Thinking of walking your dog on a harness and leash, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve compiled the ultimate step-by-step guide to choose the most appropriate harness for your fur friends!
Choose the Right Size Harness for Your Dog
If you've decided to purchase a harness, the first thing you'll need to do is figure out how to get the correct size. With a flexible fabric tape measure, try to measure around your dog's body. Begin from the bottom of the rib cage and work your way up and over the back, eventually returning to the starting point.
Are All Harnesses the Same?
It's possible that you'll have to go through some trial and error until you discover the right harness for your pet. According to our expertise, it's critical to weigh your dog's size against the harness's material. Mesh harnesses are more suited for tiny dogs, whereas nylon strapping or tubing may work for nearly any dog. At OllyDog, you can have a wide selection of choices for your dog’s harness such as Alpine Harness and Essential Harness.
Introduce your Dog to a Harness
Before you introduce your dog to their new harness, gather up some tasty food-based treats that you can use as a reward. If your dog isn't a big fan of food, you may change up their incentives to something they like, like playing with our Flyer Disc toys. Once you've got your 'rewards' to hand, you're ready to begin!
Easy Steps To Put On A Dog Harness
Allow your dog to adapt to the harness you choose, regardless of the kind. If the harness, like the Essential Harness, has multiple adjustment points to guarantee a proper fit, adjust the straps to your dog's approximate size before putting it on her. Here are some instructions for putting on an OllyDog's Harness.
- Slip your dog’s head through the neckpiece.
- Pull the bottom straps down their belly and the top one across their back
- If your harness is connected on one side, have your dog step through the loop and then clasp the side ones together on the other side. If it is not connected on one side, clasp them on both sides.
- Attach the lead.
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