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The slip-type chain collar is the most often used type of training collar for dogs. It is especially useful in training large breeds, but because of the small breed size of the dachshund, the user has to be especially sensitive to the dog and not make any strong corrections when using this collar. A large dog can handle a strong pull on the leash attached to the slip collar, but a small breed dog can become intimidated by the slip collar and refuse to move forward with any training. Unless you're extremely careful, and not prone to becoming frustrating in your training sessions, it might be best to use some type of harness.
I can not convey enough how much my dogs and I love the Puppia Puppia dog harnesses. We have three dogs. One is an overweight (Thyroid trouble) blind dachshund, one minature poodle and now we have a standard poodle puppy. I never knew the dangers of walking a dog with just a normal leash and collar. I have used them before with previous dogs and had no trouble other then the dog hacking if they tugged on the leash with excitement. It was not until recently when we went to pick up our standard poodle puppy that we were shocked to find out the dangers of the regular collars. The poodle breeder sat us down and did a full blown raising your poodle lecture before we were allowed to take out poodle home. He spoke about how the poodles are very supseptable to larynx collapse due to throat collars. Unfortunately he had to find out the hard way when he lost one of his gorgeous show dogs to a throat collar. He said he even quit showing due to the harsh leads they used. Anyway, he recommended and even gave us a Pappia Pappia dog harness to take home with us, with the promise never to use a throat collar again. We kept our promise and when we got home we threw them all in the trash. So we bought Pappia harnesses for our dachshund and our minature poodle and they LOVE them. When the pull in excitement, they don't fling backwards and start hacking. They fit well around the body and don't constrict any air flow. To me it is much more easy to control them and they certainly act like they are enjoying the walk more. I definitely recommend these to all dog owners but especially to poodle owners.
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Many Dachshund owners believe that a harness is safer and more comfortable than a collar when walking a Dachshund. A collar pulls on the neck and can result in neck or back trauma, particularly if you have to yank your dog hard during walks to avoid cars, street hazards, or other dogs. Collars can also slip off during a walk.The Pretzkin Harness was designed for Dachshunds, Corgi's, Terriers, and other small to medium dogs. Cats too. It's comfortable with no restrictive straps around their paws allowing more freedom but keeps you in control of the walk.Special harnesses for Dachshunds are available in many pet stores. Consider a padded harness rather than the naked nylon type that can pull fur and chafe your dog’s skin. Also pay attention to fit: If you can slide your index finger under the harness it’s probably loose enough to be comfortable but snug enough so it won’t fall off.achshunds, which have been called wiener dogs due to their appearance, now have the nickname of doxies. Because of their long body structure they're susceptible to back problems, specifically intervertebral disk disease (IVD). Improper collar use is also a concern for dachshunds and all dog breeds. For dachshunds especially, harnesses are recommended over collars. With some effort you can determine which harness is best for you and your dachshund to avoid potential medical problems.