Some active dog breeds, like the German Shepherd, can be a handful when training to walk on a leash while others can continue to be pullers even when they are fully grown dogs. Even small dogs– whether you have a German Shepherd puppy or toy poodles–can benefit from an anti pull harness. A no-jump dog harness or lead can help take the strain off their neck every time your dog pulls.
If you are a dog owner or dog walker whose dogs are always pulling against the collar and lead they are on then the wheezing sounds they make can be quite distressing.
Also, it is of course hard on the dog’s body. Scout knows that it can be hard for a pet owner to find good no-pull dog harnesses or leads, so the team has put together a list of some of the good ones out there to save you time while you teach your dog that dog pulling is not okay, and to find the best no jump harness that will make your life easier.
- Keys To a Good Fit
- Check Out Your Dog During and After That First Walk About
- Make Sure Leads are Made For the Weight of Your Dog
- Scout’s Pick: PetSafe Easy Walk Harness
- Chai’s Choice Best Outdoor Adventure Dog Harness
- EXPAWLORER Best No-Pull Dog Harness
- 2 Hounds Design Freedom Harness Leash
- PUPTECK Best No-Pull Dog Harness with Vertical Handle
- SUALER Larger Dog Harness with Control Handle & Flashlight Storage
- HDP Big Dog Soft No Pull Harness Size
- Metric USA Comfort Fit Small Dog Harness Vest
- EzyDog Harness
- Gooby Trekking Memory Foam Harness & Comfort for Dogs
Keys To a Good Fit
Look for harnesses that are highly adjustable in many areas. Just like people, various dog breeds are made in all shapes and sizes. If your dog is at the borderline for one size or on the stocky side, go for one size up as long as the leash is adjustable, but make sure it’s not a loose leash.
Check Out Your Dog During and After That First Walk About
Pay attention to signs that the anti pull harness is not fitting correctly, like rubbing or any raw looking spots. Hopefully, you can spot these before they increase in severity on the first walk.
Make Sure Leads are Made For the Weight of Your Dog
Larger dogs can exert a lot of force if they are pullers! Make sure that the lead you are buying has a good weight rating as to not strain your dog’s legs. If you put a 120lb dog on a lead designed for one that is 60lbs then you are asking for trouble.
Scout’s Pick: PetSafe Easy Walk Harness
No-pull harness that helps teach your furry friend the correct way to take a walk. Rests across your pup’s chest, instead of his throat, so there’s no choking or coughing.
This basic easy walk head collar harness offers a high level of adjustment while keeping a minimal profile. For dogs that don’t like to wear a no-pull harness that covers a lot of their body, this can be the best option. Scout likes that there are a lot of sizes and colors available to suit any dog!
Outer layer made of scratch-resistant oxford material. Lightweight Duraflex buckle with large loading capacity greatly improves tensile strength.
This 3M reflective vest style no-pull harness offers sturdy nylon webbing adjustable strap on the sides. This is a good vest for those that want a high degree of visibility as well as control. The no-pull harness vest is easy to size, put on, and has adjustable straps. When you want to take it off, just undo the sturdy buckle clips with a simple click and you are good to go. Two different leash attachment points allow you to customize the control you have over your dog.
The soft mesh lining can play the role of breathing and cushioning at the same time, gives the dog maximum comfort and protection.
If you are looking for a high visibility no-jump harness that is comfortable and rugged then this no-jump harness is just what you need to hit the trail with your pooch. Soft mesh and padding make this harness well ventilated while being very comfortable to wear on extended walks and trips.
The handle on the top makes it easy to secure your dog when they are riding in the car. Two different leash points a dog’s chest strap and one on the dog’s shoulder, offer you the security and control you need for an excitable pooch! This anti-jump harness is a great choice for those on four legs and on two.
The patented design works by discouraging what’s known as the “opposition reflex,” which is the reflex that encourages dogs to pull against pressure caused by traditional harnesses. Instead, this leash features an action loop at the back between the shoulders, enabling your dog to walk in a straight line without twisting or straining.
This beefy no jump dog harness is ideal for those that want a heavy-duty harness that allows for ultimate control, even when your splendid pets are being less than delightful. The leash attachment point on the front padded chest area discourages pulling or you can just use the back attachment for casual walks.
For extra control and training, you can use both attachment points. The velvety inner lining of this no jump dog harness makes it very comfy for any dog to wear and it will not dig in and cause marks or abrasions. Scout likes that it comes in sizes to fit dogs up to 200 lbs! Veterinarians like this design because it helps dogs to walk straight which is better for their back over time.
Comfortable lightweight Mesh lining with soft sponge padding in chest and belly. Two leash attachment points: aluminum D-ring on the dog's back and reinforced webbing on the dog's chest.
This outdoor adventure grade vest style dog harness is reflective and has padded chest for your pooch’s safety and comfort. Whether you’re on an adventure or trying to teach your dog to sit, the outer material is durable and made to resist scratching and wear and tear that can happen on outdoor adventures. The lightweight buckles and straps make for easy adjustments.
The simple two-buckle on-and-off design means your dog is easy to get ready for a trip to the trail or park. Dog parents can choose from seven colors and five sizes, so there is an option for every dog in the family.
This large anti-jump dog harness is padded and quadrupled stitched for strength and durability. The reflective material and handy flashlight stash point make this an ideal vest for those that walk their big dog in busy places or under low light conditions. A grab handle on the back makes it as simple as reaching down if you need to restrain your big dog more than usual. The leash attachment is on the back. There is no other attachment point.
Wide, padded design distributes the pressure to give your pup the most comfortable walk ever. D-ring attaches firmly to a center ring, which allows freedom of motion for dogs and control for you.
For really big dogs with large chests, this is a great no-jump dog harness to invest in. This harness is heavily padded and made tough to stand up to the strain and abuse a big dog can put on it. A sturdy reinforced grab handle and D-Ring make this a heavy duty dog walking solution. Several colors are available and all have a reflective stripe that is appropriate for long walks in town where visibility is a constant concern on busy streets.
The Comfort Fit Pets Small Dog Harness is created with Metric 66 material that provides a hugging effect to the dog and lessens the stress and tension whenever the owner leads their pets.
If you want to have a little more control over small dogs and medium dogs, then this cute vest offers a lot of style, and it is comfortable for them to wear. This harness is only available in sizes from XXS to Medium. The cute puffed paw design fabric is durable and breathable and comes in 4 fun colors to reflect your dog’s unique style and personality. This is an affordable anti-jump harness that matches perfectly with your favorite dog leash.
The QuickFit dog harness is designed to minimize pinching or chafing with a neoprene chest strap for extra comfort. Reflective stitching provides enhanced nighttime visibility for late hour walks.
For those that want maximum durability and visibility, there is the EzyDog harness. This harness for dogs on the go comes with a free seatbelt clip with 11 fun colors and sizes to fit teacup dogs to giants! The easy quick-release system makes this a harness that you will never struggle with. The welded steel D-ring makes for sturdy attachment and control of your dog. Foam padding on the harness allows your companion to be comfortable during long walks and bike rides.
Gooby’s Trekking Harness is made for small breed dogs. This means that our largest size will fit a dog up to 35 lbs. In order to fully utilize the functionality of the harness, as well as the fit, we recommend measuring the largest part of the dog’s chest. If the measurement is between sizes, please size up.
If you want a supreme level of comfort for your dog then it is hard to go wrong with memory foam. This vest-style harness is fleece-lined and features sturdy plastic rings. The step-in harness style is easy to use and ideal for small to medium dogs. Many dogs prefer the step-in approach, as they dislike having things put over their dog’s head.
The largest size of this harness will fit a pooch that weighs 30 lbs. You can choose from five different colors, some of which are clearly visible for those that walk in busy places.
In addition to using a no jump dog harness, obedience training is key. Check out the best tips for obedience training in the ScoutKnows Behavior and Training section.
Are You and Your Pooch Ready for a Fabulous Trip to the Dog Park?
As you can see, there are a lot of humane and comfortable harnesses out there that can make it a lot easier to go on those walks to the dog park. Scout hopes that this list has helped you find the harness that is right for your dog. Now on to some adventures in the great outdoors!
Answer: Dogs that are accustomed to lots of people, and friendly behavior love to play, so their jumping is usually an invite to play, and they also show their affection for you by doing this.
Answer: Yes, the no jump harness works when you are training your dog, however, this type of harness is not very comfortable for long term use, so you should take it off from time to time, to allow your dog’s skin to breathe and to prevent any redness or swelling around the legs.
Answer: The leather no-jump harnesses are good for stronger and larger breed dogs, and they are especially good on colder weather, and when you are hiking or running with your dog. You should have in mind though that they are not very comfortable for longer periods, and they can cause the dogs to excessively sweat and also, to irritate their skin on hotter days.