While this site primarily focuses on cats I know at least a few cat lovers who also live with dogs, so I have just a couple of articles on dogs too. This is one of them.
Of all the training collars out there the style I consistently hear positive comments about is a no-pull dog harness like either the Weiss Walkie or the SENSE-ation no-pull dog harnesses. Many people claim this is the best dog training collar they have found and many shelters seem to agree.
Some dogs can be difficult to walk because they get so excited they pull and drag their walker behind them. With all of the dog collars available these days it can be difficult to know which one is really the best dog training collar for you and your dog. Many people end up choosing the traditional dog training collars that choke or shock the dog to make pulling have a negative consequence. Unfortunately they don’t always work and have other unexpected negative consequences.
Why No-Pull Dog Harnesses Make The Best Dog Training Collars
No-pull dog harnesses have become increasingly popular because they offer more benefits for the dog and the guardian, which makes going for walks more fun for everyone. A no-pull dog harness will distribute the pressure caused from pulling across the body and help turn the dog towards its guardian.
Traditional dog collars can sometimes cause an oppositional reflex in the dog to push against the pressure they are feeling causing them to pull even harder. A no-pull dog collar will eliminate this reflex because of the way it distributes the pressure.
With this type of dog training collar the leash attaches to a chest strap on the harness. Because of the fit of the harness and the way the leash is attached it doesn’t put pressure on the trachea so it won’t cause coughing and choking. These nylon dog collars are also typically lightweight and comfortable for all sizes of dogs.
This type of nylon dog training collar doesn’t require any special type of training, you can start using it right away. Because of the ease of use and effectiveness of this type of dog walking collar many shelters are starting to use them.
Problems With Many Other Training Collars
Choke and prong collars can have some unexpected negative side effects. Because of the repeated pressure that is placed on the trachea these dog training collars can cause damage.
These collars can be painful. They were designed to create a negative association with a unwanted behavior. The problem is that if the dog pulls when he sees a person or another dog and continually has the negative association at these times the dog may start to associate this negative feeling with the sight of people or other dogs. Sometimes this can create aggression or other undesirable responses.
The increased stress caused by this negative association may also inhibit learning, especially in certain dogs.
Where To Put Pet Id Tags
This type of no-pull dog harness is meant for walking your dog, not for constant use, so you may want to use it in conjunction with a standard collar that holds the id tags.
If you are looking for the best dog training collar for both you and your dog consider trying a no-pull dog harness first. You may be able to save money by not having experimenting with other collars and foster a better relationship between your dog at the same time._____________________________________