Which Types of Collars and Harnesses are Safe for Your Dog

Learn which collars and harnesses are the best for walking and training your dog.
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Pros: Allow control of the body while giving the dog freedom to move. Harnesses which prevent pulling and which link onto a permanently fitted strap type collar can provide a very quick self-correcting mechanism for pulling. A front attaching body harness can serve also serve as a control harness, without causing any pain or discomfort.
Start with small group of dog collars, harnesses and leashes. Then expanded to dog carriers, bandanas and dog bed covers.
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Like collars and harness, leashes come in a variety of sizes, colors, materials and patterns. Finding the right one for your dog requires determining the size and strength you need for your pet. Finer and lighter leashes can be great for small dogs and puppies while large dogs may need a thicker, stronger leash. Whether it’s a standard leash or a special no-pull leash, dog leashes can attach to either a harness or a collar. But which is better?
Photo provided by FlickrI’m personally a fan of the harness , it relieves pressure on the dogs neck unlike the collar and is becoming increasingly more popular.
Photo provided by FlickrAs with collars, you need to find the right harness for your dog by deciding on the weight, size and fit.
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Speaker 1: It's using the right collar or harness for your dog. There are a lot of overwhelming choices when you get to the store.

First and foremost you'll need a flat buckle collar. This is a flat collar that doesn't pinch, it doesn't constrict the neck, it's really for his tags and for safety and you can also walk him from it on his leash.

Now some dogs are really small and they have really delicate throats and tracheas so you may want to do a harness. Now there are a lot of harness choices. Most harnesses clip on the back, there are step through where the dogs front paws step through and then there are chest harnesses where it clips on the back, either one of those would be fine to start as far as just keeping the dog safe, keeping him on a leash.

Some dogs who pull, you may be interested in getting them some sort of no pull harness or no pull device that gets ahead of the pulling by moving the pressure. So instead of having the pressure on the back the dog would have the pressure on the front so it clips in the front here when he pulls it actually spins him around and makes pulling less successful and dogs tend to stop doing it.

You want to avoid things that are punishment based or things that are going to cause him pain or possibly even injury. But those are just a few things that you want to concentrate on when you're looking for the right harness or a collar for your dog.All of our collars, leashes and harnesses are proudly made in the U.S.A. with careful attention to the safety, functionality and comfort for your dog, as well as a keen eye for design. Here at 2 Hounds, we are dedicated to providing products you will love. We make walking your dog fun!– They’re good for pups who dislike the feeling of a harness and crave comfort.
– They provide visibility and function. notes, “Collars are the most convenient to slip on and off and are handy because they can hold your dog’s identification, rabies, and license tags.”