Best No Pull Dog Harness

Best No Pull Dog Harness

  • 20 min read
  • Last Updated: 06/10/2020
  • Author: Jonathan Burton

We have researched and investigated as many dog harnesses as we could to determine which one(s) deserve your attention and hard earned money. Our top pick is the Julius K-9 Power Harness due to its quality of material, security, and ease of use for your day-to-day walk. Harnesses can really make the difference when walking a dog who pulls. With so many different styles and types, it’s tough to know what might work for your dog, but we’ve done the hard work for you.

Additionally, checkout our specific harness picks: for Vehicle Safety | for French Bulldogs | for Dachshunds | for Pitbulls

Click here to scroll down to see what things we look for
when choosing the best no pull dog harness

Embark Adventure Harness

8/10

Easy to put on and take off

Thick padding

Fully adjustable

Extremely sturdy

Comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Not a large color selection

Front-clip is not durable

Sizing is tricky

Material
Nylon mesh
ripstop nylon denier
and anti-chafing padding
Design
Slip-on designed to evenly distribute stress from pulling
Leash Attachment
2 (back-clip & front-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 front & 2 back) that are quadruple reinforced
Color Choices
3
Best for Extended Wear

Ruffwear Front-Range Harness

8/10

Chest is fully adjustable

Tuck ID pocket built-in

Easy to put on and take off

Great visibility

High price point

Weak front-clip webbing

Material
Premium nylon and foam padding panels
Design
Slip-on design with tuck ID pocket
Leash Attachment
2 (front-clip & back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 front & 2 back)
Color Choices
6

Kurgo TRU-Fit Harness

8/10

Very easy to fit and adjust

Seatbelt tether and carabiner included

Additional strap for seatbelt use is very useful for car rides

Double ply nylon webbing

Machine washable

Front-clip is not ideal for daily use

No points of adjustment in the neck

Plastic buckles rest on skin

Not too easy to put on

Material
Nylon webbing
water-resistant ripstop fabric
plastic
Design
Slip-on design
Leash Attachment
2 (back-clip and front-clip)
Points of Adjustment
5 (1 chest and 4 girth)
Color Choices
1

Rabbitgo Harness

7/10

Easy to put on with one plastic buckle

Single-ply nylon strap construction

4 adjustment points

Reflective trim

Buckles are positioned above padding so they are not in direct contact with dog’s skin

Sits low on dog’s chest/neck

Adjustments aren’t easy

Padding isn’t great

Can’t withstand long-term stress of pulling

Material
Premium nylon and interior is soft mesh
Design
Slip on design
Leash Attachment
2 (front-clip & back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 front & 2 back)
Color Choices
8
Best for Security

Ruffwear Web Master Secure

8/10

Extremely durable

Very secure

Plastic buckles are padded

Reflective trimming

High price point

Hard to adjust

Fairly heavy harness

Material
High-grade nylon
foam padded interior
and reinforced stitched handle
Design
Secure slip-on design
Leash Attachment
2 back-clips
Points of Adjustment
5 (2 girth
1 chest
2 neck)
Color Choices
3

PetSafe Easy Walk Harness

8/10

True No-Pull harness

Great for big and small dogs

Adjustments ensure a perfect fit

Does not choke at all

Adjusting is annoying

May lead to chafing with chronic pulling

Doesn’t do well wet

Material
Premium nylon material with metal buckles and durable plastic buckles
Design
Slip-on design that is specifically made to help with pulling
Leash Attachment
1 (front-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 chest & 2 girth)
Color Choices
8

JUXZH Soft Front Dog Harness

6/10

Easy to put on

Strong plastic buckles

Wide range of colors

Puts pressure on neck when using back-clip

Improper size will allow your dog to escape

Material
Nylon webbing
nylon denier
mesh
Design
Slip-in design
Leash Attachment
2 (back-clip & front-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 front & 2 back)
Color Choices
9

EXPAWLORER No-Pull Harness

6/10

Best for bigger dogs

Low price

Reflective panel

Too big for smaller framed dogs

Does cause chafing

Material
High-grade nylon material throughout with thick reflective strip
Design

-Pull handle design for quick control
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
2 (chest & girth)
Color Choices
6

Puppia Soft Harness B

7/10

Keeps pressure off dogs neck

Machine washable

Large color selection

Perfect for smaller, stocky dogs

Sizing inconsistencies

Not very strong

Material
Soft mesh throughout with stitched seams
Design
Step-in design
Leash Attachment
1 back-clip
Points of Adjustment
1 (back/girth)
Color Choices
14

Comfort Fit Harness

2/10

Lightweight

Well padded to reduce chafing

Great for smaller framed dogs

Doesn’t protect the neck well

Is definitely not for large dogs

Material
Lightweight Metric 66 material with soft padded interior
Design
Step-in design with velcro and buckle closure
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip double D-ring)
Points of Adjustment
1
Color Choices
6

Gooby Perfect X Choke Free Harness

2/10

Machine washable

Easy to put on and take off

Best for smaller dogs

High price point

Sizing is difficult

Can be backed out of

Material
Mesh
nylon webbing
microsuede
plastic
Design
Patented X frame step-in design
Leash Attachment
1 (2 metal D-rings back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 in the front and 2 in the back)
Color Choices
8

Voyager Soft Harness

3/10

Low price

Machine washable

Very soft and stylish

Little to no chance of chafing

Offers little to no control

No adjustments for neck or chest

Material
Nylon webbing
plastic
synthetic fur
corduroy
or nylon
Design
Easy step-in design with quick release buckle
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
1 (velcro strip on back)
Color Choices
14
Best Budget

Blueberry Neoprene Harness

7/10

Has reflective material stitching throughout

Comes in vibrant colors

Good for dogs with sensitive skin

Better for medium to large dogs

Back-clip can slide around

Chest plate is not adjustable

Material
Neoprene padding
nylon webbing
plastic
nylon
Design
Chest panel designed to take pressure off of neck and evenly distribute it
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
1 (girth)
Color Choices
8

Didog Soft Padded Harness

4/10

Very easy to put on

Good for a wide range of dog breeds

Reflective stitching

Washes well

Not very durable

Not ideal for chronic pullers and escape artists

Material
Nylon webbing
fleece
plastic
Design

-choke design for casual walks
Leash Attachment
2 (front & back clip)
Points of Adjustment
1 (girth)
Color Choices
3
Overall Best

Julius K-9 Power Harness

10/10

Ideal for broad-chested breeds

Handle on back

Reflective chest strap

Customization options

Smaller plastic connectors

Does not constrict neck/throat

Double ply nylon webbing

All plastic connectors sit on top of padding for dog’s comfort

Chest safety strap is not padded

Dog can back out of the harness if safety strap is not fastened

Material
Design
Leash Attachment
Points of Adjustment
Color Choices
7

Pawtitas Reflective Padded Dog Harness

6/10

Padded chest panel

Reflective strip

Excellent color choices

The neck is not adjustable

Quality control

Sizing inaccuracies

Material
Nylon webbing
neoprene
Design
Back clip
Leash Attachment
2
Points of Adjustment
2
Color Choices
9

Carhartt Training Harness | Premium Fully Adjustable Dog Walking Harness

6/10

Metal hardware on stress points

Durable duck canvas

Adjustable neck

Chewable

Higher price point

Minimal padding

Material
Canvas
neoprene
nylon mesh
Design
Back clip
Leash Attachment
2
Points of Adjustment
3
Color Choices
1

2 Hounds Design Freedom No Pull Dog Harness

6/10

Adjustable

Many color choices

Velvet protects underarms

Made in the US

High price point

Webbing may fray

Material
Nylon webbing
metal
plastic
Design
Step-in design
Leash Attachment
2
Points of Adjustment
3
Color Choices
19

Kurgo Dog Journey Harness for Large, Medium, & Small Active Dogs

7/10

Steel nesting buckle system

Back handle

Easy to put on and off

Reflective trim

Metal components can chafe

High price point

Heavy

Material
Mesh
ripstop nylon
nylon webbing
plastic
steel
Design
step-in design
Leash Attachment
2
Points of Adjustment
4
Color Choices
6

Chai's Choice Best Outdoor Adventure Dog Harness

6/10

Padded buckles

Low on dog's neck

Reflective material

Handle on the back

Durability

Lightweight buckles

Material
Mesh
nylon webbing
plastic
Design
Back Clip
Leash Attachment
1
Points of Adjustment
4
Color Choices
9

How to Choose

Material
This is an extremely important factor in a harness. The material contributes to the quality of the harness and helps you understand its intended purpose. For example, if you and your dog go on hikes, it’s probably for the best that you know the material is tough, water resistant, and can handle whatever nature throws at it.

Design
Some harness are slip-ons, step-ins, or something in between when it comes to design. Pick one that “fits” your dog and what’s easier for you to put on them.

Leash Attachment
The type of leash attachments a harness sports could mean the difference between your dog going into sled mode or offering you a lot of control for your walks. Which is why you need to consider it when you pick a harness, because you should be walking your dog – not the other way around.

Points of Adjustment
Making sure a harness is going to fit is extremely important and knowing you can make adjustments so it fits your dog perfectly, priceless.

Color Options
Some of the harnesses out there are more practical with less color options, but some are extremely fashionable!

Body Type Matters

It’s no surprise that dogs come in all shapes and sizes. But as owners, we need to be extra sure to meet all the needs of our dogs when it comes to picking a harness that will properly fit them. Some dogs, like Dachshunds, need a little bit more support than a bigger dog. But with a bigger dog, you may need to opt-in for a harness that is tougher and helps with control.

With that said, just because a harness is excellent for 90% of all dog breeds doesn’t mean it’s good for yours. Check out some of our breed-specific harness reviews for more information:

Dachshund Harness Reviews
Pitbull Harness Reviews
French bulldogs

Harness vs. Collar

Collars are an item that every dog should wear for identification purposes. However, there’s little debate within the veterinary and training community about the superiority of harnesses to collars for walking your dog.

Using just a collar for walks can lead to devastating damage to the trachea due to the constant pressure on the throat and neck. This is only magnified when owners resort to using choke or prong collars. Here’s a resource rating different types of harness compared to collars.

In order to keep safe control over your dog, harnesses are a safe and easy way to do it. But harness should be used alongside proper training. Training wins everytime. But with harness you have a lot of options to consider, especially with leash attachments.

Types of Leash Attachment

Leash attachments are where you attach your leash (shocker!) but the different types give you vastly different amounts of control.

Back-clip harnesses: This type of leash attachment is always found on the dog’s back. The beauty of this leash attachment is you don’t need to worry about them getting tangled but be warned, if you have a puller they can go full dog-sled on you.

Front-clip harnesses: Have a terrible puller and need some assistance training them to walk? Then the this type of leash attachment is perfect for your needs. It give you a lot more control because it’s located at the front of the harness. So when your dog pulls towards something, they naturally just turn themselves around, losing all their momentum! Isn’t physics great! Overall, this is perfect for the short-term until they’re trained to walk properly. Due to it being located on the front, it’s prone to getting tangled and under your dog’s legs.

The most important thing about leash attachments is you pick the one that fits your needs. You’ll find many harnesses actually have both, giving you the flexibility to decide which one to use.

Time to Suit Up

We hope that these reviews have helped you pick the perfect fit for you and your dog. There are a lot of options out there but we’re sure that you’ll be able to find one that your puppy loves. Let us know which one you decided to go with and enjoy the walks with your furry friend!