Collar has been one of the most important items in your dog. When your dog is quite young, you should choose one with a buckle or snap closure rather than a chain or choke collar. The proper collar should fit with enough slack to get two fingers in between the collar and his neck, but remember not too loose enough to slide over his head. Regularly check the size as puppies grow quickly in a short time.
You can use some methods to help your puppy get used to his collar, for example, you can wear the collar foe them for a short time initially. If you find him behaving uncomfortable or struggles and scratches at it, don’t worry; several day later, your puppy will get used to wearing it.
Once your puppy ignores his collar, it means that he gets used to it. Then you can try to attach a leash. You can start by dragging it around during a few play periods initially. Then try to pick up the leash now and again and continue to do so. In this way, your puppy will understand that with leash he can’t go wherever he wants. Once your puppy gets used to the restrained life, give him plenty of praise before setting him free again.
It’s important for each owner to attach an identification tag to the collar of dog, as puppies can easily get lost in his early weeks. The tag should involve owner’s name and telephone number.
There is one advanced technique named microchip implant, with which you can identify your puppy if he becomes lost or is stolen. A microchip implant is just a simple insertion of a tiny integrated circuit in the size of a grain of rice. You can use an RFID scanner to read the information inside microchip that animal shelters and animal control centers can quickly identify and send lost pets back to their owners.