One of the many things you may want to get for your dog when starting to train them is a good, sturdy dog training harness, as part of your dog supplies to have. A good harness should fit comfortably on your dog and have enough padding to prevent any escaping or injuries that could occur while wearing the harness. Having your dog wear a harness is a way to keep better control when walking your dog. Pulling a dog by the neck using a choke chain is really uncomfortable. Also a tugging dog will prevent itself from getting enough oxygen when it's pulling on the lead, and we certainly do not want that! You do not want the dog to get scared of wearing a collar or harness because of something like that happening. Do not get frustrated or tug on the harness. Heel is pretty easy to teach with the correct method. Tugging on the harness will hurt the dog and get him confused. This is the same with yelling. In taking your dog for walk and in training your dog, there is much more considered necessary than just a good dog trainer and an obedient and intelligent dog. You will need a lot of dog training accessories, but generally the most popular of all of them will be the dog training harness.
A dog training harness was made to take the place of dog collars. Usually, time-honored dog collars can cause irritation, choking, and coughing for a dog when the pressure is applied if the collar is pulled while training or walking. Dog training harnesses help your dog escape such dreadful circumstances. A dog harness is placed over the dog's upper body such as the shoulders and ribcage. Its grip extends to the dog's front legs. As a result, the dog escapes choking since the pressure exerted while pulling is evenly distributed throughout the upper body of the dog. The pressure is then relieved and the dog escapes irritations caused by pulling. Also, the dog can freely bark, catch and track things without the restraints from the collar irritation. These harnesses come in various designs and sizes. This wide variety is one of the reasons why many dog owners find it very difficult to choose the right dog training harness for their lovable pooch. Regardless of the size however, the most important rule in choosing the right harness is to make sure you put function and not fashion first. Make sure that the dog training harness fully serves its purpose, that is to be able help the keeper/trainer control, guide or manage the dog's behavior. The most popular types of dog training harnesses are those that are made of leather. For dogs that belong to the large breeds, the commonly used harness for them will be made of more durable materials. Another factor to take into consideration when choosing the right dog training harness is the dog's temperament and breed.
Comfort for both the dog and the trainer is a vital factor to be considered as well. The training harness should be one that the dog wants to use. It should be lightweight and it should be hypoallergenic to the dog. It should not pose any threat to the health and the growth of your dog. In addition to that, the right harness should be able to ease your problem in controlling a rather stubborn pooch when exposed to strangers or when you are outdoors. The right dog training harness is often expected to be the favorite training equipment of both the dog and the trainer. Last but not the least; a dog harness should be durable and strong. It should be able to handle the pressure of puppies that are hard to control, or those who simply have aggressive behaviors, or who get easily over excited. It should also be able to resist the pressure and strength exerted by larger dog breeds. In order to start getting your dog used to wearing one, it helps to put him in the harness to get the feel of it. Let him wear it while you walk him on leash the first time. Do not leave a young dog, or any dog for that matter, unattended with a harness; they have a tendency to chew through them, or get themselves caught on something and into trouble. This really is one of the more safer methods of training one can use with their dog, and a dog that is safer and happier will learn better in the end.