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How to pick a dog harness
No-pull harnesses come in a variety of styles. You may need to try several to find one that works on your dog. Types include: →The Easy Walk and the Softouch attach the leash to a point on the dog’s chest rather than neck or back, which makes it more difficult to pull while walking forward.
→The Sporn Training Halter and Non-Pulling Mesh Harness use another approach involving straps that go under a dog’s front legs and tighten when he pulls.
→The Weiss Walkie is the simplest design. Unlike others, it comes only in one size that fits most dogs over 25 pounds. It’s basically just one strap around the dog’s chest that tightens when he pulls.
Designer Emily Weiss created it while working at an animal shelter, so it would be easy for volunteers to use. She recommends that you not use these harnesses to give leash-jerk corrections.
"It works best when we let the dog figure it out,” she says. "If we apply a correction, it makes it harder for him to figure it out.”
→There are several brands and styles of head halters available as well, including the Gentle Leader, Halti and Snoot Loop. The difficulty with halters is getting the dog used to them, and at least one study suggests dogs dislike all brands equally.