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Odd thing to do

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, Jul 22, 2009.


  1. rona

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    Don't you think it's an odd thing to put a collar on a dog?
    Who on earth thought of controlling an animal by putting a noose around such a sensitive part of the body?
    I always ponder this when I see some poor unfortunate small dog being yanked along by it's throat :(
     
  2. bird

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    Never really thought about it before........but yes you're right it is a bit odd when you think of it
     
  3. Acacia86

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    You have raised a very good point. It probably started when dogs were first becoming domesticated, and people then only saw them as 'dogs' used for hunted, flushing etc etc. And it was, to them , the best and only way of controlling and training them. Nowadays they are parts of our family but its stuck.
     
  4. kenla210

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    it is a bit odd when you think about it isn't it. That's why I particularly hate the idea of choke or even half check collars cos I think they get abused often.

    I saw one poor boy the other day, a staffy (only young) being walked through the park by his quite scary looking owner, he was dragging behind just a little bit and being yanked along on what must have been some form of choke chain cos he sounded like he was having an asthma attack, coughing and wheezing - his owner didn't even look down at him once, poor thing :mad: :cursing:

    As soon as the owner stopped (to light a fag and yell at his kid) and the dog got literally 1 pace ahead, all wheezing stopped.

    btw - I was a good 200 yards away and could hear all this, so not like it was light wheezing.

    Really wanted to say something but TBH the owner looked like a total thug and I was on my own, so was a bit intimidated by him. :blushing: Really wish I had plucked up the courage tho
     
  5. terriermaid

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    i hate it when you see poor little new born puppies already with something around there necks ,its like there all ready labled and never actually belong to there mother:mad:
     
  6. Odd it may be! but unfortunately it is now the law! That a dog has to have full ownership details attached by way of an ID tag if in public place.
    Not wanting to crash the thread but curious how many of you remove collars when in the home!
    DT
     
  7. FREE SPIRIT

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    Not to mention that it helps to have a collar to attatch lead to...lol ;) :D
     
  8. Badger's Mum

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    First thing i do when i get home is take em off
     
  9. FREE SPIRIT

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    :eek: Hope your'e talking about a collar. ;) :D
     
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    Never thought about it to be honest.
     
  11. Badger's Mum

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    Oh sorry should have said collar's are 2nd:p:p:D:D
     
  12. kenla210

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    I generally don't except for when in crate, she can be a fast little b***er at times, with a penchant for kids toys, socks and underwear... :rolleyes: having the collar on means I can make a grab and sometimes even get there first ;)
     
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    lol, Christine :001_tt2: ;)
     
  14. kenla210

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    :lol: :lol:
     
  15. Badger's Mum

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    I only ment me boot's calm down girl's:eek::D
     
  16. FREE SPIRIT

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    lol...of course you did. :hand::lol:
     
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    My dogs dont wear collars. All are microchipped btw
    They have slip leads :)
     
  18. missyc

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    I take ambers collar off too as soon as we get in....she doesnt need to have it on in the house its like when we get home we get all comfy so i want her to be comfy 2...lol!;)
     
  19. Badger's Mum

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    No comment:rolleyes: :D
     
  20. Mine are chipped too! but it is still a legal requiement that a dog wears a ID tag whilst in a public place!! now whether or not it would be termed an offence assuming the dog were NEVER off the lead I honestly do not know! Would be vry interested to know
    love
    DT
    x
     
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