A Vet Nurse's Guide to Choosing the Right Dog Harness

A Vet Nurse's Guide to Choosing the Right Dog Harness

Hey there, pet parents!

It's Aurora, your friendly vet nurse, here to talk about one of the most important accessories for your furry friend: the dog harness.

As a passionate advocate for the health and well-being of our four-legged companions, I want to share some insights on how to choose the perfect dog harness to keep your pet healthy, happy, and active.

How to choose the best dog harness

The Good:

When it comes to looking for the best dog harness, the key is to prioritise comfort and freedom of movement.

Look for a dog harnesses that provide your pet with full range of motion in their shoulders and scapula.

Opt for ones with a well-fitted, small chest plate that distributes pressure evenly, avoiding any tight straps under the armpits or over the top of the shoulders.

This will ensure that your pet can move comfortably and naturally, whether they're out for a walk or enjoying some playtime at the park.

The Bad:

Not all dog harnesses are created equal, and some can actually do more harm than good.

Avoid front-pull dog harnesses or ones labeled as "no-pull," as these can restrict your pet's movement and cause discomfort.

Additionally, be wary of dog harnesses that promote pulling, as they can lead to injury and even behavioral issues over time.

Remember, the goal is to enhance your pet's experience, not hinder it.

The Ugly:

As a vet nurse, I've seen firsthand the negative effects of poorly designed dog harnesses.

From chafing and irritation to restricted movement and even injury, the consequences can be serious.

That's why it's so important to choose wisely and prioritize your pet's comfort and safety above all else.

Finding the Right Fit:

If you're in need of guidance or support in choosing the perfect dog harness for your pet, don't hesitate to reach out to me or another qualified professional in your local area.

And if you're in the Melbourne area looking for a quality trainer to help teach your pet good leash manners without the need for restrictive dog harnesses, I highly recommend some amazing Melbourne-based trainers such as @adaptivetrainingsolutions, @dwa_dogs_with_Attitude, and @divine_canine_training.


Your pet's well-being is our top priority here at Healthy Active Pet, and that means ensuring they have the right gear for any adventure.

Let's harness the good and leave the bad and ugly behind as we strive to keep our furry friends healthy, happy, and active for years to come.

We believe in happy healthy pain free dogs

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