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Johann's Favorite: Dog Harness

Updated on March 20, 2013

The Puppia Harness - my absolute favorite!

Harnesses are an important item for us pups. And it's not easy to find one that fits well, doesn't restrict your movement, and doesn't have nasty buckles to rub your shoulders.

But that's just what we found with our new Puppia Harness.

We were so excited to find these we just had to tell ya about them.

Why is a harness better than a collar?

And what should you consider when selecting one.

A harness is becoming much more widely used (over a collar) as an alternative for leash attachment. A collar only encircles the neck, whereas a harness has a loop that surrounds the torso as well, with connecting straps between them for reinforcement.

This design allows for distribution of force which may prevent choking, neck injury, improve posture while exercising (which prevents injury) and a pup has a much lower chance of slipping out than may be possible with only a collar.

Harness usage is growing in popularity among many pet owners - especially for those with smaller breed dogs.

When selecting a harness it's very important to evaluate how your dog moves in the harness - is their movement restricted, does the harness rub on their legs or shoulders or chest, is it comfortable, and are they moving, walking, and trotting properly in the harness?

All of these considerations are important to the long term health and fitness of your dog!

Why do I like the Puppia?

Why do I like the Puppia Harness? Well, there are lots and lots of reasons...

  • It's light and doesn't weigh me down.
  • The mesh cloth keeps me cooler in the Summer.
  • It doesn't restrict my movement at all.
  • There are no buckles to rub on my legs or shoulders.
  • These cool harness are not just for little dogs, they fit bigger dogs too My sis, Gracie, is 35 lbs. and she can wear Puppia.
  • Puppia harnesses come in lots of cool colors.

Does your dog wear a harness?

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The details!

The Puppia Harness fits like a comfortable sock - works wonders! The soft polyester mesh on this harness covers your dog's chest and distributes pressure from the leash instead of on the neck alone. Edged in soft velour. Adjustable back strap for a perfect fit.

Colors: Red. Black. Pink. Purple. Sky Blue.

Sizing:

Size Neck Girth Weight

XS 7-9" 11-12" 3-4 lbs.

S 9-11" 14-16" 5-7 lbs.

M 11-13" 16-19" 7-12 lbs.

L 13-15" 19-23" 12-18 lbs.

XL 15-17" 20-29" 16-25 lbs.

Where can you get Puppia? At...

Check out lots more cool stuff for cool dogs at JohannTheDog.com!

JohannTheDog.com - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs.

JohannTheDog.com has put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog.

Find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys, crates, dog seat belts, t-shirts and other cool stuff for two and four-leggers!

And the best part is they donate 10% of their profits to dog shelters and rescues!

Give me some woofs!

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    • marlene3 profile image

      marlene3 

      6 years ago

      Excellent Lens! So much great information!

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      Johann The Dog 

      8 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      @anonymous: Hi K! Thanks for stopping by. I don't really recommend something like this while actually doing agility because of the risk of it getting caught on the equipment. I do believe that AKC allows collars without any dangles for safety, maybe something like that would be better for your Mum to hook you up if needed. We want you to be safe!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Hey Yo! I'm K and my mom is wondering if you can wear these harnesses when actually training in agility (not at a trial of course). I tend to react to other dogs if they come zooming near me. Every darn time I forget my collar is going to punch me in the throat when I lunge. Having a harness like this might help me from hurting my throat when I lunge forward and take mom by surprise. Geez, I just can't control myself.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Those look comfy, but I am big and I also need a front lead style harness. Sigh.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I have a 17 pound Norwegian Forest Cat......and the puppia dog harness is absolutely Purr-fect for him.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      If you're looking for harnesses in the same design as this, you should look at Mutt Gear by Doggles, Doggie Design EZ-Walk Harness (it's made of wide mesh netting and has aloha hawaiian flowers on the edges),and the UK brand, "Poochi". They all make soft harnesses for larger dogs.

      I have a chow golden retriever mix who's 45 lbs., 26.5 inch girth and 17 inch neck.. yours sounds a little bigger but you might want to try the Puppia XL on him as it fits my dog pretty well.

    • JohannDog profile imageAUTHOR

      Johann The Dog 

      9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      I understand Christine, lots of my buds have the same problem. I do have a friend that makes collars for larger dogs, not sure if she makes harnesses, but...if you see this here is her website address: http://www.sewcrazydoglady.com/ May be worth contacting her. Thanks for stopping by! Woofs, Johann

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I wish Puppia (or someone) would make a similar mesh harness for large dogs! I have one for my Pekingese mix, but I also have a lab mix (50 pounds), a golden retriever (90 pounds), and a black Lab--who weighs in at 100 pounds. I would love to have a comfortable harness for them, too.

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