My dog used to have this kind of collar and I can still remember how I also used to decorate it with lots of flowers and paint it with different colors. It was actually my gift to my dog for her 2nd birthday and though I am not good with interpreting dogs movements and behaviors, I am pretty sure that she loved it. Sadly, two months ago, my dog passed away because of some unknown disease and to be honest, it was one of the most devastating moments in my life. I am now planning to adopt a new dog and I think I will let the new dog have the collar that I made for grace. I might also check some other ideas here in your site so that I will be able to make it extra special.