Using a dog harness will only make it easier for dog owners to take their dogs for walks and on adventures. That reduces the risk of the dog getting lost or chasing a passing cyclist.
Here are 5 factors that make an ideal dog harness:
- Adjustability (because dogs come in different sizes)
- Easy movement
- High quality
Considering those factors, we shortlisted some of the best harnesses on the market. This article should make it easy for you to decide which one is best for your dog.
Best Dog Harnesses for Every Type of Dog 2019
EXPAWLORER — Big Dog Soft Reflective No-Pull Harness
This harness is the perfect choice for a German Shepherd or a Boxer. It has a padded jacketing which makes it comfortable to wear. In addition, it is designed in such a way that dogs won’t be at risk of choking themselves, especially when they try to run loose.
Even its material has unique properties that make it ideal for outdoor settings. For example, it doesn’t remain damp for too long, which will keep your dog clean and dry on most occasions.
What’s more, it has a reflective strap so you’ll be able to spot your dog even in areas with low visibility level. It is also available in 3M reflective material in case you want a strap that has extra visibility.
The only drawback is that this harness isn’t fit for smaller breeds.
URPOWER Dog Leash Harness
If you’re looking for a more stylish harness, then this one’s ideal for you. The manufacturers have made it with denim and orange nylon. As a result, you get a trendy harness that is also long-lasting.
Further, it doesn’t have too many buckles, so the dog won’t get injured by accident when you pull it back. The metal clasps of this harness are rust-resistant, adding to its durability.
In addition to its looks, it also comes with a leash, so it’s like buying a two-in-one product. But that isn’t all. The size of this harness can be adjusted so you can use it on dogs of every shape and size.
However, despite all of its awesome features, there is one con. Putting this harness on a dog is a little different from the other ones. While the instruction manual covers the configuration in full detail, we can’t deny that it could get a bit time-consuming.
PAWABOO Dog Safety Vest Harness
If you’re always on-the-go, then this harness will quickly become your travel essential as it can protect your dog during car rides. All you have to do is connect the loop in the harness to the seat belt, and you’re good to go.
Moreover, you won’t have to worry about your dog feeling uncomfortable during the entire journey because this harness is made of 100% Oxford polyester fabric. It is light and soft and will prevent chafing every time you pull the breaks. Even putting on this harness is an easy task unlike some others that have a complicated/time-consuming configuration.
Plus, it’s snap hooks are stainless steel, which means it is rust-resistant and can be used for a really long time.
However, we noticed that the straps loosen with time. So, you’ll have to keep checking to make sure your dog is fully protected every time you use this harness to take your dog on a walk or a car ride.
Blueberry Pet Classic Solid Color Adjustable Dog Harness
This harness is one of those products that you might deem insignificant in the beginning but eventually fall in love with. For instance, the Blueberry Pet Classic harness’ nylon fabric makes it long lasting, so quality is not a concern when it comes to this harness. Moreover, its design reduces the chances of chafing too.
Also, with this harness, there is no need to worry about it getting loose with time, especially when the dog (be it a puppy or adult) jerks or moves around too much. In addition, it comes with reflective straps which will help you spot your dog even in areas with low visibility. It also comes in 19 different colors, including red, yellow and pink.
However, this harness would not be able to hold large dogs like German Shepherds. But, it’s ideal for smaller breeds and puppies.
Ruffwear — Front Range All-Day Adventure Harness for Dogs
Not every dog harness on the market is good enough to be used on adventurous trips like hiking. But, the Ruffwear Front Range All-Day Adventure Harness definitely is.
Its material offers high levels of protection for dogs without compromising on comfort in any way. For example, the padding in the chest and belly area will not flatten even if you use it for a long period of time. Plus, the harness strap itself isn’t too rough, so your dog will be safe from chafing and similar minor injuries. What’s more, you can also wash this harness with ease as it dries quite quickly.
Unfortunately though, if your pawed buddy is too smart, it might easily slip out of the harness. So, it’s up to you to ensure that doesn’t happen.
BINGPET Soft Mesh Dog Harness Pet Walking Vest Harnesses
The fact that it comes in seven bright colors isn’t the best part about this harness. In fact, it’s the perfect harness to use if you’re training your dog. It serves its purpose and does not make it difficult for the dog to breathe in it.
In addition, its 100% polyester make-up makes this harness a long-lasting investment and also makes it soft enough to prevent chafing.
However, it doesn’t offer much adjustability around the neck area. If you don’t check before purchasing, you might end up getting a harness that doesn’t go over your dog’s head.
Gooby Trekking Memory Foam Harness
The best part about the Gooby Trekking Memory Foam harness is, obviously, its high-quality memory foam. That means it adjusts to suit the body of the dog, providing high levels of comfort. It is also lined with fleece which adds to the comfort by making the harness lightweight.
What’s more, it dries quickly and provides insulation too. So, you could even take your dog for a walk in cold weather (but not extreme cold).
However, this harness, too, has its flaws. The manufacturers have used plastic to make rings instead of metal. That makes this harness a bad choice for tough or aggressive dogs who can easily pull the harness off.