Is Dog Walking Easier Using A Collar Or A Harness?

by Kate McQuillan / 09 March 2012 / No Comments

Which is better a collar and lead or a harness and lead?

Walking your dog is a great way to take some time out from your day, keep yourself and your dog exercised and give you time to bond with them.

I know when I am out walking Coco I often wonder who is walking who, and I have tried both a collar and a harness and have been undecided on which is best. Although she much prefers a free run!

There seems to be Pros and Cons to the harness

Pros to using a harness

It can stop your dog choking when they pull

Your dog won’t be able to slip out of a harness

You tend to have more control over the dog – although with a larger dog then can use their weight to pull harder at times.

Cons to using a harness

Often a harness can be hard to put on – and when a dog is excited about going for a walk it can be even harder to get it on!

Some dogs don’t like the feel of a harness on them.

They can be expensive, and it’s important they fit correctly – so cheap is not always a good idea!

As I said I am undecided on which is best – although one thing I do know is whichever you put on Coco she loves going out for a walk. Although I would wonder which she prefers herself and which she feels more comfortable in.

Which do you think is best for your dog? Collar or Harness?

About the author:

Pet Sitters Ireland are the alternative to using Kennels or Catteries when travelling away from home. Their Pet Sitting and Dog Walking service allows pet owners to travel away with ease knowing that their pets are safe and their home is secure.

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