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What Products To Use When Walking A Dog

Walking your dog is such an important part of being a dog owner but finding the right product to use can be a challenge! You may find you have tried and tried to get your dog to stop pulling on their lead but nothing works! It is important to try different products and find out which product your dog responds the best to. Don’t be afraid to try them all!

Here is a list of products you can use to walk your dog:

 

 Collar

A dog collar probably has to be the most common product for walking a dog. Everyone wants to show off their stylish dog collar while walking their pooch. Collars are also great for because you can clip a name tag on which not only shows their name but shows your contact information so in the unfortunate event your dog goes missing and someone else finds them, they can contact you.

 

Pros

  • You can clip a dog tag on them
  • It’s gentle and light if your dog knows not to pull
  • Easy to use
  • Not expensive

 Cons

  • It can be uncomfortable on your dog’s throat if they pull on their lead while walking.
  • Doesn’t teach your dog to walk nicely

 

Halter

 

 

 

 

When used properly a dog halter is actually a really great product for walking your dog. The halter is designed to gently turn their head towards you if they start walking too fast. This encourages your dog to slow down and walk nicely next to you.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Teaches your dog to not pull on their lead while walking
  • Not expensive

Cons

  • Not all dogs will respond well to a halter
  • They can rub on your dog’s nose leaving it irritated
  • If not used properly it will be uncomfortable for your dog

       

      Harness

      A dog harness is a very easy product to use for walking your dog. It’s also one of the most comfortable products for your dog.

      It is gentle on their body and rather than pull on their throat or turn their head to correct their walking, it gently tugs on their shoulders to encourage them to slow down and walk nicely next to you.

       Pros

      • Gentle on your dog
      • Corrects their walking using by tugging on their shoulders rather than their neck or head
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • More expensive than other dog walking products

        

      Correction Chain

      Correction chains are also known as choker chains however I do not like referring to them as choker chains because if you use them properly you are not choking your dog. It also gives off the impression that you are correcting your dog’s walking by choking them which is incorrect. You are more likely to choke them using a normal collar than you are a correction chain. However, if you wish to use this type of collar ensure you apply the right technique so are that you are walking your dog correctly. The correction occurs from the sounds the chains make when tugged on.

      Pros

      • Great product for correcting your dog’s walking when used properly

      Cons

      • Hard to use
      • Can hurt your dog’s throat if not used properly

       

      There are other items you may want to consider when walking your dog, such as a muzzle. Your dog doesn’t have to be aggressive to wear a muzzle. In certain places your dog may be required to wear a muzzle such as public transport.

      There you have it! The top products we recommend when walking your dog. Be sure to try a few options to see which one your dog responds best do.