Dream of having a dog that is as light as a feather on walks?
I did too, until I started using a dog harness over a traditional collar.
And aside from best control I had ever experienced and no more pulling, I realized something else..
Training improved and my dog seemed happier too.
Our walks together were no longer just good, they were great!
The truth is dog collars can put a lot of stress on top of your dog’s trachea. (And trainers know this too)
Harnesses are effective, humane and the can prevent a handful of serious injuries.
To help you discover the best, I’ve included the top dog harnesses in the list below.
1. Puppia soft dog harness
Soft and secure, the two great things that every pup parent wants to see in a top dog harness. When it comes to “Puppia”, don’t let their brand name fool you, their dog harnesses aren’t just for “Puppies”. In fact, their available in all sizes ranging from x-small (2-3 lb dogs) to xx-large (60-70 lb dogs), plus there’s 12 unique colors including camouflage sky blue, green and more.
Every harness is made out of lightweight 100% polyester air mesh for a soft touch to both your hands your dog’s coat. Should your dog enjoy the great outdoors you’ll be glad to know that their also machine washable. During testing, we found it’s best to hand wash and air when possible to extend the lifetime usage. (But if you don’t have time, you’ll still be fine).
What your dog will like best about the Puppia is the comfortable padded neck area that’s gentle no matter the activity. Plus, this harness goes a step above most with their smooth edges (piping) to prevent any uncomfortable rubbing. You can also get the fit just right for you pup thanks to the simple snap buckle and easily changeable chest belt. (It’s almost effortless).
Just hook your leash into the D-ring on the back and you’re ready to go!
2. Ruffwear Front Range Harness
Built for the great outdoors, this harness will last through lots of fun spent in the mud and river. Not to mention, keep them secure and safe thanks to the ultra-durable design. The nylons straps are reinforced with heavy rubber webbing, while the aluminum metal loop for your leash features heavy-duty stitching. And when it comes to the small and finer details that matter, Ruffwear really takes pride in making sure everything is near perfect.
It also features your choice of a front attachment on the chest for more control, and a D-ring located on the back for more casual walks. Every harness has comes with a comfortable padded chest area, which is fantastic for balancing out the load of your dog: Giving you more control and your dog more comfort.
3. Rogz Utility Adjustable Step In Dog Harness
What makes this step in dog harness so unique is its reflective thread stitching for both daytime style and nighttime safety. The nylon webbing and box stitching adds a touch of quality and impressive strength. And with 10 colors available from pink to blue, the Rogz Utility Harness will suit your pup’s personal style.
4. Onetigris Tactical Dog Harness Vest
This tactical dog vest by OneTigris will literally turn your dog into “da bomb” at the local dog park! It features quality double stitching, a long velcro pad on the back for adding patches, and grid lining for comfort and easy-breathing.
Located at the top are two fast access handles for carrying and two leash points located at the front and back. Thanks to the Molle (malice-style) pouches you can store anything on your pup from water bottles to snacks on walks or aka “missions”.
5. Chia’s Choice Front Range No Pull Dog Harness
After going over this harness with a fine-toothed comb, you could literally say it’s a “great choice”. The oxford outer layer material is light, durable, scratch-resistant and has a bit of style to it. While reflective 3M nylon webbing not only looks impressive, it also serves the purpose of keeping your pup safe at night.
Both the O and D rings found on this dog harness are made from strong zinc-alloy, and coated black for a nice finishing touch. For the harness colors themselves, they come in your choice of bold black, citrus orange and lime green.
Sizes run from extra-small to extra large, but no matter what size you pick one thing is for certain: No pulling! And of course, no hassles putting it on or taking it off, as it’s almost near effortless.
6. Simply Wag Dog Body Harness
The chances of falling in love with the dual-closure system on the SimplyWag Dog Body Harness are extremely high. The clip is incredibly effortless to secure with just two fingers alone. But don’t let that worry you, the velcro does a phenomenal job at keeping everything tight in place. Plus, it’s easily adjustable and allows you to secure the harness in literally a second or two.
When it comes to design this harness has some seriously beautiful appeal. The aesthetic mesh colors are endless with over 19 to pick from. The finishing touches are just as fashionable with a reflective dog bone on the back of the velcro strap, and contrasting outer tubing along the edges.
7. Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Harness
When Kurgo says “Tru-Fit” they mean it! You won’t find 4 adjustment points like most, nope, you’ll find 5 for that absolutely perfect, snug fit. And with a chest D-ring, you can be sure that pulling will be a thing of the past.
In terms of design, Kurgo really sets a high standard. This harnesses’ ability to disperse kinetic energy from high activity and moment is at the top of its class. The unique front chest pieces give your dog both comfort and protection. And while the design is a bit on the masculine side, you can take comfort in knowing every dog will feel great in it.
8. Yup Nylon Non-Pulling Dog Harness
Yup, you will really get full control. The elastic webbing is different, unique and actually stretches as your dog moves around. Should you pass by a squirrel while out for a walk, a few things will happen: The tether tension will put gentle pressure on the shoulders moving them backwards. And when this occurs, your dog gradually losses their leverage on the ground eliminating the amount of pulling power.
Your pup will also get an upgrade in comfort thanks to the lightweight sporty mesh design. Plus, there’s also Sherpa sleeves which make wearing the harness feel a bit more cozy.
9. Sense-ation No-Pull Harness
Pulling, jumping and lunging are no longer a problem with the Sense-ation no-pull dog harness. It features four adjustment points a for a snug fit and soft touch polyester webbing for casual comfort. There’s also great small touches like Duraflex plastic hardware, and o-rings that are made of nickle plated steel. (Chest and sides)
10. Wiggles Wags Whiskers Freedom Harness
When it comes to large dog breeds who are strong and powerful, the Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness by Wiggles, Wags, and Whiskers rightfully claims the title as “the Ferrari of dog harnesses”. What makes it so great is the ability to steer your dog in any direction thanks to the double ended leash. For pup parents in the middle of training, it’s an absolute blessing. Think of it like the reins used to steer horses, the same concept applies to this harness.
Plus there’s a sense of confidence knowing it’s also made in the USA.
11. Petsafe Easy Walk Dog Harness
Have a slippery dog who loves to break free from their harness and collar? Don’t worry, the PetSafe Easy Walk Harness will feel like a magical solution. The 4 adjustable points give you complete control at every point of contact to ensure it never slips off. It may take some time to get the harness snug at first, but once properly adjusted it’s absolutely incredible. You might even feel like you’re walking a new dog when it’s on!
And when you want to take the PetSafe harness off, just reach down for the super simple snap buckles. You’ll find them on the belly and shoulder. (Usually the black colored nylon strap areas)
12. Four Paws Comfort Control Harness
The Four Paws Comfort Control Harness comes in your choice of 5 fashionable colors: Pink, Red, Purple, Blue, and Black. All at a great price too! Sizing is available for all dog breeds, but when tested these ran smaller than expected. (Go one size up)
Each features an adjustable nylon strap which makes for a snug, comfortable fit. The neoprene mesh, is light weight, breathable and has an ample amount of padding too. There’s only one hook on the back, however it does do a great job at reducing and eliminating any tugging.
For the fashion and controlled comfort, Four Paws really delivered on the best overall price value.