Originally Posted by susan davis
I don't use collars except when outside/traveling. I have 4 dogs in the house, and with wrestling etc, I'm afraid they'll get their teeth tangled up. Also tags hanging down are just the thing to get caught in something. IE: I had a pit bull mix that got her collar tag caught on a floor register. Thank goodness I was right there. She pulled that floor register right out! I told her 'down' and fortunately she did and I was able to get the tag out of the register.
This scares me as well. I had a collar on Odie for awhile when she was younger and I made sure it was tight enough that it wouldn't come off but just loose enough to be comfortable. I came downstairs to find her with it stuck in her mouth holding her jaw wide open and her really panicking. It was terrifying and now I only use collars when I'm right there to supervise. I'm sure it depends on what type of collar you use though, mine had different settings to change the size and maybe it was too easy to make it looser.