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    Mine never wear collars unless we go into the city or to trials. I cant risk them getting snagged on something when I am not around. They are all microchipped. They also never wear collars when they are working.

    They did wear collars when I lived in suburbia, but not out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bottles View Post
    And I thought I was bad, can we see some photos of this $70 collar?? Might be just what Sammy needs... (wonders where all my money goes)
    I'll try and get some pics tomorrow. He's all cuddled up under his blanky outside at the moment and if i go out there he'll throw it off and get chilly tonight. Its a very well made leather collar that will hopefully last a lifetime. I started a thread on this collar a while back but forgot to update it so i'll do that too.


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    Wow, this thread took off quickly! lol
    So people have differing opinions. Both my dog's collars are loose enough that if they got stuck on something and they really pulled, it would come off, but not to the point that if they pull on a lead it will slip over their heads easily, that would be pointless. Dodge never used to always wear a collar as a pup, then one day she lost it, and we didn't buy another one (We don't take her out very often, she's much more content at home), a year or two later we bought another one and she's had a collar since then i think.
    In her old age, she's gotten quite a fat neck compared to her head (its all just loose skin) So her collar looks really tight, but its not that bad... I can easily get 5 fingers under it. But you can clearly see in the photo how her collar would mark her fur.

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    A martingale collar would probably be a good option for some dogs, Dodge would loose one in no time with the kind of stuff she does. I usually use a martingale collar for training and walks with Koda, if i left it on full time it would never fall off because of all his fur. Its actually quite hard for me to pull it over his head because he has so much hair in the way!.
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    Tara wears a collar all the time......mainly so I have something to grab when she gets into a fight.

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    Sammy has a second flat collar that is so lose, he can easily slip it if he wants to. I like it because if anyone tries to walk him or hold him on that collar aside from me, he slips it and runs back to me. Twice that I'm aware of people have tried to steal him so whilst I want people to be able to see his tag and contact me if he somehow is separated from me, I also like that he has some input in who can walk him. It's the one thing I'm looking forward to about him getting old, maybe people won't want to steal him anymore.

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    Scottie "disrobes" for evening cuddles and back scratches. Its the equivalent of me taking my pants off as soon as I get home and wandering about the house in my undies there's a visual for you.

    But to get back on topic - its only off under direct supervision - it goes back on as soon as we go to bed.


    As for no mark - I have read that rolled leather won't leave a mark. No evidence to back that up other than the sales page I read it on.

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    It's way too cold to wander around here with anything less than two pairs of tracky dacks, one pair over the other...

    Especially as evil hound likes to sit just inside the open back door and survey her yard... instead of doing a quick shitnapiss like a good dog.

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    Two words for you, Hyacinth: dog door. I've wanted one for years and years and it's as fabulous as I thought it would be in winter.

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    My dogs never wear collars unless we're out, Abe would have killed himself on the fence by now if he had a collar on at home. They're both microchipped, our council doesn't issue tags anymore.

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    No collars at my place.
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