Best dog harnesses according to redditors

We found 1,040 Reddit comments discussing the best dog harnesses. We ranked the 489 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/likes_to_go_topless · 138 pointsr/news

Emphasis on the dog comment. My dog sits in the front passenger seat. About a year ago, I was almost in a collision thanks to an incident where someone ran a red light and I had to swerve and stop suddenly to avoid them. My seatbelt kept me secure but my poor dog smacked his face on the glove compartment pretty hard. Now I secure him with a seatbelt at all times. Here is the link to the one I purchased — it’s also quite useful w/ regard to preventing the dog from jumping out the window.

u/popofdawn · 88 pointsr/puppy101

I use a puppy seatbelt. It’s a super short leash (dog seatbelt) that clips to the dog harness (NOT collar). And then the car’s seatbelt loops through the short leash. It keeps the pup safe and off your lap.

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/sydbobyd · 59 pointsr/dogs

So sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he's doing better!

I would not expect Oscar to grow out of this, but there are things you can do. I'd drop the retractable leash and start using a front-clip harness or a head halter to give your dad more control and to be used in conjunction with training. Here are some resources for training loose leash walking that might be helpful. It might also help to work directly with a trainer, here is some information on how to find a good one.

ETA: exercise outside of walks is also important. This thread provides a lot of great exercising ideas.

u/davidrools · 42 pointsr/AskReddit

I rescued a german shepherd mix when he was about 2 months old and he just turned 2 years! He's awesome!

Join /r/dogs for great community, support, and advice.

Here are some of my dog's favorites if you're lost on what to Wishlist on Amazon:

  • Hands down the best ball for fetch, if he likes fetch
  • And the launcher I like this one b/c you can just throw it in a backpack and it'll zip all the way closed (I like to keep a backpack w/ my dog's park toys, some treats, poop bags, wet ones/purell, and his shot records) The best thing about the chuck-it is that you don't have to pick up a slobbery ball.
  • Three very good chew bones
  • Advantage Multi if you're not often taking him onto tick-heavy hikes. If you need tick control, get Frontline and Interceptor for heartworm.
  • The best dog frisbee and I've tried a half dozen. Doesn't fly the best, but it's the most durable, safe, and flies great with a little practice.
  • This Car seat cover is great
  • Flexi leash is really handy when used appropriately.
  • Poo bags can never have enough of. and you go through them pretty quick.
  • Dog backpack great for burning off energy on walks/hikes, and makes them feel like they're doing an important job! I have this one in black. works great.
  • Collapsible water bowl handy for hikes/camping/outings
  • european style leather lead (leash) I'm preferential to the feel of leather for leashes/collars. And the european is absolutely the best - adjustable length and super easy to tether them to a pole/fence if you're eating outdoors or running into a store or something (of course use common sense when doing this!)
  • Harness I'm not a fan of harnesses - they're annoying to put on/take off and just encourage a dog to pull more. But if you want him to pull, towing you on a skateboard or something (my dog loves this) then it's great
    Furminator GSD mixes don't need regular brushing, but this one works great for shedding season
    Dremel for nail trimming GSD = black nails, a bit trickier to trim. I use this with lots of treats to put a nice round edge and take off a bit of length of my dog's nails. works good but get him accustomed to it slowly and with lots of treats. Pretty soon he won't mind.
    *Zukes are great treats for training
  • Bowls that don't tip over. Easy to wash. can't break. My pick.
  • Big crate I use for vacations when I bring my dog but need to leave him in a hotel room or something. It's big and bulky but I like to give him room to move around comfortably.
  • A good shampoo I like hydrosurge unscented but it's not on Amazon =\
  • deodorizer I give my dog a little spritz between baths if he starts to get funky
  • A shower head like this makes bathing super painless. I just bring my dog in the shower w/ me along with some treats and it's quick and easy.
  • a scrubber like this gets my dog cleaner than I can with my hands. I found one at petco I like

    Wow I kind of didn't realize I have so much shit for my dog. But he's family so...anyway. Also costco has great beds for $20ish (comparably $80+ from a petstore) They also carry Frontline, lots of treats (buscuits, duck breast jerkey - the best!) good food (Iams ProActive goes on sale once in a while, and they also carry Natures Domain salmon/sweet potato food that's really good).
u/[deleted] · 38 pointsr/corgi

Don't be an idiot and drive with your dog on your lap.

She won't be so cute when you get in a minor collision and she splats into the windshield.

Spend $5.99 on this and bring her to a dog store to find a harness that fits her properly.

Enjoy her. I love my little corgi! :D

u/ohighost8 · 20 pointsr/puppy101

are you using a normal collar/leash? my labradoodle pulled like he wanted to choke himself until I got a harness that attaches from the front. when he pulls it tightens on his front shoulders and pulls his legs together, preventing him from pulling. I also give him lots of small treats, keeping my arm tucked to my side so he has to be right beside me to get them and is rewarded for being close to and listening to me.

as far as comments goes, it sounds like a majority of the comments you are getting are somewhat sexist since your S/O isn't receiving those same remarks. I would just remind them he's still a puppy in training and focus on training your pup. that's definitely frustrating, having to listen to people make the same comments over and over again though.

u/mscarce · 16 pointsr/dogs

Strongly recommend getting these off amazon. I have 2 for my dogs. I attach them to their harnesses that they wear whenever we go for car rides. People think it will never happen to them but all it takes is one time. My wife was skeptical but I told her, with how much we love our dogs, how devastated we would be if something were to happen to them that we could prevent

u/Shochan42 · 16 pointsr/AnimalsBeingDerps

Do you live in the US?

I don't, but have gotten the impression that unsecured dogs is the norm there.

Anyway, you use something like this. Or a nice crate.

I've heard somewhere that a crate is safer, but I've got no idea why. We use a crate which we've secured with the seatbelt running through it. He's very calm during rides and being left in the car alone.

u/fwizard226 · 12 pointsr/dogs

I used to use the head collar, and I did get that reaction a lot. From people asking "Why is your dog wearing a muzzle?", to people simply stating "That dog's got a muzzle" as I pass, to people seeing us coming and quickly crossing the road. Really it doesn't bother me that much, I just think it's really silly that people think a thin strip of nylon can snap her mouth shut and keep her from biting or really looks like the least effective muzzle haha. And really it is better to have people stop and ask before just running up and petting her. But the explanation is pretty easy: "No, she's not wearing a muzzle, it's a training tool that keeps her from pulling because she just gets so excited on walks!"

I got away from using it because I think it ended up stressing my dog out more...I use the Freedom No Pull Harness now and I love it. Worth taking a look at if you haven't tried it already, IMO! It won't prevent a dog from pulling if they're determined--I use it in conjunction with training to heel and look at me--but when my dog does decide to try to plow ahead it's way easier to handle her and the pressure is not on her neck or face.

u/valkyriefury · 11 pointsr/dogs

I bike with my dog and use this bike attachment, this harness and also [this] ( for her paws. She loves it. Here's some pics.

u/DawnSoap · 11 pointsr/labrador

oh, he is so cute!!! I let mine sit up front in my lap when he was tiny and now he always tries to sit up front, even though he is way too big.

There is a great little seat belt for dogs that clips onto their harness and into the seat belt itself. Great for car rides and gives them enough room to stick their head out the window.

u/I_trust_everyone · 11 pointsr/AnimalsBeingDerps

It’s absurd to drive without strapping in a dog. Not only is their life in danger, but so is every passenger’s in the car.

u/GoliathPrime · 11 pointsr/videos

Body harness. You usually see them for small dogs, but they have them for all sizes - think what you see for sled dogs. You can thread a normal seatbelt through the center portion and if an accident occurs they are supported by the chest straps instead of just their necks.

u/Dalek_Au · 9 pointsr/beagle
u/micebrainsareyummy · 9 pointsr/Dogtraining

Try an easy walk front clip harness. You will still have to do the whole stopping when she pulls and treating for good behavior, but it makes it harder for her to pull and will kind of make her twist when she pulls. You could also try a face lead harness, but if they are used incorrectly you can hurt your dog. They are fairly inexpensive and helped a lot with my terrier mix.

u/hiyosilver64 · 9 pointsr/aww

He's adorable! I hope you both have many years of puppy love and companionship together!

I also hope you consider his safety in a vehicle :) Something like the item in the link would help keep him safe :)

u/Peekman · 7 pointsr/Dogtraining

Get one of these.

They lose all leverage against you. With an easy pull you can turn them around and thus control them much better on a walk.

But, the sniffing for some dogs is a difficult thing to break

u/jgregory17 · 7 pointsr/Dogtraining
u/BLSmith2112 · 7 pointsr/aww

3 years ago I got my husky, and suddenly theres husky puppies popping up all over the neighborhood. Please know what your getting into with a Husky. They need at least 1 hour of full mental and physical exercise each day... simply expecting them to be a house-dog is just cruel to this particular breed.

Me? I have him pull a 3 wheeled trike in winter, a bike in autumn/spring, walks in summer, all 45 minutes long. One hour dog-park visits on weekends. Daily combing, 30 minutes of toy play every day I get home from work. He's broke two of these (never buying them again) and we've resorted to having simple heavy duty industrial bungee cords and a heavy duty harness.

Even after 3 years I don't understand him. He doesn't care for fetch, or understand the point of tug-of-war, he just looks at you funny when you throw something. He's crazy smart (knows how to open kitchen drawers, twist the front door knob, and knows how to unlock the gate to get into the living room).

My dog was in a fire at 6 weeks old when his parents & 5 brothers/sisters died... and has had severe territorial aggression (disturbed while sleeping can result in a deep bite to your foot or arm) issues we've never been able to address (even with behavioralists and medication). He's a big fan routines though.. which is great because I suck at them so we help each other out.

All in all, a husky is a lot of work, it's a relationship built on respect rather than "I am the master, you are the pet." You get an amazing friend that is beyond just being a dog. Huskies are independent, have strong personalities, and can tell when your having a stressful day so they'll always be there for you when you need them.

u/YodaYodaCDN · 7 pointsr/germanshepherds

Hi, consider using putting him in a harness (secures across chest, not neck) and getting a clip that attaches to the seatbelt. Along these lines.

u/a_little_sticious2 · 7 pointsr/dogs

If the dog is a wrong fit for your family, don't feel obligated to keep her.

But, if you do want to work with her, there are a few things that I'd suggest based on your post:

  1. A harness instead of a collar for walks so she doesn't choke herself. I recommend [this one] (

  2. A seatbelt for the car. I know it sounds stupid but my dog is a nightmare in the car and for $7 this completely solved that problem.

  3. Trips to the dog park or anywhere off-leash she can run. Play-dates with other dogs. Heelers and border collies are super high energy and while I understand you haven't been able to walk her because of her energy level, she's definitely this crazy because she hasn't gotten enough exercise.
u/RedShirtDecoy · 6 pointsr/dogswithjobs

Im sure you already read all about them but Gentle Leaders are fantastic for leash training a dog. They don't act like a muzzle so the dog can still eat, drink, bark, ect while wearing them but they provide just enough pressure on the muzzle when they pull that the dog quickly learns not to pull while on a leash.

I adopted both of my dogs at the ages of 1 and 2, so they were full grown and already strong as hell (boxer/bullmastiff mixes are super strong for their size), and the gentle leader was a key tool I used to help them learn leash manners.

They hated them at first and spent the first 5 minutes trying to paw it off their muzzle but they quickly got used to wearing it and after 2 weeks completely stopped pulling while they were on a leash.

I no longer use the gentle leader and instead use this harness with the leash attached to both the harness and their collar. But I also keep 2 gentle leaders in our "emergency kit" along with an extra tandem leach attachment. The emergency kit is a kit I have put together in case something crazy like a fire or tornado happens and I need to be able to control them both at the same time when things are going crazy around us. It also includes extra meds for the one dog on a daily medication as well as enough food for 3 days.

u/AlexanderHamilt0n · 6 pointsr/goldenretrievers

That’s the link to it! Definitely a simple option and it works pretty well!

u/StrokeIt416 · 6 pointsr/houston

I would strongly recommend grabbing something like the harness I have linked below. It still allows your pooch the mobility (albeit a tad more limited) but most importantly can help reduce the risk of injury in an accident.

These things aren't expensive if you shop around. I think these things should be in everyone's kit!

Sorry for shit formatting, on phone..

u/sprodigy · 6 pointsr/Connecticut

This sucks. Seems like the owner went out of their way to do everything correctly.

Unfortunately if you are going to tether them inside with windows fully down, you need something like this

u/noriega_line · 6 pointsr/pugs

Puppia harnesses are very popular, they are adjustable and have a padded neck opening.

u/goldlion82 · 6 pointsr/Dachshund

We use a Puppia harness and it works well. We do 2-3 hour hikes with our little guy and it doesn't irritate his skin or armpits. We don't however leave it on all day, when he's in the house he's naked, and if he's alone in the house he's got his collar with his id and rabies on. If we leave the harness on all day, then like other harnesses it rubs some fur off and we prefer that not to happen.

u/MuffinDarling · 6 pointsr/Dachshund

I highly recommend Puppia. They're nice and wide across the chest, and a bit padded. Two rings on the back for the leash, so you can choose how much control they have. My dachshund weighs 16 pounds, and we use a small. Hope this helps!

u/buildingbridges · 6 pointsr/tippytaps

I am a volunteer dog walker/trainer at my local shelter and leash biting is common. She's worked up about something and doesn't have any other outlet for her energy. If she is doing it in the same place every time try walking a different direction. She may also be doing it when you turn around to go home in which case walking a loop rather than up and down the block would help. You can also bring a toy so she has something on her mouth instead of the leash when she starts to act out and a harness that the leash clips to the back of is helpful to keep the leash out of her eye line, I really love the Freedom Harness.

u/AppleRatty · 6 pointsr/dogs

Both of my dogs can wiggle out of their harnesses if they're really determined! I got the Ruffwear webmaster harness because it has a third strap that goes around the tummy, so they can't back out of it.

I can say, I LOVE this harness. Neither of my pups has managed to get out of it yet, and they are Houdini-dogs.

u/kicksnspliffs · 6 pointsr/cars
u/Tavataar · 5 pointsr/pitbulls
u/bunnysoup · 5 pointsr/Wishlist

Here ya go. They rape you in prices at petsmart, good lord.

I don't know how big Potter is but Pepper is 37lbs now and the medium was almost too big for her. We tightened it up all the way and it fit, so she'll have plenty of room to grow.

u/chaneen · 5 pointsr/BadDogs

This harness is awesome for pullers.

My brother has an 115lb Malamute that this harness makes him easy for me to walk and I'm 5"3 130lbs.

My father also uses this on his 80lb Malamute, he has two bad shoulders and while she will still freak out in excitement whenever she sees another dog, this harness helps her little tantrum stay in place, shes never pulled he or I down.

u/tokisushi · 5 pointsr/dogs

>How often should you stop

Consider their schedule already - try to maintain their bathroom/meal/exercise schedule while on the road. Dogs thrive on routine and in scary new situations like moving across country, it can be their 'rock' to get through the transition. You will likely need to stop 4 or 5 times for potty breaks, 2 or 3 times for meal breaks (try to find restaurants that allow dogs or parks for a picnic) and once or twice a day for some exercise (long walk after a picnic/meal, finding a local dog park to let them off leash, playing obedience games in the hotel, etc).

>Is there any way to find out the closest dog parks to the highway

When you are in the car and about ready for a break - get out your smart phone and do a local search for 'dog parks'. You should be able to find them fairly easy in all major cities you pass through (smaller towns are less likely to have areas like this). If you find yourself in the middle of no where and need a break - many places will have signs for states parks, nature areas or rest stops that you can take some long walks through. If possible - plan to stop at some of the bigger 'attractions'/parks and maybe spend an afternoon hiking. Your dogs will be much more tired for much longer with a nice little adventure (and it is good for the humans, too. Being stuck in a car driving across country is tough on everyone).

>Anything I should know/be prepared for before taking a 2,200 mile trip with the pups?

  • Bring a couple gallon jugs of water and bowls for them to drink out of if you have trouble finding a good dog friendly spot to water them. Consider getting something like this or this (if they will be riding in their crates).

  • Stock up on chews and entertainment for the car ride. Something that will last them a while but not smell terrible (Try Himalayan Dog Chews or Deer Antler)

  • If they will not be riding in their crates - they should at least be wearing a well fitting harness and be using a doggy seatbelt (it can help keep them in place and protect them in case of an accident - look for harnesses that have a crash test rating, if possible).

  • Maintain your schedule as much as you can. Try to get in a good amount of tiring exercise in the morning, a nice walk in the afternoon and a walk in the evening to stretch their legs and help keep them calm.

  • Do google searches in large towns/cities you know you will be passing through for dog parks, rest areas and dog friendly restaurants to take breaks at.

  • Big changes like this can cause some anxiety which can lead to tummy upset - bring a lot of poop bags, enzymatic cleaner, paper towels and plastic bags with you - as well as a few different sets of towels/blankets just in case. A can of 100% pumpkin puree (not pie filling) kept in a cooler with a can cover can also help with any tummy discomfort (add a tablespoon to kibble at meal times).
u/UndeadCaesar · 5 pointsr/Incorgnito

I have a very similar one, Kurgo is the brand. This is the exact one I have for my pitlab, about 40lb and he has a ton of room in the medium harness.

u/Librarycat77 · 5 pointsr/OpenDogTraining

In what way would selection bias apply? Honestly asking for clarification.

Eta: I wrote a novel. Just...a warning.

>Also, as a force free dog trainer with 12 years experience, what is your better suggestion? Do you have any methods, techniques, regimes, secrets and protocols to share?

I've had really good luck with a few things.

Firstly, having someone other than the standard walking person (so, usually me) switch in. This helps for a few reasons, it gives the owners a break so they can reduce their frustration level, it gives me a chance to assess the dog hands on and to start figuring out what methods I'll use, and it's a change in routine which gives you the opportunity to modify the rules when the dog is more receptive - she doesnt have a habit of pulling with me, so I'll have an easier time putting some base level work in than the owner will. (This is no shade on the owners at all, to be clear.)

Second step, with this dog I'd start in on the relaxation protocol at home. It really sounds like they've tried the "tired dog is a good dog" stuff, so sometimes you need to switch that up and teach the dog how to calm themselves. I've met a lot of really high energy drivey dogs who have absolutely no idea how to actually be calm. This works really well for them, and helps reduce the stress level while occupying their brain.

Third step would be the harness issue. It's not sustainable for anyone who walks a dog to come home sore and aching every time... especially since it's really likely the dog is feeling the same and its contributing to the issue. I'd try a better fitting harness, a rear clip type, or one with lots of places to clip in. (1, 2, 3)

Ok, into the real practical stuff. How would I personally address the pulling?

Ironically, I'd start by not going on walks for a few weeks. OP mentions the dog is stressed on walks, that anything other than pulling straight forward like a train causes the dog to show stress signs. So you need to start by reducing that stress. It takes TIME for those stress hormones to dissipate, and daily walks mean shes getting a fresh dose every time. Ideally the meds OP tried would have helped (Trying a different med would be another option - different meds work differently for each individual. One bad go doesnt mean it's not worth trying another!) but since they haven't...reduce the stress another way.

This doesnt mean you stop exercising the dog. Obviously that's not an option. But do it differently. Will the dog play fetch? Drive to a big feild outside of town and do that. Would the dog like agility? Take a fun class. Would the dog like swimming? Drive to a lake and try it out. Take the dog to a fenced area and play chase with them. If your dog likes dog parks and you're comfortable with the ones near you then do that. (I know dog parks are controversial basically everywhere, but they work well for some dogs. That's up to OP.)

If you have no options use a flirt pole in the backyard, for physical exercise.

But shake up what you're doing.

And then you address mental exercise, which is often overlooked (although it sounds like OP has probably tried some of this). Teach a new trick, ideally a silly one so it's fun bonding time rather than "super serious" training time. Use puzzle feeders, DIY ones if you're on a budget. Do a doggy scavenger hunt for toys or their dinner. Do a scent work class. Etc.

Take the focus away from leash walking entirely for a bit to give a reset. At least with the owner holding the leash.

Once you've got the dogs overall baseline of stress a bit lower you start from zero on leash walking.

By starting over in your basement with no leash. Just set the dog free in a big empty room (use what you've got - if that's your living room with furniture pushed back, whatever. Itll do.) Have treats, but dont direct the dog. Let them be distracted. Whenever pup comes near you use a marker (word or clicker, dealer's choice) and drop a treat. Then you move away.

Slowly amble around the room. No pattern, change directions. Whenever the dog moves to be near, mark and treat.

When the dog is obviously purposefully being near you start walking. Every step they take with you mark and reward. Stop before the dog is bored. Ideally, when they're still enjoying the game.

Do that for a week, use a toy to reward with tug or fetch if your dog will play. But keep it fun and light.

Then you do the usual, move through the steps of basic leash walking, still no leash though.

I'd also add in some silky leash practice, seperate from the leash walking practice. So she learns there is an option to pulling and that giving in to pressure, rather than leaning in (opposition reflex) is better.

So in all, itd be a big plan with lots of moving parts. I have had a lot of luck with dogs like this. Even if it's just a walking client who isnt interested in training, if I'm walking the dog 3-5 times a week (30 minute walks) I can usually see a serious improvement within a month.

Since I dont have any relationship with the dog initially I usually "cheat" and use hotdog, chicken, and "life rewards" like running, play, and the 300 peck method.

If the dog figures out that they can get to run a bit, or play chase, or tug if they walk nice for a few steps then I'm past the tough part. Sure, our first walks dont get very far, but since I use activity as part of the reward the dog is still getting exercise. I have not had much luck with the typical "stand still and wait them out" methods because of this - if I'm paid to walk the dog I'm not paid to stand still with the dog.

Lastly. And probably the bit people will roast me for. Some dogs hate standard walks. Whether that's because the dog find city noise stressful, is reactive to dogs or people, is anxious, etc. Some dogs just do better if you exercise them, mentally and physically, in other ways.

I've had a very small number of clients really see their dog blossom after cutting out normal walks.

Often these dogs do fine hiking, walking in nature outside of cities (where they're basically not going to meet other dogs or strangers), or just taking classes, running in fields, playing with flirt toys.

Its worth considering. If the point of "walking the dog" comes down to a benefit to the dog...but the dog isnt actually benefiting, then replacing the walk with other options can be the right answer.

u/lc7926 · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

You should invest in some of these. They have saved my dog's face from the dashboard many times.

u/radler470 · 4 pointsr/Wishlist

It's called the Easy Walk Harness. They're nice.

u/fuzzymint · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

I have used a no-pull harness for dogs that have needed leash training.

Something like this.

Anything that attaches in front of their chest will work better than a regular choke collar because it redirects the dog rather than increasing their nervous energy. Also, waiting for the dog to be calm before moving forward is a good idea. You may start giving the dog a treat once they are sitting calmly so they realize that calm behavior is good. I usually wait until my dog is sitting and giving me his attention before giving a treat and starting to walk again.

u/LisaW481 · 4 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

My little dog pulls and this harness is amazing for controlling dogs that pull. I strongly recommend it.

Kurgo KU00025 Tru-fit Dog Harness, Large, for Dogs 50 to 80-Pound, Black

u/mydamnredditname · 4 pointsr/dogs

I've got one like this. Basically it is a harness that attaches with a strap to the seat belt.

I've found I use it less rather than more. My dog is a wiggle worm and inevitably gets herself wrapped up in the strap and the seat belt. I'm going to try out one of the ones with a run next time.

u/Alysaria · 4 pointsr/dogs

Fair enough. It doesn't directly put pressure on the neck, but if your dog fights it at all, he could potentially put a strain on it.

I have a front-clip harness for my boxer - he walks nicely, but if he gets excited he can slip his collar. Dude has a tiny head to neck ratio. XD Anyway, he's also a huge baby and will only tolerate harnesses that have padding around the underside to keep from rubbing his delicate skin. My personal favorite is the Freedom No Pull harness - it has velvet lining around the underside to prevent chafing.

u/icesir · 4 pointsr/jeepdogs

Works up to 130lbs. You could use it clipped into a collar, but I would definitely recommend with a harness.

If you're carrying people and a dog, this goes over the headrest, and is long enough for the dog to have some space.

u/andy2na · 4 pointsr/teslamotors

It doesnt seem like you clip in your dog, but since we do, I bought:

Im not sure if it works on the 3 yet, my delivery is for next wednesday.

I also bought this mat so that our dog doesnt scratch up the seats. I didnt want to have to get seat covers and this is easily foldable and can be thrown in the trunk

u/mogoggins12 · 4 pointsr/pitbulls

Sounds super duper cute and I totally loved it when I first got my pitty.... but it is unsafe for a pupperdo to not be buckled in to the seat! Something cheap and safe like this,, would keep your pupperdo safe in case of an accident ❤️❤️❤️

u/court67 · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

We used a method called "Make Like A Tree" when training my GSD to walk nicely on a leash. Your dog is definitely not too old for it.

Start at your door like you're about to go for a walk. Hold the leash low enough so that it gets taut as soon as her shoulder passes your thigh. She should not have very much room to go in front of you at all before she is pulling. As soon as you open the door, she's probably going to try to walk out in front of you, right? So stand your ground, hold her leash in that position and don't move. Let her pull and tug and lunge out the door and completely ignore her. Have a treat on hand so that as soon as she realizes her efforts are futile and turns her attention back to you, you can reward her. Lure her back to your side with a treat (this may need to be a really high-value treat if she's a serious puller). As soon as she's sitting by your side in a heel position take one step out the door. If she immediately lunges ahead of you, just freeze and wait until she turns her attention towards you again. If it's taking her a long time to focus on you, you can try making funny noises, whistling, and saying her name to try and shorten the time that she isn't listening. Repeat the same thing as before, luring her back to your side and take another step. Keep doing this, just in your front yard. I've found that it helps to set a timer on my phone and keep it in my back pocket. I tend to get frustrated with my pup when he doesn't listen (don't we all?) so I set a timer for 15 minutes. After that, we go inside for a little while and try again later. You being frustrated is going to cause you to expect more of the dog and be rougher on the leash, both of which will just cause her training to go slower. This is a pretty lengthy process that requires a lot of patience, but it's so worth it in the end.

Once she understands the concept of staying by your side in front of your house, start going around the neighborhood or down the street. When she's by your side continually praise her in a happy, cheery voice. I've found it helpful to teach my boy "Watch me!" so that whenever I give him the command, he will look up at me. This is great for when I see another person or dog approaching him and know he is going to want to pull. I say watch me ahead of time and continually feed him treats until we are past the distraction. If your dog does pull, just do the same thing as the beginning- freeze and hold your ground until she's back in the heel position.

I would recommend getting a martingale collar for your pup, or a front-latching harness. The martingale collar will tighten a little when the dog pulls, which I have found to help them understand why you are stopping. It's also better for their neck, as it distributes the weight of their pulling across the entire circumference of the neck, instead of right on their trachea. The added bonus is that it self-tightens, so she can't slip out of it if she starts throwing her head around in frustration. Don't confuse this with a choke chain or prong collar or anything. The martingale can only tighten a little bit, and it's usually made out of heavier fabric, so it will loosen as soon as your pup stops pulling. The front-latching harness is really helpful because it will turn your dog to face you whenever he pulls, but cinching across his shoulders and not letting him walk any further. This is great, because you'll want to lure him into a heel position every time he gets ahead of you on the leash and what better way to do that then have him already face you! It's also useful if your pup is an especially strong puller. The harness will stop her motion as soon as the leash is taut, so it's much easier for you to control her if she's really strong. I had a ton of success with the front-latching harness and my pup. Hope this helps!

u/penciljockey123 · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

We love our Easy Walk harness. It really helped our pitty stop pulling on walks, since the D ring clip is in the front and not between the shoulders. Its tough and adjustable.

u/deerdog · 3 pointsr/dogs

I've never used OPs harness. Our problem pooch uses the Gentle Leader which works wonders since it controls her head (and is thus uncomfortable to pull). The Easy Walk worked for her until she learned to manipulate it, but is still a great tool for our non-problem pooches, and is probably less easily manipulated when walking one.

u/killerz298 · 3 pointsr/AlaskanMalamute

My trainer recommends the easy walk harness. I used it for my dog. Works great to prevent pulling.

u/Sewwattsnew · 3 pointsr/puppy101

I think OP is talking about the Easy Walk Harness.

It sounds to me like you're talking about a retractable leash. In that case, I totally agree with you. I just don't think that was what this post was about.

u/tooth10 · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I had the same issue with my lab retriever. I tried using the Halti collar and harness and we couldn't walk more than 5 feet without Chester trying to pull it off his face. I know you said you tried harnesses and so did I and I found this one works best for us. As soon as I put it on he stopped pulling.

u/schwiftysquanchy · 3 pointsr/shiba

Try an easy lead! They're the kind where the leash attached in the front (but still a harness, not a collar). It makes walking stubborn shibes so much easier

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs

u/jkeiko · 3 pointsr/husky

Sure! It's made by ruffwear and it has a locking carabiner on the end. Our girly learned how to unclip her normal leash with her mouth and would take off running. The metal bit twists up so that the latch can't open anymore, unless of course it's twisted back down.

Ruffwear - Knot-a-Leash, Reflective Dog Leash with Secure Locking Carabiner, Blue Spring, Large

The harness she's wearing is an easy walker, which her leash clips to in the front of her chest, so it keeps her from pulling on the leash too much.

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs

Hope this helps!

u/caffeinatedlackey · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

I think I can help you with that. I have a big obstinate doggo too, and he's stronger than I am. He was a real pain in the butt on leash until only recently (he calmed down a bit when he turned two). I tried a bunch of leash/harness combinations and finally had success with the Rok strap and Easy Walk. What I like about the Rok leash is that it has two handles, one at the end and another right by where it clips to the dog.

This is useful for three reasons: (1) if doggo isn't cooperating, you can use the closer handle and have a lot more control over him. He will naturally need to stay right by your side, because he doesn't have room to roam. If he's behaving himself, you can let the leash out to give him more freedom. (2) He can't get enough momentum to hurt you. On a traditional leash, the dog will run and YANK on you when he reaches the end of the leash. If you're using the closer handle, he can't run as far. Less momentum = less force on you. (3) The leash is made with rubber, which means he will have to work a LOT harder to pull on the leash. More work = less reward.

Here's a photo of my dog on this harness + leash combo.
I hope that helps!

u/RustyJ · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

Looks like it might be the Easy Walk harness. It's designed to be clipped in front of the legs, so when they pull, it tightens around their front legs and turns them towards you.

Used to have the same harness for my Hound/Bully mix and it worked well for him. It had no effect on our female, who pulls like a damn truck (we switched to using the gentle leader for her).

u/Devlik · 3 pointsr/aww

Get an easy walk harness by premier. It will resolve that. My wife who barely tops 5' can walk ours with out problem.

u/kerabatsos · 3 pointsr/running

I run with my dog (lab retriever), and she does well with a harness. Less pressure on her nose :)

u/giro_ · 3 pointsr/dogs

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness

Alternately, you can try the Freedom Harness, which works better for some dogs.

u/cygnuswomyn · 3 pointsr/dogs

I use a Puppia soft harness with my dog in the car with a seat belt attachment. It is comfortable and he doesn't mind getting it on or off. I chose it because I liked the look and design when I saw it on other dogs at the dog park.

u/BoJackDogman · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

I have been very pleased with the Kurgo Harness I bought on Amazon. It's easily adjustable and clips in the front or the rear.

u/anothersoapbox · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

I use the Freedom No-Pull Harness, made by idk who, but it has dual clips--front and shoulders-with a two-pronged leash and you can decide how you want to clip on. On the chest and shoulder, if he/she pulls? Just on the chest w/ the leash extended to turn around to face you when excited or just on the shoulders to give a long lead? Multiple points of control. It also has like velvet on the under strap, which I feel doesn't chafe my girl's sensitive skin.

Also I live by the ocean, and the harnesses go on all through the beach time fun--lots of salt and saltwater, plus we're accidentally horrible at taking care of them (we take the off once they get into the car, and then forget to rinse them) tbh because they're on Amazon for like $30, no rust at all in the last... approximately 9mo. So, that's my vote.

Edit: here's the link: but there's different variations on what to buy, the two-pronged leash, no leash, colors, sizes, etc.

u/fussyplatypus · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

It's a double-ended leash on this harness! It was a total game changer - he went from pulling so hard that I could only take him for short walks because it hurt my shoulder too much to being a perfect gentleman on leash.

u/adhocadhoc · 3 pointsr/shiba
u/Mightnotdeletethis · 3 pointsr/gifs

We use these and Ruffwear harnesses. One end clips into the seat belt thing and the other attaches to the back of the harness. They're cheap and work great.

u/sailorboy62 · 3 pointsr/dogs

My dog has issues with strong pulling when overexcited, and I 100% recommend a harness over a neck-collar. The weight is much more evenly distributed, so I find it about 10x easier to control her when she's overexcited. This is the one I got, for reference:

u/DanielleMUplift · 3 pointsr/dogs

Please do not use a collar for a pulling dog. She will strangle herself every time she pulls and the neck is an extremely sensitive area.

I can only recommend you what I am using with my 110 pounds Rottweiler which is this harness. It of course depends on the dog and I have to add that she is NOT a puller only when other dogs are around and she wants to play with them. But I can guarantee you that a border collie is not a strong dog. If it can hold my Rottweiler, it can definitely hold yours.

u/Krispyz · 3 pointsr/dogs

Honestly, I've tried the "pet specific" ones and they sucked. I switched to dremel and haven't looked back. Sorry I can't help there, but have you tried doing some positive reinforcement training with the dremel? Try to get him used to the noise without using it on him and working on moving closer?


This looks very similar to the harness I bought for my dog. She doesn't pull much now, but when I was first training her, it helped a lot. We used a leash that attached to the collar and the front clip of the harness. When she got excited to meet a person or dog, we used the harness clip to keep to keep her from choking herself.

u/photobanana · 2 pointsr/schnauzers

My mini is calm now but he gets excited with his favorite activities. He will ALWAYS pull with a traditional leash set up. We got the no pull that latches at his chest and he doesn't pull. That being said, if we are at the dog park, he is just too excited to get there. No amount of commands will settle him. He wants to see his friends. That way if he pulls he doesn't choke and gag himself. (But he will fall down)

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs

u/micrographia · 2 pointsr/dogs

Got it. Sorry for the knee jerk reaction, without the info that you were taking her from a deceased owner it seemed like just an impulse decision to adopt a difficult breed.

Here we go. When you get the dog, start with a Two Week Shutdown to ensure the smoothest introduction of your dog to their new environment. This is super important and something i WISH I knew about when I adopted my dog.

General Dog Care Checklist from the ASPCA.

The bare necesseities of supplies:

  • Premium-quality dog food. [Taste of the Wild](;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1485423771&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=dog+food) is very popular for being affordable and high-quality<br />
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys. KONGS are wonderful for keepiing your dog occupied. Fill with wet food or PB, freeze, and give to dog.
  • Brush &amp; comb for grooming, including flea comb. Look into breed specific brushes
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Leash, Easy Walk Harness
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed (check Groupon for great deals) or box with warm blanket or towel
  • Dog toothbrush

    I don't have experience with huskies but I have heard over and over how they are a difficult dog to own, and require around 2 hours of intense exercise daily. I found this Breed Discussion which may be informative for you. Do you have a dog park nearby? That would be great if its a fenced in area, because huskies are "escape artists".

    Honestly, like myself, a lot of were quick to jump the gun on you and didn't offer any real help. I would suggest posting a new post with a title like: "Inherited a husky whose owner died, what are some tips and resources I can read to give this dog a great life?". Definitely include that there are no shelters nearby. Are you in the US?

    Hope I helped atleast a bit. If you use the "search" function on this subreddit and search for "husky", you will see users who have "flair" saying that they own a siberian husky. You could PM them and I'm sure they would be more helpful than me. Also try posting in r/siberianhusky/. How old is the dog? Pics?

    Sorry again for the insensitive reply at first. I really wish you luck and if you have any questions I'm happy to help!
u/idrinkwineand_ · 2 pointsr/puppy101

My 8 month old lab mix does the same thing!!!! It’s absolutely terrifying. Like, heart dropping, life ending terrifying.

We got him the easy walk harness and it is a game changer! Not only can he not escape but he doesn’t pull anymore on walks! Here it is on Amazon!

u/Mahovolich13 · 2 pointsr/AustralianCattleDog

Ours was nuts on the leash. She pulled, went nuts if she saw anyone and was so unfocused it was awful. We needed her to learn and learn fast so she wouldn’t be a terror for her doggy sitters. We were advised to get a no lead leash. We got her this one and holy shit it has changed her.;amp;qid=1564444080&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sprefix=no+pull&amp;amp;sr=8-11

I am not kidding, she doesn’t pull (because if she does the harness and leash turn and correct her) so she’s able to focus and listen. No more fits. Total Heeler game changer. Delightful, too smart stubborn puppy butts 😂

u/firesquasher · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Toys that exercise the puppies mind.. Hands down bar none to any other toy (sans good chewy toys)

This treat ball helped me regain some sanity from my over energetic pup. Fill it with kibble and they push it around as a few pieces drop out here and there until they are done. Has REALLY helped during times where he needed to tire himself out.

Bully sticks are great but if your pup turns into an aggressive chewer, these things will go fast and will quickly become VERY pricey.

Finally, if you're dog becomes a little hard to manage before he/she learns to walk on a leash, an easy walk harness clips to a d ring in the front of the pup's chest. When they pull it forces them to turn around which turns pulling counterproductive for them.

Hope you enjoy your new pup! That said here's the latest addition to the family. Jäger

u/srprisemeifucan · 2 pointsr/Pets

It takes a lot of patience, for sure, but something that I found works with my Shiba Inu (who is also crazy on leash) is the easy-walk harness ( Since it hooks in the front, when they pull it will pull their legs so they have to stop. It doesn't hurt like a choke collar and works really well. It's not an instant fix, but it helps. I watch a lot of dog training shows (i.e. It's Me or the Dog and The Dog Whisperer), which will give you a lot of good tips for walking. The harness would be a good start, though. :)

And just for fun, here's my Shiba, Archie:

u/knuckle-sandwich · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My dog never puts this chew toy down.

She also loves elk antlers, and they work wonders to keep her occupied!

I also recommend the Easy Walk Harness. It keeps our dog in check on walks and she is much more willing to listen when she's in that vs. a normal leash.

Good luck finding your new family pet !

u/JessPlays · 2 pointsr/gifs

I use this "Easy Walk" harness which is a front attaching harness. It is revolutionary, I have used it since my dog was a puppy and she walks amazingly with it, right beside me.

Idk if OP is referring to The "Gentle Leader" harness which goes around their snout instead. It's the more extreme one and would be the one to try if the front attaching harness doesn't work.

u/Mathochistic · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am so sorry you're going through this right now. I have no real useful advice besides: get an Easy Walk Harness. It will make walking the pup much, much easier. And not walking him is a recipe for disaster for both of you.

Also, ice cream :)

u/dontcryferguson · 2 pointsr/dogs

This is the specific one I was referring to. Otherwise I'd recommend doing regular leash training with your puppy gradually. Remember that they won't really have the attention span to walk in a straight line like an adult until around 5-6 months old though. For little puppies, I tend to just use a long line with them and encourage them to follow, while also getting to explore the world around them. Then I move to more formal leash training on a 3 foot line.

u/SlyMongoose · 2 pointsr/pics

I work in a dog boarding facility and have to constantly deal with dogs that pull everyday, usually German Sherpherds, Newfoundlands, and Rottweilers. I invested in this awhile ago. No pulling, no wheezing. It's great. Don't know if you have tried a harness like this but it is a great investment.

u/jahshua06 · 2 pointsr/irishwolfhound

We use the Easy Walk. Works great.

u/eatpraymunt · 2 pointsr/aww

I assume yours is a two-loop step in harness like this one?

If so, you can attach a sturdy keyring or carabiner to where the front-most horizontal strap goes through the between-the-legs strap, so you can attach the leash to the dog's chest instead of the back.

It's NOT as good as a purpose made front-clip harness like OP's dog has, and there is a risk of the dog being able to escape the harness if they do a serious tuna fish maneuver (though I've had dogs escape from step-ins even when top clipped), but I've walked a few dogs ghetto-front-clipped with this step-in kind of harness and it's much better than back-clipping for leash pullers.

If you're worried about slipping out, you can attach the leash to the collar via a safety strap, and put a sturdy keyring around the two D rings at the clasp just in case.

EDIT: As a dog walker who's used a LOT of different harnesses on different dogs, this style of harness is by far my favourite. There are loads of different brands that make basically the same thing so shop around, but it's a really good design for medium to large breeds.

u/WSUkiwi · 2 pointsr/BrittanySpaniel

It's just a standard front hook harness. He was a rescue that had poor leash skills, the front hook harnesses work similarly to a gentle leader in that when the dog pulls away the leash pulls their body back toward the handler. He caught on quick and handles very well now!

u/nerological · 2 pointsr/puppy101

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness, Large, BLACK/SILVER for Dogs some reviews complained about their pups being able to slip out of this one but we haven't had that problem. There's others with similar style that snap at the chest but it makes it basically impossible for a pup to pull.

u/SparrowF · 2 pointsr/puppy101

Just wanted to add maybe a harness that clasps in the front to give you a bit more control in the mean time. Something like this really help while training my dog to heel.

u/Jseiden12 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

For a simple solution try The collar really prevents them from pulling. We've had our dog on it for a few weeks and really noticed an improvement. We first heard about it from a dog trainer. Good luck!

u/jiggeroni · 2 pointsr/dogs

I have a 1.5 year old Labrador with an endless amount of energy. I take him on a bike ride almost every single morning and depending on energy level some times twice a day.

He has the Easy Walk harness;amp;qid=1427159959&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=easy+walk+harness
Basically uses his body weight against him.

I bike with my left hand on the bike at all times and my right hand free with his leash wrapped around my wrist. He caught on quick and will stay right by my side 90% of the time. There is an occassional lunge here and there at a squirrel but with my arm off the bike it just whips him back around with the easy walk harness (uses his body weight against him and pulls him around towards you).

I never thought the ones that attached to the bike were safe seeing as my 85lb dog is pretty powerful. He can yank on my arm all he wants and not pull me over but I worry with the bike attach ones he could alter the bike enough to possibly cause me to crash.

u/craftygirl797 · 2 pointsr/BeforeNAfterAdoption

There’s a harness called an “Easywalk” that attaches on the chest. When you pull back on the leash it causes the pupper to sit back and sometimes sit down

u/GrrrrrizzlyBear · 2 pointsr/dogs

Walking with the leash attached to the collar can be harmful. This is an interesting article with a lot of information that explains the potential issue that can arise from using a collar. A dog can receive neck injuries, ear and eye issues, hypothyroidism, malfunctioning in the forelimbs' nervous system, and behavioral problems. It concludes by urging dog owners to buy a harness.

Also note, many think that harnesses make dogs pull more, but this isn't true. The harnesses with an attachment point in the back are what do this because it gives the dog more leverage. If the only times your dog is pulling is when she panics, then using a back attachment point is viable, but you want sturdy harness with a grip then.


If you are interested in some alternatives (based on the information you've given), here are some I'd recommend:

Simple No-Pull Harness - I used one like this at one point. This one is really lightweight and non-obstructive. If you need a harness that doesn't restrict movement at all, this is the one. The attachment point in front is what makes it so the dog doesn't pull.

Gentle Leader - This isn't a harness, and it certainly isn't a muzzle, and it works well. I used to have a Boxer, and I used this for him. It stopped him from pulling, and if he did pull it just brought his attention back to me. Overall, it is useful and performs quite well.

RUFFWEAR Front Range - I use this one now and it is great. This one is fairly simple, it can get dirty if you go through a lot of water, mud, or the like, but mainly performs well. It has attachment points on the front and back, reflective trim, can be hand washed, and has a neat little pocket where you can attach ID tags. Plus it has a good amount of padding that makes it comfortable.

RUFFWEAR Web Master - This is one I have also used and it has done a lot for me, so I may be biased, but is a wonderful harness. I mainly use it for hiking only because there are too many noises in the neighborhood that could spook him (thats's where a front attachment comes in handy) My boy, Odin, doesn't pull much when we hike, so I can get away with the no front attachment point. It has three straps instead of just two, reflective trim, can be hand washed, and has a really sturdy handle, but it doesn't have the little ID pocket like the Front Range (not a big deal though). The handle is what is unique for this, you can use it to lift your dog (especially when hiking) or just hold them still. I also have a nervous dog, and sometimes if he gets spooked I will use this to hold on to him and calm him down.


Honestly, my favorite brand is RUFFWEAR because of their harnesses and all the other gear and toys they have, but Gentle Leaders and that Simple No-Pull are both good options instead of a collar.

u/settersrclowns · 2 pointsr/dogs

Similar to this. The loop goes across the chest.

u/Twinrova · 2 pointsr/dogs

This is the one I use.

u/heresyandpie · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

How big is your bunny?

Some people have had a lot of success with the "walking jacket" style- basically a vest for their rabbit. I find this works pretty well on the "under 7 lb" group of rabbits. Sometimes the strap around the neck is too bulky.

For bigger rabbits, I'm partial to an "H-style harness" (link is to the same brand/style I use). The adjustability makes for a very secure fit and the dual clips allow for easy on and off when you are in possession of thumbs.

Whatever you do, skip harnesses that look like this. Squishing rabbit heads/dewlaps/ears through the nonadjustable neck hole is stressful and uncomfortable. It's very bulky between the legs. They often are made of a stretchy material, which allows bunnies to escape.

u/sarconn · 2 pointsr/dogs

We've been using the Puppia vest harness for our chihuahuas and they've never been able to back out of it. It's nice and padded too so I feel good about having it on them for long walks/training sessions.

u/FrankyFish · 2 pointsr/longboarding

My wife and I have a small dog who runs with us more than pulls, but for what it is worth, we have one of these:

u/hailhail · 2 pointsr/WTF

Puppia. Got it here.

u/PandaBehr08 · 2 pointsr/corgi

We use the Puppia mesh harness. The pups seem to like it. It slips over the head.
Puppia Soft Dog Harness, Red, Small
They have a size chart on the puppia website but I ordered from Amazon.

u/Uthat · 2 pointsr/basset

This is what we use for our two bassets and we like them.

u/FirstTimeWang · 2 pointsr/Mastiff

Why thank you.

It's just one of these:

But I don't recommend it. It's pretty flimsy and is already falling apart after just a few months. I only use for riding in the car and just until Sleepypod (hopefully) comes out with one big enough for her:

u/athanathios · 2 pointsr/corgi

You're welcome, I"m in Canada, but we use one like this one, overall I'm very scared if anything happens to her, so made sure to get one, she loves it too.

u/wishiwasbornadog · 2 pointsr/Keeshond

We bought one from Amazon that has worked well for us. He's fully grown, so I'm not sure how it would translate for a pupper. It has multiple adjustable straps which help it fitting properly. ( We also ordered a handsfree leash with multiple hand holds that I found helpful in teaching him not to pull, and it's great for hikes. ( Hope it helps!

u/IndianVegetable · 2 pointsr/dogs

I bought a kurgo harness from Amazon a few months ago and I've been very happy with it. My dog is also medium sized and a little skinny. The collar area for the harness stays a just a tad bit loose but it's not so loose that it will come off.;amp;qid=1499454451&amp;amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=kurgo+dog+harness&amp;amp;psc=1

I think it works perfect for my dog and it comes with a thing to hook to your car seatbelt when you take your dog in the car. Just measure your dog to get the size right.

u/wparsons · 2 pointsr/basset

He's a beautiful boy. You should be proud.

I don't mean to tell you your business, so please take this advice or leave it as you prefer. Having a dog riding in your vehicle untethered, while fun, can make the unpleasantness of an accident even worse -- either by your beloved hound getting hurt more severely or by way of him becoming a 50+ pound projectile, injuring the people in the car.

I've been through a few car harnesses with my basset, and the Kurgo Tru-Fit is the best one I've found so far. The best feature is that you don't have to get your dog to stand still with his front legs stationary while you secure it. It just slips over his neck and then straps clip around his midsection. His previous one was a pain in the butt for that reason.

u/Lu-Tze · 2 pointsr/dogs

Not the OP.

We went with this one

It has the option of hooking in front or back or both. Front has worked best for us.

Edit; Does not help with reactive pulling but helps with general loose leash walking.

u/Asap24k · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Here you go. Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness Training Package, Large, Blacklink

u/apoptoeses · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I use the freedom harness, it has velvet on the straps under the arms so it doesn't irritate my Mishka's chest/armpits. It doesn't have the martingale feature, but it does have the option of being front attaching or back attaching.

u/textrovert · 2 pointsr/dogs

I really like Lupine collars - I have their Martingale one in peacock. They have nice basic leashes you can get to match, too - I like their padded handles. I also have a Ruffwear Roamer as an athletic leash that I use for biking or running with my dog - it's adjustable so that you can wear it around your waist or as a normal handle, and has some bungee and a traffic handle (though they have other leashes, too, without those features). I almost always put a harness on her when we leave the house - I have the Freedom one because it has both a front and back clip, but Lupine has some nice ones, too.

u/jdmallard · 2 pointsr/dogs

I used the Freedom No-Pull for my setter (60 lbs and skinny). Has velvet to avoid chafing. Attaching at the chest diverts some pulling energy.

Tried a flexy, because he likes to move around, but he could rip it out of my hand if i wasn't careful. Currently use a rope with clip (gloves required).

u/heyjoob · 2 pointsr/dogs
  • 1" Freedom No Pull Harness (Though I think I got mine on ebay.)
  • Collar and leash are nothing special, just from the pet store. Collar is 1" flat buckle and leash is a 1" wide 6' long.
  • Crate is TBD. We had a 40" (I think) wire Kong crate, but I'm trying to find a good plastic carrier style one to replace it with.
u/bedlambex · 2 pointsr/Greyhounds

Kurgo Dog Harness | Car Harness for Dogs | Large | BlackPet Safety Seat Belt | Certified Crash Tested Harness | Car Seatbelt | Tru-Fit Enhanced Strength Style

That's what I got! It's a harness and then it wraps around a clipped seatbelt. They can still move around, but then if the car stops, the seatbelt stops and holds them in place.

u/trophyguy · 2 pointsr/pitbulls

Max has sensitive skin too. This one is really good too. Instead of plastic clips it's got metal ones that latch into each other. Unfortunately he chewed it apart.

He has his on most of the time were home. He's strong as an ox and can be as stubborn as a mule.

another one

u/thepuppygauntlet · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Buy a harness, a harness is less likely to rub any areas raw as long as it fits properly. Front clip one will help "turn" the dog so they won't pull as much. A Gentle Leader can also work wonders by turning the head, however if the dog lunges at birds/cars/dogs/cats/etc. I wouldn't recommend.

Get a plain leash, retractable leashes actually encourage the dog to pull (since the dog has gotten used to pulling to get farther out).

You can exercise the dog indoors and only go out for potty breaks if you don't want to buy stuff just for the weekend. Play games like fetch or mental games like scavenger hunts (find hidden treats), or put treats in old water bottles, DIY toys work wonders. If the dog doesn't know any tricks/fetch you can start teaching games like sit, down, shake, roll over, etc. All good mental games.

Edited to put Shearaha1's harness suggestion.

u/edodes · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Gentle Leader Head Collar


Freedom Harness

Would be my top two choices.

u/SweetTeaBags · 2 pointsr/dogs

I use a harness that has both a clip at the front and at the back and a leash that can connect to both. He's a horrible puller, but on this harness, he's not nearly as bad, only in pet stores and around a lot of other people which is much easier to deal with in comparison to when I first got him in May. He's a 60 lbs pit/lab mix. The one I got is this one. It's easier to put on and it steers him toward the center when he tries to pull.

u/sheer_deer · 2 pointsr/MINI

Or for $13 you can get this and have your dog safely secured in you car.

Then no pups through the windshield!

u/sicilianthemusical · 2 pointsr/cats

Oh, that's awful. I hope you and your family were all okay. Sometimes our pets just don't understand we're doing things for their own good. Maybe you can try a larger crate or a harness that hooks to a [seatbelt] (;amp;qid=1469244557&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=pet+seat+belt), although the latter might not be feasible in an emergency.

Edit: Kitty [holster] (;amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;amp;utm_campaign=arsbpla&amp;amp;origin=ars_bpla_94842&amp;amp;utm_term=1100201014648&amp;amp;utm_content=All%20Products)

u/DevouredByEnvy · 2 pointsr/MorbidReality

I can't read the article (animal deaths just make me sad ) but any dog owner out there who travels with their companion please invest in a dog seatbelt. In the event of an accident your dog will not be able to bolt from the car. I can't imagine taking my dog anywhere without latching him in.

I use these. $7 (2 pack) for a little peace of mind when my dog is in the car with me.

u/littlejawn · 2 pointsr/pugs

You're not wrong though. I have a little belt that goes into the seat buckle on one side and clips onto my dogs harness on the other.

$8 for two - please make sure your pups are safe!

u/mjlp716 · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I ended up getting something like this for my pup and due to the breed, it worked for me since he used it for a few months. However, goldens grow bigger and faster than Boston Terriers for sure. So I'm not sure it's really worth the price for your situation.;amp;qid=1540302534&amp;amp;sr=8-5&amp;amp;keywords=dog+travel+carrier

Do you know anyone with pets that might have a smaller carrier that you could borrow for this trip?

I eventually moved my pup to use this with a blanket under him. (Only use it with a harness though, not on a collar which could be dangerous to your pup) So in a pinch, it should work and last you a while.;amp;qid=1540302815&amp;amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;amp;keywords=dog+car+harness+seat+belt&amp;amp;psc=1

u/rjwilliams28 · 2 pointsr/husky
u/Bambam1981 · 2 pointsr/Wrangler

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/Sevnfold · 2 pointsr/jeepdogs

Here's the link to one such product

Also, I have a Cattle dog too, fucking loves car rides. Before my jeep I had a pickup and put him in the back once when I was headed home from the dog park. I had a bungee set up on the tow points and a 6 foot leash hooked in to that. I reversed out of my parking spot and he jumped out, leash and all. Ever since then I've been real paranoid to only roll down the window half way and stuff. But alas in the past year or so I've decided to test it and put the window down all the way. So far so good! Not on the highway, just around town n stuff. But he loves it and doesnt even give me the vibe of jumping out, so I'm not too worried and seeing him like that makes me smile.

Not the best pic, but here he is enjoying the wind

u/Draesith_42 · 2 pointsr/pitbulls

He did, we have something like this for him.

u/pdevito3 · 2 pointsr/aww
u/lisatheraccoon · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I recommend these. They clip nicely on to her harness and she doesn't seem to mind it. She is far more comfortable with this than she used to be on my lap.

u/Bonnieboo1988 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I use a seat belt adapter for my pup like this one

You could also try giving her calming treats before car rides to keep her a little more relaxed. They work wonders for my dog.

Also, maybe give her a pillow or something that she could snuggle with to kind of replicate your lap.

u/marcospolos · 2 pointsr/jackrussellterrier

They're cute as heck.

That's an odd seat belt situation you have going on there. I recently picked some of these up, and it might be a better system than what you've got going on, especially because you already use harnesses.

u/anon22559 · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I actually am not a vandweller, but I thought I'd comment in case you wanted a cat seat belt. This is the only one I've tried

u/Fizzbit · 2 pointsr/shiba

I put Vector in his walking harness and keep him in place with a "Doggy Seatbelt" like this one -

Plugs into your seatbelt connector, and leashes onto your dog so that they're tethered.

If you get this, PLEASE ONLY USE IT WITH A HARNESS. Obviously you don't want your pup being thrown about the car by his neck collar if you get in an accident!

u/ExpositoryPawnbroker · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

Just my two cents - I would add a seat belt receiver to the top inside of these and “plug them in”.

Something like this attached to the inside top of the cage:

L-Life Auto Car Seat Belts Safety Buckle 2-Pack Car Seat Belt Buckle Holder - Easy Installation - Holds The Seatbelt Receiver in an Upright Position,12CM Car Parts

Similar harness to what we bought...

PAWABOO Dog Safety Vest Harness, Pet Dog Adjustable Car Safety Mesh Harness Travel Strap Vest with Car Seat Belt Lead Clip, Suitable for 11 lb-33 lb Dogs, Black

u/hippychictx01 · 2 pointsr/pitbulls
u/librarychick77 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Front clip harnesses are great, so are rear/back clip harnesses if the dog isn't a puller.

With the senior dog I'd go for a fairly solid back clip harness (like this, or this - if he's got sore joints at all (which is common for the breed) then a front clip harness could be painful as they basically turn the dog if it pulls. The solid harness will give you a good amount of control, and will also feel more comfortable for your new guy.

For your younger fella, a front clip harness and some classes on nice walking on a leash would be a good idea. I walk dogs 3-4 times a week, and I find that the dogs I walk with harnesses learn really quick. I use no corrections, just food and the 300 peck method.

u/rileyfriley · 2 pointsr/WhitePeopleTwitter

Yeah I’m not a fan of teaching by discipline. My dogs actually have 3 different leads for walks, because things work for different types of dogs.

I’ve got one on a Gentle Leader. It’s pain free, and easy to use. The only downside was it rubbed the hair off one of my dogs, so we had to switch what he was on.

PetSafe Gentle Leader Head Collar with Training DVD, LARGE 60-130 LBS., BLACK

I’ve got another one on the Holy leader. For some reason he was able to just power through the gentle leader like it wasn’t even on, but the Holt seems to work as intended. Same concept of forcing the dog to turn and look at you if he pulls.

Holt Head Collar Black Size 3

He third dog, the one who has his hair rubbed off, is on the RabitGoo harness. It has a leash attachment in the front, to prevent pulling, a handle to grab onto if needed, and a back leash attachment. They run a little big, so if he borders between sizes get the smaller one.

Rabbitgoo Dog Harness No-Pull Pet Harness Adjustable Outdoor Pet Vest 3M Reflective Oxford Material Vest for Dogs Easy Control for Small Medium Large Dogs (Black, L)

I also highly recommend the Primal Pet Gear training leash too. It’s easy on the hands and fits perfectly when my dogs are by my side. My dogs are bigger though, so I’m not sure if that makes a difference.

Primal Pet Gear Dog Leash 6ft Long - Traffic Padded Two Handle - Heavy Duty - Double Handles Lead Control Safety Training - Leashes Large Dogs Medium Dogs

I’ll look for my notes and post!

u/zaofools · 2 pointsr/husky

Hi! I got the harness from my mother in law but it is a Rabbitgoo No Pull Harness in a large! It's pretty nice! I think Bumi is about 45lbs (he's our lean boi) and there's still room for him to grow into it (he's 9mo). I like it a lot! I def recommend it.

u/KetchupIsForWinners · 2 pointsr/puppy101

I have this one off of Amazon and really like it. It has both front and back clips for the leash.

u/unicorndanceparty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay for your foster getting adopted!

For the new leash puller foster, have you tried one of those no-pull harnesses? My pibble pulls like crazy and this harness has been a god send. No more pulling!

u/amenyoumessedmeup · 1 pointr/BrittanySpaniel

It’s similar to this style: PetSafe Easy Walk Dog Harness, No Pull Dog Harness, Black/Silver, Large

u/DFWPhotoguy · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

Both our Aussies have gentle walk harnesses. Has helped greatly with our puller and makes walks super enjoyable. Plus no neck worries.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1405528084&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=easy+walk+harness

u/mikeyo73 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Here it is on Amazon. It tightens on the chest instead of the neck when the dogs pulls and throws them off-balance. Works very well and much more humane. Just watch out, the first time I put it on my husky, I got distracted and she chewed it off in about a minute haha.

u/chevyboxer · 1 pointr/Boxer

This is also my dog so I thought I should comment. This is a No Pull Harness as others have said. The leash hooks to the front on his chest. It is similar to this one here.

Amazon No Pull Harness

If you have an issue with your dog pulling and choking itself while on walks I would suggest one of these. It's night and day.

u/Psychex65 · 1 pointr/dogs

My girlfriend bought this for our dog, and it has greatly reduced his pulling. He almost never pulls now, and when he does it is very light. We've never had a problem with it coming loose or him slipping out of it.

u/Cthalimus · 1 pointr/confession

Especially a no pull harness or even a gentle leader (although the Holt Head collar is apparently better). My dog pulls HARD when we go on walks. I can't describe how much better she is with the easy walk harness or head collar.

u/ZaneMasterX · 1 pointr/goldenretrievers

Most dogs hate gentle leaders, get an easy walk and be done with it.

u/grindoc · 1 pointr/Pets

Use a harness for walking, then you don't choke your dog or wear out their collar. I use this one, it attaches in the front so if the dog pulls it turns him and he stops tugging

u/Timendainum · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Someone has already posted a Zak George video on this, which you should try.

Also, what type of collar/harness are you using? The opposition reflex in some dogs can be VERY strong.

I've been trying for months to get my puller to stop. One thing that helped me a lot was a front hooking harness. I am using the PetSafe EasyWalk harness.

Properly fitting this had helped a ton. We can now take walks his first instinct isn't to pull against the harness.

The cool thing I discovered is all the no pulling training I had been working on he actually knows. He just couldn't get over that pull reflex.

Walks in the evening have been very enjoyable since!

This harness does not choke or gag my dog, and when he pulls to hard it draws his attention back to me so I can guide him properly.

u/jushing · 1 pointr/infertility

Yeah ive seen those before, i know they are pretty popular but i could see people who dont have dogs thinking they are muzzles :-/. the front hook discourages pulling on the easy walk.

u/danerroo · 1 pointr/dogs

No problem, hope it helps! Also, for no pull leads for dogs I really like the Gentle Leader and the Easy Walk if that's an option you are also interested in for general leash walking manners.

u/Themilkmann11 · 1 pointr/cavaliers

We have been using our easy walk harness forever! It is a front clip which can help teach your cav not to pull since it diverts their walking when they pull. It is low profile so you can see their beautiful coat instead of a harness!

PetSafe Easy Walk Dog Harness, No Pull Dog Harness, Black/Silver, Large

u/discohitman · 1 pointr/aww

We use easy walk harnesses, they hook in front. We don't get pulled around like a dogsled now.

u/TrackOne · 1 pointr/siberianhusky

I would recommend the Easy walk or Gentle leader harnesses for the pulling if it becomes a problem. Some huskies just don't seem to want to take to the "heel" command. Outside of that, I personally haven't found a need for any special collars for my husky.

At least in my experience, praise and treats are enough to make grooming painless.

u/PirateKilt · 1 pointr/dogs

Gentle Leader's "Easy Walk" works great for my large boxer. Connects at the chest, so if he tries to pull, it just turns him around, he effectively stops himself. Under $20. Doesn't "squeeze" the chest.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1343305037&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=Gentle+Leader

u/turnipfairymagic · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

Have you looked into a training class? There are many trainers that have classes on mannered walking. Look into positive reinforcement trainers!

Basically you'll want to stop/even turn around every time your dog pulls. Reward the dog for walking next to you. It doesn't take long for them to realize what you want. Read more about loose lead walking.

Equipment is very important -- we use an Easy Walk Harness (you only want front clip harnesses! Back clip harnesses make pulling worse). Also purchase a Matingale Collar. The most secure you can be is to clip the front clip of the harness to the loop of the martingale collar.

Another alternative is to use a Head Halter (halti or gentle leader). When the dog pulls forward the equipment redirects their head so they'll basically turn back.

Harnesses and head halters are the most humane methods you can use. They'll give you added control until the training piece catches up!


Best of luck!

u/Mnemon-TORreport · 1 pointr/puppy101

Sounds like the Easy Walk harness. I use it as well and once you figure it out it's easy to slip on and off. You can also flip it around if you need the hook in the back for some reason (say in the car).


u/aamart9 · 1 pointr/bulldog

My guy has one of these. He's a big puller and this is the only thing that has a chance at stopping him.

u/baghead2025 · 1 pointr/running

Does your dog heel when you walk normally? Use the halti (or get a Gentle Leader collar, better IMO) and use your normal leash correction and the 'heel' command to get the dog into place. Obviously a lab will take a little longer to learn, but they'll pick up what you're putting down.

u/ossger · 1 pointr/husky

I use the petsafe easy walk harness with mine. It's been solid for over 2 years now. She's 40lbs and wears a medium.

u/BronsonBuster · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Easy walk harness, specifically the one where it connects at the front - - Amazon could probably have it to you tomorrow :) I use the medium/large on my 80 pounder.

u/trexmafia · 1 pointr/puppy101

I use an easy walker harness on my pup ( and it clips on the leash in the front. I found with my pup that harnesses which have the leash ring on the back were actually making his pulling worse.

u/iheartzombiecats · 1 pointr/beagles I've used this for my beagle mix for the past 5 years. They last about 4 years, reduce pulling to almost zero and can be fitted that it just slides over their head and gets buckled behind their arm pits.

There are various types of harnesses just like this that had padding for the pits and belly to avoid rubbing.

u/Rock909 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Yea I found this:;amp;colid=2YAKNEWALNNSD&amp;amp;coliid=I1BYZM1FZH376B&amp;amp;psc=1

What kind of treats do you recommend for training?

Your right the amount of strength she has, she doesnt care about injury at all, its like a small bodybuilder on speed when walking her.

u/Sinkip · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We used a halti collar when training our shepherds to run next to the bikes just for some added security that they weren't going to dive in front of it and cause an accident. Front clipping harnesses are also really good for this sort of thing, especially if your dog is already known to pull on walks. Young dogs especially seem to struggle with spacial awareness and like to tangle you up in the leash so be mindful of that. To make it easier for the dog I think it's best to train them to run on only one side. I picked left since they're already trained to heel on the left side.

The most important thing, and I cannot stress this enough, is not to let the dog's nose get ahead of you by more than about two feet. If the dog is not watching you, there's no way they can see you start to turn or stop and most likely they aren't paying enough attention to hear voice commands either. For turns I use verbal and hand signals so the dog is clear on where I'm going, plus you never know when a passing car might drown out a verbal command. I use "halt" to signal sudden stops because it's rarely heard in normal conversation.

I know it's appealing to let your dog pull you along, but it's very dangerous if your dog isn't 100% attentive to verbal commands outdoors. They can pull both of you into traffic or over obstacles that aren't traversable with skates and that is something I'm not willing to risk personally. If you are always beside your dog and therefor always within their sight, it's a lot easier for them to focus on you.

u/captainyuhyuh · 1 pointr/Greyhounds

We use the Solvit harness when we got our dark brindle. I realized that 60lbs of "roaching fury" that isn't buckled down in a vehicle can potentially kill us all if we suddenly stop from a vicious car accident.

She wears a harness, and we attach the harness to the seat belt itself. She eventually lays down, but it will definitely be a mandatory accessory on any car rides.

u/gonzolahst · 1 pointr/aww
u/pashafisk · 1 pointr/Pets

We have two rescues. Toby, our staffy/Shepard mix who we adopted at 8 weeks, and he's now two. He moved twice with us within the first two months of having him. (we had to be out of our place a week before our new place was available, so we stayed with a friend...woo college towns). This past December we adopted a berry shy, very scared 11 month old boxer/Shepard mix, and she had been coming around very well. In the next few weeks we are moving about 2000 miles.

In the car with us we will be bringing their beds (for them to sleep on, if they choose to, at our hotel stops). Also a blanket, and some of their favorite toys, so they have the scents and comforts of home, and they will be with my fiance and I at all times.
If you're taking you pup on a long distance move, check out this website for dog parks, and other dog friendly places, to stop and play at. I also just bought my dogs some "seatbelts" to keep them safe should something happen on the journey.

If you are keeping the dog in mind, and keeping their needs in your priority list, I think you'll be just fine moving with a pup.

Good luck!

u/AxsDeny · 1 pointr/dogs

I use one very similar to this one. You really have to tighten up the strap if you want to keep the dog from flying forward though. Instead of using the seatbelt as an anchor, I use the LATCH hook that's up on the C-beam of the car. Unfortunately, that's pretty high up and it won't let her lie down. On longer trips I need to give her a little more slack and go back down to the seatbelt.

The belt serves three purposes as I see it: in some crashes, dogs escape and run away. The belt prevents that. It also keeps the dog from crashing around the car in case of an accident and getting hurt. It also stops the dog from becoming a missile and taking off your head in a high speed crash.

u/mrstocks · 1 pointr/dogs

Imho the ones that you attache on the collar will save you but the poor dog will suffer my great dane has a harness around the back like xSashy second link but nothing too flashy as that.

Edit: we have something like this but... XL imagine crashing into a wall and having a 70Kg dog flying around...

u/QisforMe · 1 pointr/aww

Here, it won't take such cute pics but then hey at least your cute dog won't become a puppy projectile. Thanks.

u/joshlymanismygod · 1 pointr/dogs

There are basically two types of harness styles I've found: strapy ones (like this) and more vest-y ones (like this]. My dog hates the strapy ones, and will scratch/itch at it and try to pull it off, so if your dog is really not a fan of their harness, try the other type - it could help.

I use the Canine Equipment no-pull harness, and it puts pressure on her shoulder area as opposed to her neck when she pulls. Its been a really great harness for her, and is similar enough to the vest-y type that it doesn't bother her.

u/pyrmale · 1 pointr/schnauzers

Both my Schnauzer and Havanese would pull so hard that I would dread walk time. For small dogs they can make a walk a chore. The Havanese would pull so hard she would end up choking herself.

I bought this harness for both of them. It caused a dramatic change in their walking behavior. All I did is put it on them and they behaved like well trained dogs. I did no training with the harness, the dogs just knew to behave better.

The one I bought is noted below. I am not promoting this particular brand. I am just pointing out that it is the one I use. Good luck.;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1541537723&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=Puppia+Dog+Harnesses&amp;dpID=41b9dS6YTAL&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch

u/Shortandsweet33 · 1 pointr/dogs

It's very comfortable, light and easy to put on and take off, I can't recommend it highly enough. [This] ( is the model we have, because it's adjustable around both the neck and the girth so allowed us to get a good fit as our girl grew, while [the standard Puppia] (;amp;dpID=51b2wjkO72L&amp;amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&amp;amp;refRID=1JW0GYDVBHPWFM9PVSVR) is not adjustable in the neck, only the girth. If you go for that one, make sure to check the measurement guide as I think sizes for this one are a bit different than the standard model.

u/cport1 · 1 pointr/pics

I have a tiny dog that did the same thing. However, she only did it when she was on a leash. Kind of like a 'hold me back let me at him' kind of scenario would play out often. I switched over to a harness like this one :: ... Now, she hardly gets aggressive toward other dogs.

u/couper · 1 pointr/puppy101

Definately get a mesh harness. Be wary of front clip harnesses that aren't mesh. We tried a front clip Wonder Walker and the leash would ride up and press on our pup's throat. Even fitted, we could hear choking.

There are different kinds of mesh harnesses. I find that ones through the head are okay if your pup has a small head and comfortable with shit going over his head. If not, I recommend either a mesh step in or a neck adjustable one.

For a growing puppy, the last one would last you the longest because the neck and belly can adjust independently. For durability, we like the 2nd one.

We've tried a Gooby harness and while it was good at first, it wasn't nearly as durable as the Puppia ones or safe. My pup's front legs could slip through the 'x' design. It was really weird. The strap is pretty thin leathery fabric that my 10lb pup chewed in one go. He has yet to chew through the puppia ones.

If you want a chew proof guaranteed one, you'll have to go with Lupine. All their harnesses are guaranteed even if chewed. It's awesome. I have a few, but they aren't as comfortable as the mesh ones.

u/wyrno · 1 pointr/mainecoons

I can't find any subreddit rules about linking to other sites so I'll go ahead and show you this one.

I have that one in small, it's too big for my kittens but I think small or medium should fit a grown cat, depending on how big it is. I've seen some others use this same one as well. Fair warning though, if you buy the lead also in 'small' size, it's very short. :)

u/lilnoobit · 1 pointr/puppy101

Hey there,

So to echo what other commenters have said on here, I don't think the harness will really be helpful if the main goal is to teach your puppy to not be nippy. I second the whole "redirect their behavior" comment as well as the typical scolding (bad dog, no) but make sure that you have a stern voice and your tone is different than how you would normally talk to your puppy or praise it so that they know that when you're speaking this way you mean business. However, if you would still like to try having a harness for your puppy, this one on Amazon is one that I recommend. It's not super expensive either so if you continue to use a harness as your puppy gets bigger and it eventually out grows it, you'll be able to get it another one at an affordable price.

u/Thisgingerknits · 1 pointr/dogs

We have the kurgo harnesses for both dogs (small and medium). They have rings for front and back leash attachment and there is plenty of sliders to adjust it perfectly. Favorite harness we've tried so far!

Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Harness, Black, Medium

u/tellme-why · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Welcome back! On my prime day list I have this dog harness that you can also use in the car

u/Fresh-Mango · 1 pointr/dogs

See this post about restraining devices. The OPs situation was slightly different than yours but the information/discussion on the restraint systems is the same. Devices that have been tested and passed to earn a safety-certification to withstand the G-forces of a crash at 30mph range from $90 to Very Expensive.

If you're looking for something to specifically restrain the dog from a police officer standing next to the driver's side window, rather than to prevent the dog from becoming a projectile in the car, you may look at the Kurgo Tru-Fit Safety Harness. Note that while both the regular ($15) and "enhanced" model ($30) of this harness catastrophically failed safety testing as seen in this video the "enhanced" model has all metal hardware and would more reliably restrain a large muscular dog from the officer.

If I were in your situation and assuming you already have a harness, I would simply purchase this $25 Kurgo swivel tether for seatbelts and affix it to whatever harness you already have. None of these options will protect either you or the dog in a crash! but will accomplish your stated goal. Consider getting the Sleepypod Clickit harness despite its expense ($90) as it is the only harness system tested that passed the safety testing done by the Center for Pet Safety.

I suppose a crate, cage, or other barrier system could work but the only models that are effective at 30mph testing are &gt;$400 which is why I always recommend a harness (and training).

u/AesFoxie · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Thanks for the suggestion on front-clip harnesses! I ordered this one for him: Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Dog Harness - It has great ratings and seemed useful for a puller like a malamute.

u/thoughtsausages · 1 pointr/puppy101

I got this harness in medium for our now 4 month old lab with the understanding that it will need to be replaced when he grows out of it. I know a few people with dogs that could maybe use it when he is too big for it, or I will donate it.

Here is Tuba sporting the harness

u/SupBro8989 · 1 pointr/WTF
u/Runenmeister · 1 pointr/Greyhounds

Get one of these for your backseat and let the dog have the back seat. It's fantastic. It comes with a couple leashes where one end is a seatbelt clip. He can't fall into the floor this way and has padding across the whole backseat. Plus it's waterproof.

Also get him a harness (chest-attach area) like this and seatbelt him in, either with the above or with this one's carabiner. Helps give him an anchor and keeps him safer. Keeps him away from you a bit better too, distracting you is the #1 safety factor. or

u/JEEPATHON · 1 pointr/Jeep

Don't rely on training, a guy in my jeep clubs dog was riding without a proper harness for YEARS, and just recently decided to hop out on the highway... over $4,000 in vet bills. I use THIS harness and it's tied off to my soundbar so he can move around a bit in the back but can't jump out.

u/Wheresthenextbutton · 1 pointr/Jeep

there are other options My dog didn't mind her's first try, they make some with gel padding in the front for comfort, I'm at work so i can't get the info on mine.

u/retanayin · 1 pointr/dogs

We've used this harness since our pup was a baby:;amp;sr=8-5&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

The part that goes under their front legs is made from velvet so there is minimal irritation if there is rubbing.

Also, it comes with a two lead leash so you can clip one of them to their collar and the other to either the front or back of the harness.

u/jclark343 · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

I use something like the Freedom harness of my aussie. I don't use the second leash option, and just keep it clipped to the front but I think the extra piece between the legs helps to actually keep the harness in position. I find that the easy walk can shift a lot or hangs low unless it fits perfectly which is hard to do.

u/Kaleyedoskopic · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I love and highly recommend the Freedom Harness for a front clip. It stays much more clear of the shoulder than most other front clips, fits better (has more straps to adjust), and has a clip on the back as well if you ever want to let him run around, like on a hike.

u/lzsmith · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

That's pretty weird. Are you sure it was a name brand (premier or petsafe) and not a cheap knockoff? That's not my favorite equipment, but they usually hold up okay.

Try a Freedom Harness (measure so you'll get the right size). They're usually sturdy and hold up well.

u/DorrinV · 1 pointr/dogs

Sure. The harness is the [Ruffwear Web Master] (;amp;qid=1411757936&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=ruffwear+webmaster+harness). Those things run kinda big. Doogie here wears a small and he's a medium in almost everything else.

Then we went to the hardware store and bought a small, thin, flexible piece of aluminium. Using a pear of tin snips, we cut it to fit the space between the handle on the harness and the hole where the dogs' head goes.
Drilled several very small holes around the edges of the cut piece of aluminium. Filed the holes and the edges of the aluminium so nothing would tear the fabric.

Parachute grade nylon thread. Sewed the aluminium sheet to the harness. The mount we stuck to the aluminum is the curved mount that came with the GoPro. They use this ridiculous 3M super tape on those things, and I haven't even noticed it starting to budge yet. I would check it regularly after outings though, if it starts to fail I'd rather I see it than just lose my GoPro. That dog gets himself good and far up the trail from us.

If you pause in the beginning of the video (0:18), you can get a close up of the whole setup. It was really easy. At the time, Go Pro hadn't released their own dog harness mount, so we just built one out of his existing harness.

edit: some words

u/phreshjive · 1 pointr/pugs
u/MKandtheforce · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would looove to get this for my new puppy. :)

u/jaber6 · 1 pointr/dogs

You mentioned you tried the leash to seatbelt and choking himself. I'm guessing it's latched to his collar? If so, try getting a harness and it use for car rides. This way if he pulls, he won't choke himself. We have the seatbelt clip one.

u/jalenray5993 · 1 pointr/dogs

Amazing harness for 21 bucks if you are an Amazon Prime member. Kurgo Tru-Fit Crash Tested Dog Harness, Black, Large - Lifetime Warranty

u/attra · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I just bought this but we're waiting for our puppy to grow into it (accidentally bought it too large) so I can't comment on how it is.;amp;qid=1522867061&amp;amp;sr=8-5&amp;amp;keywords=kurgo+dog+harness

u/fatalis_vox · 1 pointr/Rottweiler

Here is a really high-quality harness. I use these for my boys. They're padded, fully adjustable, and crash-tested.

Like please PLEASE get one of these for Chief. Keep that sweet baby safe.

u/puterTDI · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

I bought this car harness which is crash tested:;amp;psc=1

And then used webbing that I used in search and rescue for helicopter liftouts (you can buy it at REI and other sports stores) to make a two point retention harness. Just tie the webbing to the child safety points in the rear seat and then tie them to a climbing carabiner. All you need to do when the dog gets in is clip the carabiner to the harness and you're good to go.

This is a very inexpensive retention system that leaves the dog a fair amount of motion but in the event of a car wreck will prevent them from moving too far forwards or up. They still have some motion side-to-side but that's going to be native to any retention system that leaves the dog room to move around or lay down a bit. If you don't want to have that then you can use the 3rd child safety point and another length of webbing; though, to be honest, my dog can only move about 6 inches in any direction which is just enough to let her be comfortable while still protecting her in case of a car wreck.

If my description doesn't help let me know and I can get a picture of it.

u/queenofspuds · 1 pointr/PuppySmiles

The Harness:
Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness Training Package with Leash, Teal Large

The Leash:
PetsAlly Hands-Free Waist Dog Leash with Bag Dispenser and Training eBook, Gray

u/theincrediblejourney · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

I have a 9 month old Golden Retriever myself. And he was/still is a bit of a puller also.

What type of harness do you use?

I purchased the Freedom Harness about a month ago to try and address the issue.

And it has been working pretty well. I think its important to have the dual attachment lease (at chest and back) to help turn the entire body back to you. He's since seemed to learn that he needs to walk slower. And when he does pull, he acknowledges the correction.

Beyond that, I dont have much in the way of advice.

u/jettstr · 1 pointr/subaru

I volunteer at a shelter (and also have my own two pups) and transport dogs all the time. I have an old blanket that I use to cover the backseat of my '11 impreza and I attach this:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1408933823&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=kurgo+seat+belt+tether
To the halters of the dogs. It's quick and easy to attach and you can adjust the length of the tether if you want to give them a little wiggle room.

u/jperras · 1 pointr/cars

90lbs Doberman owner here. It can be done, it just takes a few dollars, and some practice with your dog.

  • You want a sling/hammock. Don't skimp on the price of this. Not saying the one you linked to is bad (I have no idea, really), but cheaping out on the hammock for your car is kinda dumb :)
  • You can buy door protectors. They are not perfect - my dog manages to sometimes pull them out of window (they sit there with tabs that go between the glass and the rubber seal), but they're better than nothing.
  • Get a travel harness. Giving your dog just enough freedom to reorient themselves but not enough so that they can cause an accident/damage your backseat/doors is essential. Also, if you get rear-ended, the last thing you want is an un-tethered dog flying towards your windshield.
  • To work with the above harness (or any harness, really), get a seatbelt clip. It'll let you connect them directly to the seatbelt clip in the back seat, which is great.
  • Get the interior of your vehicle vacuumed/detailed every month or so. Dogs gonna dog :)
u/Browncoat23 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

We bought this one. It clicks into the seat belt buckle and attaches to the dog's harness with a carabiner rather than a traditional leash clip, which hopefully makes it less likely to break in an accident. It also comes with an adjustable strap, which is useful for us so our little dog has enough give to lie down, but not enough to jump toward the floor and hang himself.

u/SneakyDee · 1 pointr/puppy101

We have a seat cover already. We also use a seat belt tether most of the time.

I like the Waterboy idea. I think I'll get one.

u/Polyalcoholic · 1 pointr/shiba

I use this one with a ruffwear harness. He loves road trips!

u/TheBigPoochowski · 1 pointr/dogs

On the same note, I use a seat belt leash. Definitely a cheaper alternative.

I've been using one for a year and have had no issues. My Golden doesn't have access to the front of the car, but has just enough reach to stick his nose out the window ;)

I have thought about this same scenario. While Louie can't get to the front, I know he will bark like crazy (he's territorial and protective like that, with a damn intimidating bark.) That will definitely scare the cop, so I'm really hoping I never run into this situation.

u/Baileylikethebooze · 1 pointr/dogs

Hi there! My dog has a very similar attitude regarding car rides- she thinks they’re sketchy at best. At this point, we’ve done a 9 hour car ride together, and a week from today we’ll start a cross country move that’ll total around 35 hours of driving. Here are my tips!

  • Does she get carsick? That’s the reason my dog isn’t a huge fan of cars, she gets nauseous even on the shortest trip. Benadryl certainly does help, just make sure you’re dosing correctly! It also makes her sleepy, which is a bonus. On our last car trip she slept for 4 hours straight, and she only got sick in the last 5 minutes of the trip because we didn’t keep up with the Benadryl. Some people on here are super uncomfortable with giving dogs any OTC medicine, but I’ve been told by multiple vets and our dog trainer that Benadryl is safe. I’m also pregnant and I feel like if it’s gentle enough for me to have, it’s probably okay for her, lol.

  • If she does get carsick but it can be under control with Benadryl, I’d offer high-value, long lasting chews or filled Kongs. Ours loves tracheas and gets the occasional no-hide, which is a rawhide alternative. She also super loves frozen Kongs filled with cream cheese and pumpkin, or anything with hard boiled eggs- they may make your car a little smelly but they’ll keep her occupied.

  • If you can look at your route ahead of time and plan a stop in the middle somewhere where your dog can run, either somewhere like a dog park or a rest stop (you can use a long-line leash and a harness!), that could be beneficial for her too! If you don’t plan on making this sort of stop that’s okay, too. One or two potty stops should be more than enough, and really since she’s fully grown she could last that long without a potty stop.

  • Regarding environmental conditions, I have two tips! The first is to choose one of two things: a soft crate or a harness with a doggy seatbelt. If your dog is small enough, I’d recommend a soft crate. This will keep the pup contained and not able to climb all over you. My dog is a very tall 55 pounds, and my car is way too small for that size of soft crate, so she has a harness that she wears in the car (with the ring on the back) and we bought these seatbelts from amazon (;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1510160438&amp;amp;sr=1-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=dog+seat+belt&amp;amp;psc=1). My only complaint with them is that once, she stepped on the part of the car that the seatbelt clips into and was able to get out, but I just reached back and clipped her in.

  • I would also suggest, no matter whether you use the soft crate or harness, to lay down a blanket or some towels that smell like home. These will serve a dual purpose of comforting your dog as well as making for easy clean up in the event of barf.

    I hope this helps!! If you have any questions or need clarification let me know!
u/madnessmostrandom · 1 pointr/Wrangler

we got these for my boy. they are adjustable so you can make it loose enough so they can stand but not move too far.

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/CompWizrd · 1 pointr/hondafit

I use a full size dog cage if I'm going anywhere decently far, along with ratchet straps to tie that down via the cargo hooks. My dogs are 65 and 50 lbs (Labrador and some vaguely Shepherd looking thing that isn't a Shepherd).

For short trips, I have a harness that clips directly into the seatbelt. I changed my rear seat buckles to be independent of the seat back, and flip the seat back up... buckle stays down on the ground, and I clip the dogs in their harness to that. With them standing on the floor they can't get up high enough to get into anything. Once in a very blue moon they'll manage to knock the metal bar of the rear seat over, and the seat will come down on them, but that's still pretty rare.

The seat buckle part is similar to this

You may need one of those plastic buckle covers that are usually used to keep kids from playing with their seatbelts, depends on their activity level.

u/TriGurl · 1 pointr/RunningWithDogs

I bought mine at the Nissan dealership but it looks similar to this (see link below) it hooks to their harness.

Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/Smashed_Adams · 1 pointr/puppy101

I've used similar products and attach to the back fo their harness

u/p0mm0m3 · 1 pointr/jeepdogs

There are seat belts you can get for dogs relatively cheap!


Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric

u/sunburn_on_the_brain · 1 pointr/Bulldogs

This is the restraint we use. With sometime four in the car, this is quick and easy to put on them.

u/timboS1ice · 1 pointr/WhatsWrongWithYourDog

Thanks for the compliment!

The harness we have has a loop at the middle of her back so you can thread a seatbelt through. She can move around fairly well on the side of the car she’s buckled on, though she will occasionally get a bit tangled up. It doesn’t happen that often though because she actually prefers to lay down most of the time during car rides.

From my understanding (knowledge my girlfriend has passed onto me) the purpose of buckling them in serves a few purposes, most common being to keep them from trying to climb up to the front of the car or falling off the seat while we are driving. Secondly, though a bit morbid, it serves to prevent your pet from turning into a projectile in the event of an accident. An unsecured animal can seriously injury or kill other occupants of the vehicle if they are not secured in the event of a crash.

We use the harness we have because we already had it, though there are other options. Such as Seat Belt Leads which buckle into any buckle and thank attach to your dogs harness or collar like a regular leash.

u/bakedtateO · 1 pointr/dogs

I use these.

Amazon Link

I use them with my 40lb Pit mix in her Blueberry harness.

To my knowledge they aren't "crash certified" but they clip into the seatbelt receiver and lock. Definitely better than nothing and I think they will do a fine job if ever needed.

u/teenaamariee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hey Amelia, I'm Tina welcome to raoa! I was a Nanny for a few years as well and miss it, but my family moved across country! How old are the children you take care of? Cool intro and contest idea- you've already hopped into a great start in the community!

Here are 5 things that would greatly help me:

1- LED dog collar. My boyfriend and I take our dogs down to the field and let them run away, but we lose them sometimes cause they get excited hearing a bird. We have one collar already but they never run in the same direction, so having another would be great.

2- Dog Car Seatbelt clip. Another item for my rambunctious pups who enjoy car rides like it's no one's business. Sometimes they get in our face or want to be on our lap and it's distracting and I'm afraid of it causing an accident but there's currently no way to keep them secluded to the back.

3- This puzzle book. I love mazes, sudoku, and puzzles to keep my brain working haha

4- Pop Socket for my phone. I'm quite clumsy and drop my phone pretty often. Plus, it's mermaid!

5- Sloth Skirt. I love wearing skirts and feeling pretty, plus it's got sloths all over it!

I'm gonna nominate /u/LaLocaChristina because she's been here and always contributes positivity and is very generous when gifting. She's also taking a big leap and moving so this could lift her spirits if she needs it because I'm pretty sure everyone could agree that moving can be stressful!

u/thatwasntveryraven · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I recommend this:;amp;psc=1

Goes into the seatbelt thing and attaches to a dog's harness.

u/NewtonGimmick · 1 pointr/DogCare

You can try something like this. It'll block out some sun/heat/mosquitos/etc and let you keep the windows down. You just slide em on over the door.

I would also suggest some sort of seat belt. These buckle into a normal seat belt on one end and the other end you attach to a harness (do NOT attach it to a collar unless you want a dead/severely injured dog if you get into an accident or need to hit the brakes hard).

u/witcher318 · 1 pointr/AustralianCattleDog

I use this in the rear of my 4Runner. Not this exact one. But it’s but this hammock style. The one I got was from petco and cost about $60. I’ve had it a year and it’s held up really well. Waterproof, machine washable etc

I’d recommend this hammock style;amp;qid=1523637118&amp;amp;sr=8-8&amp;amp;keywords=dog+car+hammock+seat+cover&amp;amp;dpPl=1&amp;amp;dpID=41j7KySDBxL&amp;amp;ref=plSrch

In conjunction with the hammock style cover. Get these seat belts. They will hook to your existing harnesses and clip right into your car seat buckles. No additional fuss required. Super simple. You can tighten or loosen the slack depending on how much movement you want to give the dog.;amp;qid=1523637363&amp;amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=dog+seat+belts&amp;amp;psc=1

I know these exact seat Belts work because I had the unfortunate pleasure of having them tested. A guy ran a red light and hit the front side of my 4Runner at 55mph. The hammock style cover and having him seat belted with those belts in harness kept him completely uninjured! He was scared and shaken up. But completely healthy. No sprang, cuts, bruises etc.

Hope this helps.

u/mrniceguy421 · 1 pointr/IAmA

Great build! Question about traveling with pets. We always have harnesses on our dogs and use a dog seat belt. I noticed you had your dogs just sitting on the cushion. Have you ever thought about dog seat belts?

u/CaptainCoral · 1 pointr/dogs

FWIW, I just bought these seat belts for my dog, which are a great deal ---- my dog chewed through both in the car and I figured "meh, they were less than $10, no biggie".... The company emailed me to ask how they were and when I told them what happened they sent me new ones, 2 day shipping, for free!
Highly recommend.

u/TelaTheSpy · 1 pointr/aww

Pawaboo Dog Safety Vest Harness, Pet Dog Adjustable Car Safety Mesh Harness Travel Strap Vest with Car Seat Belt Lead Clip, Suitable for 11 lb-33 lb Dogs, BLACK

u/846513208 · 1 pointr/BackpackingDogs

What kinda harness you got for two?

I have this leash for two that I really like.

But I have these harnesses, they are just ok. Think I might like those more.

Rabbitgoo Dog Harness

u/effortDee · 1 pointr/RunningWithDogs

I do the exact same when descending mountains with my dude, clip on to the front and he'll just walk along side

Clip him on the back and he pulls like crazy

u/skyekskye1024 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

Make sure the harness you use has a “Y-front”, these harnesses don’t put pressure on the dogs shoulders/joints and don’t cause them any umcomfort. You can use a Ruffwear harness or there are some cheaper alternatives that I’ll link below


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u/Richard_Berg · 1 pointr/pitbulls

Something like this is much safer for the dog's health. There are dozens of brands -- I'm not recommending any one in particular -- just pointing out a design flaw that's common in "no pull" harnesses.

u/kaitlinkitty · 1 pointr/dogs

There's also a knock off harness of the front range that is awesome! I've kept in on my pup for whole days consistently with no issues.

knock off one

u/IBringTheJuju · 1 pointr/dogs

Could you link me that one? But i was looking online and found this one. Is it good?

u/alligatorslippers · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

Thank you for the recommendation, sounds good. Is it this one?

u/whippetnipples · 1 pointr/dogs

Some people are opposed to these, but a prong collar might be your best bet, especially with a dog of that size. They're designed to stop the dog from pulling. Another option is the pinch collar but I find those don't work as well with larger breeds.


If you're averse to that, try a front clip harness or gentle leader. Front clip harnesses make the dog flip 180 degrees (so it's facing you) when they pull too hard. It kind of frustrates the dog and helps it stop. Leads work similarly, by pulling the muzzle down and away when they pull too hard.


u/El_BreadMan · 1 pointr/shiba

You gotta look into no pull and/or front clip harnesses. Something like this:

Eagloo No Pull Dog Harness with Front Clip,Walking Pet Harness with 2 Metal Ring and Handle,Reflective Oxford Padded Soft Vest for Small Medium Large Breed (Orange, L)

I’m not recommending that one in particular. It’s just the style.

u/EvannaAmbrose57 · 1 pointr/puppy101

I was warned of this type of harness when I bought one for my pup. However, I found that the front clip harnesses that are in a Y shape across the chest (something like this: had much more positive reviews with fewer potential health hazards.

u/srr122 · 0 pointsr/dogs

Mine is adjustable and tightens up as much as you want. I guess if a M doesn't fit you need to get a L, but it should not be moving. Tighten up the neck portion so that it is riding high on the chest and then adjust the belly section so that it does not move. It should not touch the legs at all.

FWIW I have a PetSafe "Easy Walk" brand and it comes in many sizes.

u/soviethusky · 0 pointsr/husky;amp;qid=1376066747&amp;amp;sr=8-12&amp;amp;keywords=the+gentle+leader

I use one of these for mine. Works just as well because you still lead them from the front but not so stupid looking. LOL.

u/kalimashookdeday · 0 pointsr/dogs

I have my dog on a anti-pull harness on walks and although it doesn't reproduce that natural motherly snap at the neck, the "pop" I give him through the harness does the exact same thing for him. For some dogs, if you give the right reinforcement for the correction you provide, I don't think getting a special choke chain is completely necessary (at least at first).