Hi - just wondering how many of you keep a collar on your dog ALL the time?
Vito wears one just to go out but never indoors, but I wonder whether he should - just looks so beautiful without one!
My dogs only wear collars when we go somewhere, otherwise they're naked...I can't stand the "ring" they get on their neck if you leave them on.
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The reason I don't put one on is that he looks so natural without one - smacks of slave.... and owner, when he really owns me......!!!
Hmmm... even when your dog is a puppy? I don't want Ender to get a ring around his neck but since we don't have a fenced in yard... I'd have to take his collar on and off everytime I take him out to potty. Suggestions?
Same here...only when we go somewhere do I put a collar on him. The unfortunate side-effect is the spastic fits he throws whenever he sees his collar since he knows he's going somewhere.Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
Lucy only wears a collar if we go somewhere or go hiking.
Never in the house and never when playing with other dogs.
I hate the "ring" thing too and I don't want Lucy getting caugt on anything and choking.
Toby wears one when he's loose inside the house and whenever he goes out. But when he's in his crate it's strictly no collar. And at his day care once a week, all the dogs run around naked like the wild animals they are.
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Am so glad to hear this! I have been ticked off so many times by friends who say a dog is my *property* and should be marked as such by wearing a collar all the time, but I so don't like them.
And as for the spastic fits - well, Vito goes NUTS when I say we are going out, and then gets the collar himself.....
But to those who keep a collar on all the time - why???
My guys used to go naked indoors; but they go in and out all day and I can't put their collars on 10 times a day ..... so, they wear them all the time now. I also have two fence jumpers; and it's peace of mind for me, as I've had one go over the fence right while I was standing there.
Well, we keep a collar on all the time. For identification purposes mainly. I had one of mine dig out a few weeks ago, and the thought of him running around unidentifiable gives me the shivers. We have them both microchipped, but would anyone think to check that? :
Since the dig-out they've been on lockdown unless escorted outside, but I have still kept the collars on. They're not out there unsupervised for long, but I don't want the one time I'm not looking and one of them gets away to be the time I forgot to put their collar on.
We, too, worried about them getting them hung up on something (or on each other), so we've waffled back and forth many times between collars and no collars. It finally became a choice of the lesser of two evils for us.
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