The choice of your dog’s harness will be made according to several criteria:
- activity (walking, hiking, running…)
- the intensity of the dog’s pulling
- its morphotype
There are generally three types of back length for harnesses, depending on their attachment point: short harness with an attachment point at the shoulder blades, mid-long harness with an attachment point between the middle and two thirds of the back, and long harness with an attachment point at the base of the dog’s tail.
Choose your type of harness….
Depending on your activity and the intensity of the dog’s pulling, the choice of harness will be simple to define: if your dog does not pull or only slightly, you can use the short harness. If your dog pulls slightly and consistently, then choose the medium-long and long harness because the attachment point must be further back from the middle of the dog’s back. Finally, the long harness will be used for dogs that are constantly and intensively pulleing during the activity.
…depending on the pulling intensity
A dog is defined as pulling when the elastic tug line is stretched and the dog is in front of you, in order to pull you correctly. The speed of movement is not a criterion, only the tension of the tug line refers to the tensile force.
Exercise with your dog safely
A dog harness must allow the dog to maintain freedom of movement in action while keeping shoulders clear to avoid joint injuries!