Collar or harness

(11 Posts)
Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 19:32:05

What would you recommend and why?

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sarge89 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:38:55

Collar and proper training to not pull on the lead 🙂

Our two know to walk nicely when they wear collars and pull in a harness for Cani-X. Some harnesses can impede correct movement for dogs, so if you do decide on a harness, make sure it's one they can move correctly in.

wetotter Sat 13-Jun-20 19:52:05

Harness, just in case, and proper training to walk nicely

Agree that you need to make sure harness is a correct firnand will,not compress neck/airway

Floralnomad Sat 13-Jun-20 19:59:33

Harness and trained to walk nicely , our dog has tracheal issues , not from use of a collar , but if anyone was to pull on a collar on him he is likely to be very unwell .

Mountains91 Sat 13-Jun-20 20:06:54

Harness, it’s much better for their necks, comfier for them ( if well fitted) especially in short legged, long backed breeds.

sarge89 Sat 13-Jun-20 20:10:35

It's not about whether the harness "fits well", it's about not having the chest strap. Watch this video please OP.

sarge89 Sat 13-Jun-20 20:11:12


Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 21:12:32

Thanks for the link. How do you make sure it's position correctly and fits properly?

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Makemedoit Sat 13-Jun-20 21:13:13

We will be training to walk to heal etc.

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GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Sat 13-Jun-20 21:15:40

Collar for tag, but slip lead and training to walk at heel.

I use a standard lead sometimes, but the slip is so quick and easy to get on and off.

Moondust001 Sat 13-Jun-20 21:19:50

Neither. Always used a soft figure of 8 lead. Provides risk control at all times, pulling not possible, and doesn't cause any hurt. I would never use a collar - I can't imagine why anyone would want to be dragged around by the neck, so why would a dog? And whilst some are fine in harnesses, some dogs actually pull more in one.

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