar and it stays there. This way, you could walk your dog even while he is wearing the bumper. Just attach his leash to his regular collar.

However, if you want to walk your dog while he is wearing the bumper you might get some very concerned questions from very concerned people. Just a heads up!

Anyway, the Original Puppy Bumpers Collar comes in only two colors: pink and blue. Both of them have cute polka dots designs, though.

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3. Snap And Adjustment

This collar uses a small metal button which is not the strongest it can be. There is a significant possibility that it will break off.

However, if it doesn’t and for as long as it remains on, it works well and shouldn’t give you issues with snapping and unsnapping.

As for adjustment, the collar is basically the way it is. That is, it doesn’t have a mechanism for adjustment. The collar which you pass through the loops should be good enough to ensure that the bumper fits well.

 

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Is The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar User Friendly?

The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar is actually a pretty easy collar to handle. Just be sure to pass a regular collar through the loops so that it doesn’t just hang loose around your dog’s neck.

 

 

Pros Of The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar

1. Comfortable

This collar is really comfortable. The cotton, polyester combo makes the collar sit well around the wearer’s neck.

2. Safe

The fact that this collar is comfortable makes it a pretty safe means of keeping your dog in. The wearer can try to slip his neck through gaps in the fence without the collar strangling him.

3. It Works!

The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar actually does work. The wearer shouldn’t be able to dig his way out or squeeze his way out. It acts as a pretty effective buffer, keeping the wearer safely inside.

4. The Cute Factor

This collar is also really cute. It’s just two colors but the polka dots make the collars look really cute.

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Cons Of The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar

We really think the button on this thing could have been stronger. You might be able to get enough use out of the collar before it gets bad. Or you might even be lucky enough to get the one that lasts through out the life of the collar. Just consider this a heads up.

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Alternative Options To The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar

Option For Active Dogs

Puppy Bumpers Ultra Solid Collar

Puppy Bumpers Ultra Solid Red - up to 10" - Keep Dogs on the Safe Side of the Fence

The idea behind the creation of the Puppy Bumpers Ultra Solid Collar is to have a bumper option for dogs who might have found a way to get rid of the regular one.

This bumper is also made of cotton just like our featured bumper. However, the loops are apparently made of strong nylon belting that should make the bumper stubbornly stay in place despite all odds.

Judging from this, it only makes sense that the Puppy Bumpers Ultra Solid Collar costs more than our featured collar. It is machine washable, though.

 

Waterproof Option

Puppy Bumpers Rainy-Day Collar

Puppy Bumpers-Rainy Day (Water Resistant) Keep Your Dog On The Safe Side of The Fence - Black Dot 10"-13"

If you have a pool, a lake or any water body around where your dog stays, consider getting the Puppy Bumpers Rainy-Day Collar.

The Puppy Bumpers Rainy-Day Collar is made of water resistant material and coated with polyester. This way, your dog can wear it and still enjoy himself in water. You don’t need to wash, just wipe down.

The Puppy Bumpers Rainy-Day Collar is also pricier than our featured collar.

 

Reflective Option

Puppy Bumpers Glow Pup Collar

Puppy Bumpers Reflective Glow Orange Keep Dogs on The Safe Side of The Fence - Glow Orange 10-13"

Want to be able to see your dog in the dark or in dim light? Check out the Puppy Bumpers Glow Pup Collar.

It is made of bright colored material that should be very visible when light is shined on it. It is also layered on the outer edge with reflective piping. Thus, adding to the high visibility of the collar.

The Puppy Bumpers Glow Pup Collar is machine washable and also costs more than our featured collar.

 

 

 

Comparison Table

Original Puppy Bumpers Collar

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Puppy Bumpers Ultra Solid Collar

Puppy Bumpers Ultra Solid Red - up to 10" - Keep Dogs on the Safe Side of the Fence

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Puppy Bumpers Rainy-Day Collar

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Puppy Bumpers Glow Pup Collar

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Material Cotton with polyester fiberfill stuffing Cotton with polyester fiberfill stuffing and nylon loops Water resistant material with polyester coating and polyester fiberfill stuffing Bright colored material with reflective tube
Unique Feature Regular Strong Waterproof Reflective

 

What People Think About The Original Puppy Bumpers Collar

A good number of dog parents are really excited about the Original Puppy Bumpers Collar. They are saying it helps keep their furry babies stay on the right side of the fence. thereby giving them (the dog parents) peace of mind.

 

 

Our Take

If your pup is proving to be an escape artist, really consider this collar. At the very least, it is safe.

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