Poll: Collar or harness?

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 13 to 22 of 22

Thread: Collar or harness??

  1. #13
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Alice Kable's Avatar
    Location
    Joseph, Oregon, United States
    Posts
    4,424
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Ruggles and Buster
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    We have leash trained using a pincher collar that has a lot of slack in it so it could never choke the dog. It really helps, it is like power steering in a car. It has worked well with all of our dogs. You can take out or add links to adjust the size.

  2. #14
    Pooper scooper cslafferty's Avatar
    Location
    Linden, MI
    Posts
    26
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lola (1/31/11) & Chief (9/18/00-12/30/10)
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    Actually, I believe that's where I first heard about the brachycephallic breed thing- I was going to order an Illusion collar from Cesar Milan's website for our first bulldog, but their website published a warning to all owners of brachycephallic breeds that they should NOT use a collar, even an Illusion collar, only a harness. After I read that, I asked our vet and he confirmed.

  3. #15
    Head Pooper Scooper I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, Texas
    Posts
    13,246
    Bulldog(s) Names
    BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Katie
    Likes (Received)
    1557

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    When we go for a walk we use a collar. But when we take them in the car we put a harness on them and strap them in so they are safe if we are in an accident. Poor Buddy boy hates his harness and does not like to walk in it. BeBe on the other hand loves hers and gets so excited when she sees it because she loves to ride in the car.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


  4. #16
    Pooper scooper mosca72's Avatar
    Location
    New Westminster BC
    Posts
    45
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Besito
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default

    Is more by choice than anything else. For example Besito is being always walk with a collar. It gives me more control and I found out that make him easy to follow me during a walk

  5. #17
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Chunksmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Turi
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,785
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Chunk aka Chunkster, Chunky Monky, Sir Drools-a-lot, Wrinkles Magee
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    Quote Originally Posted by MatildasMommy View Post
    I chose harness, you didn't have the option for both. When walking Matilda we us the step in harness.. I use the collar for her tags and when we go visit the vet.
    Same thing for me! Plus Chunk's collar matches his lead and it's super cool.
    You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see,
    but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.

    Live Genuinely


  6. #18
    Potty Trainer Casee's Avatar
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    56
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Taser
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    I cannot use a collar for Taser he gags and throws up when he pulls...to be honest it freaks me out! My vet said never to use a collar with this breed of dog anyways.

  7. #19
    Newbie
    Location
    Salado, TX
    Posts
    24
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sam
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    Sam has a harness....he is so freakin strong and has such a thick neck we could never get a collar to fit right. I only use it when he gets to go for a road trip, we bought it when we took him with us when me and my wife got married and were glad we did especially when the fire alarm went off at like 3 in the morning and we had to take the stairs to get out of the hotel.

  8. #20
    Potty Trainer nikkip410's Avatar
    Real Name
    NIKKI
    Location
    STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK
    Posts
    54
    Bulldog(s) Names
    REX
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    Thanks everyone .. Looks like ill be keeping my harness and stepping it up with the training

  9. #21
    Pistol Packing Bullyagrapher Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Libra926's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cheryl
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    7,813
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Vegas and Orion
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1148
    Blog Entries
    44

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    We put O in a harness. Morning, noon and night. This way, I can grab her easily. Yes, I pick her up by the harness. She's so small, sometimes it's the fastest way to pull her to safety. Vegas? No way with a harness. He does a crazy "get it off me now" run and tries to rub it off. When we go out, it's a harness for him. The collar he normally wears is very loose and can easily be pulled over his head. He has often put on his brakes and stopped in the middle of a walk...only to have me not notice until I'm dragging his collar down the road. Bulldog necks and heads are about the same size, so getting a collar to stay on is a task in itself. I'd say...stay with the harness. Safer. Easier.

  10. #22
    Potty Trainer Polly's Avatar
    Real Name
    Paula
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    67
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lily <3
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Collar or harness??

    We use both. Lily always has her collar on but when we go for walks we use her harness. My 13 year old daughter is the one who is usually holding the leash and she finds it easier to walk Lily with the harness. She used to pull a lot more then she does now but when she does pull (usually when she sees another dog coming), it's easier to hold on to her and we know she's not hurting her throat or neck.
    POLLY<3

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •