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Collars on unsupervised dogs?

...You might want to think again:

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Don't leave halters on horses in the pasture and don't leave collars on dogs!
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Terrifying,the stuff of nightmares.Ours wear webbed quick release collars,but only when we are out,at home they never wear a collar,we have a very safe,high walled back garden.

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I just read this article this morning. What a horrible and traumatizing experience for both people and dogs! My dog is never left alone outside, with my current setup, but I've filed away the info for future reference. One thing I've wondered about the quick release collars -- it seems like if they are too easy to release it would be too easy for the dog to pull out of it. It would probably be more of an issue with larger breeds, but Benjamin can pull pretty hard when he gets a mind to. His leash is attached to his harness, but this is a good reminder to always remove the harness if he is going to be playing with other dogs. Jeesh, you just never know what can happen.


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thanks Karen, .

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I will probably consider getting a new martingale collar with a quick release buckle then!

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Scary! I just switched Bama to a buckle because she managed to get her break away collar in her mouth. I got it personalized because she tries to put tags in her mouth. Guess now I need to look for a personalized break away/quick release collar that she can't get in her mouth.
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Thanks for the reminder. I keep a collar on my guys when they are out of the house. When they are with my dog sitter they wear their collars. This is now a huge concern, so i think I will order these for when they are with her around other dogs:

http://www.pikoda.com/keepsafe-breakaway-collars

I don't like tags because they can get caught, so these should be ok. If anyone finds something better, please post.

My guys still wear the preventic collar in the summer. I wish I could get around that, but we hike and there are way too many deer ticks...ugh!





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Scary! I just switched Bama to a buckle because she managed to get her break away collar in her mouth. I got it personalized because she tries to put tags in her mouth. Guess now I need to look for a personalized break away/quick release collar that she can't get in her mouth.
The most important message here is to not leave a collar on your dog when she is unattended, no matter what kind of buckle/catch they have.


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Thanks for the reminder. I keep a collar on my guys when they are out of the house. When they are with my dog sitter they wear their collars. This is now a huge concern, so i think I will order these for when they are with her around other dogs:

http://www.pikoda.com/keepsafe-breakaway-collars

I don't like tags because they can get caught, so these should be ok. If anyone finds something better, please post.

My guys still wear the preventic collar in the summer. I wish I could get around that, but we hike and there are way too many deer ticks...ugh!
Thanks for finding and posting these Linda. I was wondering if there were breakaway collars available for dogs. We have breakaway halters for horses, so it seemed like it should be possible!


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