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Monday, March 11 2013

 

I want to go on the record as saying I KNOW BETTER THAN THIS!  And yet, I still did it. I let my dogs wrestle with their collars on. That's gonna change.

I give you Exhibit A:

Look closely:

 

Yeaahhhh. . .   that's a problem.

 

Thankfully, both dogs are good-natured and neither escalated into panic. In fact, I didn't even realize it had happened until I looked at the photos. (then I freaked!)

 

Ranger just shook it off. No harm. No foul.

 

And thank God it was Ranger's collar that got caught and not Aja's chain fursaver collar. That would have been a nightmare. I DO NOT like leaving chain collars on dogs. (that's an argument in this household)

I shiver when I think about what could have happened.

Fortunately Ranger is such an easy-going dog. (Wow! Never thought the words 'Ranger' and 'easy-going' were two words you'd see together.)

 

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:19 pm   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
I enjoy reading your adventures. Along the line of the caution. Please don't allow Dillion and the other dogs play with sticks, or at least don't encourage it. Please go to this website to see the dangers, http://www.colliecorner.com/stick-to-toys/ much like wrestling with collars on, sticks can cause major damages....... Sandra
Posted by Sandra on 03/12/2013 - 03:15 PM
I completely agree! I worry about that. Dillon grabs every branch that falls from the trees. I don't worry as much about him dragging around his "club" but regular sized sticks are definitely a hazard. I was just showing OH last night some of those pics to remind him that sticks are dangerous.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 03/13/2013 - 10:18 AM
It is scary how an innocent game of fetch can turn deadly so quickly. I know I never gave much thought to it before I read that website. Now I try to be vigilant about them playing with sticks......fortunately I don't have a lot of woods where they spend time so I am able to "dispose" of sticks and offer some alternative fairly easily. The danger of sticks and dogs wrestling when wearing collars are things folks either don't think will happen to them or are totally unaware of the hazard. My dogs are chipped and run around "nekkid" at home.
Posted by Sandra on 03/14/2013 - 08:25 AM
Hey Love your blog, I've been a fan for a couple of years. I'm glad you wrote about this, my two bcs were wrestling and the same thing happened but in addition the collar also got twisted. My poor girl was choking, the harder I tried to get my other dog loose the worse it go, was getting ready to run for scissors to cut the collar when some how they got untangled. A very scary few moments for me! My dogs are now nekked at home too!!
Posted by gail on 03/16/2013 - 02:22 PM
I feel you pain! I've had that fright before when I got my finger caught in the collar of a dog that was spinning around on the ground. He was choking. My finger was breaking. And he was convinced I was trying to kill him so he was also thinking about biting me. Thankfully I got the collar unbuckled but I scared me so much I quit using those fabric collars. I DO like those quick release buckles though!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 03/16/2013 - 08:04 PM

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