Frequently Asked Questions
What's a beaded dog collar?
💎All Hypnotic Dog beads are fed through aircraft grade steel wire and securely crimped on each end, so the collars can withstand ~380 lbs of breaking strength. Our 'pearl' necklace collars aren't going anywhere.
Do you make collars for small dogs and cats?
Yes! We have a new separate section for small dogs and cats with "mini" small sized beads, recommended for pets with 14.5" or below measurements. View the new Small Dog and Cat Section
! Please note, we strongly recommend dogs with 10" head and below go with the buckle style collar for a more snug fit for safety reasons.
Do you ship internationally? 🌍
Yes, international shipping is available for selection at checkout. It is the customer's responsibility to be aware of their country's imports and duty responsibilities. For many countries such as the UK, the customer is asked to pay additional duties and taxes before the shipment is delivered per their country's import policies.
Which style collar should I get?
This depends mostly on your aesthetic preference, and your type of dog! Send us an email with any specific questions. A few important things to consider: Flea and Tick Meds:
Topical flea and tick meds interact with our sealed wooden beads, we do not recommend wooden beads for those who use topical flea/tick meds. Martingale chains:
Never heard of these? Read about the martingale chain style here
; these are our favorite for walking our pups daily!
How do I measure for these collars?
Please view the Size Guide
for directions. Soft & flexible measuring tapes are available at any craft store or big-box store, or printable options are available online. Please do not use a hard measuring tape, or guess your dog's head measurements, it may not slide over your pup's head! Message us with any questions regarding the sizing process!
When will my order ship?
Production time is usually 2-3 weeks; current production time is extended to 3-5 weeks due to Cyber Weekend. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking number included once it has been shipped.
What's your exchange/return policy?
As these are hand-crafted, made-to-order to the customer's given measurements, all sales are final
. Please ensure you have measured correctly prior to purchase and message with any questions prior to purchase!
Why don't my collars ship out immediately?
Hypnotic Dog collars are handcrafted and made-to-order specific to your animal's measurements. Additionally, our wooden beads are painted in-house for quality and customizability. Although we have a very quick turnaround in comparison to other vendors, please know we are constantly working to make the process more efficient, while still producing quality products. Please keep an eye on the banner at the top of the website for updated shipping times during busy seasons or after sales.
Are the collars comfortable/good for dogs with allergies?
Each collar is tightly strung so that the beads provide a massaging action on your pet's neck. We have several customers who choose these style of collars as they are light, smooth, offer lack of friction, and therefore do not cause the same irritation fabric collars do for their pets.
Can I hang tags on these collars?
Absolutely! Hang tags, IDs, etc. from any of our 3 options of collars.
Can I walk my dogs in these collars?
Yes. We recommend our martingale chain and buckle style collars for walking your dog. Our slip-on collars are just as durable, but because of the "slip-on" nature, we don't suggest it for the possibility of it sliding off of your pup's head during a walk. This depends on your dog. If concerned about significant pulling strength for 100lb+ dogs, double and triple strands are suggested. Feel free to message us with any further questions or if you need help deciding.
Are these good for long-haired dogs?
Although tightly strung, these collars are best suited for short-haired to medium-haired dog breeds. That being said, we have had several customers that choose to size up and/or opt for the buckle style for their long-haired pups for ease of removal.
What are the weight differences of the beads?
The wooden/acrylic/resin beads are our lightest options. Ceramic and semi-precious stone beads will vary depending on which bead size is selected and the length of your pup's collar.
Feel free to message us with any further questions or if you need help deciding!