How can i make Moochie want to wear a collar?

@modstar (9608)
Philippines
April 2, 2009 2:20am CST
I was so excited last year because mom bought Moochie a collar as a birthday present but then, when he is wearing it, he feels sad and would just lay or sit in one corner. He feels like he's going to get sick. So we decided to take his collar off and he is back to his aggressive self. It could have been better if he is wearing a collar at least but now he is stark naked. Why is he like that?
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@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I wonder if a harnest could be better?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Maybe he's just holding out for something a little more flirty. Like a bow tie, Or, better yet, maybe you just have to demonstrate the concept to him. Attach a picture and we'll help you interpret the look on his face.
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I do not know how to describe, or anything right now, basically it is a collar that goes around his legs instead of his neck. I hope that helps.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Try a choke chain first it just sort of hangs there. Unless you pull on it and you choke him. How old was he when you got him? I not sure why that wold be unless someone used it to hurt him before you got him. Let me know. YOur friend onlydia
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Moochie is four years old. He was never leashed. It was just last November when we tried the collar on him.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
2 Apr 09
How old was the dog when you got him? Not how old is he now. As it mite be that he was hurt by a collar before. try it loose then when you take him for a walk or for a drive. put the collar on then do somethng he likes when done take off. kind of like a kid. Your friend onlydia
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@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
he was still a baby when i got him but enough to walk. He surprised me when he's already potty trained. Lol! We tried the collar last year. 4 years old.
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Anything unfamiliar, like a collar, upsets our furry friends, at least until they get used to it. If you just put the collar on Moochie a little bit each day, increasing the amount of time he wears it, he'll eventually get used to it and he'll be his old self again. My dogs don't wear collars unless they're going to the vet's. They scratch and scratch at them until I take them off. I'm also guilty of buying my girls little dresses to wear on Christmas day. After all, we're all wearing something Christmasey! My littlest gal doesn't mind her dress, she actually seems to enjoy it because she gets so much attention ("Awww, how cute!") but my oldest gal works at hers until she's able to wiggle out of it. The thing is, they need to get used to wearing something new. A little more time wearing the collar each day and you'll notice Moochie being his old, sweet (?) self when wearing it full-time.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Hi mental! I will try that. Maybe i should buy a Grinch costume for him too! Lol! Well he is sweet but a little stubborn.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Apr 09
We put a collar on our dog when she was only a few weeks old, she's 11 now she is well and truly used to it! I wonder if it would help to put the collar on Moochie for a short time every day and slowly increase the length of time until he gets used to it. I don't like using choker chains...
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I guess we should just accept that he doesn't want to wear anything. He gets upset and wouldn't go near us.
@Theresaaiza (10528)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
Dogs learn by example! So why don't you position on four legs, put the collar on, put out a tongue and try catching your imaginary tail. Moochie will then follow in no time!
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
What if i will leash you together with my neighbor's leashed Pitbull? I have a feeling you'll hit the $1 mark after you're done responding to my interesting discussions. lol!
@Theresaaiza (10528)
• Australia
24 Apr 09
Haha...just like a myLot task!
@rainbow (6762)
6 May 09
My doberman Newty doesn't wear a collar while she is at home or in the car, she only wears it with her lead for walks. She never really liked her collar but will accept it must stay on if she is to walk as as walks are so much fun she doesn't mind one bit. Maybe Moochie could build up the time he spent with a nice loose collar over a few weeks.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
7 May 09
Well hi rainbow. We just gave up on Moochie. We'll just let him enjoy the freedom. Maybe he is thinking that he is already a teenager. lol!
@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
16 Apr 09
It may just take some getting used to for him. If you put on the collar then take him for a walk, he will learn to associate the collar with going out and may react better towards it.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
I can't take Moochie for a walk. I'm afraid he'll hurt himself because he's pretty mad at other dogs in the neighborhood.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Hi modstar! Maybe the collar is too tight! Try putting it on Moochie just a little bit looser! He isn't used to wearing it so he doesn't like it! Most animals don't like wearing collars, especially when they have never worn them before! My cats don't even go outside and they have always worn their collars because I have name tags on them in case they get out by accident. Moochie needs to have a collar on with a name tag for the same reason! I think you should get him a name tag with his name and address on it and make him wear the collar!
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
That's one of the reasons why i want him to wear a collar. Maybe i would loosen it a bit and let him wear it from time to time.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Apr 09
LOL...Tukay won't wear a collar either. When she was a puppy I put a collar on her, and she sat in the same spot for two days, until I took it off. Guess we're just stuck with dogs who revel in their nekedness. Do I detect a bit of envy in your voice?