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I feel a need to put a dog collar with an information tag on Patti, if by accident she gets away from me. I haven't done this because I'm concerned the hair under the collar will become matted. This weekend I've seen two Lost Pet Signs. One for a Yorkie and another for a cute 8lb black dog and this has made me rethink the dog collar.

We have a fenced yard but there are going to be times when the gate is opened. That happened last week when a workman came into the yard. Once she bounded out the car door before I could catch her. Patti is pretty good about Coming, but there is no Fail Safe no matter how hard we try. She could be out before I notice.

Patti has an AKC micro-chip and if taken to a Vet will tell a person who she belongs to. But ... I think a collar with identifying information would be more helpful.

Does anyone collar their Havanese?

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I worry about this too. I don't use a collar because of the matting. He gets his harness on for walks or a slip lead for a quick potty outing.
Many years ago, I kept a collar with tag on my Bichon. The tag got caught in the track of the shower door and he was trapped(unknown to me). Once I discovered him trapped, I had to take the collar off and use a tool to get the tag out of the track! It was the end of indoor collars with tags.
I ordered a collar that had my phone number with his name and our last name personalized into the collar so that if he ever got away, I could be contacted quickly.
The matting remains a problem if you keep a harness or collar on so I don't. Where I live now, there is no other dog that even slightly resembles my guy and everyone knows us. It would be a general state of emergency if he ever got away around here. My fear is that he would be zooming around to his friends' homes and be hit by a car, rather than lost.
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@Terre You've confirmed my concern about matting. I've, also, been concerned Patti might get a collar caught on something the way she jumps around.

I, too, worry more about her dashing out in the street and getting hit by a car. We live on 11-acreages with other acreages around us and our house sits a ways back from the street. On the occasions Patti has gotten out she's been very interested in exploring new smells, which for some reason leads her towards the street.

The first thing people want to do is chase after her which begins a game of chase. I've educated my family to Stand Still, Don't Chase. My trick is to walk away and call her, as she typically gets a treat when I say - Patti Come and will follow me. Takes some coaching. Need to work on this more.

We keep a pretty close eye on her but she's like a Ghost and gets to places before we know it. One day, we her heard scratching from inside a closet. Daughter had opened the door to get something.

I had a Schnauzer who got away and was gone for days. Maybe a week. One day she reappeared at the front door. Barked to come and was sicker-than-a-dog. Don't know where she'd been or what she got go into. She survived.

I guess I can hope if Patti gets lost, she'll go to someone whose smart enough to take her to a Vet to check for a microchip. I wish that microchip had a GPS finder on it.

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I use a collar from Genuine Collars. I hate collars with dangling tags. On this collar, the tag does not dangle. I have not noticed matting from it but only put it on when we are out walking. I thought the studs would help protect the neck a bit if we are ever attacked (which has happened), however the smallest size does not have many studs so the picture is a little misleading.

https://www.genuinecollars.com/produ...lar-with-studs
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Just wanted to add, I use a harness for the leash but the collar is purely for identification.
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yes , but remove collar if you put her in a crate unattended. They can get hung up on tafgs or buckles.

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We only use a collar for walks. Scout and Truffles like to rough house and I'm concerned the collars could get tangled. A few years ago someone here on HF said their two Havanese collars became entangled. As I remember the two two dogs started biting each other and were injured. I think there was a problem with the dogs getting along after that happened. I'm also concerned the collar could catch on something in the house when I'm not home. The coat does matt with collars, but just needs daily combing. Scout and Truffles would never leave the house, especially without my husband. For some reason they don't like walking on our street.

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I bought a very narrow collar from Amazon with Piper's name and my phone number. She wears it outside in addition to her harness and leash for the very reason you have mentioned, Mikki. She has pulled away from me to run after her "best friend" dog, and I was terrified she was going to run across our condo street. So she wears it any time she's outside, and when she goes to the dog sitters house. She never wears it alone, in her crate, or of course, at night. There have been no matts under the collar as it's very narrow and pretty loose. (click on the ?. It will open)
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yes , but remove collar if you put her in a crate unattended. They can get hung up on tafgs or buckles.
Definitely. I only use harnesses and collars when out walking.
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This is one of those issues that has multiple views. I think you have to go with dealing with your worst fear. The problem with microchip only is that you have to hope someone will get your dog to a place where it can be read (and that person is ready and able to transport to that place). Our neighborhood list serv is constantly full of posts of found or missing dogs without tags (but often with microchips). Those with tags tend to get returned immediately whereas those found without tags wait until animal control or some volunteer drives to a vet who can read for a chip. Cassie always wears a collar with a tag with our address and two phone numbers. She isnít crated so I donít worry about that and never really alone..never really had a matting problem either on her neck.
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