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Old 11-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I was wondering does it make a difference in what kind of collar you buy? Like the material and if it's a metal hook or the plastic snap on? I currently have a Martha stewart one where you have to put it through the hole and than in another piece to secure it. Sometimes it takes a while for me to put his collar on and the ones that snap on seem so much easier but I don't know if they are good for our dogs or not..

Here are pictures just so you know what I'm talking about, I have something similar to the green one.
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Shirley - These are pretty colors. But I only use a harness. When one of mine was a puppy there was in a situation while on a walk involving another dog, but and I was able to pull him away quickly without hurting his neck. Had he had on a neck collar the Vet said he would have had serious injury or death.
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Shirley - These are pretty colors. But I only use a harness. When one of mine was a puppy there was in a situation while on a walk involving another dog, but and I was able to pull him away quickly without hurting his neck. Had he had on a neck collar the Vet said he would have had serious injury or death.

OMG than why do they sell collars
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You can use the collars for tags, but as Kandis said you should use a harness when walking Boo. Never attach the leash to the collar.
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I only use harnesses too. Also, I won't let my dogs wear tags when just hanging around in the house. I've had two different friends whose dogs have gotten their tags stuck in vents in the floor while the friends were gone.


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Milo never wears a collar but if you really want to put one on for a tag, I suggest a break away cat collar - so if they get caught it will open and they can get free.
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You can use the collars for tags, but as Kandis said you should use a harness when walking Boo. Never attach the leash to the collar.

Thats what I would think too.
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Milo never wears a collar but if you really want to put one on for a tag, I suggest a break away cat collar - so if they get caught it will open and they can get free.

Us either. Alot people use them for tags, not a leash and they do fine. And I have the collars with tags on them. I put them on sometimes if we go out and about. thats about it. mine hate them.
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I like my puppia harnesses for my three! learned the lesson about collars! heard horrible horror stories about collars and flexie leash!
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I'm right behind everyone - collars for walking purposes are an all around bad idea. Collars are a good idea for the tag, but I'm not a huge fan of hanging tags....which is why I got a laser engraved collar from etsy for Teddy...for when we take her to the cottage and let her off the leash in the backyard and she needs extra ID

I got this one in the hot pink: Stealth Personalized Nylon Dog Collar with by LaserPets on Etsy

But for every day walks, there is nothing better than buddy belts. I've tried a lot of harnesses in my life, and buddy belts are just THE BEST. I can't say enough good things about them. I opted for a brown buddy belt, as it was the softest leather (from the natural collection). At first I was worried Teddy would get mats, but she hasn't gotten a single one and we've been using it for 2 months now.

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