Beginners Guide To Choosing A Dog Harness - J & J Pet Club

When choosing a harness for your dog, it is important to consider the type of activity your dog will be participating in. There are many different types of harnesses available on the market, each designed for a specific purpose. If you are unsure which type of harness is best for your dog, consult with your veterinarian or an experienced pet professional.

One type of harness that is becoming increasingly popular is the no-pull harness. This type of harness is designed to discourage pulling on the leash by applying pressure to the chest and shoulders of the dog. A no-pull harness should be fitted properly in order to be effective; otherwise, it can actually cause the dog to pull harder.

Another type of harness that is popular among owners of active dogs is the waist belt or H-style harness.

Harnesses offer a secure and comfortable way to hook your dog up to his leash while decreasing stress on his joints and neck. A good dog harness should reduce pulling and allow you more control over your pup. 

Popular Style Of Dog Harnesses

The choice of a dog harness depends on the dog's type, body and personality. Each dog no matter their size will observe a different comfort wearing a harness, as every dog owner will require adjustment to their dog’s behaviour. But when it comes to popularity you’ll find there are different harnesses with varying ways to wear.

Adjustable Strap 

Harnesses with Adjustable Straps are the safest for dogs since they can be made to fit round chested dogs as well as the svelte ones.

Step-in Strap 

Harnesses with Step-in Straps were designed with 2 holes for the dog’s front paws to step right in. Then they can be adjusted around the shoulders for a snug fit.

Step-in Vest 

Harnesses with Step-in Vests are similar to step-in straps, as they are worn bottom upwards, with the dog’s feet first. The difference lies in the middle section where the strap was replaced by a comfier vest, reducing any risks of friction or discomfort. Although, it might create a feel of confinement in certain dogs.

Over the Head Strap 

Over the Head Straps go over the head and behind the legs as well. This type of harness suit longer haired large dogs as they prevent their hair from getting caught in the harness. 

No Pull 

There are many different types of dog harnesses on the market, but one of the most popular is the no pull dog harness. This type of harness is designed to discourage a dog from pulling on the leash, as it puts pressure on their chest and not their neck.

A lot of people are hesitant to use a no pull dog harness because they think it will be too difficult for their dog to walk in. However, many different types of no pull harnesses are available, so you can find one that is comfortable for your pooch.

If you're looking for a way to stop your dog from pulling on the leash, a no pull dog harness may be the right option for you.

Here Are A Few Great Options For Dog Harnesses That You Could Try 


We love this lightweight harness from PETKIT AIR PRO for small or big dogs, available in various colours.

THE PETKIT AIR PRO dog harness is a beautifully designed harness vest that combines both comfort and style. 

The special exterior lining of this harness has the ability to quickly dry up and is quite breathable. Perfect for dogs during the hot summertime.


PIDAN PET harness for dogs, genuinely called “Buddy Belt”, comes in bright combinations of colours and convenient sizes and types of dogs.

It is adjustable and lets your dog lead you without discomfort or buffering effect thus reducing the pressure and friction on your dog’s body. 

PIDAN PET Harnesses are sturdy and reliable so your dog can release his athletic nature, naturally!


BCUDDLY control dog harness is no-fuss and easy to slip-on in under 20 seconds.

These harnesses are suitable for dogs from 7lbs to 45 lbs and are offered in fun colours and patterns.

Safe and comfortable, they’ll allow you to maintain full control of your pet on your next restrain free, comfortable and stylish walk with your dog!


This is a limited edition made for all those hardcore streetwear fans. An exclusive collection for your dog’s essential everyday street fit!

These practical harnesses were designed with special waterproof webbing, fit to fit all dogs and all seasons, while keeping an edgy and urban stylish street vibe.


The DOGLINE Boston Mesh Flat Step-In harness offers soft, adjustable tubular nylon with special rounded edges for maximum comfort and safety for your pup!

In pink or teal tones, with a matching leash (Sold Seperately) this harness is soft and gentle on your dog’s body 

These are some of our favourite safe and secure harnesses for dogs. But remember while harnesses may let your dog roam free in the backseat, they do wrap around the upper body and they do fit snugly. Therefore, it is vital to always measure your dog’s chest girth before purchasing a harness for the best comfort and safety for you and your dog!