What Type of Dog Harness Does My Dog Need?

Dog harnesses are an excellent option for dogs that are difficult to handle on the lead. Problem behaviours such as pulling can be solved with a great harness, and are much kinder than a collar that can tug and irritate a dog's neck.

Reflective dog harnesses are also a great safety precaution. They mean that when walking in the dark or low light conditions, your pup is highly visible, with reflective strips that are much more noticeable than a collar!

One of the most common questions the AllPetSolutions team receives is around the best harness for dog breeds.

Here we'll summarise what to look out for - and you can check out the full catalogue of Dog Harnesses online!

Choosing the Right Size Dog Harness

The key to a great fitting harness is in measuring your pup and making sure you get a fit that is snug enough without being loose.

  • Measure your dog around their neck and chest.
  • Check the size guides for your dog harness to ensure it's a good size.
  • If in doubt, go bigger rather than smaller - a harness that is too tight can cause no end of problems and discomfort.
  • Think about the material you want; a messy dog that loves a swim will be best with an easy-clean or waterproof option, and pups with sensitive skin do best with natural fibres that won't cause any irritation.

Some of our best sellers include:

The gorgeous Dog Harness with Reflective Strip - in sizes Small to Large and one of the most popular harnesses for small dogs, with a smart tartan pattern and a soft mesh fabric against your dog's coat.

Our Comfy Harness comes in a massive range of sizes, from XXX Small to 2XL, so there is guaranteed to be a perfect fit for the tiniest teacups and the largest of hounds!

Our car dog harness range is excellent if you are travelling with your dog, or need to pop them in the car to get to your favourite walking spot.

It's always a great idea to let your dog try on their harness at home and get used to it before heading out on your first walk.

Check that you can fasten and unclip your lead easily, that the harness fits flush without digging into your dog's skin, and make sure that they are comfortable running and smelling, so their harness doesn't impact their full range of movement!