Pugs neck proportions don’t favor collars as you will need to tighten it too much for it not to slip off. Choking or training collars are obviously out of the question. Puppies should definitely not use collars. I prefer Harnesses that hug the body and spread the force over larger areas. A rule of thumb: If you can lift the puppy holding the harness without causing pain or distress, it’s a good fit. We’ve had this one in our store and used it for a long time when we lived in the city. I think it’s a Puppia.  For puppies, there are also very sturdy ones you can actually pick the pup up with.

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If your Pug gets lost, Happens to the best of us, Let the first honest person to find her have your number to call. Put your phone number on the tag or on the back.

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You will also need a leash or lead to connect to the harness. I am in favor of the strong shorter ones, especially for the Pups who have no regard for their surroundings. With this one, I can quickly pull the pup and lift him right into my arms and out of harm’s way.

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Training Harness: Training harnesses work differently than regular ones. They don’t just give you a good grip on the dog without choking, they are connected at the chest so that when the dog pulls, he will lose balance. Good, if you have a real ‘puller’.

E-collar: Most Pug owners will dismiss the idea of training collars (and for good reasons). However, this collar is different in that it has very fine-tuning and also has a ‘Vibrate Only’ mode. The idea is to give a non-auditable cue to your dog, and not a form of shock or punishment. It also has nice features like light and more.

Pugs are not known for being the first ones to jump into the water, although some can become water friendly if you get them accustomed from an early age. Either way, if you like spending time on the water you may want to enhance your Pug’s floating ability with a Life Jacket harness The Kurgo Surf-N-Turf looks like one of the better ones, out there.

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