The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Dog Harness in the UK

We get asked lots of questions from customers at Dog Fest, All About Dog Show and Crufts about finding the most suitable dog harness.

Here are our top top tips for finding the best harness for your dog or puppy. We'll walk you through the essential factors to consider when choosing a comfortable and safe dog harness. From expert advice to customer reviews, we'll help you find the ideal harness that ticks all the boxes for your furry friend's needs.

Which Harness is Best for Dogs?

When it comes to selecting the best harness for your dog, it's crucial to consider their size, breed, and specific requirements. We advise you to look for a Y-shaped harness as this style of harness allows your puppy or dog full shoulder movement so they can run around and explore. Harnesses that go over any shoulder joints will restrict movement and can cause injury and discomfort. A Y-shaped harness will keep your dog's windpipe and trachea clear from strain.

Finding a well made harness that can adjust at the neck and the chest will ensure both a comfortable and safe fit. Look for a fully adjustable harness that can be tailored to your dog’s shape, size and training needs. We have a range of fully adjustable harnesses that cater to breeds XXS - Large.

Do Dogs Walk Better with a Harness or Collar?

Many dog owners find that using a harness improves their dog's walking experience as it gives them more control over their dogs safety whilst peace of mind that their dog is comfortable wearing their harness. Unlike collars, dog harnesses distribute pressure more evenly across the body, reducing strain on the neck and throat.

Do Dog Trainers Recommend Dog Harnesses?

Professional dog trainers often recommend using harnesses for their training sessions. Harnesses offer better control and help aid training to prevent pulling, making it easier to teach your dog good walking manners. Our versatile range of harnesses are designed with safety, training and positive reinforcement in mind.

Will the harness make my dog pull?

A harness itself will not cause your dog to pull. Dogs tend to pull when they are untrained or excited about something they find interesting. During walks, it's important to remain in control and guide your dog's behaviour, allowing them to explore within controlled limits.

What is an anti-pull harness?

While some harnesses are marketed as "anti-pull," it's important to note that no harness can eliminate pulling behaviour. Dog harnesses are designed to aid training teaching your dog how to walk best on a lead without being on tension. 

How can I stop my dog from pulling?

The most effective way to reduce pulling behaviour is through positive training. Consistent walks, regular training sessions, and positive reinforcement techniques can help discourage pulling and encourage better walking manners in your dog. By focusing on positive reinforcement and rewarding desired behaviours, you can make significant progress in teaching your dog to walk nicely on a leash.

Do Dogs Feel Safer in a Harness?

Harnesses offer dogs a safer and more comfortable option compared to other restraints like collars. With their even pressure distribution and secure fit, harnesses reduce the risk of choking, injuries, and strain on the neck and joints. Dogs wearing harnesses feel safer, exhibit enhanced control and stability during walks, and experience increased comfort and confidence. Experts recommend harnesses for dogs with respiratory conditions and those prone to pulling. By choosing a harness for your furry friend, you prioritise their well-being, ensuring enjoyable and worry-free adventures together.

Factors to Consider in Choosing a safe and comfortable Dog Harness:

When selecting a dog harness, there are several key factors to keep in mind to ensure your dog's comfort:

  • Fit: Taking proper measurements and selecting the right size is essential. Refer to our sizing guide to ensure an accurate fit for your dog.
  • Material: Our harnesses are crafted from high-quality, comfortable materials that are gentle on your dog's skin and coat.
  • Tried & Tested: Look for a good quality dog harness you can trust that has been formally product tested to meet quality standards. Read trusted and verified purchase reviews before purchasing. 
  • Design: Our harnesses feature soft padding, adjustable straps, and secure fastenings for a comfortable and secure fit, allowing your dog to move naturally.

What Colour Harness is Best for Dogs?

While colour preference is subjective, it's worth considering visibility and safety when choosing a dog harness. Bright and vibrant colours, like our Notting Hill, Knightsbridge or Hampstead Harness Collections, can enhance visibility during walks, especially in low-light conditions. Safety and style can go hand in hand with our selection of vibrant and stylish dog harnesses.

At Wyld Cub, we value our customers' feedback. Our fellow dog parents praise our harnesses for their exceptional quality, comfort, and stylish designs. With a 5 star rating, our harnesses have garnered positive reviews that attest to their durability and the peace of mind they provide.

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