Prong collar/freak accident/ caution
I just want to put this out here as a warning. Last night I was loading my guy up in his wire crate in the SUV. As he entered the crate he stopped. I thought he was refusing to enter which he never does. I gave him a little coaxing pat to get him in and then realized that his collar was caught in the wire and just how tight the collar was.
I started scrambling to get at the quick release to get him free but panick was setting in, his fur was rolled in the collar. After a few seconds of fumbling, and me yelling "help!" he gave a forceful lunge and freed himself.
So for those who use a prong and have a wire crate, I would caution to take the prong off before loading up. My guy never wears a prong in the crate but it never occurred to me to take it off before hand.
All kinds of horror stories were going through my mind while my fingers were fumbling trying to release him and the collar was so tight that there was even a tiny bit of wiggle room Between collar and neck.
It was the worst 6 second scare that I have had in a long time. We are both fine but I wanted to share the caution.
"If you can't see his soul when you look in his eyes, then you need a seeing-eye dog"