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Old 09-12-2013, 05:46 PM
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Mine don't, 'cause I'm vain and I don't like how it musses up and breaks their fur.

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:51 PM
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Collars come off when they go in their rooms/crates when someone leaves for the day, and collars go back on when someone comes home. I don't necessarily worry about them choking or getting caught on something when I'm home, but I'm paranoid about them getting caught when I'm not here.

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:55 PM
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No. Mine never wear collars in the house or yard. They do wear collars in the house and when training or out and about.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:03 PM
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With the change in my living situation this summer I have been keeping collars on them in the house more regularly. Especially if I am not home with them over a weekend (often my two and I will leave on the weekends) because I don't entirely trust the people I live with to be hyper-aware of closed gates/doors/garages like I am. Already I've found all of those things left open once, and now I am a little paranoid about something happening.

But normally, in a normal living situation, because I have four dogs who play rough, I feel that the risk of somebody getting caught in a collar is generally greater than the risk of any of them getting loose. So they don't tend to wear collars around the house normally. I like the idea of them having ID on 24/7, and I hate when I find a loose dog with no ID, but I really worry about something happening in play when they wear collars all the time. It's been a struggle for me to leave them on them regularly in the current house.

And they always wear collars with ID away from home. The Dobes are both tattooed also, Dance is tattooed and chipped, and Journ is chipped. I don't trust the security of non-clearly-visible ID, but at least it's there.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:05 PM
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almost never. pretty much when they go to the vet and that's it lol

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:11 PM
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Yes. For Happy it is merely for ID purposes. For the other 2 I really just don't even think to take it off.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:28 PM
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No, because of safety concerns. I've known more than one dog strangled by a collar. Mine don't wear collars that often, really. Yet they have several. Go figure.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:58 PM
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Unless she's getting a bath or is crated then yes. I do take if off from about 8-10pm, just for a quick break, but I put it on because when I let her out in the morning I'm too asleep to remember to put her collar back on.

I had a major scare when she opened the backyard gate and came to the front porch (I live on a really busy street and next to 3 very aggressive large dogs) a month or so ago. She was totally fine, and there's no way she can get out of the yard now, but that experience just reinforced me leaving her collar on. She is chipped, but nothing beats visible ID.
I also like being able to grab her quickly and safely if need be.

I do keep it loose enough to slip over her head pretty easy (just this morning her tag caught on a blanket and she pulled right out of the collar), since she's walked on a harness or martingale, so I'm not worried about her hanging herself.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:01 PM
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Never in the house or out in the yard. But they get put on when we go for a car ride or if we go for a walk out of the yard.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:02 PM
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Hudson rarely wears a collar. Mostly just when we are outside and when we are visiting people. Like when we go visit my parents or Ben's parents, he will wear it all the time except when locked in a crate or during bed

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