Collar choice (safety issue)


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By Windjammer - 5/15/2013 8:25:30 AM
Guys,

Need some advice here...my lab normally wears a collar with a blastic buckle. However, yesterday while outside on his run in the backyard, he "bolted" (my wife saw it happen, I was at work), and literally snapped the plastic, becoming free in the process. My initial though was to buy one with a metal buckle- one that wouldn't break. But, is it worth being able to break free, should he get caught up in something? Thanks for your advice in advance.

-Mike
By Tim Price - 5/17/2013 3:48:14 PM
I'm not  a big fan of leaving dogs out unsupervised.  Recipe for something bad to happen. If you are going to use a collar I would advise a Coastal 1" Double Ply nylon collar. They have a metal buckle and are not breaking.
By duckhunt - 5/17/2013 8:31:52 PM
I use Gundogsupply.com and have gotten some great collars from there. They have really good nylon with metal ring collars that they will rivet a name tag onto it for free.  I have had great luck with it holding up being wet every day, worth checking out.
By Windjammer - 5/18/2013 7:06:24 PM
Well, both posts answer my question. I appreciate the feedback.

-Mike
By MossyMech - 6/18/2013 9:08:46 PM
Walmart had some nice ones with metal clips. They come in a generic camp, mossy oak or Realtree. here they run about 9 bucks.
By Rasman73 - 9/5/2013 11:00:01 AM
I get all my equipment from Lion Country Supply.  It is inexpensive and top quality.
By krazybronco2 - 10/2/2013 2:21:07 PM
personally i dont keep a collar on my dog to many bad things can happen with a collar on. the only time she has a collar on is when i go to the vet but other than that never has a collar on if i go for a walk with her she and put her on a slip lead.
By Gun Dawg - 10/2/2013 3:34:23 PM
I use the center ring collar like this http://www.gundogsupply.com/k-9-komfort-center-ring-w--dee-1--collar.html The center ring will allow the dog to back out of the collar if it gets hung up. Tuff, Waterproof and do not hold odor.