To chose a dog harness or a collar? Whichever one you choose depends on you and your dog's needs. At Paw Five we have an entire team of professional dog trainers and they believe harnesses are best for daily use such as walking, hiking and running. We'll be introducing you to the Paw Five CORE-1 Harness below.
Harnesses are a safe and secure way to ready for your dog for an adventure. When choosing a dog harness you should look at the following factors.
First and foremost when selecting a harness you want the harness to be comfortable for your dog. Look for a harness that is padded and evenly distributes the weight around. You'll want to avoid any wire type harnesses as these can cut into your dog's skin.
The harness should properly fit your dog to ensure comfort and security. Without proper fit the harness will not do it's job properly. Look for a harness that is fully adjustable from the girth and chest area.
If you're using your harness every single day then you'll want to pick one that is durable. Look for a harness with durable materials such as a waterproof outer shell and ones with thick nylon straps.
Not all harnesses come in the same features. Some have specific features that you might want to look for. Some harnesses come with a built-in poop bag dispenser to ensure you're ready for all your walks. Other features you might want to look for at where the leash attachment ring is located. Some harnesses have a ring on the front for no-pull reasons. Harnesses that are built for control have a handle for you to grab when you're in need of control of your dog.
Security is an important factor when selection your dog harness. You'll want to make sure your dog is secure in the harness and can't escape. Some harness designs are easy to put on but your dog can also escape easily. If you want an escape proof harness go for one that fits on like a shirt where you have to insert your dog's legs through the loop.
Last but not least you'll want a harness that is convenient and easy to use. What do we mean by this? We mean the ease of use and any other convenient features on the harness. Halter style harnesses are the most convenient when they can ready your dog for a walk with a snap of a buckle. The CORE-1 Harness shown in the photos above come with a built-in poop bag dispenser as well as an additional side d-ring to attach accessories.