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Old 08-11-2019, 06:47 PM
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Collar reaction

My dogs has been in training and had worn an e collar (not using it anymore). When the collar was on, it had to be rotated every couple hours to prevent pressure sores, but I think rotating it damaged his fur. It looks a bit shorter around the neck and the tips of some look black, I was thinking maybe cause the material of the collar was black and it rubs off? Idk

Anyway I rubbed his neck with coconut oil. Anyone know anything else I can do to maybe help put the hair there, encourage healthy hair to grow back? Will it just grow out on its own? You can see the discoloring in one of the pics and I got a couple close ups. ( His skin is also black so that may make it looks worse then it is I think)

Any recommendations would be appreciated, thank you.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:12 PM
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The colour is from the chain, aluminium stains fur.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:14 PM
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Ooooh really? Wow how no idea! We were also using a prong collar and I bet that did it! Thank you!

I was just worried cause some of the hair looks shorter and the tips look black like they were burnt or something.
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Sounds like it was the prong! The fur should be right by the end of the next shed.
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I need to keep using at least a chain collar if not prong. What type of metal won’t stain the fur? Is there suck a thing? Thanks!
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Go for a harness instead, probably one where the lead clips at the front of the harness near the chest. Itís kinder to the dog and more effective in my experience.


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High quality chains like stainless steel apparently. Though I'm no expert. On my dog it was the rabies tag that did it.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:56 AM
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E collar

Hi. I understand about those hard e collars. My dog pulled his nail off scratching while it was on. Then he had to have surgery for that. Now I will only use the soft e collars. Itís what my holistic vet uses and where I purchased it from. Iím sure they sell them other places.

I also agree about the chain collars. They do stain.

Why does your dog need a prong collar?

Take care. Good luck.
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He needs a prong collar because he is in training. I learned that some dogs have allergies to the metal so I had to order a new one made out of coragen.
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It sounds like you have an outdated trainer. No one needs a Prong / choke collar. They are aversive training tools and can cause harm (physical - choke collar or mental - prong collar).
Some dogs turn leash reactive because of seeing another dog while getting pinched and associating the two. Pain equals sight of another dog.
Look for a good positive reinforcement trainer. Also look into a front clip harness. (Easy Walk harness or Freedom harness). They are amazing. You will be very surprised at the results. You’ll also be saving your dog from metal sensitivities.
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