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Hey, sorry in advance for the length of this, but I need some help. I have a lab mix that is constantly getting loose whenever I try to walk him. He easily slips out of regular collars, no matter how tight the collar is on him for the walk. I’ve adjusted the collar so that it’s tight enough so that when I try to pull it over his head it doesn’t budge, but he somehow is able to easily slip out of it in less than a second. I also tried harnesses, no pull harnesses, both a harness and collar, but he always slips out of them extremely fast. The last time I tried walking him, I used a harness and a collar (separate leash for each one), but as soon as I opened the door to take him for a walk, all he seemed to do was twitch, and the next thing I knew he was half way down the block, and his harness/collar was still falling towards the ground. I’ve even tried tiring him out by running around in the backyard with him, though that just made it a bit harder for me to catch him when he got loose. Training him to walk in my backyard and in the house doesn’t work either because he acts like the perfect dog so long as he’s in the backyard or house. He just seems to do a complete change whenever I try to walk him. As a result of his constant escapes, I haven’t been able to walk him in a long time. I just loathe having him locked up all the time and would like to know if anyone had any advice on what I could do to keep him from escaping whenever I try to walk him, or if I should just completely give up on ever being able to walk him.