So, you’ve got a new lab puppy and you want it to feel its coziest.
Well, we’re here to tell you that one of the best ways to keep your new pal comfortable is by investing in a high-quality harness.
let’s go over why we recommend a harness instead of a collar first, then we’ll get into the details of finding the right size.
Then, we’ll discuss the best type for your lab puppy!
What size harness does a lab puppy need?
The ideal harness for a lab puppy is one that’s small enough to fit now, but also big enough to grow into.
Lab puppies grow quickly, so it’s important that the harness you choose fits well right away and will still fit after some growth.
Lab puppies are also large dogs, so comfort is another factor to consider when shopping for your pup’s first harness.
It should be comfortable for him or her to wear throughout the day.
Finally, labs are known for being active and energetic dogs who love exploring the outdoors!
This means they’re often running around in the woods or on trails with their owners—and if they get tangled up in some brush while doing so, it could cause serious injury if their harness isn’t sturdy enough to hold them up (or themselves).
What are the best types for your lab puppy?
Labradors are known for their size, strength, and energy.
As a responsible pet owner, it’s important that you choose a harness that is right for your lab so they can enjoy their walks with you safely.
The best types of harnesses are:
these are durable and easy to clean
designed to discourage pulling on the leash by distributing the pressure across your dog’s chest instead of their neck so they don’t get hurt if you need to pull hard in an emergency situation (e.g., someone or something is about to cross into traffic)
Harnesses with padded chest and belly straps
comfortable and supportive for long walks or hikes where there may be rough terrain or uneven surfaces underfoot
Harnesses with reflective trim
great at night time when visibility matters most because even though we’re not using our eyes as much during daylight hours when there is more light available we still think our dogs should be visible too!
Why may a harness be better than a collar?
It may be surprising to you that there are a number of reasons why a harness is better than a collar. There are several benefits that harness provide over collars, including:
- Harnesses are safer than collars because they can’t get caught on anything in your home. Collars can potentially get stuck on furniture or other objects, which could cause your pup serious injury if he tries to pull away from the object and his neck gets caught. A harness will prevent this from happening since it straps around both shoulders and around their waist instead of just around their neck like with a collar.
- Harnesses are more comfortable for your dog because they don’t put pressure on his throat like collars do when they pull or try to escape from something that scares them (like fireworks). Some dogs even find wearing clothes uncomfortable so you may want to opt out of putting clothes on them altogether unless you need them for warmth during the winter months!
We hope this article has made you a little more confident when it comes to harness training with your new lab puppy.
Harnesses are safer for puppies than collars, and they also provide more comfort as well.