- How to Fit & Adjust
The Original front-leading dog harness is our basic (Not-So-Basic!) dog harness. It is made of durable and strong Polypropylene webbing and comes in a rainbow of colors... including Rainbow. Like all our dog harnesses, it has Dog/Human Friendly Engineering so it is easy to use, comfortable and light-on-your-dog. Includes 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material™ for safety.
The durability and strength of Polypro webbing in your choice of colors. Comfortable and light-on-your-dog. Includes 3M Scotchlite reflective material.
MORE CONTROL: It leads your dog from the front to give you steering. Steering means control - like a horse is led. It makes any dog walk a pleasure. Walk Your Dog With Love.
NO PULLING: Because it is not rear-attached (like a collar, choker, or old-fashioned dog harness), you don't trigger off your dog's natural "dog sled team" pulling instinct. It stops a dog from pulling.
NO CHOKING: 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 choking 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 too.
MADE IN THE USA, DOG FRIENDLY ENGINEERING, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIAL & HARDWARE
The heart of each Original dog harness is Polypropylene webbing. We use "Polypro" for:
- great strength 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
- does not absorb water, so it doesn't get stinky
- easy-to-clean-so your dog can look like the lady or gentleman it is.
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.
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.