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How Tight Should My Aussie's Collar Be?

I use a flat, nylon web collar with a quick-release buckle. I'm not sure how tight the collar should be. I don't want it to be too tight when she is sitting or lying down or so loose that she can catch it on something. It is difficult to judge with her heavy neck ruff. How do I determine the correct tightness?

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by: Ryan

Always two fingers should fit between the collar and neck. (Not the fur but the actual skin). If its a pup I'd check the size every week to be sure they didn't grow to much.

Round Collar
by: Neil

I have found that using a round rather than a flat collar reduces the matting of the neck ruff. Tighten it to where you can place four fingers under it comfortably.

Collar
by: Nonnie

We use the same type of collar. I keep it so that I can get my hand flat between the collar had her body. Even then I check to be sure she can't slip out of it.

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by: Frannie

Thanks all for your input... a great help to me.

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