Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Collar? - Paw Five™

Is a Dog Harness Better Than a Collar? - Paw Five™

November 13, 2020

Should you use a dog harness or a dog collar? It can be difficult to choose between these two. It depends on the dog, breed, age and activity level.

We're going to cover the pros and cons of a harness and collar in this article so scroll on down so you can make a choice to choose between the two.


  1. Harness Pros
  2. Harness Cons
  3. Recommended Harnesses
  4. Collar Pros
  5. Collar Cons
  6. Recommended Collars


Harness Pros

  • Effective training tool
  • Great for specific breeds with short noses such as Pugs
  • Provides more control than a collar
  • Additional features that collars don't have (handle or built-in waste bag dispenser)


Harness Cons

  • Takes time for your dog to get used to
  • Your dog might not like it
  • Might rub your dog's skin raw


Recommended Harnesses

Paw Five CORE-1 Harness: This is a daily no-pull harness that is designed specifically for medium to large size dogs. It comes with an innovative waste bag dispenser. A convenient handle is placed at the back to maximize control. The velcro patches are customizable to any text that you like. Safety is maximized with the reflective stitching and frontal reflective belt.


Collar Pros

  • Lightweight and convenient
  • Can be left on your dog
  • An economical choice


Collar Cons

  • Can cause neck injuries
  • Not ideal for training
  • Can cause ear and eye issues from neck pressure


Recommended Collars

The Paw Five Orbit Collar is a collar built from the ground up to become the ultimate dog collar. This collar is durable, comfortable, practical, stylish and user-friendly--Everything you'd expect from a dog collar. It features quick dry nylon fabric, a heavy duty snap buckle and d-ring and reflective stitching. There is ultra soft neoprene used on the inside to ensure your dog the utmost comfort.


To choose a dog harness or a dog collar? Use the above pros and cons guide to make your decision.