Welcome to Collar and Harness Magazine’s list of current 2019 Dog Harness Best Sellers. This is taken from the UK list – but the majority are popular worldwide. These are the top 10 sellers on Amazon right now.
These are the top selling best dog harnesses trending in 2019
What are the Best Dog Harnesses in 2019?
These are the top ten trending best dog harnesses available online:
Julius-K9 162P0 K9 PowerHarness
|Julius-K9 162P0 K9 PowerHarness for Dogs, Size 0, Black||1,919 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
Julius-K9 are one of the best dog harness brands for popularity and the best harness for dogs that pull in the UK and abroad. Often associated with medium to large breeds, they are distinct black and extremely durable. This assumption that they are aimed at large breeds is not altogether true, when researching for a recent Cockapoo Harness article we found they come in various sizes. ‘Size 0’, for example, is recommended for small dogs and there are also puppy sizes available.
We’ve had this harness tested before on a Newfoundland. Our friend who we often share doggy travels with had previously tried all sorts of harnesses as the Newfoundland grew with mixed success. Since finding the Julius-K9, she has not had to switch since.
Julius-K9 make very sturdy and distinctly attractive harnesses. This one attaches the lead using a metal hoop on top. There is also a large, adjustable handle for controlling your dog and holding them in place. This can also be used for listing your dog when required such as when hiking or when mobility is problematic.
The strap on the underside has a heavy-duty buckle and the chest-strap has an adjustable hook and loop fastening. The reflective stripe on the chest strap provides visibility in the dark. The K9 PowerHarness is breathable and can be fitted and removed easily.
The major downside if the PowerHarness is the lack of a chest ring. These rings are very useful for larger dogs which pull as a double ended lead can be attached to both front and back for more control. If this is more important – then the slightly more costly yet more advanced RuffWear may be worth considering.
Rabbitgoo No Pull Dog Harness
|Rabbitgoo No Pull Dog Harness Small, Front Clip Pet Vest Harness with Handle Adjustable Padded...||860 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
The quality of design is good. It looks great and is made from high quality material. Mesh lining is used on the Rabbitgoo harness with soft padding underneath for comfort. The material is constructed from breathable nylon.
On the side are two adjustable straps. The first, a neck strap, and front second strap. Although good, we have found these to be a tad rigid in the past.
To put the harness on and off the dog a plastic quick release buckle is used.
The harness includes reflective high visibility stripes to to help see your dog when out walking at night.
fiE Range Of Front Side No Pull Dog Harness
|fiE FIT INTO EVERYWAY Range Of Front Side No Pull Dog Harness Outdoor Adventure 3M Reflective Pet...||949 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
People have a lot of love for this harness and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it crammed with features it also looks great too. It comes with two lead attachments for use with a double ended lead (like a HALTI lead). The first is a plastic D-ring on dog’s back and webbing with O-ring on dog’s chest. The top d-ring can be attached to the lead for normal walking. You additionally attach the second lead clip to the front thus giving you greater control of your dog. It also helps to reduce the pulling if the dog decides to tug whilst out walking.
The outer layer is made of a durable, scratch-resistant oxford material while the inner mesh is softly padded, comfortable and lightweight. The harness also includes 3M reflective material for high visibility in dark conditions. In addition to the five sizes mentioned the harness comes in three colour options; Bold Black, Citrus Orange and Lime Green.
Reviews for the fiE harness are positive although, as with many harnesses, please check the sizings before buying.
Company of Animals Non-Pull Harness
Full disclosure – this is not our favourite dog harness. Yes, they are very popular and seen often in parks across the UK. But our experience of them have been mixed. On the plus side – they are very affordable, probably one of the most reasonably priced no-pull harnesses out there. They come is three sizes; small, medium and large sizes.
They are designed using elastic webbing and mesh that covers the chest of the dog as well as passed Sherpa sleeves. This is supposed to be designed for comfort.
This is the major issue with this no-pull harness – these types of harnesses need to a) be comfortable b) ease the handling for the owner. When you get a dog which pulls, they can pull hard.
Squeeze and Lift
The Company of Animals Non-Pull Harness uses the ‘squeeze and lift’ theory that tightens on the dog when they pull on the lead. According to the company, this will ultimately deter the dog from pulling and will return them to normal controlled walking.
Apart from causing discomfort to your dog, we’ve never seen a dog with this harness that didn’t pull.
This sort of technique tends to have the opposite effect. Often the dog is trying to get away from the uncomfortable or even painful feeling, thus pulling harder. We couldn’t bring ourselves to test it out on our dogs beyond the fitting phase.
As a harness for well behaved dogs, this could be a great and affordable option for owners. But as a harness specifically designed for non-pull, the “pinching” effect makes it flawed.
It’s worth noting that Company of Animals does create some exceptionally good dog accessories. This includes the excellent HALTI range. This particular harness is just flawed if you have a real puller on your hands.
Embark Pets Adventure Dog Harness
|Embark Pets Adventure Dog Harness, Easy On and Off with Front and Back Lead Attachments & Control...||454 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
This is a ‘best of both worlds’ type harness in that it not only has front and back lead attachments but also a handle at the top. The material is made of no-rip nylon and anti-chafe padding. It also includes a reflective trim for seeing your dog in low visibility.
UNHO No Pull Harness
|UNHO No Pull Harness Dog Lead Padded Pet Walking Harness Dog Body Vest Comfort Control for Pretty...||146 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
The UNHO dog harness is an inexpensive but limited no pull harness. It includes a handle at the back to help guide and lift your dog, it does however lack an attachment at the front which limits its effectiveness as a no-pull harness.
TrueLove Dog Harness
|TrueLove Dog Harness TLH5651 No-pull Reflective Stitching Ensure Night Visibility, Outdoor Adventure...||227 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
A thinner cut than many of its alternatives, but a robust and well made no-pull harness. The harness has two attachment points for dual ended leads and a handle at the top for improved control. This harness comes in various sizes and eleven different colours.
Pet Love Dog Harness
|Pet Love Dog Harness, Soft Leash Padded No Pull Dog Harness with All Kinds of Size (Small, Red)||616 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
Available in eight sizes and various colours, this budget harness includes a handle and strong design. Lacks the feature of a front range hoop so it best for well behaved dogs who are happy walking on a lead. This harness is inexpensive and ideal for those looking for the basics.
SlowTon Dog Car Harness Seatbelt Set
|SlowTon Dog Car Harness Seatbelt Set, Pet Vest Harness with Safety Seat Belt for Trip and Daily Use...||833 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
Not technically a walking harness, more a combined set for securing your dog whilst in the car. This comfortable harness includes two steel hoops at the back which, when attached to a seatbelt strap can be used to secure your dog into the back seat.
LIFEPUL No Pull Dog Vest Harness
|LIFEPUL No Pull Dog Vest Harness - Dog Body Padded Vest - Comfort Control for Large Dogs in Training...||741 Reviews||Buy on Amazon|
Possibly not the best looking of harnesses – but it’s good value for money. This harness is fairly basic and does not include a front hoop for double ended leads – however it does include a handle for better control of your dog.
We hope you found the list of the best dog harness trending in 2019 above useful. Remember you can check out our reviews of many of the top harnesses on the site. And although it’s very handy having a list of best dog harnesses currently trending in 2019 – it may be worth going back to basics and discussing the pros, cons and variations of dog harnesses. This will hopefully help in your decision.
Collar Vs. Harness
Collars are a standard staple of most dogs. They are often worn throughout the day (although you may want to remove them at night) and have two main uses. The first is for the wearing of ID tags which, in addition to being very sensible, are a legal requirement is various countries.
If you have a well trained dog who is not requiring much training – attaching a lead (or leash) to the collar and going out walking is usually fine. The trouble comes when you have a dog that pulls, a dog that needs greater control or indeed a dog you are currently training.
Enter The Harness
The best dog harness is one that fits well, doesn’t cause issues and works for your breed of dog. For example we have a great dane. She’s strong, excitable and has a tendency to pull when on her lead.
In this instance we tend to use a Ruffwear Front Range harness. This is an example of a front clip harness and is often ranked the best harness for dogs that pull which means it had a lead attachment not only at the back but also at the front. The back attachment is used for general walking, but the front clip is used when she’s pulling or we’re training her. For the no-pull harness to work we require the use of a special double ended lead like a HALTI training lead that clips on both attachments.
Other points to consider when choosing the best harness for your dog is padding, the shape of the dog, high visibility needs as well as overall design. For example, some harnesses that state they are no-pull may put pressure on the dog which can hurt. This can often result in an increase of pulling behaviour instead of the desired reduction.
Fitting a Harness
We’ve written another sizeable article on the best way to measure and fit your dog for a harness. A quick summary is below.
1. Chest Measurement.
Measure around the widest point of your dog’s chest. Take a tape measure and then find the widest part. As a guide, this is usually a couple of inches, or the width of four fingers, behind the dog’s front legs.
2. Add Two Inches.
Dogs grow in size and weight so it’s best to add a few inches to the harness for growth. However not enough for them to be able to escape from. Often referred to as the “two finger” approach to measuring. Also remember you can always righten the buckles a little for that sug fit.
3. Measure the necks circumference.
Not all harnesses need this as the head does not go through them. This is also important for some breeds of dog such as Greyhounds and Lurchers. Their necks and chest are slightly different to what is expected for general harnesses.
4. Get your dog’s weight.
You might have this from a previous vet visit. If not, you’re unlikely to get your dog to stand on your bathroom scales. So how do you weigh your dog? Providing you’re strong enough, and it’s safe to do so, lift your dog up and then stand on the scales. Write down the weight, then stand alone on the scales. The difference is the exact weight of your dog.
Dog Specific Harnesses
Most breeds of dog do not have specific harnesses, however, some are better suited than others. Check out a few of our collections for some breeds to give you an idea. We’ll be adding more over time.
That’s it for our Best Dog Harnesses 2019 lists based on trending Amazon sales. Remember – these numbers are based on sales and popularity. If you want to find out more about what makes the perfect harness for your dog – check out the site. Also don’t forget to join the conversation on Facebook. Happy Harnessing!