Harnesses are best for Pugs

Nigella the Pug

Pugs sneeze, snort and snore, but we love them just the same. Their flat noses may cause them breathing problems, but the trachea is a concern, too. A collar is not a good option for the pug. Protect his fragile trachea with a good-fitting

The Harness
Stops Pulling & Gives You Control Easy On, no choke way of Walking With a Leash
Pugs are social animals. They love people as much as they love their masters. This is great, if you don’t mind your pug pulling on his leash to get to your neighbor walking down the road. Pugs are stubborn and determined, so they are difficult to teach how to walk with a leash. Because of their friendliness, willfulness and the strength of their broad shoulders, a pug can stretch a collar across its trachea easily by pulling on a leash. If he is walking with a harness, however, the pulling will not hurt the delicate trachea.

Tracheal Collapse
A common health issue in pugs is tracheal collapse. The trachea, or windpipe, allows passage of air from the back of the throat to the lungs. If the trachea collapses, the dog cannot breathe. Symptoms of a weak trachea include a honking cough, frequent coughing and exercise intolerance. Hot weather, exercise and excitement can induce coughing. Treatment includes steroids, weight loss, limiting excitement and the use of a harness instead of a collar.

Choosing a Harness
The pug has a rather unusually shaped body. The chest area is larger than what you would expect for a small dog. Measure around his chest before purchasing a harness and look for a harness that has adjustments. An adult pug will probably need a large-sized harness because of his broad chest. All of the harnesses offered at www.puglove.com.au have been tried and tested by trusted pug owners, please do not hesitate to email us if you require assistance to fit a harness for your pug our email : customerservice@puglove.com.au