If you have recently adopted a pug puppy, or a Shih-Tzu or a Chow Chow or even a beagle, or are planning to adopt one, in the near future, you must prepare your home and the environment for the same. It requires a lot of careful planning and analysis and even measures to make the house and the surrounding area pet-friendly.
When you adopt a small dog breed puppy, then you are not just adopting a pet, you are getting yourself a new family member. The same goes when you are buying a little pup from the nearest pet shop. These days, many childless couples and elders and even people recovering from a major mishap are going for getting a small puppy for emotional support. All of these just show the kind of unconditional love that you are due to get from the pup in future.
However, before you bring home the pup, remember that you would have to take him or her to walk daily. But for that, they would need to have a harness. You must get a harness for small dogs specifically that come with adjustable straps to help you to slip it through their little bodies without them feeling any pull.
A leash or a collar belt or collar leash is quite passé now and many dog lovers are calling out to do with it altogether. The reason for that is they feel that the small dog breeds like pugs often find it difficult to breathe with the collar leash tending to restrict their breathing pattern. This is true since the pugs are breeds that have squashed faces with noses that give them problem in breathing. Hence, a harness for them is indeed, God-sent. They shall be able to walk around without that suffocating clench of that leash.
Modern harnesses come in breathable fabrics and in case you live in humid places or places that get plenty of sunlight, in summer, then try to go for simple and lighter ones. The harness for small dogs comes in sizes that fit any chests sized between XS (11 to 13”) and L (19 to 26”).
There are harnesses too that just are a simple belt styled one that require one simple buckle to clasp around their chest and they are ready to go. These halters go soft on the small puppies and let them be free without feeling too stuffy.
There are harnesses and halters, which suit aggressive dog breeds and even puppies that require handling and training. Many a times, puppies of a little aggressive breed would be difficult to take out for a walk. There are halter necked harnesses too that might suit these breeds like the German shepherd, or the Bull Dogs.
However, it is essential that you also check out for pet carriers too along with the harness when you go to shop for your pet puppy. These days, dog lovers are having a field day with so many options to pick for their little puppy family members.