- How to Fit & Adjust
Our back-attached dog harness and THE Simplest dog harness in the world, ever. Easy to put on & easy to take off - and with no 'step over' for the dog. It is also very ‘sweet’ on your dog – with no hard metal sliders or integrated rings pushing against your dog. Like our front-leading harness, it adjusts for the width of your dog, which means that the same weigh class harness can fit a wide or skinny body (we need human clothing made like this!).
It's made with our soft, smooth and robust Satin-Finish Nylon that you and your dog will love. Includes 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material™.
REAR SIMPLICITY. The leash attaches on the back of the dog. This is perfect for when you don't need the steering/control our front-leading harness gives you. Perfect for hiking, tracking, running, nose work or other high energy activities. Also great for when medical issues prevent the use of a front leader and situations where a rear-attached harness will help the dog e.g. for leg strengthening. Rear attached is also recommended if your dog has sensitive armpits, as the body strap is pulled away from them.
OUR BACK ATTACHMENT IS A FREE-FLOATING RING. The free-floating ring provides the human walker more freedom and flexibility and it functions better in the many real life situations one encounters on a walk than a stationary ring does. The ring only has a limited amount of movement – as it’s ‘locked’ between the two side arms of the harness. Also, the ring doesn’t actually really move much during the walk –it’s ‘held’ in place by the tension on the leash and also by the dog’s body. When it does move, it does so naturally, without bothering the dog. It also moves to the best position – correcting for where the dog is actually located. This makes the harness more comfy for dogs AND easier to use for their humans.
NO CHOKE: It is not around your dog's throat, so there is no risk to your dog's neck and so you don't hurt your dog. Dog collars and chokers are just not a friendly - or necessary - way to walk your best friend. It is time for compassion. See more about why you don't want to walk your dog from it's neck here.
EASY ON: You don't have to 'figure it out'; no more leg lifting dance. Just put it over your dog's head and 'click'. Easy.
COMFORT: No more hard and heavy rings, sliders, or sharp sewn areas that chafe and rub your dog. Also, because it adjusts in 360 degrees, it fits better, so it works better.
MADE IN THE USA, DOG FRIENDLY ENGINEERING, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIAL & HARDWARE
The heart of each Rear Simple is Nylon webbing
- our strongest . . . to stand up to large accelerating forces
- lower stretch quotient than other types of webbing, because if the harness stretches it won't work
- extreme durability to withstand constant pulling
- satin finish
- rich colors
The pull-points are all double reinforced: They are sewn with Industrial strength Tex 70 nylon thread-for the strength to stand up to a pulling dog, and with a high stitch-per-inch count for added resilience and durability.
To protect the dog's skin and eliminate chaffing and rubbing, the harness is engineered so all the finished ends face away from the dog, and importantly with NO hard metal rings, sliders, and inflexible doubled over and sewn webbing to touch the dog.
The leash attachment is a tough nickel-plated steel ring, 50% thicker than lightweight rings, and welded for increased strength.
For extra security the buckles are Acetyl plastic which is a strong, durable, stable material - versus nylon plastic buckles, which are prone to cracking and breaking because they are sensitive to both moisture and temperature variations.
SIZING: Fitting It Right
Getting the right size is easy. It can usually be done just by knowing your dog's approximate weight.
YET, to totally make sure you get the right size, see the Girth measurement chart below. Girth is the measurement that goes over your dog's shoulders, right behind the front legs, and back up again. Like the red arrow shows.
Please measure with your dog standing. Measure it as if it was the harness - not too tight, not too loose.
If your dog can fit in two size harnesses, we usually prefer the bigger dog in the smaller harness. If the measurement is at the very top of one size, then go up to the next size. If you still have sizing questions please email us your dog’s WAG (Weight, Age, Girth as described above and in the picture) and we will help you.
If you have a puppy, we have a Puppy Promise, where the next size up is just half price. Yes, even if you have a Great Dane.
To figure out which style harness is best for your dog click here