On a day to day basis, our team walks somewhere close to 100 dogs a day, so to say we see a wide variety of harnesses is an understatement! At their best, they provide comfort, safety and even a little style to your daily walk. Unfortunately, there are also cheap options that lack durability and can be both cumbersome and straight up unsafe for your particular dog. We are going to focus on the most comfortable, durable and secure harnesses that we see frequently and have positive experiences with. As always, if you have a harness you love or have anything to add about the harnesses covered here, leave us a comment and let us know!
The Kurgo Tru Fit smart harness is super durable and very easy to put on thanks to its structured vest shape. This harness has leash attachment points in the front chest (which is great if your pup likes to pull as it will just turn them right around) and top back areas. The harness is very reasonably priced at $25 and comes in a wide variety of sizes from XS (5-10 lbs) to XL (80+lbs). A solid choice!
We see this simple and comfortable harness often on the smaller pups that we walk for a reason! It is made of a comfortable lightweight mesh that fits nicely around a smaller pups’ chest area, and is still strong enough if your little one likes to pull. It works great for low slung dogs like dachshunds as well as small breeds such as pugs/bichons.
This is a fantastic harness if you have a larger dog that walks YOU down the street and loves to pull, as it has four points of adjustment for a secure and supportive fit. It is definitely a little more complicated to get off and on, but your back and arms will thank you once you get going. Like the other harnesses covered here, it comes in a wide range of colors and sizes to fit your pup’s size and personality best!
As always, spend some time deciding on what harness works best for both you and your pup, and don’t hesitate to shoot us any questions you may have!
Thanks and happy trails,