Because who's ever said “I Love to walk my dog by its throat”?

10+ Reasons Not To Walk Your Dog by the Neck

(Check out sweet Bella in her collar below and also the No-Choke Challenge videos below that)

Knowledge is Power

Our Veterinarians Advisory Council knows that most people don't even get to hear about the anatomical, neurological, respiratory, and glandular medical problems that happen to dogs walked by their throats … until it happens to their dog. And then it’s too late.

One vet says she’d be rich if she had a penny for every client who said, “But my dog walks well, how could this have happened to my baby?” You can find thousands of articles by vets about this on line. 

The anatomy of a dog’s throat (our throats too) simply isn’t designed for this kind of activity. They are soft and fuzzy on the outside, yet crunchy and fragile on the inside (see below). The vets are talking about: flat collars, rolled collars, show collars, choker collars, prong collars and pincher collars... (See our article about your dog and prong collars here)

The good news is that it’s all 100% avoidable

Which saves dogs from needlessly hurting and humans from needlessly spending money

Outside of just plain Compassion for our Best Friends, using a well designed harness is a simple and inexpensive way to avoid tragedy. Caution thought, many poorly designed dog harnesses still pull on a dog’s neck (what are they thinking?). Walk Your Dog With Love dog harnesses are not around a dog’s neck and don’t pull on their throat.

The No Choke Challenge

Walk Your Dog With Love sponsors The No Choke Challenge in communities across the world. It is a simple idea: people trade in their prong, choker and shock collars, and get a Walk Your Dog With Love dog harness instead.

Watch the videos to see “hard to handle” dogs that “can only be walked with a prong or choke collar” rapidly change into dogs that sweet walking dogs that can easily be Walked With Love.

Trainers, rescues, and other dog professionals, find out how to bring the No-Choke Challenge to your community. Please contact us for details at

Bring the No-Choke Challenge to your community
Find out how to put on a Choker Amnesty event sponsored by Walk Your Dog With Love!

K9 Kindness Choker Amnesty at NC State Vet School

K9 Kindness Choker Amnesty at Animal Protection Society dog walk


Join our coalition of force free, positive reinforcement and reward based dog trainers, bloggers, and community members dedicated to humane training and treatment of dogs. Help educate folks about, and promote, compassionate reward based training.

Interested Trainers and Dog Professionals should contact us about holding a No Choke Challenge