Walking your dog isn’t always an easy stroll through the park. There’s the zig-zagging and pulling, the stopping to smell everything — or if you have a male dog, stopping to pee on everything. That’s why, sometimes, a simple collar and leash just isn’t enough. That’s where a harness comes in to play. The right harness can be a total game-changer, allowing you and your dog to enjoy longer walks!
When picking a harness, you want to make sure you’re considering exactly what you need it for — is it for your dog’s pulling or physical issues, or just more security? Having the right harness for your dog can help control walks, discourage pulling by redirecting, help with mobility issues, and give you peace of mind if they tend to pull out of collars when they get spooked.
Ruffwear All Day Adventure Dog Harness
The Ruffwear Harness is perfect for every dog at every age. They’re super secure for long walks and hikes. The front-range harness has five convenient points of adjustment for a full range of motion, as well as two sturdy leash-connection points and an anodized aluminum V-ring and webbing loop at your dog’s chest to resist pulling and give you some additional control. Ruffwear is known for its quality and durable construction for a lightweight feel, comfort, high performance, and a product that will last you for years to come.
Noxgear LightHound Reflective Dog Harness
Do you and your dog prefer walks at night? Then the NoxGear LightHound LED harness is a must-have. It comes in eight different LED colors — red, yellow, magenta, blue, purple, pink, green, and cyan — as well as six multicolored flashing and slow-fading color modes, so you’ll never be missed in the dark. The NoxGear LightHound Harness is visible from over half a mile away — so whether you’re walking down a dark road or your dog is running off-leash in the dark, fido will never be out of sight. The NoxGear LightHound Harness has a quick charge with a long-lasting battery, with up to 12 hours of illuminated playtime per charge.
Kurgo Impact Dog Car Harness
There is nothing better than traveling with your four-legged best friend, but there’s also a lot of planning and prep that goes into it, including traveling in the car. We’re required to wear seat belts while in a car, and so should our dogs. Kurgo has spent 8 years learning, planning, engineering, and crash-testing car harnesses, which has all gone into the Impact Harness by Kurgo. These harnesses have been tested on simulated dogs up to 75 pounds using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for child-restraint systems. See more from the crash test report.
ZEE.DOG Gotham Soft-Walk Dog Harness
Brachycephalic dogs, also known as flat-faced breeds (like pugs, Frenchies, bulldogs and Boston terriers), do best with harnesses that protect their necks from any pressure. The Zee.Dog Soft-Walk dog harness is not only extremely strong but also has adjustable straps that help distribute pressure across the chest and belly evenly. This no-pull harness connects the leash on the dog’s chest area, not on their back. So when your dog pulls, they instantly face you, which discourages them from pulling and makes your walks way more gentle. We love that the belly strap is easy to find (it’s a different color), making getting ready to walk super easy.
2 Hounds Design Freedom No-Pull Harness
Is your daily walk with your dog more of an arm workout? We hear ya, and we know that there’s little worse. We’ve found the best no-pull harness for every dog — from a small and mighty Chihuahua to a large Great Dane! The Freedom No-Pull Harness by 2 Hounds Design will make your walks more enjoyable for all involved. The Freedom No-Pull Harness design minimizes or eliminates pulling, neck strain, and the chance of escape. 2 Hounds Design’s harness contains a soft Swiss velvet lining on the strap that goes behind the legs to help prevent rubbing, chafing, and sores, and it’s also super cute! It comes with a double leash that clips at both the chest and the back.
The Freedom No-Pull Harness comes in 17 different color combinations and sizes XS to XXL.