Damn scary. Eenah wound her lower jaw around another dog's collar. Screaming screaming and more screaming. Lupin was not wearing a quick release collar - my first reaction was to feel around the circumference for the squeeze latch which was not there.
I finally had to pick up the smaller dog (Eenah, who is not really that small anymore) and untwist her. Easier said than done with all that screaming and trying to keep the other dog calm.
My dogs don't wear collars inside, and I think that I'm going to start requiring quick release collars for my daycare dogs.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Damn scary. Eenah wound her lower jaw around another dog's collar. Screaming screaming and more screaming. Lupin was not wearing ... don't wear collars inside, and I think that I'm going to start requiring quick release collars for my daycare dogs.

any other dogs around? that type of screaming can trigger prey drive in some breeds. i know my dogs would be thinking, "ooh, squeaky toy! must eat!"
-kelly
My dogs don't wear collars inside, and I think that I'm going to start requiring quick release collars for my daycare dogs.

quick release only here. I had 2 scares with 2 other dogs - teeth caught in hanging tag ring, twisting, both dogs getting VERY upset - lots of screaming and growling - horrible. Both times, I was very grateful for quick-release collars. I went to child's elastic belts instead for awhile. I went back to quick release collars with subseguent dogs, but no more hanging tags - collar wallets only.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Damn scary. Eenah wound her lower jaw around another dog's collar. Screaming screaming and more screaming. Lupin was not wearing a quick release collar - my first reaction was to feel around the circumference for the squeeze latch which was not there.

I've seen that happen a couple of times.
Scariest time was when a Great Dane got his jaw twisted in a Labrador's collar. There was a quick release collar on the Lab, but it was pulled into the Lab so tight by the Great Dane that we couldn't unlatch it. The Lab was being slowly suffocated. When the Lab passed out, she relaxed enough that the owner could undo the collar latch.

I try to carry a serrated knife with me to cut a collar if necessary.

Ludwig Smith
My dogs don't wear collars inside, and I think that I'm going to start requiring quick release collars for my daycare dogs.

quick release only here. I had 2 scares with 2 other dogs - teeth caught in hanging tag ring, twisting, ... awhile. I went back to quick release collars with subseguent dogs, but no more hanging tags - collar wallets only.

Manu has managed to break or open every quick release or plastic buckle i've purchased for Lola's collars. i have to use the old metal buckle type now. though if he got his teeth caught, he'd probably just chew through it.

sigh
-kelly
Manu has managed to break or open every quick release or plastic buckle i've purchased for Lola's collars. i have to use the old metal buckle type now. though if he got his teeth caught, he'd probably just chew through it.

I've had the quick release buckles release unexpectedly, and now I have flat buckles or adjustable round collars on all the dogs. Any collar carries some kind of risk,
unfortunately. I usually have a multitool or a knife with me.

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I try to carry a serrated knife with me to cut a collar if necessary.

We were all in my home and I have some very good shears. I hope that those would have been my next resort if untwisting the smaller dog hadn't worked.
You're right in being prepared. Thanks for the example.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Manu has managed to break or open every quick release or plastic buckle i've purchased for Lola's collars. i have to use the old metal buckle type now. though if he got his teeth caught, he'd probably just chew through it. sigh

This collar was wrapped around the lower jaw. In this case no chewing would have have gotten young Eenah out of this before one or the other dog panicked.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Manu has managed to break or open every quick release or plastic buckle i've purchased for Lola's collars. i have to use the old metal buckle type now. though if he got his teeth caught, he'd probably just chew through it.

someone makes metal quick release.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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