Top 4 Walking Harnesses – For those who want to take it steady

Inspired by a recent request for help choosing a walking harness, I put together the list below of my top 4 harnesses (in no particular order) for walking with a short list of their pros and cons which may help anyone looking for a decent harness to walk their dog in. We can’t run our dogs all the time after all!

1. Non-stop Line harness

Pros:

Waterproof material

Very adjustable around the ribs

Very strong and durable

Reflective piping on the shoulders

Ring underneath the dogs’ ribs for training line to be attached in addition to the top ring

Can also be used as a running harness

Cons:

Possibly not as comfy as a fleece harness for a dog getting used to being walked in harness
http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/non-stop-line-harness.html

The Non-Stop Line harness

The Non-Stop Line harness

2. Reflective and Padded shoulder harness

Pros:

Waterproof material

Very adjustable around the ribs

Strong and durable

Reflective piping all over it (the best by far in low light conditions)

2 rings on the top of the harness for different points of lead attachment.

Can also be used as a running harness

Cons:

Material can be a bit stiff to begin with until it moulds to dogs’ shape

Needs to be snug over the head which some dogs don’t like
http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/reflective-shoulder-harness.html

The Reflective and Padded shoulder harness

The Reflective and Padded shoulder harness

3. ManMat Deluxe shoulder harness

Pros:

Hardwearing and soft material

Very adjustable around the ribs

2 rings on the top of the harness for different points of lead attachment

Can also be used as a running harness

Cons:

Not as waterproof as the first two

No reflective (3m) strips on it
http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/manmat-shoulder-harness.html

The ManMat Deluxe Shoulder harness

The ManMat Deluxe Shoulder harness

4. Fleece Walking harness

Pros:

Very soft and cosy material

Very adjustable around the ribs

2 rings for a training lead to be attached to, one on the top and one on the breastbone,

Developed with TTouch practitioners for the comfort of your dog when walking and training

One of the cheapest options for a walking harness I sell

Cons:

Not waterproof so can get heavy when wet

No reflective on it

It’s designed for walking only
http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/xtra-dog-fleece-walking-harness.html

The Fleece Walking harness

The Fleece Walking harness

Please do contact me if you need any further information on any harness we sell, as I test them all out with my own dogs so I am able to offer the best advice on each one.

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2 comments on “Top 4 Walking Harnesses – For those who want to take it steady

  1. Steve Cutler says:

    Nice review, Emily.

    Just one grammatical note – should it be advice (not advise) at the end.

    Steve

    Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

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