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    Default Do your dogs wear their collars full time?

    Mine do, I hate the thought of them running away without their collars and tags on I was just pondering the other day, what is considered normal to do regarding collars? I always find it useful for the dogs to always wear collars, i can easily grab them if needed and i know its easy identification.

    I imagine show dogs wouldn't wear collars that often though, would probably wreck the coat, it certainly leaves a mark on Dodge. She has a very obvious ring around her neck where her collar sits. Its not so bad on Koda because he has so much hair.

    So what do you guys do?

    Also, is there a type of collar that doesn't wreck the hair and leave a mark? Dodge's collar is nylon and Koda's is leather, both just cheap things from the pet store. There is no point buying nice looking collars for my dogs, Dodge gets hers filthy on the farm, and you can't see Koda's under his fur anyway...

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    Yep, mine do. Though sometimes I take them off if they're really wet (or in the case of our fosters when they get too small) and then I swear when I only remember that they're not wearing one when I let them out of the car at the dog walking place. But that happens rarely.

    I bought Banjo a martingale collar from Etsy when she was about 1. She's 3.5 now and the thing won't break, fade or show any wear! Which is a shame because I'd love to buy her a new one. Anywho, I like the martingales because they sit quite loose around their necks, so don't cause the weird hair collar. And Banjo has a really thick neck compared to her head.

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    I recently saw an Irish Wolfhound with a major wear mark on his neck from the chain he was wearing. Neither he nor the dreadlock haired owner were bothered.

    My friend's bull terrier has wear mark on her chest from the collar and she only wears it when out walking.

    My dog only wears hers when she's been routinely naughty and I need something to grab - or we're out walking. At home - she mostly doesn't wear it.

    I can't think of anything that wouldn't eventually wear. Shin pads I wear once a week if I'm lucky - wear all the hair off my leg even tho I wear socks under them.

    Possibily your best option would be to have several different collars and dog wears a different one each day? You'd need a way to reliably and quickly transfer the id tags.

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    Mine do, fairly loosely. Nothing they can snag on within their environment and they are tightened when needed.

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    Bronx wears his all the time. It cost me $70 so i dont care wether he loves it or hates it .... he's wearing it !!!

    Mojo doesn't wear his unless we are out walking or a trip to the vets. But there enough loose skin around his neck i can grab if needed. Plus he's my snuggle buggle and collars get in the road of our cuddles.


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    Yep, they're snuggle stoppers. Especially when they're dripping wet, which ours are all the time this time of the year. So at home they come off and lie next to the fireplace to dry.

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    I take Sammy's collar off every night and then only put it back on when he next goes outside. I don't want him to have a mark around his neck. Sammy is a Velcro dog so no collar needed for getting him to you lol. He doesn't have too much of a scruffy neck, there's a bit of extra skin but typically if I want to hold something, I'll grab his tail - gently of course.

    If I'm not with him, he has his collar on regardless of whether he's inside or out though because I want to make sure that I always have the best chance of getting him back if something happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Bronx wears his all the time. It cost me $70 so i dont care wether he loves it or hates it .... he's wearing it !!!

    Mojo doesn't wear his unless we are out walking or a trip to the vets. But there enough loose skin around his neck i can grab if needed. Plus he's my snuggle buggle and collars get in the road of our cuddles.
    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)

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    I have martingale, fur saver and flat collars for Sammy. I would say that whilst the martingales and fur savers probably wouldn't do as much damage to the fur, I would be worried about them getting caught on things because they do sit a lot looser. Sammy just wears a flat collar 99% of the time when he's wearing a collar just because I think it's the safest option for when I'm not around.

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    Mine are collared 24/7.
    Brian has a thick solid leather black. Nice solid D rings, well made.
    Bernie has to have nylon. He has a long coat, and its the only material, that doesnt cause dreadlocks to form for some reason.
    Pohm has a red leather martingale, as she expands and contracts in rapid cycles. When lame, gains weight, when active looses weight. Im getting better at cutting her meals when lame now though. All collars get polished at least every 3 years lol

    I dont have dog council tags. They get eaten fast. they need to add some chilli or something unpleasant to those things. My dogs love em. You can nibble the buggers off, over days! then eat em, and i get to see them when shit inspecting. As raw will have you do.

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