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Top 10 Dog Harnesses 2016

Frequently a higher alternative to a conventional collar, those dog harnesses are both more comfortable in your dog companion and provide better manipulate when out on walks. Our selection consists of models suitable for the common pooch owner through to tactical vests good for K9 police and search and rescue teams.

Newbury Paws Classic Harness, Premium Dog Harness for Large Breed Dogs (XL / Red Plaid Trim)Signature K9 Modular Ultimate Load Bearing Harness, Coyote BrownYurkiw Protection and tracking Dog Harness Large Girth 32EzyDog Convert Trail-Ready Dog Harness, Large, CharcoalWeb Master Harness, Large/X-Large, Red CurrantDean and Tyler DT Dog Harness, Black With Reflective Trim, X-Large - Fits Girth Size: 34-Inch to 47-InchJULIUS-K9 | IDC-Powerharness | Size: 1 | BlueRuffwear Front Range Harness, Medium, Campfire OrangeDog Harness [FREE Leash], No Choke, No Slip MyPetsAmerica Reflective Adjustable With Handle. Dog Harness for Training Walking Hiking, Premium Quality Dog Harness. No Pull Effect Dog HarnessBlueberry Pet Harnesses 3/4

Uses Of The Dog Harness

A dog harness is an improvement on the dog collar. The individual harness is designed based on what the owner intends to use it for. Some harnesses are designed specifically for dogs with disabilities or injuries while others are intended to aid the dog in pulling something such as a sled.

Many times,**dog owners use harnesses to assist with training* and to prevent the dog from pulling hard on the leash during walks. These harnesses are usually worn along with a collar, and they have multiple rings for attaching a leash.

Harnesses are becoming a more popular choice than the collar leash combination because they are more comfortable for the dog and make it far less likely that he will be able to slip away if he becomes excited or scared. A harness will keep your dog safe while reducing the amount of strain placed on his neck during walks.

A strongly built harness is not only good for walks, but it can help a dog who has a physical disability or injury to regain mobility. Even if the dog is unable to regain full mobility, a harness allows the owner to effectively assist the dog with moving around and walking up and down stairs.

Some dog harnesses are even used in conjunction with seat belts to keep the dog restrained and safe in a moving vehicle.

What Do I Need to Know Before I Buy?


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There are several factors you will need to consider before settling on the harness that is right for you and your dog. You can get the opinions of friends and neighbors, but ultimately, what works for them might not work for you.



Regardless of what you choose, you want your dog to get some exercise so he's not cooped up in your house or apartment all day long.

First, determine what exactly your purpose is for using the harness. If it is for getting your dog daily exercise, you will want something that will hold up under daily use and is easy to put on and take off of your dog.

If you plan to use it to train your very active dog, you will need something that has multiple options for leash placement and discourages continuous pulling.

You may also need a harness to assist a dog with an injury or physical disability. In this case, your chosen harness should have a handle on the top so you can physically assist your dog with his movements.

Second, consider your dog's individual personality. If you have a dog that is highly active, you will need something that will prevent your dog from wiggling out of the restraint but still keep him comfortable during walks (or even runs). This harness will have to hold up under a high level of stress to the buckles and rings.

Third, consider your preference for how the harness attaches to your dog. Some prefer side buckles that wrap around the dog's torso while others would rather use a harness that your dog can step into and clips around the back.

Finally, consider your available budget for purchasing a harness. There are many on the market that come in a wide range of prices. The odds are good that you will find something affordable that will meet all of your specific needs. However, there may be times when you have to stretch the budget to get the right harness for your dog, especially if he has a number of special needs. After all, don't you think your pup deserves the best?

Take your time and browse the types of harnesses available to you. Once you have considered all of your options, you are sure to find the one that is right for you and your dog.

History of the Dog Harness


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The dog harness is an improvement on the dog collar which has been around for thousands of years. The widely held belief is that the Kings and Queens of the ancient world were the first to fashion and use dog collars.

The ancient Egyptians kept dogs for hunting and protection purposes. Just like cats, dogs were often mummified with their owners. In order to train their dogs to hunt and protect, the ancient Egyptians used collars and leashes that were hand crafted.

The ancient Greeks used dogs to protect their herds and flocks and fitted them with spiked collars so wolves could not attack their necks. They trained them to be friendly so as not to harm family members and friends, but they also instilled them with enough aggressiveness to act as protectors in any situation.

While dogs still have a high amount of usefulness such as being sled dogs or shepherd dogs, the majority of dogs currently owned in the United States are kept as pets. Dog collars and harnesses are still used to train these dogs to be friendly yet protective, but they are generally considered to be members of the family.

It is unclear when exactly the harness came into being, but pet owners now enjoy using them as a simplified way of training and keeping their dogs safe. Dog harnesses are especially useful for military and police personnel who have to train dogs for bomb or drug sniffing and other dangerous tasks.


#10.Blueberry Pet Harnesses 3/4" Wide * 19.5-25.5" Chest 3M Reflective Ultimate Safety Medium No-pull Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest in Violet and Celeste, Matching Collar Available Separately


As pet parents, you are searching for the best all-rounded harness product on the market. Through emails and product reviews, we heard so many customers looking for the best for their loved furry friends just like you! Blueberry Pet's design team did the research for you and found this solution: lightweight mesh, polyester and oxford materials for comfort, reflective stripes and triangle on top of the vest for safety in the dark, metal D-ring for durability and better attaching the leash, adjustable chest and neck straps for best fitting, two vests for pull control and distributing weight, polyester seams for stitching the mesh inner layer and oxford outer layer securely and the contrasting seams and stripes for added style.


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#9.Dog Harness [FREE Leash], No Choke, No Slip MyPetsAmerica Reflective Adjustable With Handle. Dog Harness for Training Walking Hiking, Premium Quality Dog Harness. No Pull Effect Dog Harness


The Adjustable Reflective No Pull Effect Dog Harness That Dogs Will Absolutely Love Is Here to Stay. LEASH and HARNESS INCLUDED. Unlike most harnesses, it is completely adjustable and easy to manage, with sizes ranging as follows: chest 23 to 33 inches and neck 21 inches to 27 inches. The Reflective element of design will keep your dog safe even during those early morning walks, or during darker evenings. Using dog collar may cause respiratory problems or even lead to more serious injuries like a collapsed trachea. The anti-pull dog harness and leash system is designed so that when a dog is on a leash and it pulls, the dog harness spreads out the pressure preventing choking and hurting the throat.


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#8.Ruffwear Front Range Harness, Medium, Campfire Orange


This is a great harness for my awkwardly shaped rat terrier! She's 23lbs and sizing took a bit of guesswork, but small ended up being the perfect size for her. Like other reviews have mentioned, the straps are difficult to adjust at first. *Note, this is easier to do when your dog is NOT wearing it*. We've already put it through the ringer on multiple hikes and trails, and it holds up to all the pulling and running. Also seems to provide adequate back support for when my pup decides to kangaroo-hop.


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#7.JULIUS-K9 | IDC-Powerharness | Size: 1 | Blue


Amazing harness! Ten stars I get so many compliments on it! Got a size two for my 70lb female german shepherd. Fits great, I even adjust it to fit over her coat. Came fast too. Hoping to figure out where I can customize patches for it.


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#6.Dean and Tyler DT Dog Harness, Black With Reflective Trim, X-Large - Fits Girth Size: 34-Inch to 47-Inch


Dean and Tyler All Weather Dog Harness Extra Large Fits Girth 34-inch to 47-inch to Works Great for Breeds Like Newfoundland ,Saint Bernard, Large Cane Corso Etc. Black for Everyday Use Comes with Reflective Trim.


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#5.Web Master Harness, Large/X-Large, Red Currant


The harness proved to be the best thing we ever purchased for our dogs. As time does... it takes our 4 legged friends from us. This week we had to say goodbye to our 30 lb American Eskimo. He wore the harness every day since we bought it. It was washed numerous times using a combo of vinegar (he had a leaking issue) and laundry soap. As we were storing his things, we evaluated the harness. The harness looked great still. The harness provided us the ability to provide assistance of varying degrees: helping upstairs, stabilization, escorting and lifting. The red color even looked great against his long white hair. It made him look like he was a little rescue dog.


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#4.EzyDog Convert Trail-Ready Dog Harness, Large, Charcoal


Built with practicality in mind, the street and trail ready Convert Harness from EzyDog boasts a simple, utilitarian design that combines comfort with style. The Single Clip System gets your pup geared up and out the door in a flash. The Soft Touch Handle is positioned for quick control, and the Magnetic Handle maintains a low-profile to stay tucked away during activities.


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#3.Yurkiw Protection and tracking Dog Harness Large Girth 32"-37" - RedLine K9


Named after the Police K9 Officer 'Dave Yurkiw' that designed it, the Yurkiw patrol and tracking Dog Harness is the most versatile dog harness we have ever built. The Yurkiw dog harness is a favorite with Police K9 officers but can also be used for agitation and/or tracking. With 4 points of adjustment, this harness is extremely versatile. The shoulder and belly straps are made from 1" Biothane and have heavy duty buckles for superior strength and durability. The side adjustment is made with 2" nylon and heavy duty Velcro for comfort while obtaining the perfect fit.


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#2.Signature K9 Modular Ultimate Load Bearing Harness, Coyote Brown


Need your partner to share the burden of a heavy load but tired of dealing with poorly designed and cheaply made harnesses on the market? Then the coyote (tan) Modular Ultimate Load-Bearing Harness is the choice for you. This harness can literally allow your working dog to carry his own weight in gear. Designed with load-rated nylon webbing throughout and spacer mesh underneath for additional padding and increased airflow, this piece is very strong yet lightweight and comfortable.


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#1.Newbury Paws Classic Harness, Premium Dog Harness for Large Breed Dogs (XL / Red Plaid Trim)


The Newbury Paws Classic Harness is specially designed for big dogs. Its high-quality construction, comfortable design, and convenient features eliminate leash pulling and neck strain and improve control and security. The smart design ensures that you and your dog can relax and enjoy the great outdoors in true New England style. All Newbury Paws products are built to last and strive to be comfortable for your dog and convenient for you. Developed in collaboration with a canine physical therapist, the Classic Harness is the only dog harness you'll ever need. Check out our website for more photos and a detailed sizing guide.


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