The Velcro has a minor disadvantage of getting a bit of dog hair tangled up in it, but that's a small price to pay for not having your dog constantly sounding like the Salvation Army bell ringer.
|Others have tackled this problem, but they haven't necessarily succeeded.|
Screengrabbed from this eHow page.
And given that only a few inches of narrow-diameter Velcro are required, this idea costs only pennies to execute, not the few bucks that you'd pay for commercial silencers (if you can even find them to buy, and if they'll even stay on your dog's tags, which mine did not).
|This is very similar to the product I used, although I certainly didn't buy 25 yards of it. You can get smaller rolls at the hardware store. |
Screengrabbed from the Zoro Tools website.