Dog Harness

Dog harnesses offer plenty of benefits. For dogs that like to pull on the leash, pet owners find the dog harness ideal. For puppies too, the harnesses prevent them from jumping and pulling offering better control and allowing the dog to focus on the walk.

The harnesses offer medical benefits to dogs like Pugs with short noses or those suffering from respiratory illness, as the harness keeps stress off from the windpipe and allows them to exercise in a relaxed way.

 

 Top Dog Harnesses

SaleBestseller No. 1
PoyPet No Pull Dog Harness, No Choke Front Lead Dog Reflective Harness, Adjustable Soft Padded Pet Vest with Easy Control Handle for Small Medium Large Dogs(Orange,L)
126 Reviews
PoyPet No Pull Dog Harness, No Choke Front Lead Dog Reflective Harness, Adjustable Soft Padded Pet Vest with Easy Control Handle for Small Medium Large Dogs(Orange,L)
  • 2018 NEW VERSION, SUPER EASY TO USE: This no pull dog harness has 2 easy buckles on belly straps and 1 more lockable Quick-snap buckle on neckline for easy on and off, no need to slip over dog's head and adjust the straps every time.
  • NO PULL AND CHOKE FREE: Our front lead dog harness has two sturdy metal leash attachment points with reinforced webbing, front clip for discouraging pulling and back for relaxed walks. The pet harness is soft breathable non-toxic mesh padded, pulling pressure is evenly distributed to the body to prevent Choking. This easy dog harness is perfect for daily walking, running, hiking, training, hunting, outdoor adventure and more!
  • ENJOY A COSY FIT: This dog reflective harness has dual elastic construction on belly straps, provides stretchability for more comfort and help absorb jerks, reduce strain and the risk of getting Hurt.
  • DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT, SAFETY AND ADJUSTABILITY: Padded & comfortable handle, soft filling makes for a handle that feels good in the hand for extra control to guide your dog. It also work as seat bell loop. Large area reflective stitching for night use providing added visibility. Lightweight and durable, designed with minimum bulk for maximum dexterity. 3 ways adjustable straps, gets a customized fit with room for growth.
  • 100% SATISFIED GUARANTEE: We are committed to providing customer high quality products and the best shopping experiences. If you meet any problem or dissatisfied in any way, just send email to us and we will provide the best solution, all problems will be solved within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 2
JUXZH Soft Front Dog Harness .Best Reflective No Pull Harness with handle and Two Leash Attachments
624 Reviews
JUXZH Soft Front Dog Harness .Best Reflective No Pull Harness with handle and Two Leash Attachments
  • Truelove dog harness Color: Purple Size L Fits chest 27-32inches,Stylish ,Durable, Scratch-Resistant Oxford material outer layer,lightweight Draflex Buckle with large loading capacity which greatly improves tensile strength.Comfortable and ergonomi design ensures easy to fit and put on/take off.
  • safety your features include Nylon webbing with reflective material for Good visibility at night and Sturdy handle for easy seat belt attachment while riding in your car.reflective Nylon webbing ensure good visibility for this high-end Dog Harness.
  • Comfortable lightweight Mesh lining with soft sponge padding in chest and belly.Dog Harness Vest do the best to  prevent the dog injuries than a collar.
  • Two leash attachment points: Aluminium-alloy V-Ring on the dog's back and Stainless steel O-ring on the dog's chest.They are very durable, sturdy and keep your puppy's safely.
  • Please measure your dog's chest circumference at the same location as the line shown in second picture on the left .Perfect Match For JUXZH Dog Leash .
SaleBestseller No. 3
AmazonBasics Dog Harness, Medium
  • Medium dog-walking harness for a 25-50-pound dog; durable straps made of nylon webbing; padded oxford-fabric chest plate; black color
  • 5 adjustment points ensure a comfortable fit; 4 plastic quick-release buckles for easy on/off
  • 2 clip points-on the back and on the chest plate, which deters pulling on a leash (and avoids stress on neck)
  • 10-inch lead included; hand wash and air-dry only; backed by an AmazonBasics one-year limited warranty
  • Medium size measures 16-25 inches (40-63 cm) around the neck and 18-28 inches (46-71 cm) around the chest
Bestseller No. 4
PHOEPET 2019 Upgraded No Pull Dog Harness,3M Reflective Adjustable Vest, with a Training Handle + 2 Metal Leash Hooks+ 3 Snap Buckles +4 Slide Buckles(L, Pink)
  • [UPDATED VESION, EASY TO PUT ON & TAKE OFF] This dog harness has 3 snap buckles( One is on the neck, two are on the chest), NO NEED go through dog's head. This will let your dog loves to wear harness!
  • [NO PULL WITH 2 HOOK LOOPS] There are 2 sturdy metal hook loops for leash attachment. If you use the front hook on the chest, it will reduce the pulling a lot and make going for a walk more enjoyable. As usual, most people like to use the back hook.
  • [3M REFLECTIVE MATERIAL] The reflective material will be really nice when it gets dark. Also, your dog will be saw easily. This 3M reflective material can make drivers have long time to react, which ensure your dog's safety!
  • [USEFUL & SOFT HANDLES] You will like this handle on the back,it is helpful in controlling dogs a bit closer to you when they are trying to lunge at something. Also, it is convenient to assist dogs into the car.
  • [100% BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE] If any products quality really exits, a refund or replacement will be available.
SaleBestseller No. 5
BARKBAY No Pull Dog Harness Front Clip Heavy Duty Reflective Easy Control Handle for Large Dog Walking
  • Constructed from lightweight No Rip Nylon and Anti-Chafe Padding,4 points of adjustment for a near custom
  • Easy to Put on and Off with HASSLE-FREE and Comfortable
  • 2 Sturdy Metal Leash Attachment Points on the Back and on the Chest
  • Ultra Reflective Strips to keep your dog visible even at night
  • Top Easy Lift Handle for extra safety and control
Bestseller No. 6
Babyltrl Silver XL Dog Harness No-Pull Anti-Tear Adjustable Pet Harness Reflective Oxford Material Soft Vest for Large Dogs Easy Control Harness (Dog Collar Included) (XL, Silver)
  • Extra Large Size: Chest Girth 33-43inch. Perfect Silver Harness for large dogs, but also fits well for medium dogs, like golden retriever, labrador, german shepherd, American bully pitbull and more. (Including Dog Collar Which Can Only be Used for Attaching ID Tags)
  • High Resistance to Tear: Unique triangular connected straps design on back, strenghtens the anti-tear against big pulling, prevents the dog harness fell apart easily, more tear resistant and durable than normal dog harness.
  • No Pull & No Choke: Our large dog harness is with 2 Sturdy Metal D-Ring on front/back range for attaching leash, front clip for discouraging pulling and back for relaxed walking. Pulling pressure is evenly distributed to the body to prevent Choking. ( The D-ring on the chest part is reinforced on the Dog-Bone Shaped Part which is not easily ripped off by the dog.)
  • Easy to Wear & Adjust: This no pull dog harness is easy to wear and adjust, quick snap buckles ensures easy hassle-free on and off, fully adjustable straps at the chest and neck allow a custom fit for your fur friend, perfect for daily walking, running, jogging, hiking, training, outdoor fun time and more.
  • Safer ( Reflective Straps & Sturdy Handle): Nylon webbing with reflective straps ensure your dog's safety while out for a walk; A sturdy handle on the back to help you to control and assist your dog.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Company of Animals - Halti No Pull Harness, Black, Size Medium
  • PREVENT FROM PULLING: The Halti No Pull dog harness is a must-have for dogs that are prone to pulling on the leash.
  • NO SLIP CHEST PANEL: The patented design of the Halti No Pull Harness's chest panel allows your dog to move freely and comfortably while wearing the harness without slipping ensuring optimal control and comfort every time they wear it.
  • BETTER TOGETHER: For the best no-pull experience, pair with the Halti Training Lead. This double clip lead provides attachment points at the front and back of the harness offering optimal support and steering.
  • FIND YOUR BEST FIT: The Halti No Pull Harness is available in 3 different sizes to fit all breeds & sizes of dogs.
  • COMFORTABLE & SECURE: The lightweight design of this no pull dog harness is made from incredibly durable and very thoughtful materials. A mix of breathable elastic and neoprene ensure freedom, movement and comfort while in use, while reinforced nylon piped with reflective taping allows for extended durability and visibility on every walk and run with your dog.
Bestseller No. 8
TIANYAO Big Dog Harness No-Pull Dog Vest Set Reflective Adjustable Oxford Material Pet Harness for Large Dogs with Leash and Collar Walking Training and Hiking
  • ALL IN 1 SET - The package Included a large dog harness (Chest Girth 25-35 inch), a leash(about 6.6 feet) and an adjustable collar (for attaching ID tag ONLY). Suitable for medium and large dogs like golden retriever, Labrador, German shepherd, Husky, American bully pitbull and more
  • DURABLE AND COMFORTABLE - The Unique triangular connected straps design is more tear resistant and durable. It strengthens the anti-tear against big pulling. And this durable dog harness design with comfortable lightweight mesh lining with soft sponge padding in chest and belly. Nylon fabric with high density webbing adds durability of the harness set
  • NO PULL & NO CHOKING - This pet harness is with 2 sturdy metal D-ring on front/back range to attach the leash lead. The front clip is discouraging pulling while the back is for relaxing walking. And the pulling pressure is distributed to the body to prevent choking
  • REFLECTIVE AND LOCKING FEATURES - The reflective straps of the easy control harness maintain high visibility in the dark. And locking feature on both snaps makes it much more secure. Universal seatbelt clip keeps your pet safely restrained and secure in car while driving
  • EASY TO PUT ON AND TAKE OFF - With the Quick-Release Buckles, it is easy to put on/ take off the dog harness. Fully adjustable straps at the chest and neck allow a custom fit for your fur friend. Great for walking, running, training or hiking
Bestseller No. 9
PHOEPET No Pull Dog Harness Medium 3M Reflective Front Clip Vest with Handle,Adjustable 2 Metal Rings 2 Buckles(S, Grey)
  • [NO PULL WITH 2 HOOK LOOPS] There are 2 sturdy metal hook loops for leash attachment. If you use the front hook on the chest, it will reduce the pulling a lot and make going for a walk more enjoyable. As usual, most people like to use the back hook.
  • [3M REFLECTIVE MATERIAL] The reflective material will be really nice when it gets dark. Also, your dog will be saw easily. This 3M reflective material can make drivers have long time to react, which ensure your dog's safety!
  • [USEFUL & SOFT HANDLES] You will like this handle on the back,it is helpful in controlling dogs a bit closer to you when they are trying to lunge at something. Also, it is convenient to assist dogs into the car.
  • [HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIZE? ] Step 1. Measure dog's Neck Girth ; Step 2. Measure dog's Chest Girth ; Step 3. You should be able to fit two fingers under the straps. If between sizes, please choose the larger size.

  • [100% BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE] If any products quality really exits, a refund or replacement will be available.
SaleBestseller No. 10
QQPETS Dog Harness Leash Set, Adjustable Heavy Duty No Pull Halter Harnesses for Large Breed Dogs, Back Clip, Anti-Twist, Perfect for Walking (L(23"-32" Chest Girth), Yellow Bee)
  • 【HARNESS AND LEASH SET】Package includes- [ 1 x Dog harness and 1 x Leash ]
  • 【SPECIAL DESIGNED PATTERN】 Beautiful pattern design make your pet more fashion and charming when walking outside. It is easy to see that your pet is unique.
  • 【EXCELLENT MATERIAL】Made of high-quality polyester, soft and comfortable to pet's neck. Advanced Zinc Alloy D-ring for tag and leash attachment, and a secure plastic side release buckle for easy one handed quick release.
  • 【WIDTH AND LENGTH】The width of Leash and harness is the same, XS-2/5", S-3/5", M-4/5", L-1" . The length of the leash is the same, It's a good length at 5 feet, designed for pet parents to enjoy comfortable walks with their dogs and fit for small, medium and large dogs.
  • 【PERFECTLY DESIGN】Harness comes with heavy duty hardware, the clasp that holds the leash to the harness fastens securely, metal is highly resistant to wear and rust, 2 adjustable straps can be adjusted to fit dogs. But please measure chest girth of your dog before ordering.
Bestseller No. 11
ICEFANG Large Dog Tactical Harness,Military K9 Working Dog Molle Vest,No Pulling Front Clip,Metal Buckle Easy Put On Off (L (28"-35" Girth), CB-Molle Half Body)
  • [2x METAL BUCKLE]: 2 x Metal Buckle (1000 lb Proof-Load Test ) on Dog Shoulder Position which the most Load Bearing Point When Dog Pulling, 2 x POM buckle (250 lb Proof-Load Test ) on belly Position;Sewing by Bartack and X in Box Pattern on Each Joint and Heavy load Point
  • [CUSTOM- FIT]: No Rub As well as Escape-proof; Harness was designed by Putting 2 Individual Components Together ,Offer 4 Position Adjustable ( Shoulder ,Chest ) ,Free adjust Properly ;Make Sure This Harness is Fit Well to Your Dog.
  • [NO PULL/SAFETY CONTROL]: Connect leash to No pull front clip,redirect the dog forward motion and make dog's leg off the ground ,Allow you to Control the puller with few effort and training your dog to walk beside you; Back Leash Clip for well-trained dog normal Walking;Durable Handle is Sewn Tough and Large Enough to Grab the Harness Quickly and Easily When Walking in Crowd ,Also Lift Your Dog When Getting in/out of the Car
  • [HANDS FREE CARRYING ]:Two 1" Strips of Molle Sewn Onto Both Side,Allow Your Dog to Carry Gear in Training / Daily Walking/Adventure Hiking, it Compatible with Molle /PALs Pouch,You Can Aslo Hook Dog Bowl,Water Bottle and Toy Through D shape Carabiner (No included)
  • [DOG IDENTIFIED]:Three 1" Strips of Hook and Loop Panel Sewn onto Both in the Formation of MOLLE(size in Small :3"x4.5" ; Medium :3"x6" ;Large/X-large/XX-Large :3"x7.5" ); One Strip of loop panel Sewn Along the Back of harness with different wide in each size ( Small: 2" ; medium/Large:3" ;X-large/XXL:4");One Square Loop panel Sewn on The Front Chest (Size in small:2"x2" ; Medium/Large/X-large:2"x4" ; XX-Large:3"x4") ,You Can Attach Many Patch to Identify Your Dog
SaleBestseller No. 12
EcoBark Maximum Comfort Dog Harness 3-65 lbs; Innovative No Pull & No Choke Design, Soft Double Padded Vest for Control, Eco-Friendly with Quick Release For Puppies and Dogs(Pink, Medium)
2,655 Reviews
EcoBark Maximum Comfort Dog Harness 3-65 lbs; Innovative No Pull & No Choke Design, Soft Double Padded Vest for Control, Eco-Friendly with Quick Release For Puppies and Dogs(Pink, Medium)
  • Ultra Soft and Highly Durable Eco-Friendly Straps Made from Recycled Water Bottles
  • ROSH Tested, Non-Toxic, Light-Weight Polyester Ultra Padded Mesh Comfort Webbing. Innovative No-Choke Design Protects Pet's Fragile Trachea and Throat
  • Great for Walking, Running, and Hiking. Breathable for all Outdoor Activities, Hugs the dog with a Flexible Air-Mesh which Maintains your Dog's Natural Movements
  • Adjustable Belt, Double Stitched Around a Reinforced Anchor Hook, and Non-Breakaway Emergency Release Clasps for Extra Pet Protection When Walking, Running, or Hiking
  • IMPORTANT Please Measure Around Head to Make Sure Head Can Pass Through the Neck Opening. Very Important to Measure Before Buying, Do Not Buy Based on Previous Owned Brands, Measure to Get an Exquisite Fit! X-Small (FOR VERY SMALL DOGS): Max Base of Neck- 7.5 inches Chest Girth: 9-13 inches •Small: Max Base of Neck- 9.8 inches Chest Girth: 12-18 inches •Medium: Max Base of Neck- 12.5 inches Chest Girth: 14-21 inches •Large: Max Base of Neck- 14 inches Chest Girth:19-29 inches
SaleBestseller No. 13
PetSafe Easy Walk Harness,  Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs
8,426 Reviews
PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs
  • PERFECT FIT GUARANTEE: Need a different size? No problem! Contact PetSafe Customer Care at 1-800-845-3274 and we'll be happy to help you select the right size for your dog
  • MEASUREMENT INFO: When measuring, have your dog stand to make sure the sizing will be correct; our video provides info on how to measure your dog's width and girth for the Easy Walk Harness
  • MORE INFO: Harness sizing is based on chest width and girth measurements, not weight; if your dog's measurements fall between two sizes, choose the larger size
  • ADJUSTABLE FIT: Four adjustment points allow you to fit the harness to your dog's unique shape while the belly strap's complimentary color helps make it easy to know which straps go on top and bottom
  • DETERS OPPOSITION REFLEX: Unlike traditional dog harnesses, the front leash attachment of the Easy Walk Harness steers your dog to your side to reduce or stop leash pulling
  • DOES NOT CHOKE: The straps of the Easy Walk Harness rest along your dog's chest and belly-not the delicate throat area-which means no more gagging or choking when your pet tries to pull
  • EASY REPLACEMENTS: If you experience rips or tears in your harness from chewing or scratching, contact PetSafe Brand's US-based Customer Care at 1-800-845-3274 and a replacement can be sent for a nominal fee
Bestseller No. 14
Raining Pet No PullDog Harness Large Dogs Leash Set, Reflective Dog Harness Large Breed
  • Easy on Easy off :Two Simple Buckles System,Plenty Of Adjustments
  • No Pull No Choke: Pulling Pressure is distributed around the chest and shoulders to Prevent Pulling and Choking, doesn't restrict your dog's airway
  • Two leash connection points: one on top, and one on the front of the chest which is great for training and better control
  • Custom Snug Fit: Four straps are all adjustable so you can really dial in the fit, comfortable to wear every day
  • Quality Dog Leash: A Heavy duty, Padded Handle dog leash Included, makes a great reflective set works perfectly for walking, running or training day and night!
Bestseller No. 15
TIANYAO Large Dog Harness No Pull Reflective Oxford Material Soft Pet Vest Adjustable for Large Dogs Easy Control Harness with Dog Collar (L, Black)
  • LARGE SIZE(Dog collar included) - Chest girth: 22-32 inch. Our no pull dog harness has Fully Adjustable Slide Straps at the chest and neck, not only great for large dogs but also suit for medium dogs, like golden retriever, Labrador, German shepherd, Husky, American bully pitbull and more(Collar can be used for attaching ID tags ONLY)
  • LOCKING SECURITY AND REFLECTIVE - Locking feature on both snaps makes it much more secure, so it won't open by accident. The reflective straps of this large dog harness maintain high visibility in the dark. The dog harness can be easy to put on/take off with the Snap Buckles.
  • NO PULL & NO CHOKING - The pulling pressure is distributed to the body to prevent choking. The front Sturdy Metal Clip is discouraging pulling while the back is for relaxing walking. Lightweight mesh lining with soft sponge padding in the chest and belly makes it more comfortable to wear
  • QUICK GRAB HANDLE - A sturdy handle on the top helps you up-close control and assist your dog easily. No worries to take them to busy sidewalks, bike paths and crowded areas etc
  • LONG LIFE TO USE - This easy control harness is made of premium quality breathable materials, more durable than normal dog harness. Nylon fabric with high density webbing add durability of the harness
Bestseller No. 16
Ruffwear Front Range No-Pull Dog Harness with Front Clip, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Medium
3,111 Reviews
Ruffwear Front Range No-Pull Dog Harness with Front Clip, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Medium
  • GREAT FOR PULLERS: The Front Range features two leash attachment points: one on the chest up front for more control when your pup's still training, and one on the back for more relaxed walks.
  • A STRONG CONNECTION: The aluminium attachment rings are reinforced with webbing, providing a safe and durable connection.
  • HASSLE-FREE HARNESS: The Front Range Harness is designed to slip over your dog's head and stay secure with side-release buckles, making it easy to gear up and get out there.
  • DESIGNED FOR DOGS: The padded chest and belly panel offers all-day comfort for extended walks, runs, and hikes. Get a customizable fit for your pup with four points of adjustment.
  • THOUGHTFUL FEATURES: Tuck ID tags into the built-in pocket for collar-free adventures. With reflective trim, you and your dog can get out earlier and stay out longer.
SaleBestseller No. 17
ThinkPet Reflective Breathable Soft Air Mesh Puppy Dog Vest Harness Neon Green Neck 14-17.5'/Chest 15-20'
244 Reviews
ThinkPet Reflective Breathable Soft Air Mesh Puppy Dog Vest Harness Neon Green Neck 14-17.5"/Chest 15-20"
  • Designed For Puppy and Small Dogs - The size dimension is not regular,please follow the measuring instructions before purchasing it
  • Reduce Chafing - Soft texture with no hard edges or buckles to irritate skin,beside it reduce tugging and pulling on your pet's neck and make your pet walks comfortable
  • Sealed with Reflective Piping - Generate excellent reflective effect,enhance the visibility of your dog in dark,keep your dog safe
  • Easy to Put on - Adjustable chest belt and quick-release buckle
  • Dimensions - Neck girth: 14-17.5 inches, chest girth: 15-20 inches
Bestseller No. 18
TIANYAO Dog Harness No Pull Reflective Oxford Material Soft Pet Vest Adjustable for Large Dogs Easy Control Harness with Dog Collar (XL, Black)
  • EXTRA LARGE DOG HARNESS - The chest girth of our XL dog harness is 32-42 inch. This dog harness for large breeds has Fully Adjustable Slide Straps at the chest and neck, not only great for large dogs but also suit for medium dogs, like golden retriever, Labrador, German shepherd, Husky, American bully pitbull and more(Including dog collar for attaching ID tags ONLY)
  • REFLECTIVE AND LOCKING SECURITY - The Reflective Straps of this easy control harness maintain high visibility in the dark. The dog harness can be easy to put on/take off with the Snap Buckles. Locking feature on both snaps makes it much more secure
  • NO PULL & NO CHOKING - The pulling pressure is distributed to the body to prevent choking. The front Sturdy Metal Clip is discouraging pulling while the back is for relaxing walking. Lightweight mesh lining with soft sponge padding in chest and belly makes it more comfortable to wear
  • QUICK GRAP HANDLE - A sturdy handle on the top helps you up-close control and assist your dog easily. No worries to take them to busy sidewalks, bike paths and crowded areas etc
  • LONG LIFE TO USE - This no pull dog harness is made of premium quality breathable materials, durable than normal dog harness. Nylon fabric with high density webbing add durability of the harness
Bestseller No. 19
Pawtitas Reflective Step In Dog Harness or Reflective Vest Harness, Comfort Control, Training Walking of your Puppy/Dog Extra Small Dog Harness XS Teal Dog Harness
  • SUITABLE FOR ANY STAGE OF THEIR LIVES: The extra small dog harness is an outstanding choice for breeds like Pomeranian Yorkie Shih Tzu Chihuahua Maltese Miniature Pinscher and small puppies
  • REFLECTIVE HARNESS PROPERTIES: The Pawtitas reflective step in harness strip designed to reflect ambient light in extreme low light conditions, providing maximum visibility when your puppy need it the most.
  • ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED: We created an step in dog harness with the functionality of a dog vest harness , easy to use yet an easy walk dog harness great for your adventures.
  • GREAT COLOR SELECTION: We understand we all are unique, so is our pooch, with that philosophy in mind we created the Pawtitas Dog Leash with a large selection of colors available in both sizes.
  • Not for chewing. Do not leave dog unattended with product. For the safety and comfort of your pet we recommend to measure them prior the purchase of the mesh dog harness
SaleBestseller No. 20
EXPAWLORER Big Dog Harness - Soft Reflective No Pull Black Size L 26-36 inch
1,616 Reviews
EXPAWLORER Big Dog Harness - Soft Reflective No Pull Black Size L 26-36 inch
  • No pull harness for big dog
  • Size L: Breast girth 26-36" 66-93 cm
  • Reflective strap make your pet safe
  • Padded and extra handle for easy control
  • Heavy duty metal D ring can be lead

Dog Harness

 

About Dog Harness

Dog Harness consists of a cloth contraption that wraps around the torso of a dog and clasps in the front. A ring provided on the rear sides allows attachment of a leash like you do with a collar.

 

Which dogs need a harness?

Muscular and large dog breeds need harnesses for better control by dog owner while they are taken for a walk. This is especially true for dogs that are not trained with leash. A harness prevents accidental injury to the dog.

Big breeds such as German shepherd, Police dogs, American Pit Bull, Saint Bernard and more are dog types that need a harness.

Smaller breeds that constantly pull on their leash need a harness to prevent tracheal problems caused by constantly yanking them on their collars.

Since harnesses eliminate the pressure that a collar exerts on the respiratory tract, they can prevent trachea problems. And the control provided by the harness makes it a great obedience training tool and for training a puppy to walk. Professional dog walkers generally use a harness as it helps in easier control particularly when they have four or five dogs to care for.

Different Types of Dog Harnesses

Harnesses are of different types. Irrespective of the types available, the main purpose of using the dog harness it to keep your pet safe, comfortable and under you control when you take your puppy for walks.

 

Harnesses with back clasp

This harness type clasps at the back. It is a popular model and is used for small dogs that have issues with their trachea and their back.

 

Chest hugging harness

This harness hugs the whole chest. Dogs that are of larger breed and athletic dogs need this type of harness. In fact, veterinarians recommend this type of harness.

 

No pull dog harness

This harness is designed to tighten when the dog pulls on it. This serves as a reminder to the dog that the behavior is not okay.  As the harness tightens on pulling force, the force is transferred to the armpits of the dog in the front rather than in the neck region. While using this harness you should pay particular attention to the fit. Look out for any signs of irritation or rubbing in the pit region.

 

Harness with nose clasp

This no pull type clasps over the dog’s nose. It acts as muzzle and also prevents barking and biting. It is a suitable harness for dogs which have not received any basic training and do not know the proper behavior when around people.

How to use the dog harness

Back clasp type of harness is the model that is commonly in use now. Here is how you should use it on your pet.

  • Place the harness open on the ground
  • Pass the paws of your puppy via the hoops
  • Buckle the harness by grabbing the clasp pieces together
  • Adjust fabric strips so they fit snugly on your dog

 

Some pups will not allow you to use the harness. Try using positive reinforcement and treats to distract them so you can put the harness on them. The whistle method can also be used to keep the dog calm while you tie the harness.

Choosing the right harness for your pet

An improperly chosen harness can do more harm than good for your pet. So here are a few tips to help you choose right.

  • Size is a crucial factor in choosing the right harness. To know the right size, measure the ribcage portion of your pet. Ensure the harness fits your pet snugly.
  • If the harness is very tight it will affect the circulation and hurt the dog. On the other hand, a loose fitting harness can make your pup wiggle out easily and get away.
  • Keep the packaging until you have got the hang of strapping the harness. Since putting a harness is a tricky and it is easy to accidentally slip the harness upside down or backwards.
  • Harnesses with front leash as attachment are best for dogs that pull on their leash.
  • For dogs with skin irritation issues, a padded harness is ideal
  • Ensure the stitching on the harness is not flimsy or wears away too quick. High quality stitches last longer and are safe for the dog too.
  • You can go for the double loop point type of harness, if you want the harness to act as a secure seatbelt while driving.
  • If you are in the habit of taking the pet along while your run, a sporty type of harness like Joring harness would be suitable.

When to avoid using a harness

As harnesses are not as restrictive as a collar, and are more comfortable, dogs can pull on their leashes more. If this is the case when you take your pet for walks, it is advisable to use the collar and leash.

 

Final takeaway

Many dog owners prefer the harness over a collar as it ensures that the throat of the dog is well supported when it is on a leash, pulling, supported or lifted.  But not many know what they need to consider while purchasing a dog harness.

And quite often people end up with ill-fittingharnesses that are a complete waste of time and money.  The above guide will help in choosing a properly fitting and safe dog harness. Whether you are buying the harness for the first time or want to replace an old worn out one, the points mentioned above will help you make an informed and wise choice.

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