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    Right now I am using just a regular dog collar for my pug and am wondering if that's what's best for her. (I know she doesn't breathe as well as other breeds). I saw someone else using a harness...just wondering if anyone had any certain preferences as to which is better/more comfortable for her?

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    I have a Puppia harness for Misty. She has no neck, so she can't pull out of it as easily. Although I know some pugs pull out of these, too. There were some other posts on an earlier thread about a 5-way adjustable harness that some pug-lovers really like, hopefully someone will post about them. But I'm very happy with my Puppia harness. They're about $26 but well worth it! Just Google "Puppia Harness".
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    My girls mostly wear Lupine brand harnesses. They have some very pretty patterns. They also have some Premier Sure-Fit Harnesses in plain colors. They have a lot of color choices.
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    Ben has a collar but I feel he chokes when I use that. He uses a harness, not sure of the brand. My hubby got it from Petco.
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    So do you just keep the harness on them all the time or just put them on before you go out?? (Cause right now we seem to be taking our pug out every couple of hours!)

    I guess we could alternate, huh?

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    Ben has a collar. Very light that he has all day long with his tags. But when he goes out he uses the heavy duty harness. Not sure if my avatar shows his picture. Ben is a mixed pug so he is a bit bigger than the full breed pugs.
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    Cyril wears a harness (Premier, available at www.sitstay.com and lots of other places, which is adjustable five ways and doesn't require the dog to step through a loop) for walks. At home he's 'au naturel.'
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    We use a harness for walks and a collar for showing (obviously) and for obedience training.

    I have the Premier 5 way and it is brilliant. Puppia is very comfy but seems a bit too easy to escape from.

    I must have bought about 8 different harnesses before giving in and ordering the Premier from the USA. Shipping cost more than the harness!

    If you're going in and out a lot for pottying and don't have a fenced yard then I would keep the harness or collar on, but you need to be careful if she is not under supervision as the harness or collar could catch on something.


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    Mine use a collar when we are playing in the yard or when they go to grandmas all day while we are at work. They use a harness for walking or any other outing. They are usually naked when they are at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreen13 View Post
    Right now I am using just a regular dog collar for my pug and am wondering if that's what's best for her. (I know she doesn't breathe as well as other breeds). I saw someone else using a harness...just wondering if anyone had any certain preferences as to which is better/more comfortable for her?

    Thanks!
    I personally prefer a harness because they do have such a hard time breathing. We take it off while inside and only put it on when we go out.

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