The most awful sound I've ever heard!

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  1. Raika's Mom

    Raika's Mom Iggy and Kitty Mom

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    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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    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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    Raika's Mom Iggy and Kitty Mom

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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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    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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    The only thing about break-away collars, don't walk them with one.
     
  6. 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.

    JMO as always.
     
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    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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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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    I had my share of near accidents in the past with chain collars ..........hate them !!!
     

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