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What’s the Best Harness for a Large Dog?

Harnesses offer a convenient and secure alternative to leashes for dogs of all sizes, including large dogs. However, large dogs often need slightly different things from a harness than their smaller counterparts. Today, we’ll talk about what makes a good large dog harness and why those criteria are so important.


The harness should be large enough to fit comfortably over your dog’s head and shoulders but snug enough to fit closely against his frame when you adjust it. Don’t just choose the largest size available – measure your dog first to make sure that’s what he actually needs. Some harness brands run much larger than you might expect.


Most large dogs are very strong and can pull extremely hard when they’re excited or scared. Your harness should be made from high-quality materials like reinforced nylon or canvas. It should also feature several plastic buckles and metal leash rings to keep the harness and leash secured. Don’t be afraid to test the harness by tugging at it a little. Doing this will help you feel more confident in its ability to restrain your dog when it matters most.


Harnesses aren’t just for walks. You can also use them to keep your dog safe while hiking or swimming, or even to secure him during a trip in a moving car. Look for a harness that can fulfill more than one function to get the best value for your money.

Equipped with Extra Features

From reflective strips to saddlebag compartments, many premium harnesses come loaded with extra features to make your outings with your dog even more fun. Choose a harness that suits your needs and lifestyle best. For example, reflective harnesses make your dog easier to see at night, improving your ability to keep an eye on him and keeping him safe from motorists during those late-night walks.

Get Your Next Dog Harness at For Your Fur Kids

Now that you know what to look for in a large dog harness, it’s time to pick one up. For Your Fur Kids stocks quality large dog harnesses from all of the leading brands, including Pretty Paw, Verona, and even Levi Strauss. Visit us today and let us help you get your dog into the perfect harness for all your activities together.

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