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Dog Collar

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by PeterP, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    So the other day I had to bring my Great Dane JAX to the vet...o_O Now JAX is 122 pounds of ...I do NOT want to go to the VET! As friendly as he is he cannot stand vets, and tries to get as far from them as he can.
    So last visit, because he torn a ligament in his back leg, the vet had to sedate him 3 TIMES and he still got up and walked around, even after 3 shots he still managed to go ape :poop ....breaking his collar...and clocking his head giving him a black eye. Now he has to go back this Friday for surgery....good god! bringing me to the point of this post...he broke his collar:whistling so I decided I will make you one ...a real one :D
    made out of leather that can keep up with a 122 pound great Dane.
    So this one is 3 inch wide with a double 1 1/2 wide strap, made his name plate using copper sheet metal and etched his name. the inside has a foam lining covered with soft leather.
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    Since I made that one...said what the hell lets make one for my chocolate lab that has no neck and his collar always slips off....:mad:so made him a Martindale collar, with gator insert:cool:
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  2. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    My two dogs are about 25-30 lbs. on average. It's amazing but you forget just how strong they can be. When Bert doesn't want to take a bath (and he normally HATES taking baths) it is amazing how strong he can be. I'm not a small guy, i'd be considered very large on average I'd say, and it's all i can do to hold this 30lb dog with ALL my strength. I sometimes am afraid of how hard i have to hold him and that he'll hurt himself. They are ridiculously strong, pound for pound compared to us. And, for the record, his brother's name is Ernie..yes, i named my dogs after muppets : )
     
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  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Just be careful he doesn't flip YOU onto the table as payback
     
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  4. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Yeah I tried giving a shower to jax once.....:( and I do say once. it was so bad my wife though I was in a bar fight ( flying chairs, tables crashing screams )
    in the end, I came out soaked and jaxs only had his but wet...and this was when he was one! ....now its a car wash glove and a bucket....:D
     
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    lucky for me hes going to be drugged up tomorrow morning before surgery....5 x100mg trazadone , so hopefully he can walk on his own power to the vets front door.
     
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  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Good luck with the surgery. I can't stand the thought of a dog in pain. It makes me cringe. I'm one of those people who can see a person suffer and though i don't like it, i get through it. But a dog, it turns me into a weeping, sobbing, pile of goo.
     
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    Well he is at the hospital right now in surgery, (10:27 am) expecting a call at noon....longest wait of my life...I have to go in to work for 11:30am...hopefully he will be able to be picked up tonight
    Thank you Toddr....I hear you am the same...when he got his first sedation this morning, I was watching him slowly go under, I was sitting on the floor with him holding his head and couldn't help but tear up. They got the intravenous line in and then he was taken for surgery.
    now ...wait.
     
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  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Extra Fancy! I love it.
     
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    Well Dr just called and said that Jax is recovering very well and the operation was very successful!
    We will pick him up tomorrow morning and bring him home, his big brother Andy has been beside himself today...not eating and not asking to go outside.
    Everything will be back to normal tomorrow morning.:)
     
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    PeterP Active Member

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    Thank you Dan
     
  11. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Awesome news
     
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    PeterP Active Member

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    Yes It Is.....:D

    Jax in the waiting room this morning
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    sedation starting to kick in....sad moment...
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    intravenous installed and ready for surgery
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    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I can relate to that second picture, me after a dose of medication for surgery
     
  14. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Great news!!! That's a relief, eh?
     
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    Jax is home and 4 days after his surgery the bugger is acting like noting happened!
    He has been on antibiotic x2 every 8 hrs, morphine x2 every 8 hrs and deramax once every 12 hours....
    We where given a sling to support his back end when he walks...but now he wants no part of that...
    Needless to say it was a stressful weekend but things are on the right track...
    Thank you all for your kind words and support
     
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    Side note....while jax was at the vet I received comments on his collar and where I got it...so decided to start making some for sale....
    lets see what happens :) calling them coolk9 got the add up on Etsy and something on Instagram....I think lol, I got no clue on how those two work, but my grand daughter will show me....:D
     
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    what would we do without kids to show us how computers work :roflmao
    I have an area on my web site for various types of artisan and the collars would be a good one to have if you are interested. Was originally for knives but slowly expanding
     
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    PeterP Active Member

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    Hey John, that would be cool...how would it work?
     
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  20. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I was seriously just looking for some new collars for Bert and Ernie the other day. I'd be seriously interested in something but, they wouldn't need to be anywhere near as strong as Jax's. I mean, they're about the size of one of his turd's so...
     
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