Collars, Leashes, and Harnesses for Dogs
How to choose a dog leash that fits?
Is tracking you and your dog’s mutual hobby? Or do you mostly walk in the busy city streets? Is your dog a big and strong retriever or a small and lightweight terrier? Choosing a dog leash depends on the size of your dog and the most common use for the leash. Keep these things in mind when selecting a leash for a dog:
Should you choose a harness or a collar for your dog?
A good dog collar does not cause uncomfortable pressure on your doggo’s neck. The right collar should be easy to fasten or put on the dog’s neck over its head. The inner lining of Rukka Pets collars comes with padding that feels comfortable against your dog’s neck. This is especially important if your dog has short fur. Moreover, keep these things in mind when choosing a dog collar:
A good dog collar should be wide enough.A wide collar feels good on your dog and does not press between the vertebrae on your dog’s neck.
Adjust the collar to fit your dog’s neck.The collar’s adjustments are right when there is enough room for a couple of your fingers between the collar and the dog’s fur. Test if you can hold the collar with your fingers easily.
The lighter, the better. Choose a light dog collar with the size of your pet in mind. Rukka Pets offers stylish collars in different colors.
Harnesses distribute the weight of a pull evenly across the dog’s chest, instead of its neck. A harness of the right size does not cause discomfort even during long walks and fits nicely both on large and small dogs. The harness also cushions the dog’s sudden movements.
So which one is better for your dog, a harness or a collar? As a rule of thumb, harnesses are better for long walks and active movement, while a well-fitting collar is a great choice for easy walks.
Harnesses for big and small dogs
The size of a dog’s harness is just right when it does not move up from the dog’s neck and does not feel too tight in its armpits. Also, the harness should not press against the dog’s chest. A harness with cushioning makes your dog feel most comfortable.
Especially pet owners with small dogs should choose the lightest harness possible. A lighter harness does not put additional weight on the dog’s chest and the dog has an easier time moving. If your dog is big and strong, consider getting a harness with a handle in the back. It might come in handy if you get into challenging situations with your dog.
You can find Rukka Pets harnesses with reflective details for big and small dogs. A reflective harness makes it safer to go out walking in the dark.
Walking with your dog
Walking on a leash is a part of every puppy’s basic training and should be practiced when your dog is still young. Here are three tips that make walking outside more fun for you and your dog:
Keep the leash loose whenever you can. You should be able to control your dog with commands, not by pulling.
Reward and give your dog praise for good behavior. A reward for staying still or coming next to you is a sign that your pet has done something well.
Dogs explore the world by smelling – give your pet time to enjoy its surroundings.
A carefully chosen leash, harness, and collar are a part of successful walks with your dog. Find high-quality leashes, harnesses, and collars, and enjoy spending time together outdoors. Rukka Pets has the right gear for your best friend, no matter the weather.