Choosing the best Dog Harness for your pooch
If you have a strong dog that pulls, then the right fitted dog harness can make your life a lot easier. Harnesses are also a comfy option for dogs, and are designed to help stop pulling on the lead. Instead of tugging at a lead that's attached to your dog's neck, use a harness to provide effective control and steering. A no pull dog harness might be exactly what you require. They are super easy to put on and very effective. The Julius K9 is a great choice.
If you are looking for a dog harness, there is a range of quality products you can choose from. Dog harnesses are designed to help you maintain control when walking your dog. You could invest in a no pull dog harness, or a dog harness with a handle for maximum control. It also depends on the breed; you can get a large dog harness / small dog harness. The best dog harness is made from quality materials. You could try a leather dog harness or a designer dog harness. It is also important to learn how to put on a dog harness correctly and find the right one for you.
How do dog harnesses work?
No pull dog harnesses have straps across your dog’s shoulders and are typically fastened on their chest and behind their front legs. You can then attach your lead with a clip to the harness. Why not get a dog harness with a handle for extra support? Dog harnesses are made from different materials. You can get a leather dog harness or various types of synthetic materials.
The harness helps to reduce pulling while walking. They keep your dog by your side while walking and if they do pull, the lead will go off to the side rather than back, which then directs the dog back towards you. You can then get your dog to stay by your side more easily, without having to pull as harshly on the lead.
An ordinary dog collar instead puts a lot more pressure on your dog’s neck when you pull the leash. Therefore, harnesses are better in order to train dogs or control particularly strong or mischievous dogs. There are variations on dog harnesses, but most are worn in the same way over the dog’s upper body, making walking more comfortable for both you and your pup.
Are there different types of dog harness?
If you have a large breed you should opt for a large dog harness. Some harnesses might be too small for particularly large dogs. It is also important to ensure that the dog harness you choose has the strength and durability to withstand wear and tear. Large dogs are a lot more powerful and will need a harness to accommodate their strength. Choose a harness designed to spread lead pressure around larger parts of the dog’s body, and it might be an idea to take measurements before you buy a harness.
For small dog owners, with breeds such as toy, terrier, and puppies, look for a small dog harness. Take measurements as well if you have a particularly small dog to ensure the dog harness will not slip off too easily. Small dogs are more likely to slip out of collars, so a small dog harness is safer. The size and material are important for their comfort, however, so make sure you buy a harness for small dogs.
Which is the best dog harness?
The best dog harness for you really depends on your dog. Some features to look out for in top-quality dog harness can include:
- Breathable, washable fabric
- Evenly distributed pressure across the dog’s body
- Ergonomic design
- Soft material to prevent chaffing
- Strong clips for lead
Choose the best harness for your dog according to its breed and size. If you find a harness that is designed specifically for your dog’s size, then it is more likely to fit and work better.
If you are looking to add a touch of glamour, why not consider a designer dog harness? You can even opt for a bespoke or handmade design. Add a little more comfort and style to your walk.
How do you put on a dog harness?
It is easy to learn how to put on a dog harness. They are designed to be put on and taken off easily but to stay securely in place while you are out walking. It is often easiest to put your dog’s harness on from standing or sitting behind it. Place it over its head ensuring the D-ring is on its back. The wider loop with the buckle goes on first, then the smaller one. Put your dog’s legs through each leg hole one by one. Make sure the harness is adjusted to the right fit before you buckle it up.
A dog harness has many advantages over the standard collar. It makes the walk more comfortable for both you and your pup. You will also be able to maintain better control.
Dog Harnesses are particularly useful for super strong, extremely boisterous dogs, but they can be useful for lots of reasons. Dogs can easily slip out of some Dog Collars, so a harness provides more safety and control.
Specific breeds, such as Siberian Huskies and sled dogs are particularly well suited to harnesses. We have products for very large and also very small dogs, and a selection of different breeds. If you want to make dog walks safer and less stressful, invest in a harness for your dog. Check out our range now or find out more information below.
Our range of dog harnesses
We have an extensive range of walking aids for different dogs including super comfy padded harnesses, extra durable leather harnesses and adjustable harnesses. Find all our favourite brands including Halti and Company of Animals. Choose from a selection of different styles to suit you and your dog. Not sure which product to get your canine companion? Give our experts a call, we can point you in the right direction.
If you want some further reading, Which has done an article ranking the best dog harnesses on the market