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.
Harnesses take pressure away from the thyroid and reduce the chance of injury.
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 IVDDsuch 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.
The best choice for dog walks is to wear both a collar for Id and a harness attached to the lead for your dogs comfort and safety.
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