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Penne has to be "naked" indoors... Porkchop thinks Penne's collar is a handle to grab onto and drag Penne around the house, so we have to remove it inside! What about you... does your beagle wear a collar in the house?
 

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Marley is "free" indoors now. While he was still in training, we kept it on, including the leash at times.
 

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Maggie wears her collar in the house. When she was puppy I tried keeping the leash on like Marley's Mommy but Maggie ate through so many leashes, I gave up.
 

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I almost always keep Jersey's collar on when she's inside. Just in case she ever gets out and gets away. Occasionally I take it off when I brush her out and of course when she gets a bath.
 

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No collar for Chloe. It's constantly attached to her leash and she wears it on walks and to the park.
I kinda like the "naked" look on her since she has a white patch where her collar is, that goes around almost her entire neck line...
 

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Poor Kioko...she's got her harness on all the time except in the bath. She has to wear a collar, too, but lately, it's been off most of the time because she chews it and I'm afraid that she'll digest small pieces. We're getting her a stronger one via mail order (not much choice here for us)
 

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Spock and Bones run around naked. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wave.gif Spock almost chewed through his harness one weekend when we were camping, and he tries to chew on his tags when he's got them anywhere near his mouth. Now that Bones is here, they play so rough that I'm afraid little teeth would get caught on the collar or harnesses. Besides, Spock knows that when the harness or collar comes out, it means things are about to get awesome - a walk, a trip to the dog park or the pet store where everybody will looooove all over them. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yay.gif It's an indicator of good times to come!
 

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Our two wear their collars until bedtime. If we leave them alone in the house we take them off, as occasionally they get a claw (dewclaw) caught in it and panic.
 

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homer doesn't wear his collar unless we are taking him somewhere.the jingle of the tags drive me crazy and i don't think he will run off-he is so scared of everything outside and runs to the door if the neighbors come outside,a loud car drives by ect.we were sitting outside yesterday and some kids walked down the street and sat by the door howling
 

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Naked over here. I find that constant wear of collars leaves a mark in the fur plus I always worry they might catch the collar on something and strangle themselves when I'm not around.
 

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Murphy and Summer are collar free at home and in the yard. I have seen what long term collar wear can do to a dogs neck. I won't let that happen to my two.

When we go down the shore or travel, its a different story. They wear them at all times, with the exception of going to bed for the night.

Anyway, they see their collars as a happy thing. It means they are going somewhere and they get VERY excited.
 

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Quote:I have seen what long term collar wear can do to a dogs neck. I won't let that happen to my two.
Oh, dear, I have a terrible experience with that, too. About 6 years ago, when I was fresh out of college, I was roommates with a lady who bought an English bulldog puppy shortly after I moved into a duplex with her. This sweet, if slightly gross, boy dog wore a harness for most of his first year. One day, I came home from work for lunch to find him moving a little more slowly than normal. I noticed that something in the house smelled a little painty, a little wrong, and I worried that maybe the dog was ill (I had been spending a lot of evenings at my dog fosterer friend's house, where she'd had a sick dog whose breath smelled kind of like that). But when I smelled my roommate's dog's breath, it just smelled like dog food. I decided to wait for my roommate to get home and ask her if she'd noticed anything. She came home a short time later, and we searched the house for the source of the odor. We realized as he lumbered toward us from her bedroom that it wasn't so much the house that smelled as it was... him. But it wasn't his breath. She bent down and loosened his harness, and the smell became overpowering. She ran to the sink and threw up while I took the harness off the rest of the way to find an oozing wound on his chest that had either been caused or exacerbated by use of a harness that was always worn and probably seldom checked. We both felt horrible. She threw away the harness and rushed him to the vet. He rebounded quickly, but my friend took care to only put a collar on him when she was taking him somewhere, and I only put it on him for his walks.
 

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I agree with Joe and Eve, however my other dog back home wears his collar all the time, and he is just fine. I think it mostly depends on their coat type.

A collar is a good sign in Chloe's book too.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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I am probably a bit over-protective. I lost one of my beloved cats when she got out of the house without her collar on, and I never saw her again. That was 4 years ago, and Kioko is the first furbaby I've had the heart for since then. It was wrenching.

So...I'm scared to DEATH to let her go around without SOMETHING that has her name and my contact info on it.
 

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Vinny and Miles wear collars all the time. Vinny has escaped and stayed gone for many hours. Even though he came back on his own, I am horrified at the thought of either of them getting out with no ID on them, being found and being able to get back home.
 

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diesel has a collar and a harness... i leave the collar on at all times cause it has his tags on it. the harness i use when ever i use the leash. so when i want him next to me indoors or when we go on a walk. i mostly use the harness cause we are still working on him pullin on the leash and sometimes he pulls os hard he choaks himself. so with the harness he doesnt hurt himself
 
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