Originally Posted by Maggiem
Then last night she slipped her collar when my boyfriend was walking her, she ran straight to the goats bit one when it fell to the ground she went to the next then finally got into a corner so we were able to catch her.
How exactly could I correct these problems?
If your dog is slipping her collar, I would highly suggest you try using a soft fabric martingale collar
that is properly adjusted. My Gracie dog used to slip her collars and her harnesses and it was very scary to me. She would easily and often get spooked by something unexpectedly and back out of her collars/harnesses.
Then I tried a martingale collar and it helped immensely!!
Gracie only got out of it once, but that was my fault. I got a bit lax since she hardly ever spooks anymore, and over time the collar had gotten too loose on her neck ...and she spooked suddenly at a lady holding a hose, watering her yard.... and backed out of it. But-- that was one time in about 3 years, and all my fault.
And if you do get a fabric martingale, only use it for walking or training with a leash in your presence-- and take it off otherwise since it can get caught and tighten up accidentally on your dog.
Hope this helps. It helped me. Gave me a lot of piece of mind that my dog wasn't going to slip her collar and get hurt, run over, or hurt an animal if she got spooked or fearful.