what are no pull dog harnesses?
A popular option for dog walking is a no pull dog harness. In my experience, most dogs respond very well to these types of harnesses. However, there are some important things to know before buying one. Quite simply, they are dog harnesses that do not pull on your dog’s leash in any way.
Most conventional harnesses, by the way, attach through the chest area, putting undue stress on the neck. As a result, many dogs that enjoy pulling on a leash develop a habit of pulling on their own chest. This can become very painful and cause damage to the skin. Fortunately, no pull dog harnesses prevent this damage since they only attach through the front of the chest.
There are other advantages as well
Traditional harnesses can be bulky and heavy, limiting how far you can go with your dog without him tucking his tail between his legs. In addition, a traditional harness often has a number of clamps or hooks that are difficult to remove, causing problems if you need to walk long distances with your dog. No-pull harnesses solve both of these problems. They also come with several accessories, including leash prongs, rain top carriers, and several clips to secure your dog to you.
To explain how they work, consider a basic harness with two straps, one across your dog’s chest and one around his neck. You use these straps to pull the leash forward, creating momentum forward in your direction. If you have a large dog, this can be very helpful, since pulling on the leash can cause him to lose balance and back up. For a medium sized dog, it will work just fine, since most medium-sized dogs can easily maintain their balance on the leash.
An important feature of most no-pull harnesses are adjustable
This is important because it means you can adjust the harness for any situation. For example, you may need your dog to be taller or shorter at various times throughout the day or week. The adjustable straps allow you to get the necessary height or length that you need for whatever the circumstances.
On a final note: when your dog pulls on the leash, the no-pull harness will tighten as well. This doesn’t happen with traditional collars; when your dog pulls on the leash, it will keep the collar tight. The adjustable strap then loosens to let your dog free of the tension. These types of collars can cause painful choke-holds if your dog pulls hard on the leash; the no-choke feature here makes it less likely.