After trying out over a dozen makes and models of dog harnesses, a clear winner has emerged which fits the Harness Criteria for Hard-Core Pullers set out last week.
The Top Pick overall is the No-Pull Harness from Wiggles Wags & Whiskers.
Relieve Impact of Pulling on Dog
The design of the harness distributes the pulling force gently across the dog’s body. In addition, the construction of the harness itself is done with the dog’s comfort in mind. The harness chest strap is lined with a very cushiony soft Swiss Velvet to help prevent rubbing and chaffing. The straps are also all turned out to prevent the seams from causing friction sores and discomfort. There are four adjustment points to ensure a good comfortable fit. The web site also offers measurement help, to make it easy to order the right size and fit. Of course, no harness is completely “No Pull”, but this one achieves an almost perfect score for reducing pull.
Relieve Impact of Pulling on Human
The No-Pull Harness has a patented “control loop” on the back of the harness that tightens the harness across the dogs chest and really does reduce pulling in a gentle way. It also has ring on the front of the harness. This ring is meant to allow you to optionally connect to the front and the back of the harness simultaneously with a double connection training leash (available through the same etailers/retailers) for even more control if you need or want it. The one connection is ample for my dog. But I like the flexibility of a front or back and single or double connection.
The no pull harness is very well constructed with tight stitching and strong fabrics. I’ve been using it for a few months now, with little sign of wear even after getting it wet several times.
Simplicity to Put On
The harness is very easy to put on. Put the loop over the dog’s head with the “control loop” at the back of the neck (it’s a different color to help it stand-out). In my case, I aim for the brown loop to be at the back of the neck. Then attach the two straps under the dogs front legs. So over the head, click, click.
No-Pull Harness Rating at a Glance
(out of 5 Bones)
Where to Get the No-Pull Harness
The No-Pull Harness is not as easy to find as other harnesses. None of my local pet shops carried it. Here’s where you can order it online. It is worth the wait! I’m amazed by the selection of colors available. Shipping to US, Canada and international.
Jellybean No Pull Harness $31 (a cute multi-colored version of the harness)