University Research Backing Up Dog Harnesses

Dog harnesses contribute in a major way to allowing us to spend more time and have more experiences with our pet. It could even be said that the message of the dog harness is: ‘’Go together! Everyday. Everywhere.” The only thing left to decide is which harness is used for what.

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Y-harnesses can be more restrictive on dogs’ shoulder movement

The effects of each type of dog harness on dogs’ movement were reviewed in a study by the British Royal Veterinary University. During the research, dog harnesses considered “restrictive” and “non-restrictive” were examined to see what effect they have on the dog’s movement during walking and trotting on a treadmill.

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Summary of the “Jena Study”

Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer, Professor of Special Zoology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Jena, and his team presented their study on the locomotion of dogs in 2011.

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