BACK THAT COLLAR UP
Every day dogs get out of their collars and harnesses, or they break at the worst time. Just like wearing a seat belt when driving a car, we want to back up our dogs collars and harnesses for safety reasons. We’ve seen dogs slip their shoulders out of harnesses, back out of collars, and prong collars pop wide open. And when that happens…your dog is loose. Thousands of dogs are lost each year due to equipment failure and sadly many never make it back home. A simple backup can save your dog’s life.
That’s where carabiners come in. If you use a carabiner, that failed equipment will still be attached to something else on the dog’s body (usually a flat collar) and your dog will still be attached to you and the leash. Carabiners are life saving tools.
Below are examples of training collars and a harness with back ups. Attach a second collar with tags to their walking collar or harness with a simple carabiner. Keep your dogs safe, back up their collar or harness.
**Please note-we do not allow dogs to leave for their new homes with harnesses, they are dangerous. Harnesses are only acceptable when used as a backup method to a collar. Absolutely no retractable leashes.
When backing up your martingale attach it to the side buckle not the same O ring the leash attaches to so the collar can move freely.
When backing up your Pinch/Prong collar to attach it to the “Dead Ring” not the same rotating O ring the leash attaches to so the collar can move freely.
When backing up your Starmark collar to attach it to the side whole not the same O ring the leash attaches to so the collar can move freely. The Starmark collar also comes with a slip back up you can use instead.
When backing up your Easy Walk Harness, or any other harness attach it to anything but the same rotating O ring the leash attaches to so the collar can move freely.