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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Taya has a few

    green nylon with buckle (don't use buckles anymore as this one comes undone when it's wet)
    black with mauve strip in the middle with a clip
    red (was pink) studded leather collar

    and the latest is a pink Rogz collar but it's very faded now


    I'm surprised some people don't put collars on their dogs when they're at home - what if something happens and they escape etc?
    Having said that though I sometimes take Taya's collar off at night. But even then I'm a bit paranoid - 'what if something happens?' lol

    If someone finds your dog and it has a collar & ID it will make it's way home to you faster.

    I always find it annoying when I see strays with no collar - makes it very hard to keep hold of them.


    Humans are not always at fault here....I learnt that the hard way! The day I picked up Henry from the shelter, I was driving him home and had him tied up to the back seat head rest with the window partially down to give him some fresh air, given he had been locked up in the pound for a week or so at that point. Well we pulled up cnr South Road and Nepean Hway (VERY busy intersection) - fight or flight kicked in, Henry snapped his collar and took off out the window. He headed for the beach and wasn't seen again until about lunchtime the next day.

    A few lessons learnt that evening:

    1. A harness is a must in the car
    2. air conditioning is better than fresh air with a new foster
    3. You look to be quite insane trolling the streets and calling out...."Music, music"
    4. Change the dogs name from Music to Henry!!
    5. Keep the cupboard stocked with valium (for human consumption)......or take Bella's!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Frosty wears a rogz for dogz purple lock collar with two lines of reflective stripe in it. That one has her rego disc, her old AWL disk and a Disc with her name and my phone number on it. Some say you shouldn't put the dog's name on the dog collar but I say what the hell. Not that anyone gets her name right anyway.

    I'd like to get her a break away collar and a collar that doesn't stretch when it's wet like the Rogz one seems to (or maybe her neck fur shrinks - I don't know).

    At training - she usually wears a slip collar.

    To go for walks I put the sensible front attach harness on her - but leave the purple collar on too.

    Sometimes round the home I take the collar off - especially if we've been to the beach and it's all wet, but it jangles when it's on and she moves, so it's nice to know when she's moving and up to no good (like eating the persian carpet - ARRGGGHHH).

    I would love to know if anyone has a neat way of transfering the rego disc and name tags from collar to collar. Not that our councils seem to enforce any doggy rules but that would be an easy one to start with - hmm, no current disc on the dog - here's a fine.
    Hi Hyca...just wondering what brand of harness this is with the front loop to attach the lead......something I am interested in.

    Do you think if you got a 'splitter' (i think you call it, where you can have 2 dogs on the same lead) you could still attach the leads at the front? or would it be too difficult?

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    Splitters are a really bad idea if you're walking two dogs that could ark up and then redirect aggression at each other. Maybe yours wouldn't, but just thinking about what you said in the other thread I hate the things cause you can't correct one dog for pulling or misbehaving as the other will get corrected at the same time for no reason.

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    Blacky never wore a collar his entire life except for vet trips. I prefer the softer nylon ones. The pups that are staying wear one so we can grab them if need be. Pretty's, which has just now gone on again is also nylon. We could never use breakaway ones as we do not want her or Boris getting free from the short chains on the back of the ute. I use harnesses when going to the vet. If I lived in town I think I would only use a harness, then again I like the collar idea with ID in case of escape in urban situations.

    I think my point is what you feel is best for comfort or show etc.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthless View Post
    Splitters are a really bad idea if you're walking two dogs that could ark up and then redirect aggression at each other. Maybe yours wouldn't, but just thinking about what you said in the other thread I hate the things cause you can't correct one dog for pulling or misbehaving as the other will get corrected at the same time for no reason.
    thanks ruth....just kind of brain storming really....something Im keeping in mind for Bailey and the new pup!

    I cant walk Ty and Bailey together at all because they have complete different walking styles....if that makes sense

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    Dora has a flat collar with a tag with my address, her name, and my phone number. I'm going to buy her a new one once she stops scratching at her current one... still not used to it. I put her collar on anytime she goes outside to the yard (she might dig a hole under the fence - getting it done up though) and on walks. She doesnt usually wear her collar inside, but thats because all doors are kept locked, and we have metal fly screen on the windows.

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    Hi JTDNTB

    I don't think I'd attach dogs by the front to each other. As it is with Frosty if I leave the lead attached to her harness - any dog - even a JRT and certainly a beagle, can lead her wherever they like. Two dogs joined by the front attach - hmm. I don't think there would be much progress. On the other hand two separate leads with dogs, quite easy to manage I imagine.

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    Mine wear these ones for everyday stuff like walking:

    2 Martingale Collars - 14 to 19

    And jeweller's gold or silver neck chains with these ones in the show ring:

    FYRTH DEERHOUNDS

    Gotta love bling! They end up being cheaper than regular collars anyway - even the martingales from Canada cost around $20 each, with a donation for their local Greyhound rescue out of that.

    Mine don't wear collars other than for walking or showing, they have too much neck coat (like manes!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Mine wear these ones for everyday stuff like walking:

    2 Martingale Collars - 14 to 19

    And jeweller's gold or silver neck chains with these ones in the show ring:

    FYRTH DEERHOUNDS

    Gotta love bling! They end up being cheaper than regular collars anyway - even the martingales from Canada cost around $20 each, with a donation for their local Greyhound rescue out of that.

    Mine don't wear collars other than for walking or showing, they have too much neck coat (like manes!).
    I Love Mel's leads, they are gorgeous and I don't even use them for showing! I have three of them but I would love many more I just can't justify it as only Millie uses them and that's only to walk around the streets!!

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    If you have any particular needs I can make a collar to whatever you desire.

    If you want a cheap "kmart" or supermarket style collar, I sell hand made ones from premium leather for around the same price.

    Have a look at the website, PM me or give me a call.
    Topdog collars (formerly Soverencraft.)
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