Best No Pull Dog Harness: Reviews to Stop You Getting Pulled from Pillar to Lamp Post

By 14th October 2016Dog Training, Reviews

Taking your dog for a walk should be a fun experience for every one involved but all too often we get pulled around as our dogs follow their noses and leap around to greet their fellow canines.

If you walk your dog on a lead and collar or slip lead, this pulling can cause serious damage to their neck and throat.

To avoid this, many people go out and buy their dog a new harness, only to find that the pulling gets even worse.

Why?

Because they bought the wrong kind!

If your dog pulls a lot while you’re out walking, consider investing in a non pull dog harness. Especially if you have a big, strong dog!

The issue is that there and HUNDREDS of these on the market, so how do you choose which one to buy?

Well, we’ve done all the research for you to find the best no pull dog harness.

Here are our top 3 picks.

PLEASE NOTE: Although investing in an anti pull harness will significantly reduce how much your dog pulls, they will not, and should not replace proper training. They are ideal for use when you’re teaching your dog how to stop pulling on the lead.

Best No Pull Dog Harness: Our Top 3 Picks

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The Non Pull Dog Harness vs. Regular Ones

no pull dog harnesesIf your dog pulls a lot while you’re out walking, most ‘regular’ dog harnesses will only make the pulling even worse.

Why?

Because the only place you can attach a lead is right on top of their shoulder blades (see image).

Why does this make such a difference?

Well, a dog gets all of his pulling power from his shoulders and when you anchor a lead to that part of his body, you’re attaching yourself directly onto all of that power and strength.

Even smaller dogs like Jack Russels Terriers are incredibly strong which can make going for a walk really uncomfortable, so imagine fitting a harness like this to a dog that was bred for running and pulling, like a Siberian Husky or an Alaskan Malamute.

We’ve done it and let us tell you, it’s not fun!

A no pull harness on the other hand will significantly reduce this pulling and and make your walks much more comfortable – and as a result, more enjoyable.

Our favourite ones have to 2 places to clip your lead to. By attaching one end of your lead to the clip on your dogs back and another clip on or under his chest, you can essentially steer your dog. This makes him really easy to control because when he tries to pull, he just circles back to you.

Front led harnesses work well. These just have a single clip of the chest strap instead on on the shoulders.

What to Look For in an Anti Pull Dog Harness

When you’re looking for a dog harness for pulling poochies there are a few things you might like to consider.

There’s nothing scientific about this process, it’s just a case of finding what works for you and your pup.

Here are a few things to consider:

Is it Humane?

Believe it or not, there are companies that promote the use of collars, leads and harnesses that cause discomfort and pain to your dog when he pulls. (think shock collars!)

The thought process being that if it hurts when he pulls, he won’t pull.

Not only do we think this is inhumane, it can also make the pulling worse as your dog tries to escape the pain the or discomfort by pulling even harder, making the pain and discomfort worse still.

Is it Durable?

Durability is really important.

If your dog pulls really hard, you’ll want to invest in a harness that is well made and can stand up to the stresses it might be put under.

So our advice is don’t go cheap. With that being said, no pull dog harnesses aren’t that expensive.

Make Sure You Choose the Right Size

While conducting our research to find the best no pull dog harness we have heard a number of people talk about their dogs escaping from their harness.

Through speaking with manufacturers and pet shop workers we have found that this is very rarely a fault in the harness. It’s more a case of the owner choosing the wrong size of harness in the first place and then relying too heavily on the adjustments.

So make sure you choose the right size. Measure your dog and compare their measurements to the packaging.

All of the non pull harnesses we have reviewed come in a range of sizes so you should easily be able to find one that fits your dog.

No Pull Dog Harness Reviews: Our Top 3 Picks

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True Love Front Range No Pull Dog Harness

no pull dog harness reviewsThis is (in our opinion) the best no pull dog dog harness.

It comes from True Love and is available in a range of sizes from extra small to extra large and you can choose from 3 colours: Black, Green and Orange.

It’s made from strong materials which have been double stitched for durability. The stitching is reflective too, so your dog is visible in the dark!

It features strong, load capacity buckles so it can cope with even the strongest pullers.

Even with all the strengthening features, it is soft and comfortable for your dog to wear and the soft sponged edges won’t rub on your dogs fur or create burn marks like some other harnesses can.

Our favourite feature though is the dual lead attachment points – one on the back and the other under the chest. So you have total control over your dog – you can essentially steer him to where you want him to go.

This is our top pick!

View it Here on amazon.co.uk

Walk My Dog With Love Non Pull Dog Harness

walk my dog with love harness reviewThe Walk Your Dog With Love harness is a popular choice.

This is a font-leading harness so you attach the lead to your dogs chest area, so when he pulls, he just circles back to you.

It comes in a range of sizes from 3kg- 5kg all the way up to 50kg – 113kg.

There’s quite a range of colours too; Green, Blue, Black, Burgandy, Brown, Purple, Red and Multi-coloured so you’re sure to find a colour that suits your pooch.

It’s made from good, strong materials and features 3M Scothlite reflective material so your dog can be seen in the dark from a distance of up to 300 meters.

The manufacturers say the harness doesn’t chafe but there have been a number of complaints that it does.

Despite this, it’s very easy to put on and does a really good job of stopping your dog from pulling.

View it Here on amazon.co.uk

Halti Harness Anti-Pull Dog Harness

halti harness non pull dog harnessWhen you consider the cheap price of this anti-pull dog harness, it’s a good product from an established brand.

Halti are more known for their head collars but the Halti Harness features the lead attachment so you can control your dog from his chest instead of his head.

It comes in just one colour, (as seen in the image) and there are 3 sizes: small, medium and large.

It is very basic in design and as a result, very easy to fit and use, although some users have complained about the lack of adjustment across the chest strap.

Other complaints include chafed and sore areas on their dogs. At the same time other users say it fits really well and doesn’t rub at all.

With that being said, some people are guilty of not using it correctly and that has led to rubbing and little improvement in the way of pulling!

So if you invest in this harness, make sure you read the instructions!

View it Here on amazon.co.uk

Final Thoughts…

Trying to find the best no pull dog harness has been an interesting process.

There are some people that say they just don’t work, others say they have completely transformed the way their dogs walk.

We’re in the lucky position of being able to walk several different dogs a day on all kinds of different harnesses and we can say with absolute confidence that non pull harnesses do work.

Issues arise (like the rubbing and continued pulling) when dog owners expect these devices to replace proper lead training which of course isn’t a realistic expectation.

These harnesses and good lead behaviour should compliment each other, not replace each other.

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