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What harness to choose for the Border Collie?

Preparing a layette for a dog is an essential task. Of course, it also includes walking accessories. If you have a Border Collie under your care and are wondering what harness will be the best for your dog, this article is just for you.

two dogs in pink and red harnesses standing on the city bank

The Border Collie is a very active breed of dog. Therefore, you should choose the harness for this dog carefully. For Border Collies, most sellers recommend the guard or walk-in tackle. They will be perfect for a dog who likes exercise and spending his free time actively.

What will you learn from this article:

• Choosing the perfect harness is very important in an active breed such as the Border Collie

• The type of harness that will undoubtedly work for a dog of this breed is the guard

• Another type of harness suitable for the Border Collie is the walk-in model

Harness for Border Collie

In taking care of your dog, you want to create the best possible living conditions for him. Therefore, you prepare the best layette for your four-legged friend, starting precisely with his needs. Each dog is slightly different, so he also has his preferences.

Much depends on what breed your dog is. Knowing the characteristics of this group, you have much easier to judge what needs your dog will have. Hence, how to prepare the best layette to make him feel at home.

Border Collie is a highly energetic breed that likes an active lifestyle. When completing a layette for such a dog, it is worth bearing in mind. If you want to learn more about this breed, I refer you to my other post, which is entirely devoted to these beautiful dogs. You can find it HERE.

This article focuses on choosing the best harness for a Border Collie.

Why a dog harness is important

You may be wondering why choosing a dog harness is so essential. I’m in a hurry to answer you. A harness is one of those dog accessories that your pet uses every day. It is a regular part of his everyday life and routine.

If you select the harness incorrectly for the dog, his joy from everyday walks will be much smaller. For breeds like the Border Collie, this is especially important to me. Why?

As you probably already know, Border Collies are highly active dogs. They love running, playing, and spending their free time on the move. A poorly selected harness will affect the dog’s freedom of movement, reducing comfort during the dog’s activities.

Considering how much this breed of dog needs exercise, I fully understand that any restriction of freedom can be detrimental to them.

That’s why I hope that with some of my tips, you will be able to find the perfect harness for your Border Collie. I guarantee you that it is not as difficult as it may seem. As long as you pay attention to the tips I have prepared especially for you, I am sure you will do it.

two dogs in pink and red harnesses in the city

What harness to choose for a Border Collie

First, it is worth focusing on the best harness styles for Border Collies. However, I believe that walking accessories are also crucial. The Border Collie coat is gorgeous, regardless of the three variants we are talking about.

Therefore, when choosing a harness for your dog, please pay attention to how the colour you choose will work with his coat. I believe the harness should be in harmony with the character and appearance of the dog.

Guard harness

The type of harness I especially recommend to you in the case of Border Collie is the guard harness. This type of harness has practically no effect on limiting the dog’s movements. That is due to the harness’s construction and how you put it on.

You put a guard harness over the dog’s head. This construction means the saddle does not sit on your dog’s shoulders. Given the dynamic nature of the Border Collies and their love of running, this is an important consideration.

If you are considering choosing a guard harness for your Border Collie, I recommend the BLOOM line from Bowl & Bone Republic. Braces are available in three colours, grey, pink and red. Each of them will look great in the Border Collie colour.

Your Border Collie will receive this type of harness very well. If you doubt what kind of dog harness to go for, this will be one of the most straightforward solutions.

Walk-in harness

Another type of harness perfect for an active breed like the Border Collie is the walk-in type. They fit perfectly with dogs that have vast amounts of inexhaustible energy. They do not limit the dog’s movements in any way, which is very important in the case of these dogs.

The dog fighting in a harness feels wholly independent and at ease. I am sure that these are the features that your four-legged friend expects from his walking accessories.

The ACTIVE line by Bowl & Bone Republic is a walk-in harness. They are available in as many as six unique ones so that you will find the best option for your dog. Choose the colour option that best matches the character of your Border Collie.

Shouldn’t a Border Collie wear a collar?

Due to the dog’s body structure, they don’t recommend putting on a collar for a walk for some breeds. But how is it with the Border Collie? There are no top-down contraindications that dogs of this breed should not wear a collar.

It doesn’t mean we should choose the collar rather than the harness for Border Collies. I don’t think so. As I have mentioned many times, this is a breed of highly active dogs. The collar will not be a wrong choice for them, but I think a harness will be a better choice for ease.

Thanks to the harness, your dog on a leash will not feel limited. On the other hand, if you’re learning to walk with your Border Collie, a collar will be a much better option.

If you want to find out why puppies in the first stage of their lives should wear a collar and not a harness.

What should be a good harness for a Border Collie

It is worth noting that when choosing a harness for a dog, you should pay attention to something more than just their type. The harness should, first of all, be the right size for your pet. If you are unsure about this, you can ask for help from the store’s employees. They will be happy to provide you with all the necessary tips.

The harness fabric is also essential. If it is cheap and of poor quality, there is a high probability that the dog will break off the leash with one of the stronger pulls.

a dog in a pin harness

The best harness for a Border Collie

Several essential considerations exist when choosing the best harness for your Border Collie. The type of harness is necessary. Their size and material are also important. I also pay attention to the colour of my four-legged friend’s harness.

What harness does your Border Collie have? Have you found the perfect ones yet? I was hoping you could write me your answer in the comment below.

If you have any questions or want me to discuss a topic in the next post, share it in the comments section.

Author: Klaudia, great dog lover

The dog by my side teaches me to enjoy every moment and to perceive each subsequent day as a chance for a new, wonderful adventure. While looking for my soul mate, I found it in a dog's wise eyes.

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