Choosing the Perfect Dog Harness

Camo Safety First Dog Harness

There are lots of dog harness styles out there – which one is best for your dog?  Here are some things to   consider:

Size of your dog:


If your dog is small, a harness can be a critical decision.  Small dogs have tender necks and tracheas that can be bruised by walking your dog with a collar or a harness that puts pressure on the neck area.  Make sure you choose a harness that doesn’t have a strap directly across the neck which can choke your dog and damage his/her trachea.  Another problem for many small dogs is the buckles and strap adjusters can chafe and rub.  Look for a harness with little or no hardware.   For most small dogs, PupPanache’s Tiny Trotter Harness is a good choice.

If your little guy or gal pulls on the leash constantly, consider a more heavy duty harness.

If your dog is large, control and strength as well as comfort should be considered.  Look for webbing rather than fabric, box stitching and heavy duty thread, and a design your dog can’t escape.   Also look for a harness that doesn’t choke your dog and is comfortable for the dog to wear.  Take a look at PupPanache’s Safety First Custom Harness.  This harness meets all the important requirements and is custom made to your dog’s unique measurements so there isn’t a bunch of excess hardware to chafe.



Another important consideration is whether your dog pulls constantly on the leash.  If your dog pulls, this can put a lot of strain on any harness.  Look for strength and a design that can help your dog learn not to pull you down the street. PupPanache’s Easy Street Harness not only discourages pulling by its design, it comes with instructions to help you train your dog not to pull.


Feature Tiny Trotter Harness Safety First Harness Easy Street No-Pull Harness
No-Choke                X                 X                 X
Strong Polyester Webbing                 X                 X
Soft Cotton “Webbing”               X
Fleece-Lined for Comfort               X                 X
Standard Sizing               X                 X
Custom Sizing                  X
Strong Metal Buckle                  X
Minimal Hardware – D-Ring(s) only               X                  X
Heavy Duty Thread                  X                  X
Box Stitching                  X                   X


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