An interesting article on Harnesses I came across. Considering the Kennel Club have changed the rules about letting dogs wear harnesses during assessments these might be of interest.
Walking is a vital role of dog ownership. Depending on its breed, it might be important to walk your dog several miles regularly in order to give him or her appropriate exercise and stimulation to avoid boredom and undesired activities. Again, it is essential for their health. Some individuals needs dog particularly as a motivation to walk more. You may also want to have a car ride with your dog.
However, let’s face it. Some dogs are really challenging to walk. Some pups, for instance, are quite strong and aggressive they may pull so hard and may drag through town. Others will wander all over, neither here nor there, while some may completely refuse to cooperate altogether. If walking your faithful friend is a challenge, doing it becomes discouraging.
In such a case, then, you need a quality dog harness to succeed. Forget about just attaching to your pet’s collar, which provides only poor control and may also injure the dog, harnesses provide greater and safe body coverage, featuring more supportive contact points eliminates the risk of injury while allowing you to control an uncooperative walker in an easier, effortless way. Here are 10 harnesses currently on the market for you to consider.
10. Kurgo Crash-Tested Dog Harness
This is a crash-tested dog car harness for keeping you and your dog safe when driving. It is designed as a safety harness not a converted dog walking harness. Its all-steel Nesting Buckle System ensures safety and strength. Featuring five adjustment points, it allows for a custom fit for nearly any dog, no matter their size, proportions. It has chest pad for reduced stress on the sternum and trachea and for dispersing kinetic energy through the dog’s chest. Designed with comfort and convenience in mind, this harness is also ideal for use as an everyday walking harness. The D-ring on featured on the front chest plate makes it a great no-pull harness.
• Product Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 0.2 Inches
• Weight: 12.8 ounces
• Color: Black
• Size: Medium
9. Arikon No-Pull Dog Leash Harness
This is one among the most beautiful models of dog harnesses today. Arikon No-Pull Dog Leash Harness has one side made of premium-grade denim cloth and the other of quality nylon fabric, which makes it quite durable. It is fully adjustable for perfect fits on dogs. It comes with a quality leash made of similar denim. The two accessories are connected with metal clipping points that are so strong they can withstand any tugging, pulling, or other unwelcome antics of your dog. The package is attractively priced, though.
• Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.6 x 3.6 inches
• Weight: 6.6 Ounces
• Color: Red
• Size: Large
8. Ruffwear Web Master Harness
The Web Master Harness by Ruffwear is an excellent quality accessory compatible with any medium-size dogs. It features an admirable red currant theme which is quite visible. It is awesomely designed to provide excellent control on the dog while ensuring it optimum comfort. It features 5-point adjustable system that provides a custom and comfortable fit easily. Moreover, it is water resistant, and its chest rest is padded sufficiently to provide evenly distributed pressure and reduced tagging. It is impressively durable.
• Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 11 x 0.5 inches
• Weight: 7.2 Ounces
• Color: Red Currant
• Size: Medium
7. Sporn Mesh Anti Pull Harness
This is a high quality mesh non-pulling harness by Sporn that provides optimum control, comfort, and style for any dog. It features elastic webbing which stretches laterally with the natural movement of your dog, while its special mesh design offers maximum comfort. All its components are made of premium-grade nylon plus nickel-plated hardware that reduces weathering. It fits 9 to 12-inch small dog neck sizes.
• Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.8 x 2 Inches
• Weight: 3.8 Ounces
• Color: Black
• Size: Small
6. Four Paws Comfort-Control Harness
It is a reasonably priced but highly comfortable and also durable model of dog harness from Four Paws which makes it a lot easier controlling your dog. Made of quality neoprene mesh, it is breathable, lightweight, and very comfortable. Moreover, it is a non-irritant material, while the fitted quality nylon strap is easy to adjust for a perfect custom fit for your faithful buddy. The harness further has a superbly built back hook harness for providing full control and safety. It is available in 6 sizes—small and extra-small, medium, large and extra-large, and double extra-large—and comes in 5 brilliant colors.
• Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 1.5 Inches
• Weight: 1.6 Ounces
• Color: Blue (4 others)
• Size: Large (5 others)
5. Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Harness
Also by Kurgo, this is an incredibly effective dog walking harness that eliminates pulling and choking mostly experienced with a collar. Tru-Fit Smart Harness features 5-point adjustment system for a custom fit. It has a halt ring featured at the chest plate, which makes it a great no-pull harness. A chest pad offers awesome comfort by alleviating pressure on the sternum and trachea, while it disperses kinetic energy across the dog’s chest. It is also ideal for car use as a dog restraint to avoid distracted driving. An included 10-inch lead is attachable to any harness via carabineer for training, or to any car seat belt.
• Product Dimensions: 9 x 4.5 x 0.2 Inches
• Weight: 8 Ounces
• Color: Black
• Size: medium
4. Ruffwear Front Range Everyday Harness
This is a popular harness designed for excellence in heavy duty use. On the back, it features an aluminum V-ring and in the chest area, a reinforced webbing for hooking a leash. It is made of soft material and has thick padding. Actually, it tends to clam pet’s nerves while dampening their innate aggression. Its 4-point adjustment system ensures complete control. Moreover, it is a modern harness model that delivers quite a statement of style. It further features an ID pocket for reducing any chances of your dog getting lost. It is indeed a worthy pick.
• Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 11.4 x 0.2 Inches
• Weight: 5.9 Ounces
• Color: Campfire Orange
• Size: Medium
3. OxGord Dog Collar Harness
This is a durable, number one pick among harnesses in control and comfort for dogs. The breathable, durable, lightweight, and well-padded material makes pets all happy whether being walked down the street on a leash, or even running and playing round the pack. Adjustable straps ensure a comfortable and custom fit for the pet while allowing you greater control on them. Coming in a variety of color and size options, you will select the favorite style for your buddy that will make yours the envy of other pets and pet owners around.
• Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 Inches
• Weight: 1.3 Ounces
• Color: Black and Others
• Size: Medium and Others
2. Puppia Soft Dog Harness
If affordability is an issue, the Puppia Soft Dog harness is an impressive option. It is, however, a model that delivers more than it promises. At the rear, it features a buckle for getting the harness firmly locked in its correct place. The front opening (neck size) is however not expandable, which is a non-issue as long as your dog has a smaller head than the neck. It is a strongly built harness with high quality materials, and has excellent stitching durable to last several years.
• Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 7.1 x 0.4 Inches
• Weight: 1.4 Ounces
• Color: 12, some
• Size: 6
1. PetSafe Petite Easy Walk Harness
Topping the chart of the top 10 best dog harnesses in 2016 reviews, the Petite Easy Walk Harness from PetSafe gently and soothingly discourages your dear dog against pulling while on a walk on a leash. Comfortable to wear and simple to fit, this harness model makes dog walking absolutely enjoyable for both you and your dog. Its front-chest leash attachment allows you to effortlessly steer the dog to the side and easily redirect his or her attention toward you. It has a chest strap that rests comfortably across the pet’s chest instead of exerting pressure on their throat, ensuring no gagging or chocking. With petSafe’s Petite Easy Walk, you can comfortably take the lead and enjoy a free and hassle-free walk with your lovely dog.
• Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.1 x 9.5 Inches
• Weight: 10.6 Ounces
• Color: Black/Silver
• Size: Large