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    Hi everyone, I got the scare of my life today. I took Dozer out for a walk today, came back in, and then took Blossom out to do her duties. I was walking her up through the complex, towards the sidewalk, because I was going to take her across Creditview road, as the other side has a wooded park area, and a river, and I usually take them down there for a walk. As I was heading close to the Road which Is a really really busy street, Blossom started pulling, and she was running in circles, pulling on the leash, she slipped out of her new Kong collar, and bolted toward the street. I couldn't move, I just froze, and screamed her name, begging and wishing her to stop, or come back to me, but she darted across the street, over to the park and just sat on the grass. Miraculously there wasn't any cars when she bolted, so was not hit by a car. I don't know how we got so lucky, because that street is usually super busy, I think it was because the intersection which is down the road a bit, had a red light. I ran accross the street and she came to me, and I put her collar back on. We just got both Dozer and Blossom new Kong collars, and I keep having to tighten them, they keep moving and loosening. Has anyone else experienced this with the Kong collar? I'm so glad she didn't get hurt, but still shaky.
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    The harness we have is made by kong. The collar we use to hold her tags and walk her mostly w is actually a Brett Michael. The leather is very soft so it goes through the clasp easily and doesn't mess about w her fur. I had to clasp it up for you to see otherwise it is too long for a pic..
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    omg how scary! Thank goodness she is ok. Sometimes I think our pups love to keep us on our toes and give us mini heart attacks. I havent had that issue but I we walk Fergus on a harness by Kong with no issue. This is the one we use http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11698352.

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    A bully's neck is often as big as his head so a collar can slip off relatively easy. Either use a harness for walking or a prong collar. The dog cannot slip out of either of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural mystic View Post
    A bully's neck is often as big as his head so a collar can slip off relatively easy. Either use a harness for walking or a prong collar. The dog cannot slip out of either of these
    I agree I like harnesses better but never say never. My bully has pulled hard enough to somehow manage to pop out of her harness. Luckily she usually doesn't go anywhere ( as the point of her pulling is she doesn't want to walk anymore or she wants to go back home and sleep on the porch!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi everyone, I got the scare of my life today. I took Dozer out for a walk today, came back in, and then took Blossom out to do her duties. I was walking her up through the complex, towards the sidewalk, because I was going to take her across Creditview road, as the other side has a wooded park area, and a river, and I usually take them down there for a walk. As I was heading close to the Road which Is a really really busy street, Blossom started pulling, and she was running in circles, pulling on the leash, she slipped out of her new Kong collar, and bolted toward the street. I couldn't move, I just froze, and screamed her name, begging and wishing her to stop, or come back to me, but she darted across the street, over to the park and just sat on the grass. Miraculously there wasn't any cars when she bolted, so was not hit by a car. I don't know how we got so lucky, because that street is usually super busy, I think it was because the intersection which is down the road a bit, had a red light. I ran accross the street and she came to me, and I put her collar back on. We just got both Dozer and Blossom new Kong collars, and I keep having to tighten them, they keep moving and loosening. Has anyone else experienced this with the Kong collar? I'm so glad she didn't get hurt, but still shaky.
    Ms Blossom has some angels at Rainbow Bridge watching over her to make it across creditview road with no cars in sight! I'm very happy to hear no one was hurt. Lots of hugs coming your way for the scare

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    How scary. i am glad she was not hurt. We use a padded harness on Harlea. The step in kind and not the over the head ones as she can get out of those.
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    OMG! I don't use the collar but OMG!!! I am so glad that she is ok! When we go out on walks we use a harness for Loki because he almost blows out his neck when we put it on because mid walk the collar seems 3 times bigger then when we put it on.
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    WOW... I'm so glad that Blossom wasn't hurt!!! Bella ran out of the house one time, and ran in the street right in front of a car (thankfully was stopped!!!)... I was screaming her name at the top of my lung, she didn't care one bit!!! I only use a harness, because several times Bella had slipped out of her collar. Scared me to death too

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    I can relate to how scared you were. HRH pulled out of a harness shortly after we first got her.
    It was this type of harness that had a yoke that wasn't adjustable at the chest and the waist didn't tighten enough to hold her. -paws-pet-comfort-control-harness-red-medium-045663591656-jpg

    We switched to this step in harness that seems much more secure.
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    We don't ever use collars on the girls. We have heard way too many scary stories about them hurting bully's windpipes so we just won't risk it.
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    Poor you...so glad Blossom is fine. Dudley ran out the front door one night after my boyfriend. I yelled his name and his training kicked in and turned right around and came back into the house! I blessed his trainer so much that night for teaching me the "come" command!

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    OMG... I was hyperventilating reading that.... thank goodness you are both OK. I had a collar like that before and I ended up tossing it, as it was not worth the constant concern of it coming off, which also sent me over to always using a harness
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