Morning all, Yesterday, I bought a half check collar for Paddy (on the advice of 2 breeders). I popped it on him, but I am unsure how tight/loose it should be? At the moment, it is very loose (so as not to mark his fur). When I put the lead on him, if he pulls, it closes to the circumference of a normal collar. Should it be slightly tighter, or have I got it right? Thanks! P.S. Paddy has been growing again. He's over 3 stone now and his appetite is soaring! It's quite freaky watching a puppy grow so quickly. The funniest thing is when we are in the park and we see the other puppy owners from time to time. They tend to look a bit shocked when they see Paddy from week to week. He is now towering above their puppies! I am also noticing that owners whom we haven't yet met, of full grown smaller breed dogs (King Charles Spaniels etc.), are kind of avoiding us as we approach them on our walks. It's a shame, because Paddy is only just over 4 months old and wants to play/explore, but I guess these people must just see a rather large dog. Is this the curse of owning a larger breed puppy? That 'some' (not all) smaller breed owners will avoid you like the plague?