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    Default Re: Collar or Harness or both?

    I use both, Vegas is a great walker so we just use a collar he does not pull or tug, but when we go bye-bye it is harness only! I can control him much better with a harness.

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    My boy wears a collar at al times with his name and my contact info, just in case he should ever get out. We started with an inexpensive nylon collar. After several months, I noticed his neck was very irritated under it, so after some research we now only use leather, which solved that problem. We just had to go up to a larger collar this past week. The problem I soon discovered while shopping at Persmart, was that any leather collar over 18" was very wide and wide doesn't work very well for short necks . I finally found a leather "rolled" collas on EBay that is just perfect for him and was only $15 and American Made I use his collar to keep him put when grooming or to hold him if someone comes to the door, but for leading or car restraint, we only use a harness. I don't want to restrict his air flow or take a chance of hurting his neck.


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    Well thanks to everyone for your input helps to have all this info in making my decision.

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    When Bacon is in his crate he wears nothing, lately we have been putting his collar on him when we are home so we know where he is by the sound. If we leave the house he gets harnessed, and we are actually getting him a new one with the cushioned chest part so it doesn't make his skin raw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlando465 View Post
    My boy wears a collar at al times with his name and my contact info, just in case he should ever get out. We started with an inexpensive nylon collar. After several months, I noticed his neck was very irritated under it, so after some research we now only use leather, which solved that problem. We just had to go up to a larger collar this past week. The problem I soon discovered while shopping at Persmart, was that any leather collar over 18" was very wide and wide doesn't work very well for short necks . I finally found a leather "rolled" collas on EBay that is just perfect for him and was only $15 and American Made I use his collar to keep him put when grooming or to hold him if someone comes to the door, but for leading or car restraint, we only use a harness. I don't want to restrict his air flow or take a chance of hurting his neck.


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    Is that something common in bullies? cause I bought a reg collar for her before i got her but i havent it tried it on her yet but after reading that i might just buy a leather one dunno

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    I read that the nylon collars can build up oil and dirt, which causes bacteria and bullies are very sensitive to bacterias and such, as we all know Leather doesn't do this. We haven't had any irritation since we switched, but I do keep it loose so it's doesn't rub or chaff.
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    I normally do both but we are down to just the collar cause I cannot find a harness that I like or one that fits right.


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    Check out the Ezydog quick fit. I really like the way it fits Tank and it is very easy on and off. No putting their feet onto it. I just slip it over his head and then snap it around his body! Quick and Easy! This style is not too expensive. I think it was around 25. They have another one that I like even better but its pretty pricey. I will wait until he is done growing before making that purchase

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    Default Re: Collar or Harness or both?

    BOTH!!!

    BUT my collars are "fashion accessories" because I have different designs for whatever is the season. For example, Bella is wearing her breast cancer awareness collar right now. ......... I think they look odd without collars. And it's FUN!!!

    BUT for walking it's harnesses every time. Bullies already have difficulties with breathing without having them pull, or you have to tug on a collar and restricting their airway any worse than it already is!!!!

    When they go for walks they wear both ................ because even when they are in the forest they are still wearing their funky, with-it, cool, and trendy collars!!! Errrmmm.. I wonder if I just threw myself back into the 90s with those words .............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlando465 View Post
    Check out the Ezydog quick fit. I really like the way it fits Tank and it is very easy on and off. No putting their feet onto it. I just slip it over his head and then snap it around his body! Quick and Easy! This style is not too expensive. I think it was around 25. They have another one that I like even better but its pretty pricey. I will wait until he is done growing before making that purchase
    How awesome is that! Thank you! Where can I find it?


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    I found mine at a local owned dog specialty store but you can find them on line at Amazon.com or Ezydog.com. I forgot to mention another reason that I chose this style is that it sits low across his chest so there is no pressure near or on his neck area.

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    Default Re: Collar or Harness or both?

    My daisy wears both well. Harness is used when we go out and a collar at home. I need to find a harness with a ring in the front for her tags. Much much easier to control her when she is wearing the harness though.

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