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2Jan 2023

5 Things to Mull Over When Buying a Dog Harness

Maria Leindecker

5 Things to Mull Over When Buying a Dog Harness

Your dog is special to you. You cherish, love, and care for them in a way that most people don’t.

What better way to show them how much they mean to you than by giving them the very best?

And what would be a better gift than a first-class dog harness?

But wait … before you do anything else, make sure you’re mentally prepared for what lies ahead.

The truth is it’s not an easy decision, and there will be quite a few things you need to mull over when buying one for your pup.

Here Are Five Things to Mull Over When Buying a New Dog Harness:

1. Fit

This is the most crucial factor you must consider when buying a dog harness. Fit is essential because it will determine how comfortable your dog will wear the harness.

The best way to ensure your dog fits the harness correctly is to measure it from neck to tailbone and compare it with the provided sizing chart. The rule of thumb for fitting a harness is that it should not restrict movement or interfere with breathing or eating.

If your dog has long hair, choose a one-size-fits-all harness instead of a multi-size model. This is because dogs with long hair tend to have different body types, so that they may need different sizes depending on their breed or size.

2. Comfort

For the best experience, consider buying an adjustable harness for your dog’s size and shape. No matter your dog’s size or shape, you can ensure it fits with the right harness.

You want a harness that fits comfortably, so your dog doesn’t pull against it while you’re walking. It should be snug enough to keep them from wriggling around but not so tight that they can’t breathe.

If you have a small breed of dog and are worried about fitting them into an extra-large collar, some extra-large collars can fit smaller dogs.

3. Weight Distribution

The weight distribution of a dog harness is vital because it’s the part of the harness that holds your dog’s weight. If you have a small dog and you’re looking for a harness, try to find one that will distribute the weight evenly across your dog’s shoulders. This will make it easier for them to run and play without getting uncomfortable.

In addition, if you have an older dog who has started to show signs of arthritis or joint problems, choose a harness that spreads out his weight more evenly over his body because this will help prevent further injury. Another consideration is whether or not your dog has allergies or sensitive skin — some harnesses are made from materials that can irritate these conditions.

4. Safety

Safety is a big concern for many dog owners, and harnesses are often the way to go. This article will help you decide if a harness is suitable for your dog and what features to look for.

The most important thing to remember when looking at harnesses is that they should be comfortable for your dog. A good harness should fit adequately and not pinch or rub, which can lead to irritation and discomfort in your dog’s skin.

You should also consider how easy it is to put on and take off your dog’s collar when using a harness. If you have trouble with this task, consider another option for your pooch.

Ensure that your dog has plenty of room around their neck when running, and ensure that the strap width of any harness you are considering goes no more than 1/4 inch below the bottom of its neck (or upper chest).

5. The Material

Leather is the most durable material for dog collars and leashes because it can withstand abuse and still look good.

However, leather is quite expensive so if you want to save money on your dog collar or leash, consider opting for polyester or nylon.

Nylon has similar durability levels as leather but offers greater versatility and versatility in color options.

Polyester also provides excellent durability but is less high quality than leather or nylon.
The Bottom Line

Ultimately, the best dog harness is the one that matches your dog’s personality and physical needs. Don’t be afraid to try a few different brands—you’ll know you’ve found the right one when your dog loves wearing it and you aren’t fighting to put it on!

Sassy Dog Fashions has a premium-quality range of dog harnesses and accessories for small, medium and large dogs. We believe every dog deserves to be treated with love, care, and affection, so we are committed to providing you with the best products on the market.

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