While collars are great way show your dog belongs to someone and display their ID, a harness is the best and safest choice for walking your dog.
1. Harnesses protect your dog’s trachea
Brachycephalic breeds (Squishy faces) that have trouble breathing, such as pugs or bulldogs, are most at risk of the constriction of collars.
Brachycephalic dogs protecting neck wearing Pethaus BATTLE HARNESS
2. Harnesses may prevent thyroid damage
The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck. It releases hormones that affect everything from a dog’s digestive system to his mood.
Collars can place force directly onto the thyroid gland. This can cause inflammation in the thyroid, which can lead to an immune system response.
If your dog is a strong puller they can do chronic damage to the thyroid.
3. Harnesses prevent neck and back strain
Jerking or pulling on collars force the dog’s neck into an unnatural position causing whiplash or damage to the vertebrae .
This is particularly true for breeds prone to IVDD such as Dachshunds. A harnesses will sit lower on the dog’s chest, the neck remains in a more neutral position.
4. Harnesses give you more control and your dog more freedom.
A harness can reduce pulling and provide better control over your dog, while still allowing your dog to sniff freely and enjoy being a dog! After all that’s why we take them on walks right. They are often easier to grab in sticky situations too!
5. Harnesses make it harder to slip out
Some dogs are real Houdini’s when it comes to collars. Particularly if your dog has thick neck and relatively small head, such as the German shepherd or small toy breeds. Collars can easily be pulled completely off a dog who wriggles backwards.
Harnesses make escape much more difficult, keeping your dog safer.
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