If you are a new dog owner, or even an experienced one of many yearsstanding, you may consider buying a collar for your new pup / dog. Collars have been used for many years: in fact, it is thought that the ancient Mesopotamians began to use them 8,000 years ago.
However, the dog harness has also been around for a long time, even if not so long. They were used at least 2,000 years ago for dogs in battle situations and carrying out guard duties.
In fact, dog harnesses have several advantages over and above a collar, not the least of which is that they stop your dog from injuring itself. If you have a dog that pulls on the lead, the collar can cause pain and also injury. This is a particular problem for smaller dogs with small necks. Small dogs are prone to tracheal collapse which causes the windpipe to collapse and makes breathing an issue.
A dog harness can also help avoid ocular proptosis which is when the dog’s eyes begin to bulge out of the eye sockets because of pulling on the lead, and it requires immediate attention from a vet. That won’t happen with a harness.
When you use an adjustable harness for your dog, like the ones that we produce at Goody Paws, you don’t have any of these potential problems. You actually have more control over your dog’s movements as well. A harness also discourages your dog from pulling, so it can help to train your pet to be calm when out walkies.
A harness can prevent your dog from escaping. A collar only goes around the neck, and it can be easy for the dog to slip out of it and escape in order to chase a cat or a bird. That’s the last thing you need when you are walking on a main road with lots of traffic.
Of course, an adjustable harness like the ones we produce at Goody Paws is – well – adjustable, so you can ensure that it is a perfect fit for your dog. Not too tight and not too loose.
Our adjustable harnesses are not just functional, but they also come in a range of designs that will make your dog stand out from the crowd. In addition, you can pair them with matching leads, and even bow ties, so that they will look smart wherever they go.