Dog Training – Which Collars And Harnesses Are Best?

No matter how well behaved your dog is, there is always a chance that they can get away from you or not come when you call them, for this reason, it is always a good idea to have your pet on a leash when you are in an environment that your pet could get hurt. Not all dog collars or harnesses are right for training. It is important to choose the right collar for your pet to ensure his or her safety and give you both more enjoyable walks and training sessions.

In addition to keeping your pet safe, collars and harnesses provide a place to hang your pets identification tags. These tags contain their name and your phone number, along with proof of rabies vaccination. If your dog was to get loose and lost, the identification tags help to ensure that he or she makes it back home.


Ultimately, you want your dog trained not to have to use any particular kind of collar besides a flat collar. You don’t want to rely on the type of collar for your dog’s behavior; you want to train them to not partake in any bad behavior, special collars help to correct bad behavior over time. Your dog should walk alongside you without any pulling or lunging when they finish training.

Types Of Dog Collars and Harnesses:

  • Flat Collar- Flat collars are most likely what you picture when you think of dog collars. They lay flat around the dog’s neck. This type of collar is best for dogs who walk calmly on a leash. When used in conjunction with obedience training, flat collars generally work for most dogs; however, harnesses are not recommended for short-nosed dogs and dogs with collapsed tracheas.
  • Dog Harnesses- Dog Harnesses take the stress off your pet’s neck. Instead, the harness goes around your dog’s chest. There are multiple types of dog harnesses to choose from.
    • The no-pull harness redirects your dog when they pull away by gently applying pressure with resistance.
    • The padded harness is similar to the no-pull it just has extra padding and surface area to help distribute pressure evenly. This prevents excess back and neck strain.
    • Most of these types of harness have two leash attachment point, one on the dog’s back for everyday walking, and one on the dog’s chest for obedience training or additional control.

Head Collar- The gentle lead head collar is one of the most popular collars for walking. It is designed to prevent your dog from excessive leash pulling, lunging, and jumping. It works similar to a horse halter, it fits behind your dog’s ears and around his or her snout. When it is used correctly, it redirects your dog’s head, preventing them from pulling away and keeping them calm. This type of collar is perfect for headstrong dogs. It is crucial to use a head collar that is properly fitted to your dog and to never jerk the leash when in use.

Chose A High-Quality Dog Collar Or Harness
Whichever type of dog collar or harness you choose, A Hot Dog On A Leash has plenty of options to choose from. Our products come in over 100 different colors, patterns, and styles. We also have matching bows, bowties, and flowers. Your pet can look their best all the time, even during training.

When it comes to obedience training, in particular, you want a dog collar or harness that functions as it should. It is crucial that the restraint you are using does not break or come apart when your dog pulls away. We use top quality hardware including double-locking side-release buckles, wide mouth nylon adjustment loops, heavyweight snap bolts, and heavyweight D-rings. The Collars, harnesses, and leashes are made with a strong nylon webbing material with colorful cotton fabrics sewn overtop. Our products are also washable, so you don’t have to stress if they get dirty. We do recommend air drying to prevent the products from banging around in your dryer.

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