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Choosing the Perfect Dog Harness


A no pull dog harness is the best way to keep control of your pet whether large or small. Its design should be sturdy, yet comfortable. The material needs to be durable, adjustable and made with safety in mind. A properly fitted no pull dog harness can provide health benefits by not pulling or choking the throat areas. When choosing for the perfect no pull dog harness there are 3 main points you will want to consider.

No Pull Dog Harness Restrains at Strongest Muscle Area

The three point construction of our no pull dog harness gives added control of your dog. The double stitched material fits the pet at its strongest areas, its chest and shoulders. This can give the owner control of other unwanted behaviors such as jumping, sprinting or dogs slipping out of their collar. Adjustable straps in both the chest and shoulder areas with extra reinforcements sets our product apart from other brands. The extra room in the girth area allows our no pull dog harness to fit the biggest and roughest dogs. Though we didn’t forget about the little guys either.

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A harness restrains a dog’s strongest muscle areas. An example of a Gladton  no pull dog harness on the chest and shoulder area.

 Perfect Fit No Pull Dog Harness

Fitting the dog for a no pull harness is easy. Simply, measure the pet around the neck, around the body just behind the front legs and the girth (from shoulder to shoulder across front of chest). Match these measurements to the size they fall into for your pet. The adjustable straps on the no pull harness allow comfortable fitting for any size dog. An improper fit can lead to a break-away or slipping out and puts your pet in harm’s way. The fit should be snug though you should be able to slide a finger or two under the material comfortably. This also helps identify areas where abrasion may occur if the no pull dog harness is too tight.

Health Benefits of Using a No Pull Dog Harness

Using a no pull dog harness has added benefits for your pet’s long term health. Dogs who constantly pull with a regular leash and collar can damage their trachea and cause breathing problems later in life. Some dog breeds like bulldogs or pugs already have breathing problem potential due to their smashed muzzle structure. Larger dogs with a lot of muscle can easily overpower a small stature pet owner. This causes owners to use methods like choke or prong collars to gain control over the dog. With a no pull harness control is easily had without causing pain. Though many use these types of collars they should only be used in extreme circumstances by an experienced trainer.


Gladton dog harness

An example of a no pull dog harness using a Gladton dog harness. The leash connects to the harness, not the neck collar.


Using a no pull dog harness allows pet owners to provide positive training methods and gain good control of their dog. A proper fitting no pull dog harness helps restrain and modify unwanted behaviors. These types of dog harnesses help promote long term health by never putting pressure or pulling at the throat. Keeping these things in mind will help you choose the perfect no pull dog harness.


A Summary of What to Look For


Should be durable

  • A durable harness is something that should always look for. Get a strong harness made of the very high-density nylon webbing for strength. This is because your dog could be a strong customer that tears and rips stuff up.
  • A harness should withstand the rough and tumble of your dog’s activities without getting torn readily. A strong harness should handle the stress of constant pulling at the seams using your leash as well as all types of weather elements.


Gladton no pull dog harness solidly made

Harness should be solidly made, with strong materials and good stitching.


Additional points about durability

  • Many people make the mistake of buying a harness because it looks fancy and beautiful on the dog. Perhaps it is made with mesh paddings and you’ve been told that the padding provides cushioning for your dog. But then, an active dog with strong can easily through it.
  • In reality, the so-called cushioning provided by padding may not mean much for your dog. Think about this: dogs come with their own natural cushioning – their skin or hair – which protects against elements.
  • A harness is not like a car seat or house sofa that should have padding for comfort. A dog does not sit on a harness, therefore the argument that padding provides additional comfort is unlikely to be correct.


Should have enough give not to pressure your dog’s throat

  • One of the main advantages of no pull harnesses is that they remove pressure from your dog’s neck and throat that would otherwise be caused by collars, especially collars without some lining. You don’t want to constrict your put pressure on your dog’s neck, which constricts blood flow and may even damage its wind pipe.
  • Some dogs have even had the skin around the neck area lacerated by jerking from neck collars. A good harness gives a little space between the strap and the neck to allow the dog some room without it being able to slip out of the harness. This again speaks to harness adjustability.


Should give effective control

  • A dog harness should make effective control of your dog to restrain it from doing things like suddenly lunging forward at someone. For example, if you short the leash to keep the dog closer to you, or hold the harness strap, the harness should be built strong not to control especially strong dogs without tearing at the seam.


Should stay on the body

  • Some dogs are able to easily slip out of the harness put on them. Even a harness that fits a dog well may get lose or shift, with the straps dangling. Not good.
  • A good harness should have good buckles so that when adjusted, it stays as adjusted.

Gladton dog harness

Should stay on the body

Should not restrict movement

  • A harness should fit your dog well and snugly. Being close fitting helps provide better control and reduces the ability for the dog to pull.
  • BUT this should not restrict the ability of your dog to move properly or be active. For example, your dog should be able to jump up if it can.


Gladton dog harness

Should not not restrict movement. Dogs should be able to be active.


Should be washable

  • Dogs are not exactly famous for their desire to remain spotless and clean. Your dog will roll in the mud or dirt during play. A good harness should be easy to clean without special cleaning products other than what you wash your clothing with. You shouldn’t have to take it to the drycleaner either.