Hi, collar or no collar, if the dog will be in the cage for more than 4 hrs.. ??
:goodpost: The less your dog wears collars the longer it will take to get them "broken in".. If you have multiple dogs i always recommend leaving collars on because when we are talking these dogs, fights can happen at a blink of an eye and while you never want to "pull" them apart, it does aid in handling them once separated rather than trying to pick them up in the mist of chaos or any other method.Opposite. My dogs wear collars all the time. I take them off for baths or once in a while if they're scratching at them a lot, to let the neck "breathe." But I also don't have large hanging tags, so there is less risk of strangulation. I don't want to be caught out if an accidental fight erupts when my dogs are naked.
You are correct, chokers, prongs/pinch, etc should only be worn during training exercises or where correction may be needed such as walks.. Though if you are properly training and using these tools to their full ability you shouldn't always need a choker or other training tools every time you go out.. Meaning you should be able to wean them off of the training tools and use them minimally..as needed..Correct me if I am wrong but I thought you were not supposed to leave choke chains on dog's 24/7 that they are only supposed to be on while training? I noticed Ceelint had said his dogs always have on choke chains. Training devices to my knowledge are only to be used during training and they are not supposed to be used as regular collars. Just curious what other's think?
Another :goodpost:.. In some places AC can reserve the right to take your dog away from you as well without any prior citations if theres enough evidence that the chokers (for instance) have been on the dog for any long period of time.. Such as matted fur around the collar, loss of fur, bleeding/wounds, etc..I know if AC shows up and you don't have your dog in a properly fitted collar they can cite you because according to them those devices left on for extended periods of time run the risk of embedding in the dogs neck if your training the dog at the time that's ok but once your done with training I am pretty sure your supposed to take them off. I am not trying to call you out Ceelint just trying to see what other's think because I am pretty sure they aren't supposed to be left on at all times don't know if you ever take them off but IMO you shouldn't leave them on all the time.
This is the exact same thing I do as well. My dogs are always wearing their collars unless they are bathed and very rarely do I keep a collar off them. Too risky to keep collars off these dogs, even dogs that are 'best friends' I view them as loaded guns..takes one wrong glance from another dog and BAM! you're in trouble trying to break up two collarless dogs and imo...that's a good way to lose one or both dogs.Opposite. My dogs wear collars all the time. I take them off for baths or once in a while if they're scratching at them a lot, to let the neck "breathe." But I also don't have large hanging tags, so there is less risk of strangulation. I don't want to be caught out if an accidental fight erupts when my dogs are naked.