Harness, fur saver...which do you use and why?
So I'm watching youtube and in a lot of the tie back videos I'm seeing I notice the dog is either on a fur-saver or harness...with the pulling against the tie back I'd really worry about the dog injuring his/her throat/neck. Why that kind of collar? Why not train on a harness for that? What is the reasoning behind the fur saver for this training? I'd imagine that the harness allows you to use (what I imagine a tie back is for) the dogs full pull and really try to get at the toy without fear of getting hurt?
I'm trying to see all this before we do it- I want to see different methods. Our trainer didn't mind that I used a harness when we did our evaluation, he just said not to use it for the obedience training.