THE EAGER PUP

Some dogs have a tendency to walk faster than you or use their body weight to pull you in a certain direction they want to go. It is important to know that nothing is wrong with these dogs! Although, some people will engage in professional dog training or DIY training to correct the issue. Dog Owners are taught to either change direction or stop walking once their dog starts to pull. However, I see this as a potentially harmful method of training IF you are not using the correct equipment…

You should always use a dog walking harness instead of a leash when walking your dog! Especially when you are training your dog not to pull. The harness fits around the chest of the dog instead of the neck. This minimizes the risk of neck injury and tracheal collapse. It will also eliminate the occurrence of your dog choking from the collar. You know, that awful gagging sound your dog makes when the collar obstructs their air flow…

The harness will only take you a few more seconds to put on; and your dog will thank you for the extra comfort and safety! They typically range from $15-$25 and are made by a variety of companies.

I hope you make the right decision to buy, or switch to, a harness in the future!

Best wishes,

Kam

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Comments ( 10 )

  1. ReplyMaxx
    I love dog but to be honest I didn't know the different harness and leash than look over the dog. Maybe I haven own a dog yet. What you said is making sense that the leash which I always saw people pull their dog is defintely obstrucs their air flow and causes internal injury. Any recommendation where could I make the purchase on the Harness for my future dogs? Thanks for letting me know Friend.
    • ReplyKam

      Thank you for your input! When you decide to get a dog, regardless of its breed, GOOBY makes a great harness which we use for our dogs!

      Kam

  2. ReplyVictoria R.
    I love dogs and have used harnesses in the past. You're absolutely right! They learn not to pull and it's also easier on their throats and necks. Have you ever used a gentle leader? They are also supposed to be good for dogs that pull. I've only used a harness, though, so I would be interested in your opinion. Thanks for the great information!
    • ReplyKam

      Thank you very much for your feedback! Personally, I have not used a Gentle Leader for my dogs. I prefer using the harness instead because I do not like the concept of the muzzle like strap over the dogs snout. It also cannot be used on certain dogs. However, I do think it is an improvement over the traditional collar.


      Kam

  3. ReplyJen
    I think that your layout is very nice and the pictures have a great appearance. Your story is very touching and how you feel about dogs. The only thing missing is just waiting for the reviews. I really have no way of criticizing your work. It's clean, clear and has a warmth to it. Just keep adding to it. I really hope that I get to see your site progress. It's appealing and sincere. I enjoyed the visit. Jen
    • ReplyKam

      Thank you very much, it means the world, when people actually enjoy visiting!

      Kam

  4. ReplyNorman
    Hello and thanks for sharing, I have seen this over and over again and in fact I think that it happened to me on a few occasion before and that is taking your d0g for a walk and then to have them drag you and thanks also for explaining that part as to why dogs like that when they are going for a walk. Your post is we detailed and gets to the point.
    • ReplyKam

      Thank you! I appreciate your input!

      Kam

  5. ReplyLinda
    Hi Kam, Purchasing a harness is great advice for any dog owner. It's such a simple thing, right? And yet, I struggled with my eager pups for a while before I thought about this simple change. It has made all the difference and made walking with them a far more enjoyable experience for both the dogs and me. Good info!
    • ReplyKam

      Super excited to hear that! Keep having fun with your pups! Thank you.


      Kam