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Finding a Collar for a Large Dog

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Large dogs are often very strong and need a collar that is durable and also comfortable for them to wear. This is a guide about finding a collar for a large dog.


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August 21, 20130 found this helpful

I have a 1/2 Mastiff 1/2 German Pointer dog who protects me and the yard. I have a 4 foot chain link fence that he can get over. I have no idea what he would do, as he barks his "mean" bark at the neighbors and their dog when it's outside.

I bought a semi-heavy chain to put him on so that he can be in the yard a bit to enjoy the sunshine, birds, etc. He currently wears a choke collar, but that cannot be used with this chain because it indeed chokes him! I want him as comfortable as possible while on the chain outside, but need to know what kind of collar to put him in. I cannot take any risks of him slipping his collar either. He weighs 138 pounds, more than I do and although he knows his commands, he will "not" mind at all or come to me when he's in attack mode. Help!

By Linda K.


August 23, 20130 found this helpful
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Try a harness.

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August 23, 20130 found this helpful

Hi - I do not know where you live but if in the US you should check about laws concerning chaining dogs - even in a fenced-in yard!


Some Florida cities/counties have strict laws about this and can fine anyone found chaining their dog. The only "legal" thing in these areas is to put your dog on a "dog run" - like a long clothes line with plenty of water that he/she cannot turn over.
Just a thought!

Big dogs are hard to collar when left alone on a chain. Maybe someone will have a suggestion that you can use.

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August 23, 20130 found this helpful

Chaining a dog is cruel. Untie him and bring him inside. Consult a trainer about his behavior. A tied dog has no escape from other dogs or predators. They become aggressive and unpredictable. If you are scared of him, consult a rescue who can find him a better home.

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August 23, 20130 found this helpful

Have you considered a harness? It would solve the choking problem. You sound like a great and responsible pet owner ...good on you.

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