Set your dog up to succeed with humane and enriching equipment. My previous dog, Gypsy, suffered from neck pain due to tightening collars and correction equipment. Recent studies have confirmed that collars are causing neck injuries. A well-fitting harness is the safest option, and those with front-attach options help reduce pulling. Here's a list of my favorite equipment, and where to find it.
1. PetSafe 3in1 Harness
This budget-friendly harness is a great all-around harness. It has a back clip and no-pull front clip. It also features a car safety restraint to limit your dog’s movement in the car.
2. Sporn Ultimate Control Harness
This budget-friendly harness features a front attachment, rear attachment, and emergency handle. It does not restrict shoulder movement, which is important for your dog's gait and shoulder health.
3. Perfect Fit Harness
This harness is pricey, but worth-it if you have an odd shaped dog or want an extra comfortable well fitting harness. It's a 3 piece system that fits any shape and size of dog, cats, pigs, and tripod dogs. It is very easy to take on and off, no need to fuss with the dog’s feet or head. It features a front and back clip, fleece padding and a variety of pretty colors.
4. Rabbitgoo No-Pull Harness
This budget-friendly harness is also extremely sturdy. It features a connection on the chest to reduce pulling. It also has a connection on the back and a handy-dandy handle incase you need a good grip on your dog. This harness does not restrict shoulder movement, which is important for your dog's gait and shoulder health.
5. 2-Hounds Freedom No-Pull Harness
This harness is a favorite for bully-breeds and heavy duty pullers. It has a chest and back connection, and comes with a double-ended leash for more control. If not fitted properly, this harness may restrict shoulder movement.
6. Blue-9 Balance Harness
This is a highly adjustable harness to ensure the right fit. It features six points of adjustment, a front and rear clip. If your dog is shy about things going over their heads, this harness has a buckle on the neck. It will not restrict shoulder movement.
7. Karen Pryor Treat Pouch
Named "Best Bait Bag" by Whole Dog Journal. It features a super-strong hinge that stays open for easy access. The pouch closes easily with a touch and stays closed. It has a belt clip or adjustable belt and front pocket. It's also machine washable.
8. Biothane Long Lines
Many dogs benefit from a bit of extra freedom. A 13 foot line is perfect for Nosework, a 15 foot line provides more room for sniffies during neighborhood walks, and a 30 foot line is perfect for trail hikes and recall training.
9. Nosework Equipment
If you're hooked on Nosework and want to get all the gear. You'll need odor kits, nosework essential oils, and small storage containers.
10. Snuffle Mat
Snuffling can sooth and calm distracted, hyper, or reactive dogs. Snuffle mats are a great puzzle toy for enrichment. Use it to keep your dog calm and busy when guests are visiting, or bring it with you to vet appointments and training classes!
11. Tricky Treat Ball
This budget friendly food dispensing ball is a great way to keep busy dogs... well, busy! Ditch the food bowl, and let your dog work for meals. This is a great way to keep puppies and young dogs out of your hair. It's a favorite in our house because it's quiet.
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