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How To Put On A Dog Harness – A Step By Step Guide

By February 18, 2020June 12th, 2020Dogs

Some dog owners choose to use a harness over a collar. What benefits do harnesses have over collars? A harness provides a lesser chance of your dog to slip off the leash and makes handling of the dog easier as it is less likely to tug or pull.

So if you’ve decided to purchase a dog harness, the guide below will show you How to Put On A Dog Harness.

1.Position yourself behind or at an angle to the dog. You can either stand or sit.

2.Make the dog stand or sit as you prepare to slide the harness in.


3. Slip the harness over the dog’s head. Ensure that the D-ring is positioned over the dog’s back once the harness is placed. The wider loop should be put on first, followed by the narrower loop.


4. Slip the dog’s leg through the first leg hole of the harness.


5. Buckle the harness so that it secures the other leg hole. If it doesn’t buckle up, loosen the strap accordingly.


6. Now that the harness is on, adjust the straps to your dog’s comfort level. You should be able to fit in two fingers in between the straps and your dog’s body.



The end result should look like the following picture. With a well fitted harness, your dog will be joining you outdoors comfortably.


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