Why use a harness?
For many dogs, a versatile harness is
a great alternative to a collar as they can eliminate pressure from your
dogs neck — preventing
possible trachea and neck injury. From a training perspective, dog harnesses
are useful for teaching your pup not to pull as the pressure from a harness
is more evenly distributed around your dog’s body. Finally, some
crafty dogs are occasionally able to slip their heads out of their collar,
but since a harness fits around the whole body, pup is less likely to
Function, Fashion & Fun!
As modeled by the furry fashionistas above, there
are more harness styles to choose from than ever before! Easy to use Buddy Belt harnesses, and flexible fabric harnesses all have their own advantages
How to introduce a new harness.
When introducing a new harness, be sure to give
lots of praise and treats to ensure a positive association with wearing
the harness. Your pooch will soon realize that harness means “we’re
going somewhere fun.” Let your pup wear the new harness around
the house for a few hours — allowing time to adjust to the
new feels before you go out on your first jaunt.
Ensure your harness easily slides over your dog’s
head or around his body and so he is able to comfortably and freely
move about, yet it should still be snug enough so he can’t
slip out of it. Once the harness is on your pup, adjust it properly
to ensure a comfortable fit without any irritation. See the tip box
to the right for additional sizing tips.
See diagrams below for harness design features.
Article courtesy of Pawtopia!
- Measure your pet precisely to ensure an
- Measure behind pet’s front legs and
full circle around to the shoulders.
- If your pet’s measurements fall in
between two sizes, we suggest ordering the next larger size.