Using a dog harness instead of a dog collar makes it easier to control and manage any dog, even those with leash manners that aren’t quite perfected. Harnesses have other advantages, too:
- They’re a good training tool for puppies that haven’t yet learned to walk on a lead. A harness will prevent him from getting tangled up in the leash and possibly hurt in the process.
- Harnesses offer better control, which is especially important on busy streets or in crowds.
- If you have a strong or very large dog, a harness gives you much better control and is also easier on your arms and back.
- Very small dogs can be prone to injury from pulling or tugging on the leash. A harness disperses pressure over a larger area of his body, reducing strain on his neck and back.
- Harnesses discourage pulling. When your dog is wearing a collar and pulls on the leash, he’s still moving forward, which makes him think the pulling is successful. A harness, whether attached on his chest or between his shoulder blades, redirects him; there’s no reward because pulling doesn’t get him anywhere.
- If your dog needs a little assistance standing after lying down or sitting, a harness pulls him up gently without causing him any pain or discomfort.
- Finally, harnesses are a great solution for those little escape artists that are on the lead one moment, then you blink, and they’ve wriggled out of their collar.
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