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Old 09-12-2013, 09:20 PM
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Mine only wear collars when I am travelling, never at home outside or indoors. I did have a collar on Kris when she was younger until she reached through the page wire fence to get some horse manure and got caught. Luckily I was right there and managed to take her collar off.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:34 PM
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I should add, both of my guys are microchipped. Ivy sometimes escapes (she knows how to open the gates if they arent fully and totally shut) but luckily, she just wanders around our side yard and maybe the neighbors (plus I always check on her frequently if I am not out there with her).
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:49 PM
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The Curly Tails wear their collars when we attend classes, events, travel, train, or go hiking.

They never wear them when home and on their evening walk before bed they wear harnesses.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:52 PM
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Zander has worn his choke 24/7 since he came home 7 years ago. His tags are on it, he is microchipped.

More often than not he also has a bright neon or black nylon on too. When everyone's first reaction to your dog is "OMG A WOLF" you have to cover your bases. Especially when said dog is a runner and will take you completely off guard just when you start getting comfortable.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:27 PM
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I used to leave collars on all my dogs 24/7, but then I got Squash. Squash and Maisy like to grab each other's necks when they play, so now they never wear them in the house or yard. Only when we leave the property.

At this point, with the dogs I have, I'm far less comfortable with the risks and consequences of someone snagging a tooth on a collar than of someone getting out into the world without a collar on. In the past, and possibly someday again in the future, it's been the other way around. But for now, we have a 6' privacy fence and I keep the gates padlocked when the dogs are in the yard. We also have front AND back enclosed porches so there is no door in the house that leads directly outdoors. All the dogs are microchipped. So that's that.

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:31 PM
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The only time my dogs have collars is if we are leaving the house. The rest of the time they go nekkid. When I was a kid we had one of our family dogs jaw get wrapped up and caught in our other dogs collars, it was horrifying and yeah.

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:46 PM
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Quinn wears a kangaroo tag collar all of the time. I try to remember to take it off right before bed, but I often forget.

Really, the only time she wears a real collar is on hikes or to her herding lessons. Doesn't stop me from hoarding collars though LOL. I'll pack a slip lead in the car for emergencies or if I decide to take her out of the car for whatever reason.

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Old 09-13-2013, 12:55 AM
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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 09-13-2013, 01:29 AM
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Mine do (unless I've forgotten to put one back on). Years ago a relative had a house fire and, when the emergency workers broke down the door (no one was home) the dogs shot out. Their tags got them home safely.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:05 AM
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Mine are naked,on the property but anywhere else,they were a collar or more exactly,a sliplead.
For me,collar are more decorative than anything else.
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