The Harness I Use To Train A Dog To Walk Nicely



I know!  I know!

There are so many harness styles to choose from!

How can you choose?

Well, first of all, if you are choosing a harness to train your dog to walk nicely by your side, choose a front clip harness.

Back clip harnesses can actually teach a dog to pull.

Think husky dog sled team.  Put the harness on and it’s time to pull the sled.

The front clip actually turns your dog to face you when he pulls.

This turning helps to break the pull, turning to face you helps your dog get the idea to look to you for direction.

Of course, there are other parts of training to help your dog learn to walk nicely, but this is a nice additional tool.


What front clip harness do I recommend?

The Kurgo harness.

It has both a front clip for training the walk and a back clip that can be used with a double leash (they are used for more control of an out of control dog), for when your dog has learned to walk nicely, and/or for use with the seatbelt clip that comes with the harness.

It doesn’t interfere with your dog’s gait, like some other front clip harnesses do.

It is also fully adjustable which makes it really nice for hard to fit dogs – like one of mine.

The picture you see above is Dakota in his Kurgo harness.  He’s hard to fit because he’s part Corgi (that’s our guess and we’re sticking to it).  He has short, stout legs, a long body, and a deep chest.  Nothing fits him properly, but the Kurgo is pretty darn close.  It even has adjustments for his long body, which is really nice.

The only problem I can foresee is if you have any problems with your hands.  It can be a little tough to do up the clips because they only fit a certain way.


Great little harness.  I hope, if you are looking for a harness, that you give this one a try.


Peace and Joy,


P.S.  I’m open to other harness suggestions.  What’s your favorite and why?  Tell me in the comments.



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