Abbie and Dori both wear their collars during the day, and take them off to go to sleep.
A friends puppy died when his collar got caught on the old style wooden gate they used to keep it in the kitchen. They just ran out to pick up a pizza, and forgot to take the collar off. What a shame, an adorable 4 month old beagle.
Merphy has his buckle collar on 24/7. It has his ID tag and license. I don't take any chances with him, if he were to get out, not everyone knows to look for a microchip or tattoo. I also like the tags being on him so I know where he's at.
When we go out, I put his Martingale collar on, but will never leave that on him unsupervised again. He got that stuck in between two rocks in the backyard. Who knows what would have happened if my mom wouldn't have heard him wimpering and gone out and saved him.
I figure the chances of him injuring himself with a buckle collar are very very slim. The chances of him getting out are slim, but more of a possibility. I take as little chance with him as possible.
muffin always had her collar on, the only time she didn't was when she was getting a bath. she liked to dig her way out of the backyard sometimes so it was important that she had it on incase she would wander. (but she would always just go from the back and end up at the front door lol)
i agree with heather, a lot of people don't know that a dog can be microchipped or tattooed and just think that it is a bad owner who let there dog get out with out a collar.
I keep my dogs collared 24/7 because there is no vet within a reasonable distance who has a microchip scanner I need to make sure they can be identified somehow. Oliver is the only one (besides my fosters) that isn't tagged just yet, but since he is NEVER out of my sight I don't worry about him too much, but once he's neutered he'll have his rabies tag for identification. My fosters wear collars in case they do get lost I have a special color for each one of them mostly for "reference"...i.e lost dog has purple collar on.