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Pepsie

*Pepsie the- Papillon*
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 2:35pm PST 
Do you put a harness on your small dog? I have one for Pepsie. I put it on when we are going on a walk or at the dog park. I think most small dog owners should have a harness for their dog because collars can choke them and cause collasping tracheas. But what do I know? shrug
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Remy

I hate sweaters
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 3:22pm PST 
Remy wears a harness when we go out of the yard. Besides any concerns with his trachea, I also think it gives me better control over him than a collar. It would be nice if we could just use his collar, especially in summer when it's hot, but for now he needs his harness.
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Addy, CGC

Let's go for a- walk!
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 3:28pm PST 
I use a harness for Addy. She had serious fear problems when I first got her, and pulling on the collar when she got worked up just made her more worked up. Switching first to the Gentle Leader, and then to a harness, helped her to be calmer, and braver.
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Gizmo

14- Years- Young!
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 4:31pm PST 
I use a martingale collar for Giz. She has awesome leash manners. When I initially trained LLW with her I did use a regular (back clip) harness.

For Abbey I use an Easy Walk harness (clips in front, discourages pulling.)
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Minster Jr.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 4:36pm PST 
I use a Harness always on Min cause he is septable to collapsing trachia...It also make it easier to hook him up to his carseat..
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Isabelle

Tougher than I- look!! :)
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 4:55pm PST 
I have a harness, but Momma wants to get me one of the step-in type. Has anyone tried one of those?
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Pepsie

*Pepsie the- Papillon*
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 5:00pm PST 
Yeah.. I like harnesses because you gain more control and when they pull, they're not choking themselves to death wink

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Bingley

Cookie Monster
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 5:18pm PST 
I use a Buddy Belt. They aren't cheap, but is by far the best harness I bought, and is now the only one I use. Bingley's not a puller, but I feel safer know if a situation came up and he did pull, he's not going to choke himself.
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Gangsta

The true- hardcore dog.
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 5:29pm PST 
I've always used harnesses for our Dachshunds, but when my boyfriend got Gangsta there was no question if we would use a harness. They are much safer and prevent choking, I see nothing better about using collars. They seem unsafe to me for walking.
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Pepsie

*Pepsie the- Papillon*
 
 
Barked: Sat Aug 14, '10 6:42pm PST 
Yes, harnesses are much safer than collars. Of course Pepsie has a collar on at all times(except night time, we sometimes take it off because her clinging I.D. tag gets annoying) because it carries her I.D. tag but I never use it for a walk anymore, since our harness came in. puppy
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