A friend of mine has gone away on holiday and has asked me to walk her Basset Hound for her while she is away.
I went over there for the first time today and was a bit disappointed to see that all he had was a check chain. He has been fairly over excitable whenever I have been around him so I prepared myself for a tough job walking him but he was actually quite well behaved. Obviously to use a check chain correctly the dog needs to walk on one side which is what I did find difficult as he crossed over in front of me following scents.
What would be a better way to walk a Basset? Even though he was quite well-behaved for me, he seems to be a bit uncontrollable when he is excited in public so I'm not sure giving him the strength that comes with a regular harness would be best? And then...what kind of harness fits a Basset well? Is just a collar and leash acceptable?