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How to choose a harness for the dog

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The harness is a convenient and practical version of the collar for your dog. It will allow you to cope with such problems as the inconvenience of socks and the danger of getting injured as a result of a strong tug of your pet. You can use the harness as a complete alternative to the standard collar. They allow you to walk your pet without any problems, train him, play sports with him. The harness will be especially good for sick dogs and during the rehabilitation of your pet after receiving a serious injury.

The design and features of the harness

By itself, the harness is a design of belts and puffs, which is worn on the neck and under the front legs of your dog. Nylon or leather can be used as a material for this type of tether, depending on the specific type of product.

When choosing a suitable harness, you should pay attention to the following factors:

  • Quality of material. The harness should be made of durable and wear resistant material. It should not create static electricity or cause allergies.
  • Number and type of fasteners. The fasteners that have several fasteners show themselves best. This will allow you to quickly remove and put on this type of leash on your pet.
  • Convenience. In order for the dog to feel as comfortable as possible while walking, you should take care to pick up the harness with a good fit to the body of the animal. There is a universal way to check whether your harness is suitable for your pet - between your body, your palm should pass.
  • Sizing. In order to make your dog as comfortable as possible in the harness, it is worth carefully calculating the size parameters before purchasing it. Take into account the length of the back of the dog, neck and chest girth.

We also advise you to pay attention to the fact that the dog feels as comfortable as possible in the harness. She should not rub or pinch wool. Best of all, if you refuse to wear the harness of the house, and will use it only on walks on the street. So your dog will get the most comfortable conditions socks.

In the catalog of our company are really high-quality harnesses made from a variety of materials. You will be able to choose exactly the version of the neck that is most suitable for your dog - both in size and in the type of material used in the manufacture.

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Jacket-vest "Victoria", pink

  • L 1548 rub.

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Waistcoat with triangles pattern, pink

  • L 1548 rub.

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Vest-shleyka "Little Snowflake", ivory

  • L 2082 rub.

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Vest-shleyka "Sailor" pink

  • L 1548 rub.

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Sailor waistcoat navy blue

  • L 1548 rub.

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Waistcoat vest "Newbie" sky blue

  • L 1388 rub.

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Vest-shleyka "First handsome", brown

  • L 2082 rub.

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Vest-shleyka "First handsome", gray

  • L 2082 rub.

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Waistcoat "First handsome" dark blue

  • L 2082 rub.

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Sweet Candy Waistcoat, Pink

  • L 1388 rub.

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Twilight waistcoat, gray

  • L 1815 rub.

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Polka Dot Shoulder Vest

  • L 1478 rub.

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Polka Dot Shoulder Vest

  • L 1478 rub.

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Vest-shleyka in a "Cosmo" cage with a harness, blue

  • L 1708 rub.

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Waistcoat in a Cosmo cage with a harness, orange

  • L 1708 rub.

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Vest-shleyka in a "Cosmo" cage with a harness, black

  • L 1708 rub.

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Waistcoat in small flower, white

  • L 2082 rub.

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What is the harness for?

When the harness fits the dog better collar.

That is why dog ‚Äč‚Äčexperts with experience advise to use a more gentle ammunition: harness. Abandoning the collar completely in favor of the harness is also not worth it. The most reasonable way out is to use both a harness and a collar alternately. For some dogs, the collar does not fit at all. For example, in pugs, it is often the case that the girth of the head is smaller than the girth of the neck, and the collar simply falls when the head is tilted.

Wearing a collar to small decorative rocks is not recommended: their neck is so thin and fragile that it is very easy to get injured. The harness is also more suitable for dog breeds with a short front part of the head: bulldogs, Pekingese, chihuahua. Because of the shortened bones of the skull, they have breathing problems, and the collar exacerbates these problems. And in a harness, breathing is much easier.

At what age can dogs use harness?

You can wear this type of dog ammunition to your pet after 8-10 months, for small breeds - after 6 months. Early getting used to the harness can lead to the deformation of the front paws: turning the dog's elbows out. This deformation is especially quickly formed in cases where a harness strap around the body of the dog passes too close to the armpits. This causes discomfort when moving, and the dog turns his elbows to reduce discomfort. Literally 2-3 weeks - and the production of the front paws is spoiled. For a pet of a pet-class, this is not fatal, but an exhibition career can completely spoil it.

Why do you need


Young dogs, puppies, often get microtrauma. Their training is much more difficult. If there is discomfort, it is difficult for the animal to concentrate, to carry out the commands correctly.

Canine experts recommend alternating the collar with the strap. Some breeds are very difficult to wear. In a pug, the volume of the head and neck is almost the same. He most often just falls.

You can not drive a walk miniature rocks on a belt. A harness for small dogs is a must. They have a very fragile skeleton, it can be injured.

The most suitable option is a harness. Beagle, Toy Terrier, York look great in this accessory. Short-sided animals have breathing problems.

The strap around the neck only exacerbates this defect. Bulldogs, Pekingese, Chihuahua can not overlap it without harming their health.

Right choice


How to choose it so that the animal was comfortable. It is necessary to take measurements.

Each pet has its own characteristics, so you have to choose individually.

Aged dog needs special treatment. It is impossible for a rope or a belt to create pet discomfort.

  • The length of the back (from the withers to the base of the tail).
  • Circumference around the chest along the breast protrusion (small rocks + 1 cm, large + 2 cm).
  • Neck in the narrowest place.
  • Racing harness for dogs of special design.
  • The distance between the chest bone, protruding part of the neck (withers).
  • The volume of the breastbone cell is determined.

All belts must be attached to the animal, squeezing is unacceptable. Between them you can freely stick your hand.

It is necessary to adjust all the devices so that the dog is comfortable, otherwise the next time she will not let her put it on herself.

Harnesses for animals of famous companies: hunter, police, rukka, trixi. Products of these brands are of good quality, but have a high price.

It depends on the material and size of the animal, ranging from 300 to 3500 p. Cheaper to be made by hand

How to wear a dog


It is not always the pet calmly waiting for the device to be put on it. Most of the animals running or spinning near the owner.

  • First of all, the dog must be placed between his legs, with his torso between the knees in the middle.
  • Spread the stitching so that the lining is inside.
  • First put on the sewn (closed) part of the device.
  • Jumper and round connect with a belt.
  • Paw the dog to push into the resulting space.
  • It moves through the chest, the strap will be on the right side.
  • Now we push the left paw and fasten it.
  • When you have fastened and fastened the straps, you need to straighten the straps for convenience. The second attempt will be much easier.

Do it yourself

Shops have a large selection, many want to make them themselves. Where to get textiles, drawing, patterns, scheme? About this our recommendations.

Any soft fabric will do. Well suited nylon, pieces of leather, velvet. Small dogs are made decorative, decorated with rhinestones and embroideries.

The harness for large dogs is made of durable, a tarpaulin, leather material is used. Clips, clasps, fasteners must be strong.

In winter, sew vests that support the dog, warming. Inside put cotton, insulation, the top can of synthetic waterproof fabric.

Having decided on the material, you need a pattern. Where to get it? It is quite difficult to make a mold yourself. They are in specialized stores or magazines on dog breeding.

The main thing is to correctly measure the pet. After making the pattern, do not forget to sew on the seams. In simple tissues not less than 3 cm. For skin - 5-6 cm.

The lining is tailored according to the same principle. Stitch with double stitching, lay tape on top. It will be beautiful, high quality.

This applies to large rocks, with a strong jerk design must withstand. Accessories buy in the store, check for durability, quality. The video shows a phased assembly design. Read new articles on our site.

A bit of history

As a result of a study conducted in Sweden, it was possible to identify that the cause of the behavioral disorders of dogs (for example, aggression, excessive barking and fearfulness) are often pain caused by diseases of the back. With such diseases, 63% of 424 subjects were identified. Spinal parts were damaged: lumbar - 73%, thoracic - 67%, cervical - 27%. Of these, 56% of dogs had behavior problems (42% with aggression and stress, and 13% were fearful).
The data are taken from the book of A. Hallgren "Behavior problems - or back pain?", In which you can learn more about the results of the study.

Using strictures and strangulation can cause serious damage to the cervical vertebrae, neck muscles, irritation and pinching of the throat. Therefore, if you drive a dog on a collar - it should be wide and soft (more about the correct choice of the collar >>).

Snatching leash

A direct relationship has been established between the jerks behind the leash and diseases of the back. And here the neck and throat suffers. 91% of dogs with injuries of the neck were subjected to strong jerks for the leash, or for a long time they themselves pulled the leash. If your dog is still pulling on a leash - I recommend, first, to switch to a harness, and, secondly, to teach the dog to walk on a sagging leash, of course on the PP (positive reinforcement). If you do not know how to do this - contact the Gilda dog education school for help.

I want to briefly go through the most important points in choosing a good harness that I myself was guided by when choosing a harness for my dog. Briefly, because you can find detailed and lengthy articles on the Internet about the choice of shleyki.

The most important thing that you should pay attention to here is that the front strap of the harness should not lie on the neck (in Figure 1, 2, 3 the strap will be on the dog's neck). Otherwise, the harness will not be any different from the collar, and therefore will lose its expediency. Those. it is important for us that nothing is pressed on the dog's neck.
Front anatomically correct strap is Y-shaped (as in Fig. 8). This form protects the neck of the dog from the tension of the leash and does not injure her.
From above, such a harness resembles the letter H. This form allows you to avoid the constraint of movement, and when pulling the leash does not slip from chest to neck.

The straps of the harness located behind the front limbs (which encircle the body of the dog) must move away from the shoulder for some distance in order not to rub the armpits and not interfere with the movement of the limbs.
They should not be too narrow so as not to bump into the body of the dog.

3. Stuff material

Pick a harness light, soft and smooth, durable and wear-resistant, repeating the contour of the dog's body (Fig. 5-8). For example, a leather harness will not work at all, because it is rough and heavy.

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