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collars, BAER testing

I'm always checking the collars of the dogs I train but today really brought home the need for it. My husband took the puppies hours away to be BAER tested and the puppies had bands put around their necks to identify them at the clinic. Instead of the bands being cut off before they came home, they were left on.
I saw the puppies when they got home but wanted to take a minute to talk to my husband about the testing before cutting the bands off. The next time I looked at the puppies, one of them had the band stuck in it's mouth with the band around the back of it's neck and couldn't get out of it. Imagine if that would have happened in the carrier on the way home with such a long drive. That's frightening.
An improperly fitted collar or something hanging from the collar that could get stuck in a tooth can be so dangerous.
Now for the good news. All of the puppies passed their BAER test.

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I know how terrifying that can be!! I don't put collars on Capote or Sinatra anymore! Sinatra uses them to manipulate me. It doesn't matter how tight or loose they are he gets his mouth around it and makes it 'look' like it's stuck so that I take him out of it. I've seen him take it out of his mouth though when I ignored him. -.- Capote does it to, but he chews on the collar and has ruined one really nice cubic encrusted one, so I don't keep them on him either. Both of them are microchipped though so I don't worry about them getting lost.
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How scary. That happened to one of my mom's cats when I was a kid. His mouth was totally raw and cut up. After that we went to the quick release collars.

Congrats on the great results!

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Congratulations on all the pups passing their test

I know how scary collars can be, Nigel got his stuck in between two deck boards and couldn't get up. I'm glad everyone is okay.

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Radar would sometimes get his mouth around the front of the Harness if it was a bit too loose on him and then he would struggle to get it off when it got locked around his jaw. I would get scared that he would hurt his Jaw. From now on I make sure the fit is good.

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How scary. That happened to one of my mom's cats when I was a kid. His mouth was totally raw and cut up. After that we went to the quick release collars.

Congrats on the great results!

Amanda
That happened to my neighbor and their cat also when they went on vacation. They came home to a cat with a very deep cut in it's neck that required emergency surgery.
Thanks for the congrats

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Congratulations on all the pups passing their test

I know how scary collars can be, Nigel got his stuck in between two deck boards and couldn't get up. I'm glad everyone is okay.
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Poor Nigel. I'm glad he's ok.

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Yikes that's a scary Jan.

Congrats on the test

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Jan, I am glad all are ok, even after that scary incident. A good lesson for us all to learn! Glad too that the babies all passed their tests!!!!!

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Jan.....Thank you for the safety warning. We will all be more aware of a properly fitted collar.

The puppies passed their test, Congratulations!!

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