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?
You’ve probably heard a few differing opinions about what kinds of collars, harnesses, and leashes you should use on walks. As a dog sitter, you won’t be making decisions about which training tools are right for your dog, but familiarizing yourself with the different tools out there will help you identify how to use them. And, if you have a dog of your own, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions about what’s right for your needs.
Because a harness secures around the dog’s body and distributes the pulling force on stronger parts of the dog’s anatomy, the likelihood of injury on the neck, spine, and windpipe are greatly reduced. Even if your dog is not a puller, he or she could be injured wearing a collar if they make a quick move to chase a squirrel, dog, or person.
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Flirty? Sophisticated? Athletic? However you describe your dog, we've got a custom made dog collar or Freedom Harness for him or her. We only use premium materials to ensure the safety and comfort of your best friend.Bigger dogs and dogs that are strong or pull on a leash will do better with either a collar or gentle leader versus a harness. Putting a harness on a big strong dog will allow them to more efficiently drag you all over the place! (Think about big draft horses that are put in a harness to pull heavy objects.)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!Since Lupine’s first colorful dog collar in 1990, founders Scott, Valerie and Dave have insisted on building the highest quality collars, leashes and harnesses for dogs and cats. Every item is covered by our Made in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA, our pet products draw inspiration from the durable components found in climbing and hiking gear, ensuring that you and your pet can count on Lupine collars time and time again.Harnesses tend to work best for smaller dogs and the occasional cat that actually enjoys being on a leash! Many small dogs can suffer from a softer trachea (called collapsing trachea), and a harness can help alleviate pressure on the airways. Brachycephalic dogs–or dogs with respiratory compromise due to a shortened face–such as Shih tzus, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers, Pugs and Pekinese may do better when walked on a harness so that they can adequately cool themselves by panting when on walks.For dogs who pull on leash, I have long preferred harnesses over choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, and even flat collars and head halters. When the first dedicated front-clip no-pull harness for dogs (the SENSE-ation Harness) arrived on the market over a decade ago, I was an instant fan of a leash-attachment ring on the harness strap that goes across the front of the dog’s chest. With a properly fitted harness and gentle pressure on the leash (clipped to a ring on the dog’s chest), even a physically challenged handler could turn a pulling dog’s front end back toward her – and reinforce the dog for slacking the leash in this way – helping the dog learn not to pull.