The handsome Oscar modelling the Haqihana harness. At Paws Connect we promote the use of the Haqihana Harness for dogs when working. As humans we know that whiplash accidents cause long term pain and suffering, A dog's anatomy is very similar to ours. A collar can damage the vital organs of the neck and causes pain, just like it would for us. PAIN ALWAYS AFFECTS BEHAVIOUR.
Collar damage: May cause hair loss, irritation, bruises, wounds, pain. Swelling of the lymph glands, damage or rupture of the lymphatic ducts, impaired immunity, pain. Mechanical damage to the thymus can result in a decrease in T-cell amount. Tension on the collar results in a shear force causing unnatural movement that accelerates degeneration, causing osteoarthritis of the spine and possible herniation of the discs. Mechanical trauma can cause direct damage to the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves, or indirect due to swelling and pressure from surrounding tissues. Mechanical trauma caused by a collar can lead to hypothyroidism. The cartilage of the trachea can flatten or break, resulting in a narrower diameter and thus respiratory problems AND MANY MORE