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Old 03-14-2013, 02:14 AM
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Roseys collar was always super loose. Then again, she knew better than to try and slip it
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:44 AM
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Mine have martingales at the moment, and they are tight as can be, as Lucy is an expert at wriggling her way out if she wants something.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:29 AM
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Meg's is pretty loose. I can pull it on and off over her head, although I've never had her scratch it off or anything. It's more for having something to buckle a leash to, and having her tag on. She doesn't try to back out of it or anything.

I'd do the same with Gusto, but he's an expert at backing out of collars! His is pretty snug - two fingers is probably about right. Just tight enough that it can't get over his head.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Fran101 View Post
Merlin only wears his collar for ID purposes when we are out and about (he wears a harness for walking and I take off his harness when he is off leash so he wears a collar as ID) so it's usually snug but not really tight at all, he could slip out if he really wanted to.
basically this. The buckle on it is one of the snap buckles and I take the collar off when he is in his crate. I want the collar loose enough that I can put it on without clipping his hair in it.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:24 AM
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Millie wears a loose harness as she can't have anything tightening around her neck. She no longer walks, she wanders aimlessly from tree to tree. Don't think it would occur to her to go anywhere if the darned thing magically fell off anyway.

The other two wear tag collars below their properly-fitted Martingales (one inch between the two slip buckles when tight). If it weren't for the Martingales, their tag collars would just slip right off every time they put their heads down to sniff the ground.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:40 AM
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Mine don't wear collars at home. While walking, I'll switch up the gear I use with them depending on the weather, where we're going and what I feel like using that day. Pee breaks are on limited slip collar/leash combos. The bulk of our longer walks are off-leash anyways.

When I use a collar it's loose enough to slip over the dogs' heads. I haaaate tight collars. I don't like how the skin will pucker around it when a dog moves, and in longer haired dogs it breaks the fur underneath and you end up with a permanent collar mark.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:45 AM
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Mine are all in martingales and I always make sure they are fitted just right. Both Trin and Robyn often jerk back if they are scared or startled out on a walk.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:38 AM
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Limited slip or martingale, always. Neither of my dogs are bad about backing but I don't want the first time to be the last time. Right now they're sporting White Pine limited slip collars, which are very soft and easy on their fur. So, quite loose and comfy, but snug when it counts.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:47 AM
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I have a client with a golden puppy an I can fit my whole wrist in the space between the collar and the neck but he told me that he was getting a bigger collar because its too big. lol
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:01 AM
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usually collarless anyway, but otherwise i just slip a fursaver over their head, so it can't be too tight
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