Benefits of Dog Harness vs. Collars
Posted on May 01 2018
What’s better for a dog – a dog harness or a collar?
At the Diddo Furry Tails Pet Store, we sell several different types and styles of dog harness, dog leash, and collars. The question is should you go for a dog harness or collar for your pet.
What You Should Know About Dog Collars
Most dog owners choose the standard collar because it is comfortable to wear for the pet and is convenient. You can easily attach the dog ID tags to the collar. The problem with collars is that they could lead to neck injuries in case they are misused.
Some dogs have this habit of pulling on the leash; this puts a lot of pressure on their neck, leading to severe injuries. Also, when you are taking your dog for a walk and he tries to run after something or another dog passing by, and you yank him back, that puts a huge amount of pressure on his neck. When this happens too often, the dog could develop a serious neck injury.
There are different types of dog collars, and we certainly don’t recommend some of the dangerous ones such as the choke collar and the pronged collar. The slip collar or the Martingale collar is safe enough – it decreases in size when the dog tries to get off the leash, which ensures that he cannot slip out of the collar.
What You Should Know About Dog Harness
A dog harness is arguably much safer than a dog collar because it takes the pressure off the dog’s neck so that the pressure is well distributed across his back or chest area. The dog harness ensures that there are no injuries caused to the dog’s trachea even when the dog pulls on the leash.
The dog harness makes it easier for the dog owner to control the dog without having to exert much physical strength. Even a senior or a child can control a large or active dog that has a harness on.
But if the dog has certain behavioral problems and is overly aggressive for some reason, even a harness won’t help you control it. It could, for example, jump all over the place and put a lot of pressure on the leash in an effort to get away. In that case you will have to find different ways to restrain the dog.
There are different types of dog harness to choose from, such as the back attaching and front attaching ones. The harness comes with a clip to which you can attach the dog leash. Whenever the dog tries to pull ahead of you with a lot of force, the harness tightens and slows it down. It is a safe way to control the dog without hurting it in any way.
Diddo Furry Tails Pet Store is an up and coming online pet store based out of Cooper City, Florida. Do have a look at our pet supplies, which include dog harness, dog leash, dog beds, winter clothing for dogs and toys for cats and dogs, dog ID tags, and much more.
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