Collar Versus Harness

Which one will you choose?

By Caroline Cowan, Cardiff Canine Citizens, BSc, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, Fitpaws Master Trainer

If only I had a pound for every time I was asked the question of collar versus harness I would be relaxing on a desert island by now.

When I first owned dogs, around 35 years ago, we always used collars. Just plain leather buckle collars, which didn’t constrict and my dogs didn’t have any respiratory problems. Most importantly I have always trained my dogs not to pull!

Collars may be fixed, semi choke, martingale which are popular with sighthound owners and sighthounds often have thick muscular necks but relatively small heads.

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