Dog Harness

The dog harness is quite popular among those who have a dog.

It is used regardless of the dog's size, walking conditions, breed and other parameters.

Although it is primarily used because it theoretically puts less pressure on the dog than a flat collar, it creates several problems.


The harness is placed on the strongest part of the dog, its chest. This automatically creates a desire to the dog to pull, since the resistance exerted on him is encouraging and almost never creates discomfort.

With it, any directional ability the handler has is lost, and in strong, high-energy dogs, this is obvious, problematic, and certainly not safe.

Finally, due to the way they are made, most harnesses come off the dogs relatively easily, resulting in a dog that can escape and get lost.

Its use in professional training is almost exclusively in areas where it is desired to INCREASE the dog's drive and desire to pull in a specific direction.

This is how we find it as essential equipment in IGP dog sports and in general in protection and bodyguard services. It's a way of telling our dog that we want him to pull as hard as he can without any consequences for him.




If we want to teach our dog to walk beside us without pulling, then the use of a collar is necessary. Of course, there are very few cases in old or very low-energy dogs where walks with a harness are calm and without pulling. But if we have a dog like that, that means he wouldn't pull even with the collar, so again I don't see the point.

Those who do not want to see their dog "choking" with the collar pulling on the walk, the solution is training and not a tool that shifts the problem.

It's better to spend a couple of weeks on leash training and have a dog that doesn't pull than to have a dog that will pull forever.