Best dog vest harnesses according to redditors

We found 520 Reddit comments discussing the best dog vest harnesses. We ranked the 259 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/LindsayOlivia3 · 66 pointsr/cats

It took him a little bit to get used to it. We put it in him about 10 minutes each day, when we have time, and play with him with string & toys so that he realizes he can run around and still move even with his harness on. He also really loves outside and chasing leaves so I think that distracted him! Good luck!

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/YoureGrammerIsWorsts · 20 pointsr/legaladvice

> A service animal is not required to be vested

Not to mention that a service vest is something that costs all of $25 on Amazon and doesn't really mean much.

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/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/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/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/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/breezymcgz · 8 pointsr/Dogtraining

Thirded, as soon as we got our puppy a front hooking harness he stopped pulling. We got this one.

u/Chempy · 7 pointsr/funny

You don't even need to do that now. Just go to Amazon and buy a harness that says "Support Dog"


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/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/noriega_line · 6 pointsr/pugs

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

u/alf3311 · 6 pointsr/dogs

You don't need any certification to be a service dog as long as the dog is trained for a specific task that is directly related to the person's disability. Just being well-behaved or an emotional support animal is not the same thing as a service dog.

If or when you feel that your dog meets that criteria, I would just buy a service dog vest and move on with your life.

u/SpoonThief · 6 pointsr/legaladvice

Just going to add a link to the ADA website's brief Service Animal overview and relevant section:

>Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Literally anyone can go online and buy a vest that says service dog. The same goes for any online "registry" of service animals. They and the dumb cards they give out have no legal standing with the ADA.

u/ThomsDroopingEye · 6 pointsr/running

I have a border collie mix, and I agree they make great running partners. For the lead I use the Easy Walk harness -- it's over the shoulders instead of a collar (more comfortable), and it diverts their forward momentum so they can't pull.

That said, my dog is only 3 years old and it's fairly easy for me to tire her out on long runs. I have to leave her at home if I'm doing more than 5 miles or if it's too hot. Keep an eye on your dog, they're not all built for endurance.

u/kneauxp · 5 pointsr/shiba

Thanks!! It’s this harness. Overall it’s fine but pretty stiff and bulky, I got it because I needed one with a front leash attachment. For obvious reasons lol.

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/ImLuckyOrUsuck · 4 pointsr/tripawds

A harness is very helpful. They sell good ones by a company called ruffwear on Amazon.

RUFFWEAR - Front Range, Everyday No Pull Dog Harness with Front Clip, Trail Running, Walking, Hiking, All-Day Wear, Tillandsia Purple (2017), Medium

Be prepared for a rough 10-14 days of whining and minimal sleep. All dogs are different, but most recover well and have a quality life on 3 “wheels”. Be sure to keep the cone on as they will lick the wound and cause infection/bleeding. Be diligent with the medication and hot/cold compresses to reduce swelling and fluid accumulation. When in doubt, call the surgical vet. My bud lost his right rear leg in February to a cancerous sarcoma. He’s as happy now as he’s ever been. Only real difficulty is going down more than 3 steps. (They hop so it just doesn’t work.) Of course, my dog is 77 lbs so it may be different for yours. Good luck!

u/the-voice-of_treason · 4 pointsr/germanshepherds

ICEFANG Dog Harness Medium Breed,Tactical Molle Dog Vest,No Pulling Front Clip, Hook and Loop Panel for Dog Patch,Metal Buckle (M 25"-30" Girth), CB-2x Metal Buckle

So far so good, I did the 4 metal clips because Arya is a puller and I didn't want to have to worry about the plastic ones breaking, got it this morning and I'm already regreting not getting the black or grey one for sheer looks alone. The tan is a great color but she's all black... Shoulda never let the wife decide. Lol.
As far as a review goes I can say without question it's tough as nails, but I wouldn't trust the front clip ring, not nearly as tough as the back connection point. Worth the money in my case and way better than the ones found in pet stores around me.

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/UdderlyFoolish · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

When we adopted our 80lb rescue he was a terrible puller, we got this no pull harness at the recommendation of our trainer. Years later it's still going strong though he has much better leash manners now so the "no-pull" aspect is hardly used. But this one seemed to fit much better than the big brand one that you usually see at Petsmart and such, I forget the name.

It does help with the pulling. Maybe not as much as a nose lead but I didn't like that too much on our dog, but muchhhh better than a regular harness or collar.

For extra peace of mind, even if you get a well fitted harness they make double leashes so you can attach to both the harness and regular collar in case one fails.

u/radler470 · 4 pointsr/Wishlist

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

u/trulyunruly · 4 pointsr/puppy101

Have you looked at the harnesses that attach at the front of the dog's chest? That way, when they start to pull, they are turned back towards you. [Something like this] (

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/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/LunaticalPitties · 3 pointsr/pitbulls

Chai's Choice Pet Products 27"-32" Best Front Range No-Pull Dog Harness, Large, Orange

We haven't gone on a really long walk with it yet, so I can't say for certain if it would irritate his skin after a while, but I have left it on him for a whole day and he didn't get a rash. So far I give it 5 stars.

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/kotarix · 3 pointsr/germanshepherds

OneTigris Tactical Dog Molle Vest Harness Training Dog Vest with Detachable Pouches (Tan, Large)

u/tessahhmacias · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

If possible, the best possible solution is to just actually dog-proof your house, or at least an area you can section off. Otherwise, if you can afford one, I'd say get her a big outdoor kennel. If you're committed to her being tethered, at the very least get her a secure but comfortable harness, I use this one when I take my 70 lb husky out. Also get something with a locking mechanism (think like this) to use with any spring clips, because trust me, the dog can get it undone, mine has twice. I know how scary this is, I learned the hard way that my dog can also clear a 6' fence, I hope you figure something out!

u/Busterthebob · 3 pointsr/Pets

I think that "suitcasing" is a bit cruel and unnecessary.choke collars can be dangerous to your dogs health, causing collapsed trachea . There are much better ways to prevent a dog from pulling.
The leash attachment is at the front.

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/Kylael · 3 pointsr/battlestations
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/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/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/sarieesar · 3 pointsr/AustralianCattleDog

I love the Ruffwear harness I got for my ACD. It's my go to whenever we go hiking on busy trails. It's well padded and very adjustable.

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/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/nimdae · 3 pointsr/Greyhounds

Benson is greying a bit so his coat is not near as dark, but he still disappears in the night. I started using these.

u/potatocharlie · 3 pointsr/dogs

I have this harness. You might want to wait for a sale though. I paid half that price when I bought it a little over a year ago.

It's well worth it. In the winter, we use it every single day. It lasts about two weeks on one charge when we use it every day from 1-3 hours each night. It's easy to recharge, durable, and water resistant (worn it in the pouring rain with no problems). Although it's more of a lightweight vest than a harness, and I don't typically use the clip. It fits pretty well on top of other harnesses.

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/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/thetravelingteacup · 2 pointsr/siberianhusky

Lol yes, I have one of those Houdini Huskies! I recommend the ruffwear web master harness. We've been using it for almost two months now and my husky hasn't been able to slip out of it. It's a bit expensive but it's an investment I definitely don't regret. Now I feel 100% confident that my dog is safe and I can maintain control in situations where he gets too excited and would normally escape other harnesses we've tried.

If your dog can also slip out of collars, then I recommend using a martingale (limited slip collar) when you're not using a harness.

u/hippychictx01 · 2 pointsr/pitbulls
u/phreshjive · 2 pointsr/pugs

My pug backed out of an RC Pets and was missing for 4 days. After getting him back and a lot of research, my recommendation is to go with a Ruffwear Web Master harness. It's escape-proof.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Basenji

I derped. Our harnesses are Puppia, but we get the jackets are from RC Pets.

RC Pets does have a similar harness, but I don't like the way it's designed.

While I'm at it.... we get their collars are from, and their leashes are from Lupine as lupine leashes are guaranteed and replaced free of charge, and we can get them in colours that match the jacket/harness.

u/retractableclause · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Does your dog know how to heel? If he doesn't know he's supposed to be doing anything else, he's just going to pull. You need to refocus him so he has a job to do. Heeling is a great tool - it gives your walk purpose for the dog, and helps keep you both safe from being dragged into traffic.

Try a stop and go technique. It requires a lot of patience but is effective if you can stick with it. When he pulls, stop moving. Right now he knows that pulling = forward movement. You need to rewire that thought process so he learns that pulling = no movement. When he lets the leash slacken or he sits (or does anything other than pull), move again. Stop as soon as he pulls again.

I'd also recommend an easy walk harness. I use one when my dog will be in unfamiliar places. She's a good walker normally, but will still occasionally lunge in a new place if she's only on her collar (sees water or birds and forgets that she's dragging me halfway around the earth). The harness shouldn't be seen as a solution, but a tool to use until your dog learns to heel properly.

I tried Halti products (face/head halters), but they made my dog lose all personality and spend her time face-diving into the ground to try to get them off. I'd rather she enjoyed walks, and the easy walk harness doesn't bother her at all. There are a bunch of different brands of them out there.

Kind of dog? How old?

u/aerochiquita · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

I would definitely relay the food issues to your vet ASAP. It would be helpful to him/her to have as much info as possible, so maybe keep a log of what he eats, when he doesn't etc. I know that switching up food can sometimes be hard on them too; it's typically recommended to do it very gradually. So maybe he's reacting to that.

I agree that a lot of the other issues seem like he may just have pent-up energy. German Shepherds need a lot of exercise in my experience. Is he socialized with other dogs? If he's up to date with his vaccines and good around other dogs, try taking him to the dog park. I have a GSD mix and the dog park is a god send for us.

I totally understand the walking problem, too. Check out the wiki for learning about loose leash walking. It's a long process, so just start doing what you can. In the meantime, a front-clip harness like this can alleviate a significant amount of the pulling.

It might be worth trying another basic obedience class. Even one through Petsmart or Petco can at least give you a chance to have someone guide you through some basics.

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/bsparks027 · 2 pointsr/blueheelers

If you put brackets around some words before the link and parentheses around the link it’ll actually make the words in brackets your link. like this

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/ElanorRigby198 · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

We got this one for our cat. We adopted her recently and she was an outdoor cat so we tried this to see if she would still like to go outside. She wasn’t having it! But it seemed to fit her well! link

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/touchdowntonabbey · 2 pointsr/greatdanes

Another short Dane owner checking in! (5'2) The EZ walk harness is a really big help to reduce pulling. Also, I cannot recommend finding a good dog trainer and making sure that your Dane is well socialized enough! Some people are going to be physically intimidated by such a large dog- and the more training you have in, the less anxiety both you and your dog are going to have.;amp;qid=1495027306&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=EZ+walk

As long as you are prepared for the, "Are you walking that dog or is she walking you" type of jokes- walking a dane as a smaller stature person is really fine.

Owning a Dane is such a joy (we have 2!)- they are big sweethearts! More to cuddle!

u/winning-colors · 2 pointsr/reactivedogs

I treat my dog whenever we encounter another dog, but we're at the beginning of our training (just rescued him in May; got behaviorist last month). We avoid other dogs too. He does have a [Ruff Wear No Pull Harness] ( which makes it a lot easier and I don't worry about choking him. He's also not a big dog (beagle-lab mix; about 30-35lbs depending on how many treats he's had!), but he is very food motivated. We work on sit &amp; "look at me" when there are no dogs around (when walking off peak times) and I give him a training treat instead of a high value treat. I do second someone else's comment about muzzle training because it will give you peace of mind.

ETA: Apollo is adorable! He looks like a cuddly guy :)

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/Awesomedeer · 2 pointsr/MadeMeSmile

One of my mals was abused and neglected. Stun prods, yelling, etc. This turned her into an aggressive scared dog at four years of age. Really a shame because shes the fastest dog I have ever worked with and has lots of potential. She gets very scared/anxious during thunder storms. I used a regular work vest and a thunder shirt with her during stressful moments. They really do help. It's important not to cuddle or baby them during these times. If you do this they will become more reliant on you rather than fixing the issue themselves.

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/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/msmaynards · 2 pointsr/dogs

My dogs can slip the Front Range type harness if they panic. Scares me silly although so far they just stand there waiting to get dressed again.

The stinker now wears the Ruffwear Web Master that has an extra strap behind the rib cage. The packs the company makes are based on this harness as well. I'm sure there are other harnesses with that third strap and probably ones with that handy chest ring as well.

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/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/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/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/quasi_saves · 2 pointsr/BostonTerrier

ICEFANG Small Dog Molle...

My guy is about 25 pounds!! I got the medium for him

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/BeerExchange · 2 pointsr/puppy101

Chai's Choice Best Front Range Harness (Medium, Red) is the one I bought, but a simple search for a freedom harness will bring one up as well.

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/DFlyLoveHeart42 · 2 pointsr/aww
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/IamMeganB · 2 pointsr/germanshepherds

Thank you!! We ordered it from amazon! IceFang Harness

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/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/ladybessyboo · 2 pointsr/pitbulls

This one! The front clip style allows much greater control, which is a godsend for a super strong pitty prone to leash pulling.

u/Tycho_monolith0 · 2 pointsr/basset

I use this exact harness on Carly;amp;qid=1509640479&amp;amp;sr=8-6&amp;amp;keywords=dog+harness&amp;amp;dpPl=1&amp;amp;dpID=51DXOKMV6vL&amp;amp;ref=plSrch

Please be aware that she is able to slip out of it too. The key for me is to be aware of this tactic and eliminate it. Whenever she gets spooked and starts to reverse away from the leash to slip out I take the slack out of her leash, stand directly next to her forcing her to walk at my side keeping the leash taunt and directly over her shoulders. This does not hurt or choke her as the tension is placed at her chest. Once she has calmed and begins to obey I slack the leash and allow her to walk around and sniff as we go.

I'm no dog trainer but it works for me. Hopefully someone with more experience might chime in. Good luck!

u/NightCrawler85 · 2 pointsr/dogs

Seconding the Ruffwear recommendation! Really good quality and she gave up trying to get out of hers really fast :)

We went with this one because of the handle, it has come in handy more then once.;amp;qid=1500015105&amp;amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=ruffwear+harness&amp;amp;psc=1

u/tokisushi · 2 pointsr/aww

Loose leash walking

No Pull harnesses are also a good tool to use while training.

Barking at strangers - she has a whole series of videos about barking at different stimuli you may want to check out too.

u/ksbsnowowl · 1 pointr/Hounds

&gt; We can clip the leash to the front of the harness and this helps her from pulling.

Yeah, front-clip harnesses are the only thing that has muted my Plott's desire to pull as hard as she can. Wish we had known about the harness you linked when we ordered one for our girl. I'll definitely keep it in mind for a replacement in a few years.

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/Traceyt715 · 1 pointr/dogpictures

Yes! I was so taken aback by it at first. Her parents of course bought it for her, and it's to make her lunging/pulling habit more comfortable for her and the walker. They work a lot so her manners are lacking, but I've been training her.

this is what it is.

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/Synaxis · 1 pointr/dogs

Noxgear Lighthound LED vest for nighttime walkies. Available in small, medium, and XL. Go figure large is sold out (that's the size I need).

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/adz19 · 1 pointr/blueheelers

I recently bought this harness and have used it quite a bit since ICEFANG Small Dog Molle Harness,K9 Working Dog Tactical Vest,No Pulling Front Clip,Metal Buckle,Hook and Loop Panel, Easy Put On Off (S (22"-27" Girth), CB-Metal Buckle) ...
It’s pretty awesome as it has the metal buckles up front and it hugs his chest rather than his neck, so no choking and more leverage. It seems to be pretty strong as well and has a nice sturdy feel to it when he does tug every once in a while. Overall i highly recommend it!

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/warlockbakingcupcake · 1 pointr/dogs

I have this harness from Noxgear for my dog and it's amazing! Waterproof and the charge lasts about 12 hours. One of my favorite dog products. It's a little pricy but imo worth it. On my dog its lightweight, but idk for a little dog. The battery pack isn't heavy but I don't know if it's sized down for the smalls.

I was going to suggest the Illumiseen collar/leash but see you tried it. Shame it was too heavy!

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/bowieinspace80 · 1 pointr/Whippets;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1524081402&amp;amp;sr=1-5&amp;amp;keywords=ruffwear+harness

Is this the same harness? Did you get a medium size for your whippet? What is better about the three strap one? sorry for the questions! Thank you.

u/alligatorslippers · 1 pointr/reactivedogs

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

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/TheSunShinesOn · 1 pointr/dogs

Oh no! I’m sorry! It seems like your pup might be a regular Houdini for harnesses haha.

This might be a little intense, or maybe you’ve already tried this, but I’ve also seen people go for tactical-style harness vests like the one from Ice Fang. It has like a trillion different adjustment points for fitting and a front and back attachment point plus a “handle” as well.

But I’ve also heard pretty good things about the Gooby and Ruffwear harnesses too - as some other commenters have mentioned below!

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/tapetum_lucidum · 1 pointr/Pets

Lol, I tried that with my sneaky kitty. She did the classic side flop and refused to move. I sat next to her or moved her to the part of the yard that she always slinks towards. I gave up and didn't have the patience to continue. I bought a cheap harness and leash. My cat learned to twist out of hers eventually. I recommend a comfortable, sturdy harness.

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/ShibaToast · 1 pointr/shiba

Ruffwear - Front Range All-Day Adventure Harness size small harness

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/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/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/lordofthefeed · 1 pointr/puppy101

Seconding the Kong idea. This is my list, based on the Digital Dog Training Book linked to in the sidebar:

Puppy Immediate Needs

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/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/BrownMiata · 1 pointr/aww

OneTigris Tactical Dog Molle Vest Harness Training Dog Vest with Detachable Pouches (Tan, Large)

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/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/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/FlameOnTheBeat · 1 pointr/forwardsfromgrandma

It's on Amazon so it doesn't need to be a SWAT dog.

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/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/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/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/rollinsmith · 1 pointr/shiba

Ruffwear Front Range Harness
It’s a Ruffwear Front Range Harness (Small) - $39. No handle on it, but because these guys are not large, not really necessary, as you can easily just grab the harness itself if you need to. Very easy to put on and off as you just slide it over the head and then snap/clip around the body - if it takes more than 4-5 seconds to put on you’re taking your time.

u/JasonKattan · 1 pointr/Eyebleach

This guy:

Ruffwear - Front Range No-Pull Dog Harness with Front Clip, Twilight Gray (2017), Small

And this guy:

Tuff Mutt - Hands Free Dog Leash for Running, Walking, Hiking, Durable Dual-Handle Bungee Leash, Reflective Stitching, 4-Foot Long, Adjustable Waist Belt (Fits up to 42" waist)

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/luckysvent · 1 pointr/picrequests

This is actually really good!! I appreciate your work tremendously

I actually meant for the red part to be in place of the body lol
Here's an example-

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/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/tacosandcerveza · 1 pointr/BelgianMalinois

That's funny, I was just looking at that one too. Thanks for the size, wasn't sure. I'm between either that or the Icefang

How long have you had it and would you recommend it?

u/nicholsone8 · 1 pointr/hiking

We have had it about a year and it's great! Use it every day. Just make sure you measure closely for proper sizing and fit

ICEFANG Small Dog Molle...

I would highly suggest adding a seatbelt climb to any dog harness for ride safety.

Dog Seat Belt Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety - 2 Pack - Adjustable Safety Belt Pet Leash - Heavy Duty Nylon - Universal Fit

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/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/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/Doyle337 · 1 pointr/Frenchbulldogs

It's from Icefang he's wearing a small. It's been pretty great only gripe is it's kinda heavy. We get cold winters here in NY so it works. I will attach the amazon link below. I will say though my friend has one from which is a bit lighter and more breathable but also more than twice the price.;psc=1

u/IBringTheJuju · 1 pointr/dogs

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

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).