I’ve tried a number of harnesses over the years but my favorite go-to harness has become The Freedom No-Pull Harness.
Problems with other harnesses-Harnesses that velcro together in the back with double rings for the leash are sometimes difficult to put on the dog, especially as the puppy grows, or with an older adult dog. You have to put the harness on the floor and have the dog step in or hold the dog and put its legs through the holes in the harness. Then one leg comes out and you have to start over.
Some dogs bite your hands because their legs are being manipulated or they are being picked up to put the harness on.
Other harnesses are padded in the front and have a ring for the leash in the front and the back. If you attach the leash on the front and the dog pulls, the entire harness moves to the side, making it uncomfortable for the dog.
Some harnesses slip over the head as does the Freedom No-Pull Harness, but they fit tightly around the dog’s head and it can be a struggle putting it on because it’s like putting on a turtleneck sweater; you have to really tug to get it on.
Why I like it- When used correctly, if the dog pulls, it’s redirected to one side, unlike a back-clip harness where you could possibly be pulled off your feet if the dog sees something and suddenly takes off.
Features-It has two rings where you can attach a leash-at the front of the harness and at the back. You can use the customized leash that comes in the box with the harness to clip to both rings or just to the front one.
The back ring can also be used to attach the dog to a seatbelt or to the headrest so the dog can’t get to the front seat if you don’t use a crate when traveling.
The Freedom No-Pull Harness is like putting on a tank top; it slides easily over the head of any sized dog. When introducing it to the dog, I put my arm through the harness and hold a treat. As the dog begins to nibble on the treat, I take my other hand and slide the harness over his neck. Then the harness fits between the legs and clips on either side.
The Freedom No-Pull Harness uses the same size fabric throughout and als