Best No Pull Dog Harness for 2019 (25 Tested)

Best No Pull Dog Harness for 2019 (25 Tested)

  • 19 min read
  • Last Updated: 04/26/2019
  • 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 Embark Adventure Harness due to its quality of material, security, and ease of use for your day-to-day walk. Harnesses can really make the difference for you and your dog so we wanted to do all the hard work for you.

Our picks for specific breeds: French Bulldogs | Dachshunds | Pitbulls

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

Best Overall

Embark Adventure Harness

9/10

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 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 Quality

Ruffwear Front-Range Harness

9/10

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

Best for Versatility

Kurgo TRU-Fit Harness

8/10

Very easy to fit and adjust

high quality and durable

Additional strap for seatbelt use is very useful for car rides

Lifetime warranty

Machine washable

Front-clip is not ideal for daily use

Some of stitched edges are pointy.

No points of adjustment in the neck

Plastic buckles rest on skin

Not too easy to put on

Material
Premium nylon and padded interior
Design
Slip-on design
Leash Attachment
2 (back-clip and front-clip)
Points of Adjustment
5 (1 chest and 4 girth)
Color Choices
1

Best on a Budget

Rabbitgo Harness

8/10

Low price

Choke-free harness

Reflective straps

Easy to take on and off

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
3

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

Will not withstand long-term stress

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
7

Copatchy No-Pull Harness

7/10

Absolutely no pressure on dog neck

Good for big dogs and small dogs

Low price

Very easy to adjust and secure

Little control with pullers

Is not a no-pull harness

Plastic buckles sit on skin that may cause chafing

Material
Thick soft-mesh throughout and nylon handle on the back
Design
Reinforced handle design that slip-on over the back
Leash Attachment
1 back-clip
Points of Adjustment
2 (chest & belly)
Color Choices
4

BABYLTRL Dog Harness

6/10

Soft mesh padding reduced chafing

Very easy to adjust

Reflective stitching

Plastic clips aren’t durable

Not great for pullers

Leash attachments are made out of cheap metal

Material
Lightweight nylon oxford material and soft mesh interior
Design
Slip-on design that sports a handle
Leash Attachment
2 (front-clip & back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 points of adjustment (2 front & 2 back)
Color Choices
1

JUXZH Soft Front Dog Harness

8/10

Very durable

Strong plastic buckles

Wonderful range of colors

Puts pressure on neck when using back-clip

Improper size will allow your dog to escape

Material
Durable
scratch-resistant oxford material and mesh padding interior
Design
Slip-in design
Leash Attachment
2 (back-clip & front-clip)
Points of Adjustment
4 (2 front & 2 back)
Color Choices
9

Lifepul Vest Harness

6/10

Very easy to put on and take off

No neck pressure

Very sturdy construction

Low price

Is not actually a no-pull design

Not very adjustable in the front

Material
Nylon exterior with soft-mesh padded throughout
Design
“no-pull” design with nylon handle for added control
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
2 (chest & girth)
Color Choices
2

EXPAWLORER No-Pull Harness

5/10

Ideal for bigger dogs

Low price

Wide reflective sticker on top of harness

Too heavy for smaller framed dogs

Does cause chafing

Not actually no-pull design

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 of dogs neck

Machine washable

HUGE color selection

Perfect for smaller, stocky dogs

Sizing is still an issue like the other Puppia designs.

Not ideal for chronic pullers

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

Puppia Soft Harness

6/10

Excellent soft design that reduces chafing

HUGE color selection

Machine washable

Low price

Neck is not adjustable

Sizing is an issue and not clear

Doesn’t hold up to pulling

Material
Soft-mesh material throughout the harness with stitched seams
Design
Slip-on design
Leash Attachment
1 back-clip
Points of Adjustment
1(back/girth)
Color Choices
14

Comfort Fit Harness

7/10

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

7/10

Machine washable

Easy to put on and take off

Perfect for smaller dogs

High price point

Sizing is difficult

Not great for escape artists

Material
Made with synthetic lambskin and nylon with micro suede trimming
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

Gooby Comfort X Chokefree

7/10

Low price

Machine washable

Perfect for smaller dogs

Very durable

Not for bigger dogs

Sizing is off

Material
Micro Suede trimming
nylon straps
and soft mesh
Design
Patented X frame with a slip-on design
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
1 (girth)
Color Choices
6

Voyager Soft Harness

6/10

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
Soft corduroy interior and exterior comes in a variety of fabrics/textures
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

DEXDOG EzHarness

7/10

Easy to put on and take off

Reflect stitching throughout

Well padded to prevent chafing

Plastic clip sits on skin

Doesn’t hold up to pulling

Material
Made with premium nylon straps
plastic buckles
and soft-mesh padding
Design
Over the head
slip-on design
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
2 (chest & girth)
Color Choices
6

Ecobark harness

6/10

Low cost

Eco-friendly manufacturer

Perfect for a lot of dog breeds

Easy to put on and take off

Can be tricky to find the perfect size

Design is fairly basic

Plastic buckle isn’t the most durable

Material
Double layered mesh fabric with reinforced stitching
Design
Has built-in anti-rub technology to reduce chafing and designed to prevent injury
Leash Attachment
1 (Back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
2
Color Choices
10

Lanyar Harness

5/10

Low price

Stitched reflective straps for visibility

Only suitable for smaller breeds

Size changes with color

Sizing is a mess

Material
Light-weight air mesh (100% Polyester Material) with reinforced stitching.
Design
This is a slip on design that is secured with adjustments
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
1 (girth)
Color Choices
6

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 in key areas and nylon straps for secure fit
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
5

Didog Soft Padded Harness

6/10

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
Soft fleece padded interior and premium nylon straps
Design

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

Sporn No-Pull Harness

8/10

Low price

Perfect for moderate to hard pullers

Easy to put on and take off

Great for a wide range of dogs

Very secure

Not great for chewers

Adjustment problems with chronic pullers

Doesn’t really help with pulling

Material
Sturdy nylon mesh
nickel plated hardware
and water resistant
Design

n-pulling design that optimizes comfort with control
Leash Attachment
1 (back-clip)
Points of Adjustment
2
Color Choices
3

PetLove Dog Harness

7/10

Easy to put on

Simple and effective design

Great visibility

Doesn’t hold up with chronic pulling

Not great for tiny breeds

Material
Durable
scratch-resistant material with a soft-mesh interior
Design
Chest strap equally distributed pressure and back-handle for control
Leash Attachment
1 back-clip leash attachments
Points of Adjustment
1 (belly/girth)
Color Choices
5

SENSE-ible No-Pull Dog Harness

7/10

Perfect for pullers

Made from quality materials

Easy to adjust

Great for training

Not great for stocky builds

Lacks padding

Material
Made from premium grade nylon
nickel plated adjusters
and plastic buckles
Design

-Pull front clip design
Leash Attachment
1 front-clip leash attachment
Points of Adjustment
3 (chest
belly
& back)
Color Choices
3

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!