There are also some dogs with respiratory diseases, the collar will make them feel uncomfortable. Moreover, wearing a collar for a long time will also cause hair damage to the dog's neck. At this time, the role of the dog harness is obvious, which is why many people choose to buy a dog harness.
What are the benefits of a dog harness?
Compared with other types of traction ropes, the dog harness has the advantage that it has a larger force area. When the owner pulls, the force applied can be evenly distributed on the dog’s chest and abdomen. Another reason is that many people in cities now have small dogs, and traditional collars can cause damage to some dogs, such as Chihuahuas or other miniature breeds.
Pay attention to the following 3 points when choosing a dog harness
1.Try to choose a Y-shaped chest strap for your dog
There are many styles of dog harnesses on the market now. Try to choose Y-shaped products. The Y-shaped chest strap brings less pressure to the dog, and it will not often strangle its neck and cause it to breathe hard. When shopping, you should wear it to see if it is suitable for the dog's body size. If it is too loose or too tight, you need to change it.
2. The harness will not affect the dog's shoulder blades
If the harness is too tight, it will pinch the dog’s shoulder blades, which will cause the dog to move inconveniently, and the shoulder will be tight for a long time. The body structure of a dog is different from that of a human. The upper body of a human is connected by the humerus, scapula, clavicle, and overall torso. The dog does not have the clavicle part, so the dog’s front legs have a larger range of motion. The muscles around the dog’s shoulder are also tight. If the dog’s scapula position is held back by the chest strap, it will affect the movement of its shoulders, and then it will cause the dog’s forefoot to always retract, and the posture will be uncoordinated when walking, and it will even become awkward. However, if the owner chooses a harness that covers the shoulders, its explosion-proof effect will be better, but it is not recommended to choose this type for the health of the dog.
3. Don't get the harness stuck under the dog's armpit
A dog’s armpit is a sensitive and fragile place. Some dog harnesses will get stuck in the armpits, which will make mobility inconvenient. If the owner does not notice, prolonged rubbing can also cause hair loss in the armpits. If things go on like this, it may cause the dog’s underarm skin to get sick, which not only damages the dog’s health but also uses a sum of money for treatment.