Using a Harness for Dog Training

Training accessories are an integral part of the training process for you and your dog. A dog harness is a particularly popular item in this respect and can be used as an alternative to a standard dog collar. They tend to be better for getting your canine to behave when they are on a walk as they can teach him obedience and to stop him pulling on the lead. This helps the dog learn to walk at your own comfortable pace rather than him pulling you along.

Training your dog to walk at the heel and to return to you when called will also help to keep him safe. You can also train your dog to behave in a well-mannered way towards strangers and to avoid other animals. In addition, harnesses can be used in conjunction with dog training leashes to give you total control.

Collars can cause your furry friend irritation, choking, and coughing when pulled during a training or walking session. On the other hand, a harness is placed over the dog’s upper body over the shoulders and ribcage and its grip extends to his front legs. As a result, he can escape choking and any other uncomfortable side-effects since the pressure exerted while pulling is distributed throughout his upper body.

When choosing a harness, make sure that you take on board your companion’s temperament and breed. A suitable harness should be durable and strong, but also lightweight and hypoallergenic. It should be able to handle the pressure of pups that are difficult to control, or those who simply have aggressive behaviours. It should also be able to resist the pressure and strength exerted by large dog breeds.

Harnesses come in various types and sizes; it’s important to choose one that fits comfortably on your dog and is adjustable. Measuring your pooch’s back, shoulders and rib cage will help you to find the right size dog training harness. Leather and nylon harnesses are especially popular and are readily available from numerous retailers. Padded harnesses are also an additional option for added comfort. Bear in mind when choosing that functionality is more important than looks.

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