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Dog harnesses, is it okay to leave the harness on my dog?

I am wondering if it's good leaving my dogs harness on, or should it be removed after walks and such?  She sent keen on sitting still to put it on each time we go out...

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Re: Dog harnesses, is it okay to leave the harness on my dog?

Hi, Lola's Human. Welcome to the Petco Community and thank you for posting. Here is a great article on how and when to use a harness.  Also, you may consider taking the harness off so that when you use the harness it signals to the dog that it's time for a walk or to go outside. Best wishes! 

-Tiffany W.

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Re: Dog harnesses, is it okay to leave the harness on my dog?

I wouldn't advise leaving it on all day every day. Depending on the harness type, it could rub her skin raw under her front legs. Also, it can make lounging around a little uncomfortable at times. At the very least you should take it off during the night. She can learn to sit still while you put her harness on, just google how to teach your dog the "wait" command. it can be quite useful in many different scenarios.
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