There is no one answer as there are pros and cons to both and a lot depends on how well the dog is trained and the behavior of the dog. (a good article on this debate is available on the AKC (American Kennel Club) site https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-harness-vs-collar/ ). Keep in mind that with the versatility of MyOneLeash you can use the product as either a leash and a collar (fixed or slip) OR a leash and a harness ("no pull" or fixed) and in multiple harness configurations)). Whatever works best.
MyOneLeash is a true multi-purpose, All-in-One leash; i.e. it's a leash/collar and harness and serves the function of all three products.
First, know there is no tool substitute for proper dog training but MyOneLeash can serve to re-enforce training with the ability to be configured in multiple ways, i.e. whatever works best for the dog and the trainer or owner. The "no-pull" harness option has been shown to be effective for many dogs because they respond to the slight pressure on the torso rather than pressure on the neck. Other dogs, when trained may only need a leash/collar or if a harness is used, just used as a fixed harness for security to prevent possible escape from using just a leash/collar.
No, As noted above MyOneLeash is one continuous product and the built in collar is part of the leash and cannot be detached. There are a couple of thoughts regarding wearing a collar. One is that a traditional collar should be for identification purposes only, not the end of a leash to pull on the neck (pro harness view) and if you do use a collar you can also use MyOneLeash together with an existing collar/ID band. Also, some people prefer not to have their dog wearing a collar while safely inside and especially when being left alone because the dog could get caught on something by the collar. So when you need to take your dog out of the house and in public MyOneLeash is fitted first with the collar and this gives you an opportunity every time, as you should, to check that it is properly fitted (about two fingers tightness) and now being set and fixed you're ready to go (the traditional collar is rarely checked, as it should be, for being too loose),
MyOneLeash for large dogs is 10 feet long, about twice the length of a normal leash, and the extra length is used to form the collar and optionally the harness and leave sufficient leash length for most large breeds. If the harness is not being used and the leash is too long (some areas restrict leash length to 6') then the harness clip may be used to form a second handle, or belt, which allows the leash length to be adjusted and fixed. This adjustable "handle" can also be expanded to,form a belt for hands free walking. If length is not a restriction the longer leash and collar is great on walks to allow the dog to explore a bit further on the trail! For small/medium size dogs the leash is 9 feet long and works the same way as the one for larger dogs.
MyOneLeash is made in the USA with high strength, low abrasive nylon and heavy duty hardware. It is washable.
Walking is one of the best exercises that you can do at any age and to go walking with your dog is great exercise and a real joy for both you and your best friend. Of course you can always go walking with just you and your best friend but why not also start a group dog walk on a regular basis with your friends who have dogs (or even if they don't (they might decide they want one and adopt a rescue)). A group of us guys here in town, all now recently retired, decided to take up dog walking at the art museum park. We go twice a week early in the morning year round.
The dogs, ranging in size from a small long haired dachshund 1 year old to an 8 year old golden retriever to a 12 year old schihtzu. All get along splendidly and greet each other at the start of the walk,, walk smartly on the trail and lay down as the guys sit and talk and solve the world's problems after the walk is over. All in all a most enjoyable experience. So why not form a group, select a spot or different places and a regular time and go walk with all your friends.. Just remember to be courteous with cleanup duties and to use a safe and secure leash, like MyOneLeash. Happy Dog Walking!!
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