Features July 2013 Issue

Choosing The Right Harness for Your Dog

A basic harness has neck, chest, and belly straps. Optimally, the neck piece should fit high and snug, and the dog’s front limbs should be unrestricted. Shown above is the fleece Walkeez harness.

Choosing The Right Harness for Your Dog

Fit, form, and function are all important when choosing a harness for your dog.

Harnesses for our canine companions come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. But did you know that many are made for a particular purpose? Have a dog you want to pull you on your skis? Got it. Have a puller – and you’d like a respite? Covered. Have a little dog? The possibilities are endless. Despite that fact, many of us walk into our local big box pet store and pull a harness off the rack without even considering the harness’ fit and function. With just a little more awareness, you can be sure that the harness you select for your dog is the right one.

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