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    Default Re: Collar versus harness

    Always safer with a harness

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    Default Re: Collar versus harness

    I don't use anything when we are home or in the fenced yard and a harness for walking I do use a collar when he is at my daughters house with his tags on but this year I think I will put his tags on the harness and she can put that on him each day instead as I really do not like collars for any dogs let alone an English bulldog

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    Interesting , in the K9 Citizen course the teacher said to me use a collar. I really don't like it, it seems to be doing well so far . I can see the tescher's point to help with Pork Chops issues. I am not recommending to use a collar just sharing info from the class .

    I do prefer the harness for walks since we are in training mode at the moment the Martin Gale collar is getting to good use.

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    Winston prefers to be free of his harness when inside and inside I don't feel he really needs to wear it. I really dislike collars on bulldogs because they are so strong and they usually are so thin it doesn't seem right to put that much pressure on their throats. Harnesses all the way for us! It is way easier and safe to control a bully with a harness.

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    Ellie has a narrow trachea so the vet told us to use a harness and we use that for walks. Well, when we can get her to walk. She has a collar on at home most of time. She gets very excited to wear her collar so I think it makes her feel special so she keeps it on. I did have a collar cover made so that if her tags fall off, the cover still has her name and phone numbers on it.

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    I used the harness today. Miss Pork chop ran like a free bird lol For months , we been using the Martin Gale collar. I decided to change , it does make a huge difference. Even though, they say , MG collar has freedom , it still can choke her especially, when she see's another dog when she pulls.

    I am coming back to the harness , if she could only talk , she would say, harness! No more collar!

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    Monty has a loose collar on in the house with his tags but we always use his harness to go for walks, car rides etc. I would be too scared for him not to have some visible ID on in case the unthinkable happened and he escaped somehow. He is microchipped but I like the added security of a collar.
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    Default Re: Collar versus harness

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    Monty has a loose collar on in the house with his tags but we always use his harness to go for walks, car rides etc. I would be too scared for him not to have some visible ID on in case the unthinkable happened and he escaped somehow. He is microchipped but I like the added security of a collar.
    Ditto! We do this exactly! Harness are best more control & easier on neck.


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    I definitely prefer harnesses over collars, especially for bullies. We have several harnesses and I would pick the appropriate one for the day. We have one that is called the IDC belt harness, and it is one of those light harnesses although still strong. This can stay on him even if we are home and I am just letting him out to the yard. It also has the strong velcro handle, which can come in handy in certain situations. Also you can buy those cute patches for the sides. I will attach a picture of my friend's puppy in it.
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    Bruce doesn't have anything on in the house and a harness for walks. With other dogs my parents have had its always been a collar but with Bulldogs struggling to breath anyway ive always thought a collar would restrict the air flow even more especially if they was to pull.

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    my babies are 'naked' in the house. They have collars, but I rarely use them.... harness for walks and car rides
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    Bella has collars and she used to use an Easy Walk harness. My preference has always been using collars only, but I started using the EW when Bella was pulling as a puppy. Eventually, she pulled so much that she pulled herself out of the EW harness. Now, we're upping the training and I use collars only.

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