How To Wear A Dog Harness With A Back Clip

A dog harness is a great way to walk your dog. A harness will give you much better control over your pup, especially if he tends to pull on his leash.

There are different types of harnesses available for dogs. Some are designed for use with back clips, others with front clips. Some are designed for small dogs, others for large dogs.

In this article, we will discuss how to teach your dog how to wear a personalized dog harness with a back clip, so that you can have fun walking together in no time!

What is a Back Clip Dog Harness?

The back clip dog harness is a type of dog harness that is designed to be worn on the back of your dog. It is often used as an alternative to a collar and leash when walking your dog. This type of harness has become more and more popular in recent years because it offers several benefits over traditional collars and leashes:

It is comfortable for your dog: The back clip harness allows your dog to move naturally with less restriction, which reduces strain on the neck, shoulders and spine.

It is safer for both you and your pet: The back clip harness keeps your pet close by so that you can keep an eye on them at all times. Many people use this type of harness because they have very active pets who are prone to running away if they get loose from their collar or leash.

It helps train your dog not to pull on the leash: A back clip harness has a back leash attachment point, which means that you can use it to teach your puppy or adult dog how to walk properly without pulling on their collar or leash by using positive reinforcement training methods.

How To Put On A Harness With A Back Clip:

Here are some steps that I use with Luna and Reeve when helping them put on a custom dog harness with a back clip:

1. Identify the Neck Hole

The first step would be to identify and position the neck hole. Most back clip harness designs will come with more than one hole, that is, one for the neck and two for the legs. The neck hole is bound to be the smaller between the two. You should then position it such that the D-ring will be at the back.

2. Put on the Harness

Put the harness over your dog’s head while keeping it in position. Then go ahead to place the front legs in their respective holes.

3. Adjust the Chest Strap

Adjust the chest strap so that it fits snugly around his chest without pinching or rubbing against any part of his body. You should be able to fit a finger between his chest and the strap when it is adjusted properly.

Here are some Personalized Back Clip Harnesses by SassyDogFashions that you can try:

Custom Embroidered Denim Soft No Pull DOG HARNESS

Custom Embroidered Denim Soft No Pull DOG HARNESS

This No Pull Dog Harness is the perfect solution when taking your dog out for walks. It has been designed to ensure no chafing or rubbing so that your pet can have a comfortable walk. The harness has an adjustable chest strap that gives the perfect fit, while the high-quality soft denim material makes it durable and long-lasting. The denim style also gives your pup a cool appearance. You can add to the style with the embroidered name customization option.

Mesh Soft Pet Dog Harness with Embroidered Name Option

With the softest, most breathable material, this custom dog harness is a must-have for your pup. It is made of a mesh fabric that covers the soft padding to ensure that your pup is extra comfortable. This colorful dog harness option comes in a variety of 5 different vivid colors that you can choose from. This, plus our embroidered name customization option, will make your baby stand out in a crowd.

Adjustable No Pull Pink Dot Pet Dog Harness

You can now safely walk your baby girl during the summer with this lightly textured girl dog custom harness! It is made of slightly plush textured fabric with a cute pink color and a dotted pattern. Your best friend will be comfortable in this no-pull harness that is also padded. It also features an adjustable chest strap. You also have the option to add the optional matching leash, which you can attach to the D-ring found at the back of the harness.

Leopard Soft No Pull DOG HARNESS and Leash Set Option

Leopard Soft No Pull DOG HARNESS and Leash Set Option

This No Pull Dog Harness by SassyDogFashions shows you that it is possible to keep your pup fashionable and trendy. It comes decorated with a rich leopard print fabric with black binding around it. The polyester material is not only baby soft and super comfy, but also highly durable to enable it to last for a long time. Being a No-pull harness, it is designed to put pressure on the torso of your dog, which allows them to pull less. It is a great black clip harness for your dog to wear!


A harness with a back clip can be very helpful if your dog tends to pull on the leash. However, putting it on your pet can feel complicated if you are not used to it. Above, we have covered a few simple steps on how to get it done. If you need more help getting started, try watching this video illustration.