The Best Dog Harnesses For Your Pet
To celebrate National Walk Your Dog Month, we’ve rounded up the best dog harnesses for every type of hiker. From escape artists to leash pullers and everything in between, you can find the right harness for your dog on this list!
Best no-pull belt
Even if your dog doesn’t choke on when pulling, over time, there is a chance that both of you could get injured. Use the 2 Hounds Design Freedom No Pull Dog Harness to get the pull under control and make your walks more enjoyable. This harness is recommended by dog trainers because of its two connection points – one on the chest and one on the back. This gives you the flexibility to choose the attachment that suits your dog’s walking style or use a two-point leash for maximum control. If your dog has a tendency to chew things he shouldn’t, this harness comes with a replacement chew guarantee.
Best choke-free belt
Some dogs are so excited about their walks that they almost choke themselves trying to explore their surroundings as quickly as possible. If this sounds familiar, you need a choking free harness like Gooby’s Perfect Fit X Harness. The X-shaped design of this harness means that when your dog pulls, the pressure is on the chest instead of the neck. This is especially important for brachycephalic breeds like French bulldogs and pugs, who are at risk of severe breathlessness if too much pressure is placed on their airways. Available in sizes small to large, this harness is made from lightweight mesh and allows dogs to walk in rather than pulling it over their heads.
Best harness for hiking
If your dog needs a harness that can withstand regular use in rough terrain, the Front Range Dog Harness by RUFFWEAR is just the thing for you. Made from a durable shell fabric and reinforced webbing, it’s perfect for dogs who love to go off the beaten track. The strap has four different adjustment points and foam padding that ensure a comfortable fit no matter how long it is worn. If you plan to hike in low light, rest assured that the reflective accents will keep your dog visible. There are even places where a special light can be attached, which is sold separately.
Best harness for early morning and night walks
Do your regular walking times tend to be before the sun rises, after the sun sets, or both? Then you want to find a harness that will maximize your dog’s visibility. A great option is the Noxgear Lighthound Reflective Dog Harness. This light belt offers 360 degree visibility and allows you to cycle through eight solid colors and six multi-colored flashing and slowly fading color modes. In fact, the lights on the seat belt are visible from over half a mile away! Our favorite feature of this harness is that it can be used in addition to any other harness your dog already uses – it just slides over the existing one!
Best escape-proof dishes
Do you have a certified Houdini in your hands? See if they can find their way out of the Cozy Meadow Escape Proof Dog Harness. The reason this harness is so great for escape artists is because of the position of the chest strap. When the chest strap is tied under the rib cage, it is more difficult for them to pull their elbows down and wriggle out. The sturdy safety handle on the back also helps you gain instant control of your dog during training or in an emergency. This harness is available in small to extra large sizes and is perfect for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
Once you have selected the type of harness you want, the next step is to measure your dog’s measurements. For the safety and comfort of your dog, the harness must fit without pressure on the neck or neck. Each belt has its own measurement requirements, which are listed in a measurement guide. Most, however, ask about the chest, neck, and back.
If you’ve never used a harness before, it may take some time to get used to this new way of walking. However, over time, you will see a tremendous improvement in your daily walks!