14 Best Dog Harnesses to Make Walking Easier

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Whether you just welcomed home a new fur-ever friend or need a better way to walk your pup so she doesn't pull you down the block, a good dog harness is key. The best dog harnesses on the market right now come in a range of sizes, colors, and styles to suit every need and price range. Some dogs, especially large or large or strong breeds like pit bulls, labradors, and Dobermans do well walking in a harness because it puts pressure on their chest, which discourages them from pulling. Collars, especially choke chains, can strain your dog's windpipe and even pull on their spine, which can cause pain. Using a harness or walking vest instead can prevent choking and hacking, which sometimes occurs when your dog lunges toward a squirrel or another dog. Some smaller breeds like Chihuahuas, Yorkies, or other teacup dogs like soft harnesses because they hug their tinier frames. And if you and your family like to hike, run, or need to safely transport your dog in the car, some harnesses come with special features for those activities, too. Measure your dog carefully when before you purchase a harness or walking vest to ensure a proper fit that won't rub or chafe.

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Rabbitgoo
Rabbitgoo No-Pull Pet Harness
Rabbitgoo .com
$17.98
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This super adjustable harness will ensure your dog's walking vest fits like it's custom-made. It also comes with with two leash-connection points, easy-release side buckles, and reflective strips for visibility when strolling at dusk. Cushioned panels will keep your dog comfortable on the go. 

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Kurgo
Kurgo Dog Walking Harness
Kurgo .com
$23.39
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With five adjustable points, this easy-on harness has a nice secure fit. People with large or strong dogs may like the front leash attachment, which helps discourage pulling, while smaller dogs may do fine with the back attachment option. It comes with a seatbelt strap too, so you can restrain your dog in the car. Size up if you're not sure on fit. 

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Lupine
LupinePet Step-In Harness
LupinePet .com
$19.99
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This colorful harness relieves pressure on your dog's throat to keep their windpipe free and clear while walking, creating a better experience for you and your pet. It also comes in a range of colors and patterns, so you can coordinate your outfits. This harness might work best for smaller dogs, since it doesn't have a front leash clip to prevent pulling.

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Voyager
Voyager Step-In Dog Harness
Best Pet Supplies, Inc. .com
$12.99
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When getting a wriggly pup out the door for a pit stop, simplicity is key. This seamless style is fuss-free and the breathable mesh fabric won't trap heat or water as much as some heavier versions. A dual velcro and buckle closure also adds security. Two reflective strips help with visibility on evening walks. 

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LupinePet
LupinePet Roman Harness
LupinePet .com
$21.02
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The non-restrictive design of this harness will give your dog full range of motion while walking, and it comes in a ton of snazzy patterns for your furry fashionista. While the way it fits can take some getting used to, it won't budge once you get it adjusted properly. Its manufacturer also guarantees the harness—even if your dog chews on it

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Puppia
Puppia Soft Dog Harness
Puppia .com
$13.99
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Many small dog owners already know and love Puppia, which has earned quite a following for its soft, breathable dog walking vests. Although they do come in larger sizes, small and sensitive-skinned dogs love them because the soft mesh rubs less than traditional nylon. They're also easy to get on and off for dogs with mobility challenges. 

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Eagloo
Eagloo No-Pull Dog Harness
Eagloo .com
$16.99
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The bright colors and reflective strips on this harness improve your dog's visibility in low light, although it also comes in black if neon isn't your thing. Slip-resistant straps keep the buckles in place, for less adjusting over time. Your dog will like the comfortable nylon vest and a back loop can help safely restrain her in the car.

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Ruffwear
Ruffwear Front Range No-Pull Dog Harness
Ruffwear .com
$39.95
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Made for long hikes, walks, or runs, the front range harness comes with padded front and back panels for your dog's comfort. A sturdy front loop leash attachment discourages pulling, but there's also a back loop for smaller dogs or those who don't yank the leash. Be aware that the style can be a tough fit for dogs with broad chests and narrow waists, so measure yours carefully before ordering.

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Copatchy
Copatchy No-Pull Reflective Dog Harness
Copatchy .com
$29.99
$12.99 (57% off)
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Even thin or small dogs who lack natural padding can walk comfortably on a harness with this foam-filled mesh style. Adjustable straps also ensure a secure fit. The breathable material won't trap heat as much as nylon versions, so you can walk or train your pup even on warm days. 

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EcoBark
EcoBark Eco-Friendly Harness
EcoBark .com
$11.99
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If you're concerned about living a low-waste lifestyle, try this eco-friendly, double-layered mesh harness made from recycled materials. It's breathable, soft on your pet's skin, releases quickly, and is fully adjustable. The harness is also designed to sit high on your pup's body, so it may fit small or barrel-chested dogs better.

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Chai's Choice
Chai's Choice Outdoor Adventure Dog Harness
Chai's Choice .com
$23.99
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A sturdy back handle on this heavy-duty dog harness allows you to grab your dog quickly and easily, to get them under control or protect them from dicey situations. Both front and back leash attachment clips give you options for strong pullers or easy walkers, too.  

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Sporn
Sporn No-Pull Dog Harness
Sporn .com
$11.19
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Unique, sherpa-covered straps go under your dog's front legs, keeping this mesh harness from chafing her most sensitive areas. If your pup has fine or thin hair or especially sensitive skin, this harness could fit the bill. A step-in design is easy to put on and the mesh panel stretches as your dog moves to further cut down on friction. 

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Didog
Didog Soft Flannel Padded Dog Vest
Didog .com
$14.99
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For the comfiest walk attire, consider a flannel-lined harness like this one. The cushy, adjustable straps helps prevent rubbing and chafing, even on short-haired dogs. It also comes with a money-back guarantee, so you can return it if it doesn't fit your pooch. 

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PetSafe
PetSafe Easy Walk Dog Harness
PetSafe .com
$14.95
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With a front leash attachment loop and simple, easy-to-adjust style, this no-frills harness is a great first buy if you've never tried one before. Four adjustment points and an included video tutorial will help ensure the right fit, and the company offers phone support if you still need help. As one of the original anti-pulling harnesses, PetSafe has a long history of easy use and immediate results. 

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