The Humane Society of the United States is calling for a nationwide ban on the collar collar in the U.S. as it encourages owners to adopt and keep their pets safe.
We know that collar-free dogs and cats can be more comfortable and affectionate than collars, said Kristen Jaffe, director of the shelter’s pet advocacy and advocacy program.
In addition, they’re less likely to be abused, which is a big benefit to their health.
We want to make sure people are responsible stewards of their pets, she said.
We’re calling on people to adopt the collar-less dog, cat and ferret, and keep them in their homes.
We’re also asking people to be aware of the fact that the collar can be a distraction for a dog or cat.
If a collar is used, the collar should be taken off and kept out of sight, she added.
In the past, the Humane Society has recommended that owners adopt and train their dogs to wear collars to prevent them from getting hurt or causing unnecessary discomfort.
But the organization has been vocal about the dangers of the collar, saying the collar is a potential danger to people.
A 2015 report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) found that collar use can cause physical, emotional and behavioral problems in dogs, cats and ferrets.
In the study, the researchers said the risk of physical harm to a dog was 3 to 6 times higher when the collar was worn.
The same study found that a collar-locked dog was 20 times more likely to bite someone when a dog’s collar was in place.
In a 2016 review, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAS) noted that the “collar-free collar is likely to have the same physical and behavioral consequences as the collar that is not collared.”
The AAS recommended that collar owners make sure they wear a harness to keep the collar out of reach.
The Humane Society is encouraging people to wear their dogs in harnesses and harness collars for a variety of reasons, said Jaffe.
It allows for a better view of the dog, helps keep the dog safe and can also be used to keep dogs from getting out of control, she noted.
The collar is not recommended in all situations, such as if the owner is trying to control their dog’s aggression or is keeping their dog from escaping.
However, Jaffe said that dogs should not be held or chained, or left in an enclosed area.
“If you have a dog, don’t leave it chained,” she said, “because dogs do not need to be tethered to the floor or wall.”
For more information about collar-based dog training, visit the Humane Societies website.