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This is VERY scarey, and your not the first one something like this has happened to.

Years ago, I had two gsd's, that always had collars on them, I kenneled them together when I went somewhere as well. As with dogs they played rough alot. Once one of them got their lower jaw stuck in the collar of the other dog, twisting, screaming, going nuts, THANK GOD I was there, to immediately unravel/remove the collars on them..

Around that time, I had a read a very sad letter to the editor in Dog Fancy or something, where someone's dog had died because the dog was unattended and got his collar stuck on a fence post..they came home and found the dog dead So very sad.

Since then, my dogs NEVER wear collars unless they are off my property with me.
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I have also heard so many horror stories like this. Beamer never wears a collar unless we go out somewhere. I now try to keep collars off my mom's labs, too, when I can. Though their collars are invisible fence and not much chance for them to get caught in anything.

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That must have been absolutely terrifying!! SO glad she is ok

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I'm glad she's ok.

I just can't get past the worry of no collar means no identification if they get out somehow. Neighbors don't have microchip scanners, so the dog has to go to the shelter to be scanned.

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Sadie

Thank God that Sadie is o.k. How terrifying.

I'm with Mylissyk-I'm afraid to take their collars off on the off chance they could get lost with no identification.

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Glad Sadie's Ok!!How scary that must have been! I use a breakaway collar as Jacks Pet Safe collar when he's out in the yard & no collar in the house.

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This has happened to my Nash 3 times now ... he has drug the entire bowl through the house, food going everywhich way...It is very very scary...I now, will take the collar and turn it so the tags are @ the top of his back, every time he eats, so they cant get stuck...When I have neighbor's come to feed them, I make sure they stay til they are done eating....I was thinking of posting this last week, maybe we should be writing letters to the manufacturers...my daughter's bf was going to try to figure how to fix the bowl so they dont get caught..glad your Sadie is ok..

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Glad Sadie is OK! That must have been so scarey.

My bridge boy Bailey once got his collar tags stuck in the air conditioner vent that's in the floor. He was just sleeping on the vent like always, then got up and all hell broke out!!! Scared the doodie out of all of us!
Same thing happened to Brady, he lifted the vent right off the floor but it fell off before I could get to him.

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I am also a nervous wreck whenever my dog's collars are off. We just have too many people going in and out of the house.

My dogs actually wear two collars, their invisible fence collar and their regular collar. Their regular collar, I only keep their id tag on them, not their rabies, license or micro chip tag. Years ago I had the tags of two of my dogs get caught together when they were wrestling because there were too many of them.

Before I take off their collars, like for a bath or grooming, I am with them the whole time, and I lock all my doors. I am just a nervous wreck. Too many people think when they find a dog without a collar on that they were abandoned, dumped and not wanted.

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Being in earthquake country, I want to have a collar on my dogs at all times. If the "Big One" hits, I want to be ready to go...

The breakaway collar seems like a good compromise, but how does it work, if you are out for a walk, and the dog is pulling?
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