Harness your dog’s energy and she’ll walk nicely beside you.
Leo wears a green front-clasp harness designed to improve the walking skills of pullers, even though he’s always walked pretty well on leash. I’ve read that these harnesses are tools to be used until the dog learns how to walk properly, and then you’re supposed to switch to a flat collar. Well, Leo continues to walk best on the front-clasp harness, so we’re sticking with it.
Mia wears a pink back-clasp harness that first belonged to Isis. Rob prefers walking her on this one, although we also have a raspberry-colored front-clasp harness, and she does well on just the flat collar too.
Next time I’m in the market for a new harness, I plan to buy a Freedom Harness. I saw one in action at the SoCal Pet Expo and I like how you can clip to the front or the back or both.
Harnesses are my favorite tool for walking dogs.
If your dog is an exceptionally enthusiastic puller, you might need to pair a head collar like a Halti with a harness.
For the A to Z Challenge, I’m using all positive language in my posts. Find out how I discovered the benefits of positive reinforcement training in my book, Bark and Lunge!
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