- Pets and Animals
The Right Harness for Your Dog
Every dog can find a perfect fit
There's no such thing as a single perfect dog harness. But there is a perfect harness for every dog. That's why Golly Gear carries over 30 different harnesses - different styles, colors, materials and functions. We're always happy to help you find the right one for your pup!
Most veterinarians now recommend harnesses, especially for small dogs. Using a collar, particularly with a dog that pulls on leash, may cause the dog to suffer a "collapsed trachea." You can mitigate the danger by using a well-fitting harness, especially one that avoids the dog's throat and distributes the pulling pressure all across the dog's chest.
Many styles of harnesses are available today: Vest Harnesses, Step-in Harnesses, Standard Harnesses, Hook-and-Loop Closure Harnesses and Unique styles to suit every dog - and owner!
Vest HarnessesClick thumbnail to view full-size
The vest-type harness is increasingly popular, it's functional, adorable, and easy to use! Generally speaking, these harnesses do not adjust at the neck, but have a tummy strap around the dog's girth that can be adjusted for a perfect fit. A vest harness should fit low on the dog's neck - at the "collar bones" to shift pressure away from the dog's throat and trachea.
Step-in HarnessesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Step-in Harnesses offer the best of all worlds - security, comfort, and style. A wide range of sizes are available, and most are fully adjustable for a custom fit for every dog. Step-in harnesses are easy to put on the dog, as the name implies. Just put the dog's front paws in, bring the straps up over his back, clasp the buckle and go! For added security, most have two rings for the leash attachment, so even if the clasp should open, the harness is held together with the leash. This is a particularly good choice for dogs who won't tolerate anything going over their heads.
Standard HarnessesClick thumbnail to view full-size
These are the traditional harnesses that have been around forever - because they work! The harness slips on over the dog's head, a girth strap is brought around underneath the dog's chest and clips into place. Simple and efficient. The updates to this harness include terrific colors, enhancements and style. Classics are always in style!
Hook and Loop Closure HarnessesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Hook and Loop Closure Harnesses
Where would we be without Velcro®? Hook and Loop Closures are common on shoes, clothes and now dog harnesses! These harnesses use industrial-strength closures, keeping the dogs secure, and allowing the incredible ease of use we love. These harnesses are a blessing for people who have difficulty with small, hard-to-grasp pinch clasps.
Unique DesignsClick thumbnail to view full-size
We at Golly Gear are always on the lookout for new designs. Every dog and owner forms a unique team. And we know that every team has its own issues to address and needs to fill. Whether you need a harness to prevent your dog from pulling, to keep her safe in the car, to stop his choking, or even make a statement that's all your own - there's a harness for every dog!
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