Typically, dog collars are seen as a great way to accessorize your dog and identify it to others. Unfortunately, many dog collars can pose a threat to your furry friend. There are many ways that a dog can strangle themselves with a collar. At night, some owners may have no contact with their dogs. This could result in a deadly accident. Whether or not your dog can keep its collar on at night depends entirely on the type of collar it wears, as well as some other factors.
Deadly Dog Collars
Each year, thousands of dogs die due to collar-related accidents. If caught on an object like a tree, fence, or crate, a dog could choke to death. Your dog could get their collar stuck in the jaw of another dog, accidentally choking it in the process. Even the dog tag on a collar, which usually serves to help reunite a dog with its owners, could catch on a grate or vent and choke it.
The Risks of Spiked Dog Collars at Night
Spiked dog collars have a variety of uses. The main intention of a spiked collar is to protect your dog’s neck from harm. Most predators will initially attack a dog’s neck, making spiked dog collars great protection. Others might simply use spiked dog collars because they are fashionable. Spiked dog collars will pose as much of a threat as other non-breakaway collars at night to the dog wearing it. However, to other dogs, it can prove to be more of a threat. If you have two playful pups in the same room at night with spiked collars on, either of the two could injure their mouths whilst playing. To prevent this, simply remove the spiked dog collars from your dogs when they are indoors or before bed.
Should Dog Collars Stay On at Night?
Whether or not you should leave a dog collar on at night all depends on you and your dog. The only question you need to ask yourself is if the collar could pose a threat to the safety of your dog. If your dog typically sleeps in bed with you the entire night and isn’t prone to wandering, you might feel that the dog’s collar is okay staying on. However, if your dog tends to wander at night while you sleep, you might want to invest in a breakaway collar or take the collar off. If your dog is crate-trained and sleeps in a crate at night, they could easily get their collar stuck on the gate of the crate or the crate itself. For this reason, removing the collar or purchasing a breakaway collar is your best choice.
What Is a Breakaway Collar
A breakaway collar is a collar that is designed to break off when a dog experiences resistance from an object. This collar is life-saving and easy for an owner to remove. Many may wonder if these collars will break away when their dog is on a leash, but most have an override feature that makes it leash-friendly. If you want to keep a collar on your dog at night, a breakaway collar is a great investment. Other premium dog collars may have breakaway features to keep a dog safe.
Woofwerks Premium Dog Collars
Leather collars are a great way to make any dog look classy and high-class. However, you may worry that your leather collar could strangle your dog. At Woofwerks, we design our collars with your dog’s comfort and safety in mind. Each collar has a roller buckle for quick release to protect your dog. Our collars are crafted from English bridle leather and will last you and your dog for many years. To browse our collars, leashes, leads, or dog tags, visit our website.