and I needed to be in the right frame of mind to write it up. Here is a link to some photos of the boys (Austin, the mix we almost lost, and Howdy, the lab) Notice Austin's shaved neck on the "thank you" photo … taken a couple days after the incident (we sent this as a thank you card to the man who helped).
Austin & Howdy were rough playing on the stairway outside my office door. Howdy
got his lower jaw caught in Austin's collar and they came tumbling down the 8
steps. In the process, they twisted and Austin's collar was a full 360 twist
around Howy's lower jaw. Of course they were fighting and yelping and scared
and struggling at this point. It was difficult for me to figure out exactly
what was the problem because I could barely get my hands in there and get them
calmed down to assess (me being seriously kicked and scratched in the process).
I figured it out but the design of the quick release was poor and when I
clicked the release, it got fully caught in a metal loop on the collar. It was
so tight I could not even get a finger between Austin's neck and the collar. I
rushed to the garage for pliers, that did not work. I rushed to the garage for
a razor but I was afraid I would cut Austin's neck. I kept trying to release it
(I needed less than 1/16" to get it clear but could not budge it). There was
blood, Austin was getting weak, I was alone. I called a neighbor, no answer. I
ran outside and screamed at the top of my lungs … a man I did not know was
walking by. I convinced him to come help me (he was wondering what the hell he
was getting himself into with this hysterical woman). He tried the pliers,
finally tried the blade but with it only out of it's housing 1/6" of an inch and
cut the collar. Austin was not breathing. He pumped his chest and he came to.
It was awful and I still have some ptsd moments.
I was not going to put collars back on those dogs until I found one I thought
was safe … tazlab appears to me to be the only real option.
We almost lost one of our dogs a couple of weeks ago when she was wrestling with our other dog and her collar got wrapped around his lower jaw. It seemed to take forever to cut the thick collar off of her as she was slowly strangling to death. It was a good thing that we were home at the time or she would have died and our other dog severely injured. I will no longer have to worry about the possibility of a dog strangling using your collars. I wish I had known about them sooner. These should be the only kind of collars sold.
After Charlie’s near death accident, I made no hesitation to not only purchase a collar but pass the word along… I really appreciate your help and efforts to make our puppies safer! Wish your business well,
The Safe-T-Stretch collars are fabulous. Once I have the opportunity to show how the collar works, it's a no brainer. Why would anyone put anything else on their dog? I've even got my own dog wearing one. I keep the travel bowl in my car at all times. Here in Florida, I recommend to everyone to keep water and a bowl in their car always. I like the Tazlab bowl because it stands up and my dog can drink more comfortably.
The Tazlab collar is so good, it's the only one I offer in the shop and online. What does that tell you? Wish I could talk to the dogs instead of the owners. They wouldn't hesitate to say, 4 paws up !!!!
Keep doing what you're doing. You've got a terrific line of products.
I have witnessed several dogs strangled by their traditional collars. The Tazlab collars are a great innovation to improve the safety of dog collars and help prevent such frightful events from occurring.
It is the only collar that he wears without trying to rub his head and neck off. He even wears it in the house. Usually he made me take off the other collars that I tried.
I also love how the name tag fits. It does not rub up against his naked chest. I think that is one of the things, along with the clasps on the other collars that bothered him
It was horrible. Until I found the Tazlab collar, I wouldn't even let my dog Gunnar wear a collar. Wish I had this years ago- I'll never use anything else!
We have a fenced in yard and I am always looking out the window when LC is outside to make sure she is OK. At least now I don't have to worry about her collar getting caught on top of the fence and I check on her every five minutes instead of every 2! :)
In our six years together I have gone through hundreds of bowls. Bowls for traveling, running, home and outdoor use. They get thrashed or in the way, they start leaking or break down. Overall they are rendered useless within months. I was given the Tazlab Aqua Fur bowl as a gift and after a week I went out and bought two more. They are perfect for everything I do with my dog! I keep one in my dog's pack, one in the car and one for everyday use. They don't take up any space, don't break down and are perfect for Lenny to carry! I LOVE these bowls, smart people Taz has!
I had never left a collar on my dogs before and now I can. I won't use the other safety collars being sold elsewhere as when any pressure is applied by the dog, the collar lets loose. The Tazlab collars have two rings to attach your leash and when you walk your dog they don't detach. If your dog gets loose and someone grabs them the collar won't detach either.
that the gunk green collar for Jack arrived (very quickly), and he looks quite regal with it on... very handsome colors and great quality... good on you!! Thanks for such a great product!
and have always considered myself up to speed on the latest issues and concerns of dog owners. But it wasn't until I began working at an animal hospital did I realize the possible threats an ordinary collar can put on our beloved pets. My 1st incident was when a client came in with his 4yr old lab who when left unattended managed to get his collar caught on the fence while jumping up to see his friend next door and hung himself. Our client was beside himself and though these things are accidents one can't help but to blame themselves.
The 2nd incident happened to a close friend of mine. He left to meet a friend for lunch and left his husky and lab outside to enjoy the beautiful day. Upon returning home he found that the lab's collar had somehow gotten caught on the jaw of the husky and she was dead. The husky was very upset and has really never been the same since.
These stories weren't written to upset you or "scare" you into buying a product. I am in no way linked to the Tazlab Company. I just wanted to let people know that these things can and do happen. But they can be so easily avoided by giving your pet the tazlab collar. I have seen and tried other collars out there, but I have never really felt comfortable using them. Tazlab has hit the nail on the head. They just make sense plus they look good too!
I noticed that Bear one of my 4 month old beautiful Nebolish/English Mastiffs wandered up to me without a collar on. I thought it was odd, and started looking around for the collar. Sure enough, I found it - hanging on a fence post. The collar worked exactly as designed - Bear was able to slip free when he needed to. I'm certainly happy this story has a positive ending- thanks tazlab.