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Old 04-27-2008, 11:21 AM
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Default The most awful sound I've ever heard!

Rory was just scratching at his neck and got a toenail stuck in his collar. He let out the most GOD AWFUL screech I have ever heard. Luckily I was in the same room and could untangle him easily, but I think with the way he was panicking he may have broken his leg if left to his own devices! Now I'm wondering if I should have their collars on them while I'm not here....would a break-away collar have come off with the force from his leg pulling at it? He's not very powerful.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:29 AM
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Mine don't wear collars indoors. Actually, they only do wear them when we go out for a walk or are in a strange place (ie. a relative's house). I know we have a few collar horror stories here on Chaz.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:34 AM
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Well, mine used to be naked all the time until they got out of the gate one time and we had a horrible 20 minute search for my 'slow' doggy. I worried about them not having a phone number to call on them, so I got them tags and collars. We have since installed an additional lock to the gate, so maybe I'll just let them go collar-less again. I'd rather not have a choking or broken leg incident. Plus all my neighbors know who they are if they were to get out.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:13 PM
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Have they been microchipped??

I don't know how easy this might be for you, but you could keep the collars by the door and put them on before you let them outside.

My kiddo's a troublemaker so he's not outside alone/not being watched very much. But if you want to keep collars on, i definately think break-away collars is the way to go.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:14 PM
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The only thing about break-away collars, don't walk them with one.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:52 PM
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I know of far too many dogs who have died or been injured in collar accidents.

I choose NO COLLARS unless I have a leash attached to the other end.

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:58 PM
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My dogs harnesses are attched to their leashes and hang by the door.

Yes it does take a few extra seconds each time they want to go out... but this way they have nothing on inside and are safer.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:03 PM
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I had my share of near accidents in the past with chain collars ..........hate them !!!
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