Choosing the Right Pet Harness
Dog harnesses have many benefits and if you have a dog that has a tendency to pull on a walk then harnesses are a great option as they protect their delicate neck area and relieve the pressure. But, where do you start when finding the right harness for your pooch?
When choosing the right harness, you need to consider your pet and their personal likes and dislikes, ie if your dog does not like anything going over their head, then a step in harness may be a starting point. Also, do you have a preferred brand? Different brands have their own individual sizing guide, so do not presume that your pup will be the same size in each brand. Individual brands serve different purposes and you need to choose a harness which suits your particular breed/need, for example a strong Labrador would suit an Ezydog harness whereas tiny and small breeds with delicate necks are best suited to a soft dog harness. Typical brands and styles include:-
Puppia are a leading brand when it comes to soft mesh harnesses. These harnesses fit all dog breeds from tiny and teacup breeds and puppies including Yorkie’s and Chihuahua’s up to medium sized breeds such as Terriers, Cocker Spaniels and Collies.
Puppia harnesses come in a variety of colours and styles so we’re sure you will find one you like for your pet. Matching leads are also available. Benefits: Well known and trusted brand, soft, comfortable and adjustable.
Soft Dog Harnesses
As well as Puppia, there are other brands of soft dog harnesses including our own Canine & Co range. Soft harnesses are made of a mesh material for added comfort and breathability. These come in a variety of colours and also with matching dog leads. Benefits include: great value, breathable and soft.
Harness Jackets & Step in Harness
Harness jackets benefit from being a short jacket as well as a built in harness for that added touch of glamour. This style benefits from your pooch being able to step into the harness which is then fastened on top. Perfect for those pets who do not like anything going over their head. There are a variety of harness vests available including a glittery pink animal print and blue star harness.
Benefits include: stylish, easy to fit & comfortable
These harnesses are a lot stronger and suitable for larger dogs who have a tendency to pull on a lead. They are made from the highest quality materials and their chest plate harness design has won many awards. These strong dog harnesses come with a free car seat belt which makes for easy attachment in the car for safer travelling. Benefits: high quality, suitable for strong dogs, award winning and free seat belt attachment for when travelling in the car.
Quick Fit Harness
Ezy dog also do a range of quick fit harnesses which are suitable for all dog breeds including larger dogs. These harnesses basically replace the need for a dog collar. Fully adjustable and hard wearing. Benefits include: quick and easy to fit, high quality and comfortable.
Puchi Dog Harness
Puchi have produced a range of soft dog harnesses including the pink fur heart design harness and matching lead. Benefits include: stylish, super soft and comfortable
Some dogs have a lot of pent up energy which needs releasing or they can become destructive if not given the right amount of exercise. One way to help energetic dogs is with a backpack dog harness. These allow you to add some weight (no more than 10% of their body weight) such as dried peas. This means a 15 minute walk is equivalent to a 45 minute walk. Dogs also feel a sense of purpose with a backpack. recommended by behaviourist specialists. Benefits include: high quality, increases workout to release excess energy and gives a sense of purpose.
Designer Dog Harness Coats
If you are looking for your pet to be top of the Dog Walk, then why not consider a stylish denim dog jacket with a built in harness, lined in a stunning fashionable spotty material and comes with matching lead! Easy to fit and adjustable as it fits with velcro. Benefits include: stylish, fashionable and that bit of extra warmth whilst walking your pup in style!
There are a range of dog coats that you can buy which have a built in harness such as our large Dog Harness Coat. These coats are easy to fit, simply let your dog step into the coat and zip up on the back. Benefits include: No need for a separate harness, easy to fit and keeps your pet warm at the same time.
Dog Coats with Harness Access
There are very few dog coats on the market, which allow your pet to wear a harness underneath and still allow an access point for the harness to attach to a lead. However, Canine & Co has scoured the world to find quality coats which address this need. You will find our online pet boutique has a couple of such dog coats. One of these is the dog coat with harness access which comes from the top doggy designer Bobby. These coats have a small zip access area to attach the lead to the harness. Also within our pet boutique you can find top fastening coats (with studs) as well as ones with a specific zipped area as in the picture below. Benefits include: Do not have to revert to a collar when wearing traditional dog coats, luxury range of dog coats which are high quality and keep your pet warm on walks.
Reflective Dog Harness
If you are walking your dog in low light conditions or if your dog is of a dark colour, then a reflective harness is worth considering. They have a fluorescent coating which reflects in the dark and comes with a matching dog lead. Benefits include: extra safety, easy to fit, great value.
Whichever harness you choose, don’t forget to check our helpful blog on choosing the correct size and fitting a harness.
Canine & Co is an award winning online Pet Boutique and we have a wide range of dog harnesses to suit a large range of dog breeds. Please take a look at our products today and if you can’t find what you are looking for or if you want some extra help and advise choosing the correct lead, then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
It’s all about the dog!