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    Question Collar vs harness?

    I was just wondering where everyone attaches rabies tag and name tags. I've heard that collars are a big no-no. Does that just pertain to walks? We use a harness for walks and puppy class. Other than those times, our 15 wk old wears nothing. Should she have a collar with name tag and rabies tag on for use around the house, then switch over to harness when walking?

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    We just put the tags on a small Carabiner type clip that attaches to a loop on the harness when we take the girls places. Here at home they wear nothing unless we put a fleece on them when it's cold, or an outfit for dress up. (But that is not a daily occurrence although some might find that hard to believe from the fashion princess.)

    Both of our girls have microchips though just in case the unthinkable happened and they ended up out of the yard unattended.

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    For bulldogs a harness is far superior to a regular collar. A collar, especially when the dog is tugging at the leash, can damage the dogs throat
    Other than walking on leash my dog does not wear a collar or harness around the house, except in a training situation
    Last edited by Rural mystic; 09-01-2013 at 08:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    We have collar and harness. We were wearing collar-loosely but I think it's irritating his neck or retaining moisture or something. About the biggest plus to the collar was it gave me something to hold him by when we do all our daily maintenance rituals. For walks or going out, we use harness.

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    Hi, we use both we use a harness for longer walks, and a collar for short potty breaks, but at home we don't use anything. Both of our guys are microchipped
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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    Same as above, I have both. When we go places I always use a harness, better to control Vegas with. For short walks I use a collar because Vegas is a good walker. When we are at home he wears nothing.

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    I guess every dog is different. The harness was useless with Dudley. Tried for months with it...he would just sit down and not budge. He's great with the collar. He also is microchipped.

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    Default Collar vs harness?

    We use harness to walk and collar to carry her dog tag just in case she somehow got lose from a harness and of someone finds her there is a direct mobile number to us so rather than picking her up from vets or dog pound (both are microchipped) we can pick her up from whoever found her -her and Shy new updated dog tags (as we changed phone numbers) looks like that ( even tho i dont like to put name on the dog tag this time i did )
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    WOW!!! That is some bling!!!

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    I use a harness when out but nothing at home. Zeus and Dexter are microchipped.
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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    we use a wide collar on April when were out and about and none at home -she is microchiped - we had her avid # laser etched on her tag

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    Default Re: Collar vs harness?

    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    Same as above, I have both. When we go places I always use a harness, better to control Vegas with. For short walks I use a collar because Vegas is a good walker. When we are at home he wears nothing.

    Same here.

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