Posts made in October, 2015

Selecting the Right Collar for your Dog

Selecting the Right Collar for your Dog

Unless you take your dog to doggy day care, you may not realize that quick release or breakaway collars are the best option for your dogs. Many of us grew up with the buckle type collars but these can be very dangerous and doggy day care will require quick release collars for this reason. Buckle type collars have caused many preventable deaths from choking. Dogs can become entangled with one another as they play and dogs can even hang themselves on a fence if they are jumpers. With a quick release collar you don’t have to worry about finding a pair of scissors to cut the collar before they choke to death. If the dog happens to get caught up on the fence, their weight will hopefully cause the collar to break open and release them. You might be worried about those strong dogs and pullers when walking with a quick release collar. You must think of their collar as the way to be identified with an I.D. tag and for no other use. Dogs should be walked on harnesses, not with collars, as any type of collar can cause injury to a pet if they suddenly or consistently pull. Look into the variety of harnesses available at your local pet store, we suggest using a harness that has the leash attachment at the chest to make walking more manageable. For questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. –...

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