All about choosing a dog harness
For dogs who pull on the leash, it should be evident why the
dog harness is a boon. If the dog's leash is attached to a dog collar, the collar will dig into your
dog's throat, which will be uncomfortable and unhealthy for him. If the leash
is clipped to the harness, however, all the straining information will be spread
throughout your dog's body, not centred on his throat.
A harness can be used on virtually any dog instead of a
The harness used as a valuable teaching tool is
recommended by many dog trainers and animal behaviorists. A harness has many advantages over a
collar in some very basic and humane ways.
A dog harness distributes force evenly throughout the dog. Instead of yanking
the dog's head, you can pull on a harness and the dog feels his entire center
of gravity being moved. This is a much more humane way of applying force
to a dog, when force is needed. Also, when a dog feels his neck and head
being pulled, he will either comply or become a "mule" and put all his effort
into standing his ground. When a dog feels his center of gravity being pulled,
he does not have much choice other than move along with it.
There are some dogs who "mule up" in a dog harness as well, but it is easier on
the dog and the person to "drag" a dog by a harness than by a collar, which
can literally choke a dog, and/or cause permanent damage.
If you put your pet in a dog harness, you will attach the leash to the harness,
instead of the collar. Your dog must still wear his collar, because all his
identifying info is on the collar. You simply won't clip the leash to that
particular pet supply.
A basic dog harness goes around your dog's chest and front legs, and clips
together at your pet's side. The clip for the leash is usually centred
your dog's shoulder blades. Dog harnesses really do make it simpler for you
to control a pulling dog and dog in a harness can often be more comfortable
on the leash.
Dog harnesses are usually made of nylon webbing but a leather dog
harness is stronger, better looking and will last longer.
Step in Harness
One clasp at the shoulders quickly fastens. Sturdy harness.
Pro-Stop! No-Tug Harness
Stops your dog from pulling without causing pain.
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