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Question Collars vs harness--which one do you use?

Do any of you find one better than the other?I at first had a collar,but Duncan was awful and pulled too much and i felt like I was choking him so I switched to a harness,but the one I have I'm not quite fond of.Are there any out there that you all love.
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We use collars...right now they both have nylon ones that I take off when in the house. Zoey pulls, but stops pretty much when corrected and told to heel. Izzy has always been good on lead except when the neighbors Yorkie is outside..then she pulls and hops like crazy trying to get over there.

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Oscar does better with a harness, rather than a collar. We just got a step in one which is very easy to put on. I'm thinking about one of those velcro ones too for quick trips. Right now he wears nothing indoors, and I slip a show lead on him to go out to potty. He can get out of that though if he pulls backward.

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When Sam was a pup I always used a harness except in training class I used a regular collar.

But as his hair grew so did the matting around where the harness touched. Now I just use a collar. Less area to mat. In the house and the back yard he is naked.

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We have collars on our dogs with their Id, rabies and license tags all the time. When we go into the car and use the lookout carseat and go for walks we use a regular harness (leaving the collar on). It's easier to correct them and not hurt them with a harness, collars choke and injure.
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That's funny. I've been looking for, and finally found today, a padded harness to put on him with the lookout seat. I also have two nylon collars and leads (so far), one glows in the dark.

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I use a collar for training and competing but I use a harness for everday walks. I bought one that I love It is light weight and it doesn't pull nearly as much. I think I posted about it in a different thread... can't remember the name of it but it has breathable material too!

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They call them freedom harnesses... they have different brands but they work really nice and are good for toy dogs.

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Oliver has a harness similar to that made by Puppia.

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I have Puppia harnesses for my girls. They wear them for walks and in the car with the doggie seat belt things.

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