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I just bought Summit a harness and 8 foot leash for hiking. He has almost no prey drive so I don't worry about him taking off after something, getting up to speed and then hurting his neck, but I found that he would stop to sniff things and if I didn't notice then he was getting jerked on his neck, and also despite the 8 foot leash most of the time he chose to just stick right by my side as if we were on a normal walk. With the harness he walks on ahead of me, off to the side, behind, wherever he wants, which was the point of the longer lead and the point of hiking! It's almost as if to him a collar means "work" and a harness means "play".