...little tiny ears, little tiny heads, and little tiny - no, that wouldn't be nice. Max slipped his collar yet again yesterday and although he always comes back, well, I would prefer it didn't happen again. But I think it's as tight as I can make it. I believe his neck is thicker than his head.

Any ideas for a secure collar? I don't really like harnesses, but if that's the best option I'll do that. Would a martingale solve this problem? I've never really understood them. I need expert advice, so I'm turning to y'all.
Thanks in advance. Gotta keep Mr Smalls under control somehow!

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian, come on, I just wanted to follow that cute dog Candy home
& Rosalie the calico
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...little tiny ears, little tiny heads, and little tiny - no, that wouldn't be nice. Max slipped his collar yet ... Any ideas for a secure collar? I don't really like harnesses, but if that's the best option I'll do that.

Just curious about what your hesitation is concerning harnesses. Is it your dislike, or your dog's?
Would a martingale solve this problem?

It depends on how much bigger the neck is than the head. If its a LOT bigger, then I'm not sure it would help that much, but if its only a small difference, then (if fitted properly) it might work for you.

Tara
Also, a martingale mostly helps because it tightens so the dog can't slip its collar. But if the dog isn't on leash when slipping the collar, a martingale might not help that much.
Mustang Sally
Any ideas for a secure collar? I don't really like harnesses, but ifthat's the best option I'll do that. Would a martingale solve this problem? I've never really understood them.

Pan's got a bigger neck than head, and a Martingale does solve that problem. You should be ble to try one on at the petstore to see if it is something that will work for him.
Suja
...little tiny ears, little tiny heads, and little tiny - no, that wouldn't be nice. Max slipped his collar yet ... & Max the Pomeranian, come on, I just wanted to follow that cute dog Candy home & Rosalie the calico

I have recommended to people in the past that they try the limited slip collars for dogs that find it easy to slip their collars. You want to adjust the collar so it is very tight when the leash is pulled, but not quite tight enough that it is choking the dog.
...little tiny ears, little tiny heads, and little tiny - no, that wouldn't be nice. Max slipped his collar yet ... them. I need expert advice, so I'm turning to y'all. Thanks in advance. Gotta keep Mr Smalls under control somehow!

With my little Shih-Tzu I actually prefer a harness to a collar. It doesn't slip off and on the rare occasion when she does pull on the leash, it pulls from the shoulders and not the neck, thus it doesn't choke her. However since little Max is a Pom, I can certainly see where a harness would spoil the look of his coat.
Perhaps a wider collar such as this might help. This site also has a wide variety of different collars and harnesses.
http://www.floppyeargear.com/product-p/5560001.htm

This site also has a variety of collars and harnesses (scroll to the bottom of the page) but since they are leather products they are a little spendy but they might give you an idea for something you might find cheaper somewhere else. I hope some of this helps. - - Les Hilliard http://www.leather-creations.com/collars.html
the best option I'll do that. Would a martingale solve this problem?

If you mean a flat nylon martingale, yep. There's a good reason why the other name for them is "greyhound collars".
When I worked as a dog walker, I required that my clients' dogs wear them.
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...little tiny ears, little tiny heads, and little tiny - no, that wouldn't be nice. Max slipped his collar yet ... But I think it's as tight as I can make it. I believe his neck is thicker than his head.

. Would a martingale solve this
problem?

A martingale fitted PROPERLY should handle this situation.KEYWORD: properly
...little tiny ears, little tiny heads, and little tiny - no, that wouldn't be nice. Max slipped his collar yet ... them. I need expert advice, so I'm turning to y'all. Thanks in advance. Gotta keep Mr Smalls under control somehow!

We put harnesses on our little dogs. Much much easier. There is one out now that is very easy to adjust and put on, so it isn't the PITA that the old style was to get on the little squirmers. My dogs love their harnesses. What is it that you don't like about harnesses? Maybe you can find one that avoids the downsides.

Paula
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