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Quick release buckles

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I fell down a little rabbit hole looking at personalized dog collars on Etsy, sigh. I want to order something for Rusty, and a quick release buckle seems like a good idea. How do those work? Rusty doesn't pull in general, but possums happen. Is a quick release buckle something that will pop open if he runs off after a critter or if I'm trying to restrain him from one? I use a harness for most of his walks, but the collar will get some use from time to time.
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Yeah, a safety release/breakaway collar is great if you want to always have tags on your dog but minimize the risk of them choking if the collar gets caught in a crate, a branch (should they have yard access or get loose), a fence, or another dog's jaws. Which does happen. But they're definitely not meant to attach a lead to.

Sounds like you're doing well! You may find his recall improves as you build your relationship - it's hard for an environmentally focused dog to find a person they barely know and haven't bonded with valuable enough to leave a good sniff for. It may never be perfect because hounds are hounds and they're just hard-coded for the environment to be more important to them than their handler, but I bet you'll keep seeing improvement!
I hope so! We keep practicing.
I'd love yo see your dog some time c:
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Nice work! I would be pretty excited myself if I saw 4 turkeys run across the road. I bet it's hard at times to walk 3 dogs all together. They must be very well behaved.
It's not too bad (I used to have four) One of mine is walked off leash, so I'm only juggling two & since we're walking out on country roads I use long retractable leashes (I know, not appropriate for most situations, but in my location they work the best) They're all old enough to know the routine & have learned decent leash manners, which includes not switching sides & turning our walk into something that looks like a crazed maypole dance! LOL

And, yes! It's always thrilling to see the wild turkeys!
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