Your dog has always utilized the traditional collar and leash combination, but lately, you’ve noticed that quite a few pet owners opting to use a harness on their pet when it comes to taking walks. Would your pet benefit from this change?
Harnesses can be a great way to give you more control when you are out and about. Many dogs need this to be safe, particularly if they aren’t leash trained or if they will run after interesting things that cross their path. However, it is also used for pets who have sensitivities in their neck areas. This is common in many puppies. It is also common in some dog breeds, as they don’t grow out of it like others do. To keep a leash from adding pressure to this area, a harness can be used instead. Your local Lafayette, LA vet can offer additional suggestions.