Dogs who likes to pull on their walk is best with a harness than with a standard collar and leash regardless it is a medium sized dog or a toy breed. The neck of your toy breed is very fragile and you should be extra careful with it since nobody would want to put a stain in a dog’s neck that is why almost all of the owners of small dogs prefer to utilize a harness compared to an ordinary collar that might be wrapped in the dog’s neck. This can also happen to medium sized dog breeds that have the tendency to pull the leash that they have when they are walking thereby giving their neck and throat the possibility to get hurt. It is better for you to consider utilizing a well-made dog harness especially if you have already detected that your dog is very uncomfortable with the collar that it has.
The dog’s throat and neck will be wrapped snugly if you will place a collar in it. The breathing of your dog may be reduced or it may choke if you still continue to use a collar even if your dog has a problem with its neck or has a weak trachea which may be caused by the yanking of the leash or it may be hereditary. What you have to do with a harness is wrap it as an accesory in the dog’s chest and ribcage to produce a tight fit so that you can be able to avoid any contact that is made with the neck and the throat. You will be able to take your dog for a walk out already just as soon as the harness will be attached to it, all you have to do is to hook the leash.
There are dogs that have large necks but small heads who can easily stow away from their collars that is why a harness is also useful to these types of dogs. There are also dogs that have a habit of escaping from the collars that you put on them, so it would be best to secure them with a harness to prevent them from going away. Harnesses have different sizes depending on the size of your dog and it is made out of various materials like nylon, fabric, and leather.
There are dog breeds that are better candidates for harness including toy poodles, Italian greyhounds, french bulldogs, dachshunds, and many more but it will all depend on the owner of the dog. The reason for this is because these dogs are known to have a small stature and a very fragile neck that is why it is really a good idea to place a collar on them.