Skip to content
Why use a padded harness v collar for your reactive, anxious or nervous dog?

Why use a padded harness v collar for your reactive, anxious or nervous dog?

Why use a harness v collar?
Through years of training, observation and behavioral analysis it has become apparent that walking a dog on a collar and lead may be detrimental to the dogs health.

Are collars bad for dogs?

The area around a dogs throat is one of the most vulnerable and overlooked parts of its body. When tightened and pulled, collars twist the neck in an uncomfortable way, and they apply pressure to the windpipe and blood vessels, causing severe discomfort

Dogs with respiratory problems and neck injuries benefit from harnesses because pulling on a collar can provoke coughing.
Collars can cause or aggravate many conditions:
  • Collapsed Trachea
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Negative effects on lymph system, blood flow and neural pathways
  • Eye problems caused by Intraocular
Unlike a collar, our harnesses put no pressure on a dogs throat. They have been designed to distribute the weight of the dog evenly over the harness to help reduce pulling and rubbing.
The feeling of security when wearing a soft comfortable and well-fitted harness can encourage the dog to walk more calmly and hopefully less stressed.

Are harness bad for dog's shoulders?

Studies have shown that far from hindering movement, a harness helps animals move ergonomically and comfortably, whilst still being able to be controlled by the humans working beside them.
Many people are shocked in learning that a dog's front limbs are not straight, like ours. Using the wrong type of or a poorly fitted harness means that on a day-to-day basis your dog is not able to move freely. Over time, this can cause mobility issues or your dog not wanting to put the harness on as it's uncomfortable. The area most important for remaining unobstructed is the shoulder.
Our padded dog harnesses are easy to wear and adjust with quick snap buckles ensures ease of use when putting on and taking off with fully adjustable straps around the body. Perfect for walking, hiking, great for running and jogging as the padding protects the dogs pressure points.

What is a Y shaped harness?

As you might imagine, the Y shaped harness originally gets its name from the shape which looks like the letter Y.

Our padded Y shaped harnesses have 2 anti corrosion D rings on the dogs chest and back, if your dog pulls you can attach our double ended lead to the chest and back ring to control your dog. This also enables no stress on your dog's neck.

Our harness is designed to evenly distribute their force when pulling or lunging. Our safety features include nylon webbing for durability, and a reflective material to ensure good visibility for dark winter nights.

Most harnesses are not designed to stay on your dog all day.  Some are, but we would always suggest that you check your dog regularly for any rubs. 

All "My Anxious Dogs" harnesses are tested and padded to make sure they do not rub with fleece material around the straps. 

Make sure that you keep your harness clean so that it does not cause any sores to your dog’s skin. All "My Anxious Dog" products are washable.


Older Post
Newer Post
Close (esc)


Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now