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The Freedom No-Pull Harness Halters are designed specifically for horses. Prey animals are used to turning their heads to see what might be coming at them from behind. This is how they're able to avoid predators.
Dogs, on the other hand, are predators at heart. So every time a dog goes to sniff the trail of something interesting, or sees a friendly face down the street, and pulls to move ahead, the head halter causes him to lose control over his head movementsl.
This feels very unnaturai for a dog and is a constant form of punishment. And while it's milder than jerking his neck with a choke chain or prong collar, it's still punitive. And it's why dogs hate wearing head halters.
As for the kind of harness designed with the ring located at the dog's chest, dogs don't hate them as much as they do head halters, but they work by throwing the dog off-balance physically, messing with his center of gravity, which is also punitive.
The Freedom No-Pull Harness is not punitive. It makes a dog feel connected to you while you walk together, and doesn't interfere with his natural way of doing things.