A dog harness is a piece of equipment that fits around the torso of the animal and is an alternative to the traditional dog collar. Many pet owners use a harness as a training tool because it provides a high level of control over the pet. It also distributes pressure evenly across the torso and not just on the animal’s neck so it protects the safety of the dog.
7. Pawtitas Pet Reflective Step-in Dog Harness
The Pawtitas is a step-in harness that provides the support of a dog vest due to its durable 3/8” wide straps and crisscross design. Sizes range from extra small to a large/extra-large so there is enough flexibility to fit any breed of small dog or puppy. The harness is 65% polyester and 35% cotton and comes in over two dozen colors. One of its unique features is that it is reflective so in low light conditions it makes your dog visible during your evening walks. There are 13 different bright, day-glo colors from which to choose.
6. PUPTECK Soft Mesh Dog Harness
This is a vest type harness that is padded for your dog’s added comfort and designed to prevent pulling even when your dog is walking quickly or running. The harness ranges in size from extra small to extra-large and has an adjustable chest belt with a simple release buckle for easy on/off. There is a D-ring on the back of the harness for any standard leash. The Pupteck is the more fashion-conscious brand and offers harnesses in plaid patterns with a logo on each. The material is 100% polyester that is a soft, light weight breathable mesh that keeps your dog comfortable in all temperatures. It may be machine washed but the manufacturer recommends washing by hand.
5. Copatchy Adjustable Dog Harness
The Copatchy is a sponge filled harness that provides an extra cushioning for dogs so is great for dogs who like to pull. Because of the way it equalizes pressure on the dog’s body, it is recommended for walking quickly, running, and even hiking. This harness has clips around the neck and chest for easy on/off and is completely adjustable to accommodate any size dog. The manufacturer suggests that you use the size chart to properly fit your dog’s chest size. Copatchy uses a special material which is a high-quality breathable mesh which keeps your pet cool in summer. It is offered only in blue.
4. The Original EcoBark Control Dog Harness
This is the luxury model on the best harness for small dogs list. It is designed with extra padding on both the interior and exterior of the vest. You can choose from either the adjustable comfort or Velcro step-in model. For each, the sizes are xx-small through medium which is different than most so the manufacturer recommends that you use the custom size chart for proper fit. The EcoBark is the only brand made from environmentally friendly, recycled materials so your purchase is good for your dog and the planet. Each model is available in ten bright colors. You may need to search for the EcoBark more than once since some of the options are often out of stock.
3. Comfort Fit Small Dog Harness
The Comfort Fit is another brand that is sized xx-small through medium and it is important that you use the online measuring instructions to ensure proper fit. The harness has a quick release clip for easy on/off and double D-rings to ensure that any leash can be attached securely. This brand is special because of the Metric 66 material that ensures maximum comfort and is guaranteed for a lifetime. It is not only easy to clean but is the most lightweight material available, being only 2 ounces. It is available in six colors.
2. Voyager All Weather Harness
This is another brand that is designed for durability and comes with an extended warranty. Though it is sturdy to ensure a long life, it is padded enough to provide ultimate comfort for your dog. It is manufactured with a breathable mesh fabric that keeps your dog comfortable is all weather. It is easy to put on and take off and has a strong velcro closure so that makes it very secure. The extra heavy-duty D-rings ensure that the leash will not slip. The voyager comes in extra small to extra-large sizes and each size is offered in 16 colors which is the largest number of options.
1. RABBITGOO Dog Harness
This brand has many of the standard features. It has an easy on/off design, two attachment points for any size leash, and heavy padding which makes it comfortable for your dog. It is made from a soft breathable material and comes in extra small to extra-large. However, it Rabbitgoo has added a number of special features. The straps are all reflective which makes evening walks a little safer. There are also adjustable slide straps around the neck and chest areas for a perfect fit and increased comfort. The extras make this brand suitable for all outdoor activities like long walks, hiking, and hunting.