The biggest benefit of a harness is that when paired with proper leash skills it eliminates the pressure on your dog's neck or throat, areas that can be damaged by a traditional collar and leash. A body harness can also give you more overall control over your dog, and decrease their propensity for pulling. However, a body harness is not a replacement for teaching your dog to walk properly on the leash; it's a helpful tool, and can be cute to boot!
The Freedom No Pull Harness is hands-down the favorite everyday harness endorsed by trainers and veterinarians worldwide. The no-pull two-leash design helps to prevent pulling and eliminates tension and strain on the neck during walks. It is suitable for dogs sized XXS-XXL and comes in a wide range of colors and patterns.
Molly and Stitch
At last, a fashionable, and functional harness! This adjustable butter leather harness is handmade in Austria with buttery soft, naturally tanned German leather that won’t rub or itch.
Ruffwear is the go-to brand for active and athletic pets. The Front-Range Harness features thick padding for comfort, four points of adjustment to allow for a customized fit and full range of motion, and reflective trim to increase visibility in low light. Whether you are walking in the neighborhood or off on a mountain adventure, it's one of the most durable and universal harnesses on the market and is suitable for dogs of all sizes.
Stylish, with minimal environmental impact, the Pawness harness is designed with function and quality in mind. Handmade in Italy from non-toxic, cruelty-free and eco-friendly vegan leather. As an added incentive the brand donates 10% of profits to good dog causes. The Pawness harness is suitable for small to medium-sized dogs.
PetSafe Gentle Leader
If you have a very large dog or a shoulder injury, and need extra support, the Gentle Leader head harness is the way to go. A head collar is not a muzzle. Rather, much like a body harness, a head collar can reduce your dog's pulling power by distributing pressure around the head. Bonus: it's also good for dogs who like to eat off the ground.
The Baroo Notes
Each dog is unique in size and fit, so please refer to the individual sizing charts for each brand. In addition, some dogs might not take to a harness right away, so introducing your dog slowly using positive reinforcement is always encouraged.