If you chose to play with collars on or allow your dog to play with dogs with collars on, you should have an emergency tool kit. This tool kit contains what you need to cut a collar off in case of an emergency.
Be sure to test your tools. We have found bolt cutters that smash a chain collar, but do not cut through on first effort.
These tools are available at any hardware store. We purchased both and the tool box pictured for less than $40. This small investment could have a large payout - it could save your best friend's life. If the daycare where Gracie died would have had these tools onsite the day a dog's jaw got tangled in her collar she would be alive today.
For Gracie's Sake, please have the proper tools readily available in case of an emergency. We pray you never need them, but you need to be prepared.