Dog Harness Necessary?
If you’re a dog owner, you already know how important it is to keep your furry friend safe and secure while out for a walk. Most of our furry friends have a mind of their own… They are curious, energetic, and often tend to explore their surroundings without much regard for their own safety (or where they are pulling us along). That’s why it is important to use the right tools when taking our dog on an outdoor adventure. A dog harness is designed to wrap around the torso and distributes pressure evenly, making “walkies” much more comfortable.
THE BENEFITS OF A
Dog Harness VS Collar
WHICH HARNESS IS
Right for Your Dog?
HOW TO FIT A HARNESS FOR
Then, choose a harness that fits snugly but still allows your pet to move freely. Adjust the straps for a comfortable fit,
making sure there’s enough room to fit two fingers underneath. Finally,
check that the harness is secure by giving it a gentle tug.
TIPS FOR TRAINING YOUR
Dog to Wear a Harness
- Choose the right harness: It’s crucial to choose the right harness for your dog’s size, breed, and body shape. You don’t want to choose something too small that can cause chafing or discomfort or too big that can slip off easily. Take accurate measurements of your dog’s girth, neck, and chest before purchasing the harness.
- Let your dog familiarise with the harness: Before putting on the harness, allow your dog to sniff and explore it. Present the harness to your dog and allow them to sniff it, lick it, and get used to it. This way, they can associate the harness with positive experiences and not fear it.
- Take gradual steps: When it’s time to put the harness on, start by making it loose-fitting and keep the wearing periods at a minimum. Gradually increase the amount of time your dog wears the harness, starting with just a few seconds and eventually extending the time to an hour or longer.
- Praise and treat your dog: When your dog successfully wears the harness, offer praise and a treat. This reinforces positive behaviour and will associate the harness with pleasant experiences.