Best No Pull Harness Training Aids To Rein Your Dog In

Are you the proud owner of a big dog like I am? If you have anything in common with me, it might mean that you might sometimes not be too sure about who’s the owner and who’s the pet! I remember struggling a lot with Harley when I first got him (hey, he was my first large breed dog) but thank goodness for strong and effective anti pull dog harnesses you can easily get these days!

Why Does My Dog Pull So Much?

Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not pull the leash because they are trying to be dominant, but because:

  • It works. It gets your dog where it wants to go, so it makes a lot of sense to him.
  • It’s faster than you are.
  • Your dog did not receive any training that will teach it not to do so.
  • The environment is more interesting than you.
  • You don’t have proper equipment. Anti pull harnesses and head halters are the best equipment for managing the pulling behavior of your dog.

Also Read: These are the best and most popular dog harnesses of the year

What Is A No Pull Harness?

It might be the first time you hear the expression. So basically, these are an easy and gentle way to manage your dog’s pulling habits. It works this way that when your dog tries to pull, it becomes uncomfortable. There are two types:

  1. One that has a leash attachment to the dog’s chest and gives you more control of the way your dog is moving. This type allows you to pull back your dog when it pulls away from you.
  2. The second type is the one that (gently) tightens around the dog’s chest when he tries to pull away from you. This one might be more suitable for stronger dogs.

Training Your Dog Not To Pull

Best moment to start training is when your dog is already tired, like after a long walk. One thing never to forget is that you have to be consistent and keep practicing, it will not happen by itself. Even if you have the best equipment money can buy, it still means your dog needs to get trained.

One thing you also need to know is that there are many types, and not one of them can be labeled as better than the others, but every dog is different and needs one that will fit its personality, size and energy.

7 Best No Pull Canine Harnesses I Recommend:

Freedom No Pull

This package offers everything you need to train your dog to walk easily on a leash. It’s constructed out of industrial strength nylon webbing with reinforced X-stitching which makes it one of the best ones for dogs that pull. It features a martingale loop on the back to tighten slightly around your dog’s chest and discourage pulling.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Good for big dogs
– Well made and attractive
– Features velvet straps to avoid serious chafing
– Easy to put on

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Keep In Mind:
– Might not help significantly with very strong dogs


 

Walk Your Dog With Love No Choke Harness

This design leads from the front, so you can have steering and control. With no heavy rings, sliders, or sharp sewn areas, it doesn’t chafe your dog and isn’t confusing to humans. It’s made out of polypropylene webbing yet it is comfortable and light on your dog.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Completely adjustable
– Comes in 7 sizes to fit dogs from 5 – 250 pounds
– Available in 8 colours
– Includes 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

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Keep In Mind:
– Might be too lightweight for bigger and stronger dogs
– The front lead system might be confusing


 

Bodycollar Dog Halter Harness

This training aid helps to stop pulling and does so without pinching, choking, chafing or inhibiting natural movement. It’s a 2 piece adjustable body collar that does not irritate the armpit area of your dog. It comes on and off in seconds. Fits all sizes dogs and was invented by a dog trainer with a 35 year experience.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Doesn’t hurt the dog
– 2-piece fully adjustable body collar
– Good for big dogs

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Keep In Mind:
– I would have liked it more if the clasps weren’t plastic
– Doesn’t work well with very small dogs


 

Mighty Paw Sport Harness

This product comes with dual clip options that allow you to choose the leash clip attachment point, front and back. Front range is used to eliminate pulling during walks and hikes, and the back attachment for runs and car rides. The chest piece is supportive without restricting natural shoulder movement keeping your dog secure and comfortable. This one is one of the best dog harness for pulling.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Comes in 5 different sizes
– Dual clip options
– Weather-proof with soft sponge padding
– Comes with reflective material along the entire length of the
– Easily adjustable straps

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Keep In Mind:
– The leash attachment point on the back is not as well made as the other parts
– Sizing doesn’t work for some customers


 

Canine Equipment 

This training aid, made for dogs that often pull while walked on a leash, is made from 1050d ballistic nylon chest panel and features a plush inner lining for comfort. It also features nickel plated hardware and low profile metal slides to prevent irritation. Probably the best harness for large dogs that pull that you can get.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Comes in 4 sizes
– Easy to use
– Good for large dogs
– Very well made

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Keep In Mind:
– Sizing wasn’t as accurate as some customers expected


 

2 Hounds Velvet Lined Harness

This brand features solid stainless steel hardware. It’s constructed of industrial strength nylon webbing and X-stitched reinforced Swiss Velvet Lining on the strap that goes behind the legs that helps prevent rubbing, chaffing and sores.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Adjustable
– Good for big dogs
– Good design

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Keep In Mind:
– Might be a bit pricey for some customers


 

Dean & Tyler Universal No Pull For Dogs

This brand is made of extra durable nylon material, it’s 2 Inches wide (50 mm) and features strong quick release easy buckle and straps. It also comes with a removable under belly strap that is 1 1/2 inches (40 mm) wide. The girth and under belly straps are adjustable in order to fit your dog better.

Why It’s So Popular:
– Lightweight
– Fully adjustable
– The side strap and, especially the back handle/leash connector are very strong
– Well designed and high quality

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Keep In Mind:
– Some customers had problems with the sizes; claim sizes on packaging is misleading


 

Conclusion

Don’t forget that here is no one best no pull harness set, of course quality is always important, but do remember to consider your dog’s needs and characteristics when choosing the best one for him.

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