"I love this for training, and the dogs love it, too," says one of our judges. "They jump on it because they have so much fun getting trained." This platform is crafted to be just large enough for a dog. To remain perched on it, a dog must have "quiet feet," which requires a focused mind for effective training. It’s easy to put together and can be used to train a variety of things — just watch the video that walks you through it. 

And some veterinarians and veterinary physical therapists say they have seen an increase in dogs who have suffered injuries or chronic pain from these [restrictive] harnesses. Fortunately, a number of front-clip harnesses have been developed specifically to address the concerns about the potential physical effects of undue pressure from a harness on a dog’s shoulders, possibly interfering with gait and physical development.”