Why You Should Use A Dog Harness- Pros and Cons

Why You Should Use A Dog Harness- Pros and Cons

October 27, 2020

To use a dog harness or a dog collar? In this article we're going to cover the pros and cons of using a dog harness.


Do you have a dog that keeps pulling during walks? Using a dog harness might actually prevent that and teach your dog to walk properly.  It can also be a wonderful addition or alternative to a collar for dogs with medical conditions (such as collapsing trachea) where pressure on their throat can lead to other concerns. A harness is also a good option for dogs like pugs, who risk their eyeballs protruding from the sockets if too much pressure is put around their neck.



  • Works great for smaller breed dogs
  • Takes away any pressure that would be on the neck area.
  • Most dogs adapt to wearing the harness quickly.
  • Can help prevent pulling behavior in large breed dogs.
  • Easy to put on and take off.
  • Increased control if there is a handle on the harness.


  • Some dogs can escape out of the harness depending on the breed.
  • Might loosen during the walk and need to be tightened consistently to maintain effectiveness.
  • Might cause chafing in breeds with short hair.
  • Restricts full range of movement in small breeds.
  • Have to be removed each time from walks as it could be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time.