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my dog chews off the other dogs collar. How to stop

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Rat terrier is about 1 or 2 years old. got him as a puppy and all he does is chew everything. He continually chews the other dog's collar off when they are outside.

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  • Cheryl McElroyCheryl McElroy GoddardPosts: 39Member
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    Spray some bitter apple spray on the collars.
  • Lisa MillsLisa Mills Posts: 11Member
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    He may just be bored. You may want to supplement his chewing with chew sticks or an old shoe. If he still doesn't stop, i would also spray something on the collar to stop him from chewing on it.
  • Richard AtchesonRichard Atcheson Northern USAPosts: 3,570Member
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    It may be best to take their collars when playing. Dogs have died when one's jaw got tangled in the other's collar. It may not be a good practice, but the dog guide school I volunteer for leaves metal slip collars on all their dog in training all the time. On my one tour of the kennel, I noticed a pair of bolt cutters or 2 hanging on the wall easily accessible. I asked why. To quickly remove a collar if needed. The guide went on to explain they never had a dog injured from one getting its jaw tangled in another's collar, but several trainers had been. There are hazards to both having collars on, and not having tags on the dog. When you have 300-400 dogs in a kennel, you really need to have tags on them.
  • Linda MatthewsLinda Matthews Plain cityPosts: 6,859Member
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    If the yard is fenced in. Just place a hook on the wall just inside the door and hang up the collars. Not much you can do. I don't have collars on my dogs unless they are going somewhere. Just something I do for safety in case one gets tangled up on something outside or maybe one gets his leg caught in another ones when they are rough housing outside.
  • Mike FoleyMike Foley Posts: 2Member
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    I have a training collar that will teach your dog not to chew collars. You just simply place it on your dog the collar does the rest. There is no need to watch the dog and be ready to push a button like the remote training collars. The collar is called "The Invisible Shield Collar. Please email [email protected] for more information. I tried all those sprays and nothing worked till I tried this collar. I hope this helps.
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