Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR
So a few days ago (i think it was on thurs?) Jasmine lost her collar. It fit her properly and everthing- so i'm not sure what happened
(i think Izzy perhaps helped her out of it
)) So i went out last night and got her a new collar and proper id just to be safe (mine are all indoors only - but working at a shelter- i see sooooo many animals come in thatwere supposedly "indoor only" but escaped- so i like to be careful) I cought her little butt last night and managed to get the collar on her (she hates them
) This afternoon when i came home on my lunch break the little buggar had taken it off and left it in the floor
I swear!!! I'm gonna ring her neck!
(once again properly fitting as well...) Like it or not, that heifer is gonna wear her collar
Sounds like the battle I had with Fawn. I went through six collars of various types, before I won. It was a game for her. I'd come home and find her collarless, and twelve hours later the missing collar would turn up, undone, in some place that I had walked through a dozen times since discovering it missing. So it was quite clear that she was having me on.
I ended up using a puppy collar with a standard buckle and a long tongue that could be taped down so she couldn't work it out of the buckle. Once that stayed on for a while, and she wasn't messing with it, I swapped back to the stretch breakaway, and she's been fine ever since. (I was determined that she would learn to wear a collar, because ours is an indoor/outdoor household and she needed to be ready for the opening of the doors in spring.) Now, when she loses a collar outside -- which she does once or twice a year -- she comes to me and shows me her bare neck and we go into the bathroom and put on the spare right away with no fuss.
Good luck with your little heifer!