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ReTail Scene: Walking Your Dog? Use a Harness.

There's nothing better than walking your dog, right? But many dog owners make the mistake of using a leash and collar instead of a harness to walk their dogs -- and sometimes, it can be a fatal mistake. According to Wirecutter, a product evaluation service of The New York Times, "Every expert we spoke with agreed that walking your dog with a harness is safer than leading them by the collar. A harness gives you better control on walks and takes pressure off the neck if, say, your dog lunges after a squirrel. (In extreme cases, a dog pulling against a collar can cause tracheal collapse.)"

Wirecutter did three years of testing harnesses and picked the Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Walking Harness as the best of the bunch. Wirecutter says "Its buckles and straps are long-lasting, and it has both front and back attachment points, for greater versatility. It’s also easy to put on and available in a variety of sizes, and it comes with a great warranty." If you're interested, you can purchase this harness direct from Amazon below.

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