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Old 08-14-2017, 10:38 PM
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Hi, I recently rescued two young chihuahuas, litter mates. I've had dogs all my life, but never chihuahuas. Here is the problem, both of them have very sensitive throats and choke with any collar. I need to keep collars on them for id. They can wiggle out of any harness. Is there a special kind of everyday collar I can put on them that won't make them choke?
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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I use Buddy belts but any step in harness will work.
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I would never use a collar. The buddy belt has not worked for me. lOVE the look but It scratches/cuts my chi's legs and the chew it. My chi's are under 4 pounds so that is a factor in my harness choices. My favorites is the Precision Fit Harness for summer , Gooby Wind Parka Harness with Memory Foam Padding in cooler weather they have never escaped either one. Also like Fashion Harness and Freedom Harness also from Gooby. I have tried ALOT of harnesses.




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You can get break away collars for every day use for ID purposes. Use a harness for walking. Bring him into a store and get someone to fit him. Maybe a step in harness for cats? Also I have used a ferret harness. Works great!
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Yes, I agree - I would never use a collar on a Chi except for simple ID tag purposes. Always walk on a harness. There a lot of different styles out there, but a step-in type is typically best. I've used kitten harnesses on our guys when they were tiny puppies, then "upgraded" to cat or XXS dog harnesses when they're fully grown. My guys probably haven't had a collar on them in about 2 years!
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This is a great source for inexpensive break-away collars if you like to change out the colors sometimes. Minimum order is 5. Break Free Collar Sales

As for harnesses, I found the Coastal Lil' Pals step-in harness does not rub my Chi, and he can't back out of it. You do need to adjust the harness pretty snug. I can truly not get more than 2 fingers under the strap behind his armpits.
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I would definitely try to find a harness that fits properly.
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I use Lil'Pals for my 2 1/2 lb. chi. I don't see how she could wiggle out. (She did get out of a tiny one with straps.) Petco has them at some stores. I got one of mine online. Reasonable price, too.
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