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Whether you just got a new dog or need a better way to walk your pet so she doesn’t yank you down the block, the best dog harnesses can really make a difference. Our favorite harnesses come in a range of sizes, colors, and styles to suit every need and price range. Some dogs, especially large or strong breeds like pit bulls, German Shepherds, and labradors, do well walking on a harness because it puts pressure on their chest instead of their neck. Not only does that remind the dog not to pull and help deter them from doing so, it’s also safer for their body.
Safer Walking Solution
Many pet parents wonder if a collar or a dog harness is better for their pup. In this case, your pet knows best. Whichever option they prefer is the one you should use. However, there are some cases where dog harnesses are more beneficial.
Collars can create strain on your dog’s windpipe and in some cases, their spine. Using a harness instead of a choke-chain can prevent that choking. An effect you may have seen when your dog tries to pull toward a squirrel or another dog while out on the town. Some smaller breeds like Chihuahuas, toy poodles, or other toy dogs find harnesses more comfortable on their tinier frames. A harness can make it easier to pick up your pocket-sized pooch if they get tired or you need to lift them out of danger. And if you like to hike, run, or bring your dog in the car, some harnesses have special features to make those activities easier, more enjoyable, and safer for all involved.
Modern and practical
Some pet owners worry that a harness could be more inconvenient to get on and off than a collar. However, many models are now step-in dog harnesses that allow an easy on and easy off transition for pets and their owners. Car harnesses are also very convenient for going from the car to the park or trail. While some dogs may still prefer a collar to a dog harness, it’s important to explore the option with your pet.