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Old 04-17-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Our (ok...swmbo's) dog has chewed through his 4th collar. I've googled to see if there are any collars that are "chew proof" and can't seem to find anything. I don't want to go the choke collar route or put anti-chewing crap on his next collar. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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Leather collar with spikes ? looks tough too .

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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Our (ok...swmbo's) dog has chewed through his 4th collar. I've googled to see if there are any collars that are "chew proof" and can't seem to find anything. I don't want to go the choke collar route or put anti-chewing crap on his next collar. Any ideas or suggestions?

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How is he chewing through a collar? make it tigher so it fits and he can't get is mouth in it.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #4
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that dog must have a one hell of a flexible neck to be chewing on its collar. Are you leaving it too loose? I have a braided nylon collar for my dog that has a double loop that acts like a choke collar but not as bad as a chain one.

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #5
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How is he chewing through a collar? make it tigher so it fits and he can't get is mouth in it.
That's what I'm thinking, the collar's too loose. I think I can probably fit two fingers between Troy's collar and his neck. No way he'd be able to get his mouth on it, and it's not too tight on him.

EDIT: I have a chain collar for when I walk him that's a quasi-choke collar; it doesn't choke him, but it has prongs that pinch his neckflesh a little if he lunges at something. If he's acting calm and walking alongside me like he's supposed to, it doesn't hurt him at all. But, that's a supplemental collar, it's not something you can leave on him all the time.
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My dog did this in his first year. we went through about 4-5 collers. There were not overly loose, two finger rule. We was like a contortionist. After a while, he stopped. I think at first he did not want to wear it at all. Now, he panics during his baths when it is off, and will not calm until it is back on.

If he is a pup, it should pass. If he is an adult, look into a choke chain.

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My vet suggested spraying/rubbing deoderant on stuff your dog chews that you don't want them to, they can't stand the taste and it isn't poinsonous.

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After the 1st time, we started making sure that the collar was not too loose. I figured out that's how he did it the first time. The last couple of times, we have no idea how he could have had his jaws around it. It was more like 1 finger tight instead of 2. (get your mind out of the gutter!) Spiked collar is out too...that's just strictly used for me and swmbo.


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That's what I'm thinking, the collar's too loose. I think I can probably fit two fingers between Troy's collar and his neck. No way he'd be able to get his mouth on it, and it's not too tight on him.

EDIT: I have a chain collar for when I walk him that's a quasi-choke collar; it doesn't choke him, but it has prongs that pinch his neckflesh a little if he lunges at something. If he's acting calm and walking alongside me like he's supposed to, it doesn't hurt him at all. But, that's a supplemental collar, it's not something you can leave on him all the time.
Xander has one of those too. Otherwise he's liable to rip my arm out of its socket whenever he sees a squirrel or cat. Works pretty well...though, sometimes he gets worked up enough to not give a f*ck anyway.
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After the 1st time, we started making sure that the collar was not too loose. I figured out that's how he did it the first time. The last couple of times, we have no idea how he could have had his jaws around it.
I understand wanting to solve this (believe me). Just make sure you're not solving the symptom. Try to look at the big picture. The dog may be bored and has no socially acceptable way of releasing energy.

Look at diet, discipline and exercise as well.

If you solve the symptom, it just may manifest itself as something more dangerous and expensive.
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