My Sis-in-law, Connie, had her dog, Buttons, stay with Connie’s mom for a while, and Buttons would be tied to the clothes-line with his leash during the nice weather nights.. Something attacked Buttons in the night and hurt his esophagus. There was considerable scars and blockage of his throat. Connie wanted to give Buttons to us. Her brother and my husband, Mike, said we would take Buttons, but he had to have an operation to fix his throat, first. .He sounded like a goose honking while trying to breath..The operation was a success but, naturally, we wouldn’t think of putting a leash on his collar. He had a harness even after his throat healed..Later, our other dogs pulling off their collars and running into traffic caused me to realize that a harness is the safe and humane way to go to keep your dog safe. It also won’t hurt the dog’s throat when he pulls against it.
Guy Gilchrist and John Lotshaw