I only use a fursaver for training(tracking/ob/trialing), my dogs are naked otherwise. Fursavers are not great for correcting either. They scare me because the links are easy to catch on anything(heat vent, drawer pulls) Choke collars are named that for a reason and shouldn't be used for tags, IMO The only time those collars should be on a dog is with a leash attached.
I just ordered my very first rolled leather buckle collar because I am building some frustration/drive in training. That collar will also be removed when we aren't training! I have so many training collars that the 'pretty' day wear collars aren't something I ever wanted or needed.
I love the look of a smooth neck scruff and can grab it with ease if needed to move my dogs or stop them.
Usually I body block if I need to keep them still when verbal won't do it. I've seldom ever felt having a naked dog is a problem.
A collar with tags won't bring Kacie or Onyx back to me, they wouldn't allow anyone to approach them without a fight. Microchip after the fact will give whoever has them information of ownership. I do put their flat collars with tags on off property, per the law, but that is the only time they have them on.
Last edited by onyx'girl; 03-10-2013 at 11:23 PM.