It’s more than just a fashion decision to pick a collar and lead for your dog or something you just need when you take the dog for a walk. The correct lead and collar will make a real difference in the training of your dog, because this is how signals are communicated between you and your dog. Some great examples of this are Designer Dog Collars from Iwoof.
For a dog of any age, whether you are teaching it to sit, walk, heel or follow other commands, the correct choice of dog collars and leads is crucial. Many people make the mistake of picking a lead that is too short or made of material that is inflexible and rough. Ideally, the lead for a dog should be approximately five and a half feet long and washable. As you need to avoid cheap leads that fray or have rings that rust, quality is also critical.
Although these leads are common, dogs, humans and other dogs can be dangerous. Dogs can run around a human on extendable leads, wrapping the rope around his legs and causing severe injury. Around the puppy, the rope may also be twisted and cause friction burns or other injuries.
Harnesses function by compressing the chest and lungs of the dog and as they pull, they become close under their front legs. This causes pain or discomfort and can pull the dog off balance as well. When attempting to teach a dog how you want it to behave, pain is not a helpful tool.