Product Feature – The Non-stop Half Harness

This is a short little blog highlighting the features of the Non-stop Half Harness which was re-designed from the Non-stop Line harness and released at the beginning of 2014.

The Half harness with it's diamond shaped neck

The Half harness with it’s diamond shaped neck

The Non-stop Half harness is one of the short ‘shoulder’ harnesses on the market and has the traditional diamond neck shape which is designed to keep the backwards pull out of your dogs’ throat and onto the shoulder area, without restricting the dogs’ shoulder movement in any way. The harness sits just behind the dogs’ shoulder joint but has an extended section underneath which means the harness sits further behind the front legs of the dog than most other shoulder harnesses on the market.

The Non-stop Half harness is based on the traditional shoulder harness design but allows more freedom of leg and shoulder movement - Photo courtesy of

The Non-stop Half harness is based on the traditional shoulder harness design but allows more freedom of leg and shoulder movement – Photo courtesy of Andy White

The Half harness has wide, padded, waterproof material and webbing straps which spread the pull and prevent rubbing, even in thin coated dogs. As with most harnesses, the neck is a fixed size and should fit snugly with a few fingers gap, not too loose. The Half harness has two clips on adjustable webbing straps which attach on the top of your dogs’ back and make putting this harness on and taking it off, very easy, even for wriggly dogs. It is also easy to tighten it up to stop dogs backing out of it and doesn’t slip to the side if your dog does drop back to run beside you.

The Half harness is designed to sit snugly around the neck but not restrict movement in the legs or shoulders

The Half harness is designed to sit snugly around the neck but not restrict movement in the legs or shoulders

One of the change in features of this harness from the Line harness,  is that the ring to attach your line clip to is now on top of the padded strap over the back.  This means that a metal clip which may normally have bounced on the dogs’ back if the line becomes slack, doesn’t cause any issues for your dog. It also has reflective piping all over the harness, enabling you to see your dog in torch light in the dark, winter months

The Non-stop Half Harness has been re-designed from the Line harness with some great new features

The Non-stop Half Harness has been re-designed from the Line harness with some great new features

I recommend this harness to owners who are unsure if their dog is going to pull out front or who already know their dog drops back by their side sometimes when running. The Half harness is great for these dogs because it allows them to pull freely when they do want to run but won’t flap about like a long harness might if they drop back. It is also a good harness for dogs who run strongly but do not like the feel of a long harness by their tail or who may have a medical reason for favouring a shorter harness (i.e. a hip problem where it is better to keep any pressure away from the rear end of the dog). It can be used for most dog sports including canicross, bikejoring and just walking.

The Non-stop Half is a great multi-purpose harness suitable for a variety of breeds of dog - Photo courtesy of Houndscape

The Non-stop Half is a great multi-purpose harness suitable for a variety of breeds of dog – Photo courtesy of Houndscape

Finally, the Non-stop Half harness comes in 7 different sizes that cater from the smallest breeds right up to the giant breeds of dog. It has already proved very popular with people who want something very practical to both walk and canicross their dog in. It is a fantastic multi-purpose harness and as a result, we sell loads of these here at K9 Trail Time.

For more information on sizing or to buy please visit our website: http://www.k9trailtime.com/shop/non-stop-half-harness.html

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