6 times you should take off your dog's collar
Pet safety tips for dog owners with chain collars
I’m always entertained by cute dog videos on Instagram, and this video was one of them. While I already know my dog would not put up with a hair dryer, especially on Sweeper Sundays when she beelines away from my vacuum, I also lucked out. With a short-haired dog, she’s pretty much dry from dog baths and rain within an hour. Depending on how nice the weather is, that can drop to about 30 minutes. But in her weekly brushing routine, night routine before (voluntarily) sleeping in her crates and/or a dog bath, I take off her collar.
Why? First, it keeps pet owners consistent with making sure the dog collar doesn’t have any unsightly stains (from rolling around in dirt), fleas, etc. I hand wash the collar after each rainy day and/or bath. Second, it’s extremely important to take off dog collars at night to avoid the trauma a dog could deal with if it gets caught in a crate hook. Third, and most importantly for dogs with chain collars, this pet product should be treated with as much care as your jewelry. The same way you would clean your silver and gold jewelry, those maintenance rules apply for metal collars, too. Additionally, a dog with a chain collar should not have heat blown directly on him or her. Those collars get hot fast. (Dremels can get hot too, if you go over the maximum time on each nail.)