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Dog Harnesses VS Dog Collars?

Dog Harnesses VS Dog Collars?


Dog Harnesses VS Dog Collars?

by Jim Witt

There seems to be some debate of which dog item works best. Is a dog harness or a dog collar better? Which dog training and walking tool works best? They both have benefits, but which one is the superior one?

The answer is not an easy one. There are several factors involved when comparing the two items. A dog harness and collar are similar in a lot of ways, but they are also very different from one another.

Dog collars are best to hang identification tags. They also are the best for teaching your dog commands. They are very helpful for training.

Dogs are often fitted with a choke collar by owners, and it is used incorrectly. Choke collars can cause a lot of damage to your dog's throat, so if you choose to use a dog collar with training be sure to use a sturdy nylon collar that is fitted to the right size of your dog. When teaching dogs to walk on a leash without pulling on it, harnesses can be the best choice.

Harnesses, on the other hand, allow your pull to be spread evenly across their torso without any fear of damaging your dog's neck. If your dog is hyper-active or hard to control, place him or her in a no-pull harness. These harnesses are made of soft nylon with a ring in front of the dog's chest, instead of the top of its back.

Dog collars are easier to put on. Some dog harnesses can be difficult to get your dog in to. If you are turned off by all the straps and clips you need to put together with a dog harness, invest in a step-in dog harness so your dog simply steps in to the dog harness and you are ready to go.

Dog harnesses can also double as a seat belt for your dog. If you travel a lot, a dog harness can prevent your dog from moving around your car or jumping out the car. Your dog harness can be connected to your car's seat belt to keep them safe and secure.

Both dog collars and dog harnesses can irritate your dog if he has sensitive skin. Find a soft dog harness or collar, and make sure they are the correct size. Both harnesses and collars have benefits when used with your dog, so decide what goal you are trying to achieve to make your best decision.

About the Author:
There seems to be some disagreement about which works best for training your dog. Is a dog harness or a dog collar better? Which dog training and walking tool works best? Jim Witt is an specialist in dog collars and suggests visiting Country Brook Design for a wide selection of Dog Collars and Harnesses.

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