- Pro's & Con's of Harnesses
Harnesses reduce pulling: Harnesses cover the dog's chest, shoulders, and upper back, which disperses pressure over a larger surface area than a collar giving you better control over your dog,
To reduce pulling even further, you can use a no-pull harness. "When the dog pulls, the tension on the leash causes them to turn back toward the owner. Dogs cannot move forward unless they slow down. Harnesses do not put pressure on your dog's neck: This is the biggest one for me since harnesses fasten over the dog's chest and not around the neck, they do not put pressure on the trachea. This makes them ideal for pets that have neck problems or restricted airways. A harness can also help prevent these issues from arising. Harnesses tend to be more secure: Harnesses are generally better at preventing accidents because they fasten more securely around your dog's body. While dogs can easily slip out of an unfit collar, harnesses offer more security and safety. Cons of harnesses Harnesses are less convenient: A collar can just slip on, but harnesses take more time to fasten. Harnesses may not have a place for an ID tag: Some harnesses don't have a place to carry a tag. It's best to get a harness with a ring for a tag—or use both a collar with a tag and a harness when out walking. Harnesses can be uncomfortable: Harnesses are bulkier than collars, so they can be more uncomfortable for your dog. Some dogs really don't like wearing harnesses, so it can take time for them to get used to walking in one. When you need to stay late at work, start going back into the office or planning a vacation why not have your pet(s) be able to stay at home! WaggnTails Pet Care comes to your home whether for dog walking, pet sitting or overnight stays.