Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Harnesses
Are harnesses safe for dogs?
Harnesses are safe for dogs, and they present an excellent alternative to collars for dogs who pull. They work by redistributing pressure across the chest and ribcage and can be more comfortable for some canines, too. Talk to your vet or trainer if you’re unsure about whether to choose a collar or harness for your dog.
What is the best dog harness for a dog?
The best harness for a dog will fit properly, be comfortable and provide the right amount of control. No-pull harnesses, which feature leash attachments on the front and sometimes also the back, work well for training and for difficult-to-control canines. Harnesses with handles can help with larger dogs and those who need assistance getting up.
What size dog harness should I get?
To determine what size dog harness you should get, measure your dog’s girth around the chest. Use a flexible tape measure or a length of string and take the measurement just behind the front legs, around the largest part of your dog’s torso. Most harnesses will list the chest measurement they fit and provide a size chart that includes recommended weight ranges.