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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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my gsd keeps losing her id tags need ideas

i have an 18 mo gsd that keeps losing her id tags any ideas on a way to keep her from losing them they get expensive replacing them all ideas appreciated thanks
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 11:26 PM
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Is she losing just her ID tags or the collar too? You could look into getting an engraved collar like this one if she is keeping her collar on.*18-colors

Also, do you have her microchipped? If she gets out and loses her tags this would be one form of ID that she couldn't lose

You could also look into getting a stronger metal ring to hold them on than the flimsy ones they come with.

If she's catching the tags on something and ripping them off her collar, a tag silencer like this one may keep it from getting caught.

Hope some of these help or spark an idea that will!
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 11:40 PM
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I use these Boomerang Pet Tags: Guaranteed to last. Mailed today, Free Shipping.. Midnite managed to bend it, I have no clue how, but they sent me a replacement free of charge within a couple days.

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-06-2014, 11:49 PM
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Microchip her.

Then leave the collar off except when you take her somewhere.

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 08:26 AM
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After moving into the city I bought my dogs one of these:

They're silent and I don't see myself losing them anytime soon. I'll probably buy them fancier tags once I buy them nicer collars. I bought the tags at PetSmart.

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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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she is losing the tags but not the 1" collar i love the boomerang tags and will order a few to hold her info and yes she is microchipped would not have it any other way thanks for all the help and she has her tags on 24/7 you never know when something might happen and having tags on will save her life
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 05:03 PM
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Buy a tag that rivets to her collar.

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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 05:28 PM
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I go cheap. Along with micro chipping, I buy the wide nylon collar, take a wide-tipped Sharpie, and write our phone numbers, home and cell, on the outside of the collar in large numbers. And when it starts to wear away, I write over it again to make sure it's always legible.

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And here's my contraption because he's lost his. it's hideous but they're not going anywhere
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My dogs all have synthetic collars from Gun Dog Supply. Their collars all come with free brass ID tags that are riveted onto the collar. My older dogs have had their collars for years and they are still bright and clean, ID tags readable, and these collars cost less than $15.

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