How to Fit the 5 Main Types of Dog Harnesses

Hi, welcome to Pet Circle. Today I’m going to demonstrate how to measure
and put a harness on your dog. To help, I’ve got Frankie here. The first thing you’ll need is a tape measure. You could also use a piece of string and measure
against a ruler if you don’t have a tape measure. The two areas to measure are around the neck
where the collar normally sits, as well as around the thickest portion of the chest. So for example, Frankie measures about 34cm
around the neck, and then… she’s about 50cm around the chest. Alright, I’ll show you the different types
of harnesses, so we’ve got a few different types. We’ve got the vest harness, the step-in harness, the padded chest harness, the dual strap harness, and the halti training harness. An absolutely key tip I’ll give you is to
always try and find the top of the harness. Almost all harnesses except for the Halti
front leader, typically have the buckle where the leash attaches at the top on the dog’s
back. So a general rule is to locate the lead buckle
clip and you’ll know which way is up. So let’s start with the vest harness. This one is pretty easy. Locate where the lead would attach, which
is here, so you can see that it’s got a bit of a loose buckle, (oh, what does that smell
like?) so we know that this is where the leash is attached, so that’s going to be at the
top. Keep this at the top so we know we can orientate
ourselves. So we slip it over the head, and then this vest sits on the chest, get your little leg through, and then this one just clips under and you’re done. The neck isn’t adjustable on this one, so
do make sure you’ve measured before buying. The next one we’re going to look at is the
step-in harness. This one’s also fairly easy to use. It does look a bit confusing but the trick
with this one is to find where the lead attaches. So these two buckles here, is where your lead
will attach. So that just means that this section must
go at the top. So, unclip it – there’s only one clip, so
it’s nice and easy. And then, I like to just put it on the ground. So these are the leg holes here. We’ll get Frankie to step-in, as the name
implies, and then you literally just pull it over and then we just clip it up, and you’re
good to go. And then your lead attaches like that. Alright, the next one we’re going to look
at is the padded chest harness. Its design is similar to the step-in harness,
except it has the padded chest plate. A trick here is that the wider part of the
chest plate will always go at the back, so angle that accordingly. Just as with the previous one, we’ll unclip
it, and lay it down, and you can see we’ve got these two leg holes again. Make sure that the thicker part of the chest
is facing at the back. And then step your dog’s little feet in, and then you just do that one up at the back exactly like the other one. And then you’re done! (Good girl!) The next one we’ve got here is the dual strap
harness. This one can be a little bit more tricky but
if you just consult my original trick where you find the buckle the lead attaches to, you’ll be fine. So with this one, you know there are a couple of buckles so it can look a little bit confusing, but it’s always going to be the one that’s
fairly loosely attached. This one’s holding stuff together, so it’s
not that one. It’s this one. So what we know from that is that’s going
to then sit at the back and the top. This is one where it only has a buckle at
the back, so you do need to do similar to the vest one before, you just basically pop it
over the head, (good girl), then pop that leg under, then do that up over the chest. And as I said before, you can see that that
buckle does go at the top and at the back so it makes it a little bit easier. Alright so we’ve had a look at all our basic
harnesses, now we’re going to look at one that’s a little bit more tricky, which is
the Halti front-pull harness. For this one it’s good to have a collar on,
as it does require attachment to a collar. So I’m just going to put Frankie’s collar
on here. So for this design, this little clip here
needs to go at the front of the chest, and then this red strap ties around the back. So what we want to do is put that over the
face, with the little clip at the front of the chest as I said. And then, we do this one around the back. So then that just clips up under her legs,
and it makes a nice loop around her chest. Now we get these little ones here, and it
attaches to the collar, as so. So that’s all attached really nicely, as you
can see there. (Good girl). This one is best used with a double lead. If you don’t have a double lead, you can use
two leads, or you can just try one attaching to the front. I’ve got a double lead here, so I’ll show
you how that one attaches. Basically, we’ve got this little clip here. So that goes there, and then the other one
goes on the back here. And that really nicely allows us to pull at
the front, while steadying the back. Well that’s all we’ve got for today! Thanks for watching, guys! If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team.

60 thoughts on “How to Fit the 5 Main Types of Dog Harnesses

  1. Leash pulling is often successful for dogs: when they pull and are allowed to get where they want to go, so the unwanted behavior is inadvertently reinforced. The Positively No-Pull Harness clips at the chest and the back, and was specially designed to be effective, force-free, and pain-free. Chest-led harnesses can be used in conjunction with behavioral training to eliminate pulling or leash reactivity.

  2. Not a single one of this are the fabric harnesses they sell most commonly at Petsmart and Target. I can't find a video on how to put on these weird harnesses!

  3. Lol ? Frank he farted I love Frankie she’s so cute thank you for everything in this video I did not know how to put my dog harness on thank you very very much I am new to this channel and I saw scribd put the bell on I am the 423rd subscriber ?❤️

  4. Thanks because I'm gonna start working in a kennel in 2 days and I have walked dogs in the past but not with harnesses

  5. Could you please put an American in there I can’t understand a fucking word she saying with that accent?

  6. The double leash concept is almost like steering… One bit of advice, though, for those of you with a toy size or flat faced dog, do NOT use a collar of any sort EVER with your dog, it restricts proper breathing due to their precompromised airways. Always always (can not stress that enough), use a no choke harness on these dogs.

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  8. Hi Frankie. I love this video. ? I'm looking for a harness for dog as well. New friend here. Click on the buttons ❤️

  9. I have a Flatcoat retriever and the large step through harnesses sold by KMart are simply too small…the Chinese seem to have no idea of what sizing is

  10. I use a pink step-in harness (2th harness) for my dog which is a Schnoxie a mix of a Schnauzer and Dachshund and i use a nylon & cotton pink leash and red nylon & cotton leash with black paws on it.
    By the way my dog is a female and her name is Lily.

  11. Hello I have a pitlab mix. We bought him a step in harness. I know harness are designed for pulling and he really likes to run. I usually get on the bike so that I'm able to go at his pace. I have noticed that hes a lot faster when hes pulling with his collar and not with his harness. Does anybody know why?

  12. Awesome video. Thanks. I just bought a step in one for small dogs. But had no idea how to put in on her. ??adorable dog in your video. Thanks.

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  14. Harness’s are a waste of money and teach K9’s how to pull. Leash training is extremely simple as is off leash training. ??‍♂️

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  16. thank you me and the missus looked like morons trying to put the harness on. watched your vid and done in 20 seconds lol

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