IN.LINE HARNESS $35 – $42
Front-clip harnesses are often recommended for managing a dog who pulls; attaching the leash in front of the dog’s chest helps disrupt his straight-ahead pulling by shifting his chest and shoulders to the side. But a front-clip harness can be successful at this only if the whole harness doesn’t slide sideways on the dog when he pulls, and many front-clip models do. Also, those with designs that cross the dog’s chest horizontally are known to interfere with the dog’s shoulder movement.
The in.Line Harness solves these problems with a unique feature we haven’t seen anywhere else: a cleverly designed front connection point (seen in inset photo) that tightens on only one side of the front of the harness when pulled; it also helps prevent the whole thing from sliding out of place under pulling pressure.
The in.Line has a second D-ring leash attachment on the padded back, so it can be used with a double-ended leash (connected in front and back) or just on the back like a regular harness. The underside of the harness is also padded for comfort and to help secure its ergonomic position.
Another nice feature: The receptacles for the girth strap buckles are positioned on top of the back pad and made with a plastic shield that prevents a long-coated dog’s hair from getting caught in the buckles as you are trying to fasten them.
The in.Line harness comes in five sizes (XS to XL) and two colors. – N.K.