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    Question Does your dog always wear a collar?

    When I was growing up in the suburbs, everyone's dog wore a collar, all the time. Now that I live in Chicago, it seems that 60% of the people I know with dogs take off their collars when they enter the house.

    Just curious, does your dog always wear his collar?

    Gatsby walks with a gentle leader harness which of course gets taken off once we're in the house. However, he has a cloth neck-collar on at all times.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    No none of my 5 wear a collar at all times. I put them on them to walk... and take them off of them when we come in the house.

    There is no need for it... and IMO it is too much of a risk. They can get hooked on anything... and/or get caught on another dogs collar while playing. My friends' dog unfortunately died due to suffocation while his buddy (another dane) had his teeth stuck in his collar. The owners were watching them play... as they always did... and sadly could not get the dog loose in time, they were struggling too hard and were too strong.
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    my dogs do not wear a collar in the house or in the yard. or when on play dates with other dogs.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    once we get inside the house, he'll start scratching the collar until I take it off .

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Mine walk in harnesses so I only use collars for identification purposes
    and they only wear them if we are out somewhere. They get taken off as soon as we come home.


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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    She wears the collar every time we leave the house. Never at daycare. We take it off a lot at home at night.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    I used to take Ludo's collar off in the house until he got out one day when I opened the door for a deliveryman. He has terrible recall and it scared the hell out of me that he might have gotten a good distance without his tags. Ever since then the collar is on whenever he is outside of his crate (I set it on top of his crate when he is in it - safety).
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    always.

    My dog is super hyper, insanely prey driven and has dog aggression issues.

    She behaves very nicely 99.999999999% of the time but every once in a while she gets a wild hair up her bum and does something truly bats**t crazy.

    in times like those with a dog like that..you want a sure way to get a grip on the dog to keep them from acting out their fantasies of being the canine Johnny Knoxville. the risk of her going into wildwoman mode outweighs the risk of her getting snagged on something

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    My dogs do wear a collar at all times. There is a risk, I guess, but how does it compare with the risk of them getting out without identification? I don't know, but since collar-less dogs tend to get shot around here, I prefer that they wear their collars.
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Mine always wear their collars... We have a business, so its best they always have them on incase I need to grab one of them.. and Dugan, he is reactive, so its better to keep his on him.
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Nubs only wears a collar in the house if we are expecting company. That's because he trys to lick all incommers to death, and non-dog people don't care for that (heck even most dog people don't care for it) so after ths meet and greet, I need to grab a hold of his collar and stick him in my room.

    Other wise he doesn't wear one unless someone is areound to watch him. I had a cat growing up that wore a collar around the house. She almost was killed one day when her collar got caught on the underside of a bed. I got her out just in time, but never EVER put a collar on her again. All my pets are microchipped and I know all the local Vets and AC's and Rescues check every new pet that comes in. So I'm hopping that if Nubs gets out that he is scanned and returned.

    Then again we are talking about the dog that knows how to open the back door so lets himself out to go potty, then returns and lays at the back door until someone lets him in. Our back yard is completely unfenced. Unless he is stolen I don't think he's gonna leave the yard.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Icesis only wears a collar if she's going out... the licencsing law here says they have to have their tags on them whenever they are off their home property. I wouldn't want her to wear a collar 24/7 because of chafing. She's microchipped as well. She doesn't door dash or try to escape, either, so it's not something I have to worry about with her, fortunately.
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Mine wear them at all times. I've just never seen a reason not to have them wear them. They make it easy to grab one or both of them in a pinch and they always have ID on them.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    The only time Buster doesnt wear his collar is bath time and when I brush that part of his neck. The risk of him getting out without ID is far greater than him catching his collar on something.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    I sometimes take Uallis's off when he's in the house. Eddie normally wears his all the time because he is always going in and out of the house with us several times during the day.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    I have one that wears it 24/7 and my other one only for walks.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Trent obviously doesn't have a 100% recall yet, and will run off the property if he sees other dogs walk by, so I don't want to take the risk if he runs off and gets lost. He's microchipped, but I'd like for someone to be able to take a look at him, call my number, and let me know where he was.

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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Mine always wears a collar. Occasionally I'll take it off for a few hours after a walk when she's hot and I'm dampening her coat with some water.
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    Bayne only wears his when we leave the house and yard. His recall is 99.99% and he doesn't door dash or anything.
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    Re: Does your dog always wear a collar?

    There is no need for it... and IMO it is too much of a risk.
    In the area I live, if a dog has a collar and for some reason the owner lets the dog roam, it would probably save the dogs life from being shot by another property owner.

    All my dogs wear one, 24/7, with rabies tag and owner contact info attached.

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