Why is a Dog Harness Important?
A dog harness is important because it allows you to control and walk your pet safely. It is there to help give support to your dog without hurting its neck or other areas. The pressure that is exerted on a dog's body when it is pulling is immense and using a harness helps to spread the weight and the pressure evenly across the dog's torso. If used in conjunction with a training lead or a Halti lead, it can teach your dog to stop pulling and to allow you to have greater control over the movements of your pet. By directing the dog's body and head in the direction you wish it to go, it is thought to help to train the dog quicker and more effectively.
Dog harnesses are perfect for securing your pet in the car or van. It can be very dangerous for both the driver and the passengers if a dog is not secured correctly and safely into a vehicle. It also keeps everyone safe in the car in case of an accident, as a loose dog can be thrown from the back of the car to the front and can cause serious injury to anyone in the way. If you travel in the car with your pet, you could use a dog carrying cage to keep the pet safe or a dog harness, which is a cheaper and equally safe option. It takes up less room and still allows the dog the freedom to turn around if they wish to. The harness can be clipped to any boot strap if the car has one, or any tie down point. Some of the harnesses can be attached to the seat belt if the pet is allowed on the back seat of the car.
With all the different types of dog harness available, there will be one that will suit your pet. There will also be one that is comfortable for your pet to wear, as most of the dog harnesses are padded, with soft edging. This is to ensure that they do not rub or annoy the dog, even when they get wet. Ensuring that you get the correct size harness for your dog is very important. If it is too loose, the dog may be able to escape out of them. If it is too tight, it will be uncomfortable and they will not enjoy their out door activity.
Some people believe that it is difficult to put a dog harness on your pet or maybe find it daunting with all the different straps and buckles. It is very important to look at all the designs available and decided which one will be best for you and your pet. There are some harnesses that are extremely easy to attach and fit on your pet with minimal fuss. Some even encourage your dog to just walk straight into them. The lead is easy to fix to the harness along with the dog tag, which holds details of the dogs identity and return information.