It can be a bit overwhelming just walking into a pet store or browsing an online pet-supply website looking for the best leash and harness for dogs for a newly adopted pet. The wide array of choices are often too numerous to count, but don’t give up. It is really not that difficult when you understand beforehand what the right combination is for your new best friend.
Being prepared for the challenge is the best option of all when searching for an appropriate small dog harness. We have all seen varieties that make us cringe or question the wisdom of taking any animal out with one encircling its neck. A choke collar quickly comes to mind, but some say these can be useful. Clearly, this is not what you are looking for though. Your cuddly, furry friend would never defy your corrective attempts now would he?
Prepare for the adventure by having a quick chat with your pet’s veterinarian asking for a recommendation. After all, who should know dogs better than someone who has devoted their life to helping them in every way possible?
Since puppies grow at a rapid pace, the best dog harness for them would be one that can be easily adjusted while growing with your pet to prevent any possibility of choking. It should also be one that fits snuggly enough that a firm tug will not release your dog from its grip.
All the best dog harnesses include rings that allow your dog to wear his/her identification and proof of vaccination right on it. However, these rings do come with some cautionary warnings. They can get caught in the most interesting places trapping your favorite playmate. In that case, it might be best to remove a leather dog harness whenever you will not be there to supervise play.
A standard flat collar is the most commonly used method of restraining dogs on a leash, but it is worth it to look more closely at other options, particularly if your dog is very active and likely to pull on the leash.
A front-clip harness slips over the chest area and aids in preventing minor pulling while allowing pet parents to steer their pet in the direction they want to go. This style is often recommended for pets still in need of some loose-leash training.
A head halter is often used for pets in early stages of leash training to help keep its attention on the trainer instead of something they might like to smell on the ground.
Just like us humans, every dog is different with its own personality and needs. The best way to understand what those are is to spend time with him or her. You will both benefit from the time spent together on or off the harness.