Jake has a bad experience yesterday. While R had him out on the leash for his walk, a big dog came out of nowhere and ran at him. Somehow, he got out of his collar and ran! Fortunately, R went straight after him, called him and he turned back and jumped into her arms. Good Jake! She carried him home and all is well. I was NOT happy that we can't even go for a walk without some loose dog bothering us. Well, that is how people take care of their dogs, just open the front door and let them out. Of course, the street is a cul-de-sac, so people assume that no one will go that way. I purposely walk that way so he is not confused by the heavy traffic on the main drag. Guess not! There are plenty of dogs in the neighbor, and certainly not everyone leaves their dog to roam, but over the past 20 years I have had plenty of bad experiences with large dogs coming at me or other family members. Just have to stay alert, I guess.
Needless to say a new collar is in order. I checked it last night and it seems fine on him, but it is one of those adjustable ones, the same kind the Abundant Beagle had and used to get out of easily. I will see if H can come so we can take him to PetCo for a buckle collar and perhaps I can look at the harness type leads, and see if that is a good thing. I am now worried about walking him and anything that I can get to make us both feel secure will be fine. I told her to just keep him in the yard today, and we will see about walking him. I have an old collar of the Abundant One, but it is the same type. We tried to further adjust the collar but it won't go any smaller, so it may simply be the wrong size for him.
The other big deal is that we are supposed to get snow tomorrow. This effectively cancels my plans to go to the store for Easter candy and a new toy for someone, but that is ok, we will try again on Sunday or even next week. I remembered to get the snow shovel from the garage, while we have plowing done, I will need to shovel a spot for someone with very short legs to go out in the morning! I think I will try and measure him and see if I can find what I need in terms of a collar online. That may be do-able.