Heather and Mr. K love walks. What doggie doesn't? Until recently, we used a double leash attached to their collars on walks. But with Mr. K's coughing episodes as of late, I wondered if the strain of a collar around his neck was making things more difficult for him and whether swapping the collar for a harness would help. So, we headed to a few local pet stores to pick up some swanky harnesses.
It took a while to find one that fit. Heather and Mr. K were mostly patient throughout the process. Heather was her usual charming self, tricking an employee at unleashed by Petco into giving her an all-access pass to the pouch of treats attached to the employee's waist. How? By wagging that happy tail and burrowing her way into the employee's lap while she tried to fasten the harness on Heather. We wondered why Heather was staying so still and being so cooperative when it hit us: she had her nose buried in the employee's treat pouch and was happily snacking the whole time!
At the end of the day, Heather and Mr. K walked away with more than a few treats. They also went home with these dashing harnesses. As you can see from the photos above, neither Heather or Mr. K was interested in keeping the harness on for long once we got them home. They spent more time trying to wiggle them off with the help of the grass below than they did walking on those first few outings. Our hope is that they will get used to them in time. Tell us: does your pup use a harness or a collar for walkies? Feel free to share the kind of harness or collar your dog uses in the comment section below if you would recommend others look into it.