I recently ordered 7 or 8 of the Adult Full Circle - O Ring collars. I have Five - 10 month old huskies ranging in size from 45-55 lbs. When I went in their pen yesterday after hearing much commotion (more than normal for playful pups) I discovered that one of the males had his lower jaw caught in the large ring of the collar of one of the females. She was losing consciousness as it was acting like a tourniquet on her neck. I ran for scissors and cut them loose. It was very scary for me and luckily they both appear fine now. Any similar stories out there? p.s. Im removing all of these collars and getting new types
Years ago I had dogs type of collar that doesn't have the extension get the collar portion in their mouth gagging them. I've since changed to the circle style collar and the steel ring which is tight to the collar- not the extended type. Biggest issues ever in our kennel over the years has been chain link fence. I've had dogs climb over and get the d-rings caught and in the case of one dog his foot. Never had a fatality but very lucky that he was found in time and unhooked. I've also made it really clear to authorities I don't- will not put dog tags or rabies tags on collars. They get caught up in chain link and had one get locked into a tether chain. I'm all done with them. Micro chip makes way more sense.
Years ago I had 2 great danes get stuck together when they were wrestling. Both were wearing martingale collars and one dog got her jaw under the other dog's collar and it twisted around. She was scared and pulling to get loose and was choking him and we cut his collar off. Every since I've been leery of leaving collars on when they're not needed. My dogs are not tied so the collars come off when it's not training/racing season and I don't need collars on.
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