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Originally Posted On: 5 Pawsitively Adorable Dog Collar Accessories – Miss Frugal Mommy
Do you love purchasing dog accessories for your furry friend? From outfits to new colorful leashes, dog-friendly handbags, and even fur styling, it’s easy to let your pet’s playful personality shine.
But when the season changes and the weather warms up, how can you help your pup look cute without making them overheat? The secret to your pet’s stylistic future is accessories for their dog collar!
Every dog needs to wear one to hold their dog tag information and their rabies collar tag, but now you can dress it up with these “pawsitively” adorable ideas! Read on to learn the importance of the dog collar, vital information to include on their collar like their dog rabies tag, and some clever ideas to help you figure out where to start.
Why Does Your Dog Need a Collar?
When it comes to your furry family member, you may be wondering if the noisy jewelry around their neck is essential. If your dog listens well and never runs away, it can be easy to fall prey to the idea that your dog can run around without its collar. Additionally, if your dog rejects the collar or seems uncomfortable with it on, you may be considering leaving it off to help them feel at ease.
However, identifying your pet through dog tags is the first step towards helping them always get home. Their dog tag should have your contact information and their name so the stranger who encounters them can help them feel more comfortable. Additionally, your dog collar tags should include health information like their rabies tag, so their help knows they’re safe to handle.
5 Adorable DIY Dog Collar Accessories
Your dog has a one-of-a-kind personality, so shouldn’t their collar accessories reflect that? Whether you’ve got a prissy pooch or a rugged explorer, there are accessories for every type of dog.
- Using Kids Hair Accessories
Do you have an excess of cute hair ties with flowers or bows lying around your house? If not, you can still do this project by visiting any store that sells little girl’s accessories to pick up cute pieces that will compliment your pet’s fur.
Take one or a few adorable hair bands and wrap them tightly around the dog collar and then slide them around to adjust them to the perfect place on your pet. Make sure they’re tight enough not to move too much or inhibit your dog’s activity.
- Dog Collar Slip-Covers
If you’re handy with a sewing machine, why not make some simple dog collar slipcovers? You can use any dog-friendly fabric you have lying around to create pieces that are easy to change out for different holidays and seasons by covering up their pre-existing collar. Plus, this project will make keeping their collars clean a breeze since you can throw the slipcovers in your washing machine.
- All About the Buttons
Do you have a collection of spare buttons that have been sitting unused for years? With a sturdy needle and some colorful thread, you can easily embellish your dog’s collar with buttons of different colors and sizes that will add some interest around their neck.
When choosing the needle, make sure you choose one that will be able to puncture the thick fabric of your pet’s collar. It’s also important to make sure that you sew the buttons on securely, so they don’t fall off and get gobbled up by your pup.
- Clip-On Charms
If you have a collection of clip-on charms for charm bracelets or any other reason, why not clip them onto your pet’s collar? You can change them out anytime you want and personalize their style daily.
When choosing which charms to use, make sure the material can withstand your pet’s daily wear and tear. For your dog’s safety, avoid charms made of glass or other fragile materials that could break.
- Paracord Dog Collar
Do you like to take your dog for hikes or on other adventures? Using paracord to decorate or create your dog’s collar is a great way to make a unique and useful accessory for your pet.
Choose colors that compliment your pet’s personality or your style, and you’ll always have access to the cord should it be needed. Making a paracord dog collar may seem intimidating at first, but with a bit of practice, you’ll be able to create clever, personalized collars anytime.
How to Choose the Right Accessories
With so many amazing ideas, how do you know which dog collar accessories to choose for your pet? No one knows your dog better than you do, so take some time to consider their size, personality, energy level, and other lifestyle details to see what collar decorations might suit them best. You can also try out a few different options depending on the occasion or the season!
For more insightful articles about furry family members, check out my pets blog. When it comes to living a full life on a budget, I’ll help you figure out where to start.