Practically everything it produces and pushes into the market comes in bright and beautiful colors. We are talking about pet bowls (which is kinda their flagship product), pet diners, pet tags and of course pet collars.
So, expect that the Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar has a selection of bright and beautiful colors. And it sure doesn’t disappoint. We should point out here that this collar is a training collar and so isn’t meant to be worn on a daily basis.
We’ll put a pause on things here before we get ahead of ourselves. Because there is a very important question we need to answer. So let’s get to it…
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Who Can Wear The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar?
We have already pointed out that this collar is a training collar. What that implies is that only dogs who are being trained need to wear it. This automatically excludes little puppies, pregnant and lactating dogs, invalid dogs and senior dogs.
However as regards size, there is a wide enough selection. The sizes of the Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar range from 14 inches to 26 inches. The sizing already excludes small and even some medium sized dogs.
Features Of The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar
From the name, it is easy to deduce that the Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar is made of stainless steel. Now is stainless steel a good thing? It definitely is.
This is because stainless steel is built to last in that it has rust and tarnish resistant qualities. So if you are getting it you can have a level of confidence that it isn’t going to come apart.
Remember we are dealing with a training collar; choke collar to be precise. And the idea is for you to pull on it to get your dog to behave.
Now, when you pull on the collar, it tightens around your dog’s neck. And with frequent training, your dog learns that the tightening means “stop whatever you’re doing”
Because of this “heavy responsibility’, you need a collar that isn’t going to fall apart at the slightest application of pressure. This is why stainless steel is a good thing.
However, we have to quickly say, that we are not totally for the use of a choke collar. There are other collar options that aren’t so drastic but it’s basically your choice.
Another reason stainless steel is good is because it does well in water.
This collar comes in a wide variety of exciting colors. We are looking at colors like bubblegum pink, mint green and even cotton candy pink. All yummy options we must say. This is one quick way to make your dog look younger and less serious.
The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar is made up of small spiral rings but those are not the rings we refer to here. The rings we refer to are the circular ones on both ends of the chain.
The idea is that one of the rings serves as a hook for the collar. We’ll explain. This collar doesn’t come with a buckle. It is basically one long chain with rings on both ends.
So this is how you attach the collar around your dog’s neck. You feed one end of the collar (let’s call it ring A) through the other ring (this should be ring B). The whole collar should form one big loop. Then you slip it, the way it is, down your dog’s head to his neck.
Now, ring A will serve as your D ring. That is what you will attach your dog’s leash to. Remember that this is a choke chain. What this means is that the power lies on you (or maybe the trainer). The collar will tighten for as long as you tighten it.
So be careful to relax the chain immediately your dog gets the message.
Is The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar User Friendly?
From the way we had to explain the wearing of this collar, you might have guessed that things aren’t that easy. We think things would have been easier if this collar was a regular slip on collar.
However, we have to concede that there is actually a video that illustrates how the collar is worn. You can check it out here.
This is where we advise that your veterinarian or personal trainer know that you want to use a choke collar on your dog before you actually do. Just to err on the side of caution.
Pros Of The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar
One thing we have to say for this dog collar is that it is durable. Made out of stainless steel, the collar is resistant to rust and tarnish and should be fine in water and be able to withstand the pressure.
It doesn’t need so much maintenance to remain the way it is. So yea, that’s a plus.
The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar has a selection of interesting colors that are sure to make your dog’s fur tone pop. Bubble gum pink? Yummy.
Cons Of The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar
Now, we don’t want to mention the fact that this collar is a choke collar as a con because we know some people are into the stuff. But oh well…
One thing though, is that the paint on the collar might start to chip with frequent use and you start to see the silvery color that is stainless steel. It is not such a bad thing. But when you’ve been used to the yummy colors, it could take a bit of getting used to.
Alternative Options To The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar
Not really feeling the Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar? You should check out these other options. One of them could be something you like:
Gentle leader Option
Petsafe Gentle Leader Collar
The PetSafe Gentle Leader Collar is a nice alternative for people who are not comfortable with a choke chain. This collar is made of nylon and padded on the inside with neoprene.
However, it still does the work it is supposed to do. The collar is worn kinda like a muzzle but it doesn’t stop jaw movement.
The pressure for steering your dog is placed on the snout and not the neck which is something to think about. For more information to ponder on, refer to this article on this collar.
One other thing we’ll say is that this collar comes with a training manual and DVD.
PetSafe Martingale Collar
The reason we like a martingale is that you can set a limit for how tight the collar can get. And then Petsafe Martingale Collar does the job well.
The entire collar is made of nylon (well except places where it is not like the leash rings), so it is soft around your dog’s neck. There is definitely more to this collar and you can find out by reading our in-depth review here.
Pettom Prong Training Dog Collar
We aren’t so excited about Prong collars but we have to admit that there was a bit of effort to make it “safer”. So the Pettom Prong Training Collar is made up of metal prongs.
Now about the effort. The collar comes with rubber stoppers for all the prongs. The stoppers, to an extent, reduce the amount of discomfort your dog will feel without making the collar entirely useless. Check this article for more information.
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What People Think About The Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar
Those that are into choke collars like the Platinum Pets Stainless Steel Dog Collar as it seems to do the work it was created for. It doesn’t seem like the market’s favorite, though.
What We Think
We aren’t excited about choke collars but if you are, oh well…