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    Hi. I am a Mom to two 19 week old english bulldogs, Allie and Cooper and was wondering what was recommended a Collar or Harness?

    Thanks for the help

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    Default Re: Collar or Harness?

    Great question!
    I use both. I don't really have a rhyme or reason as to which I use when, so I'm sure I'm of no help to you. I have heard Cesar Milan say if you put the collar high up on the dogs neck you control their head and when you control their head you control the dog.
    Are either of them hard to walk (I realize their age and I don't mean you're walking them a mile a day)?
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    He loves to walk on a leash, her not so much!!!! We usually go to dog parks where they don't have to be on a leash. Thanks for the info. They have collars right now but with all the skin on their neck didn't know if it mattered.

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    We use a harness less stress on the neck a bit more work since Chance will fight and bite anything that slips over his head. We have to be more aware on our leading with the harness can be confusing to him. Starting our first puppy class in two days one of the issues i will be bringing up is what is better for training collar or harness.

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    Harness, the collar will hurt the neck.

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    Default Re: Collar or Harness?

    Walley-Bubba uses both.

    The soft touch collar works best for training (the short sharp jerk to move his head and get his attention) but pulls off easily because his neck is as thick as his head (?).
    It also serves as an attachment for his medals (AKC, rabies, name, chip, etc tags).

    The Kong harness works best for walks (no choking).
    The handle works with the seatbelt looped through it to restrain him when riding shotgun in the car.
    But it's ineffective for training.

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    Default Re: Collar or Harness?

    We use collar to hold lilly dog tag and harness for walking , due to the length of their necks and the breathing problems they might experience we didnt trained lilly to walk using a collar
    Now it all depends as she walks nicely ;-)
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    Default Re: Collar or Harness?

    Harness, hands down. They are more comfortable on them and easier on you. You can never get a collar tight enough on their big necks and you have more control and security with a harness. I am overprotective and collars make me nervous because once your baby bullies get bigger and stronger if they decide to happily chase a squirrel or something a collar will slip right off.

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    Harness. Collars will restrict breathing.

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    Collar for tags and harness for walking

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    Default Re: Collar or Harness?

    harness, a collar pulls on the neck

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    Harness is best for Bully's.

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