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Dog harnesses often complement a collar, but can also be used as a standalone device. They are worn around the chest and back and can be helpful for many reasons. If you have a large dog, a harness can prevent him from jumping forward and loosening from your grip. You can also use it to safely remove your dog and prevent him from entering traffic or chasing that wandering squirrel. It also prevents your dog from choking on his collar when he is running or trying to run away from you.

Harnesses also serve other purposes. Some are specially designed to help people with disabilities and are carried by service dogs. These harnesses have handle attachments so the service animal can safely guide its blind owners. These have additional padding around the dog’s pressure areas, such as around the chest, through the legs, even in the back, to relieve additional stress when pulling on their owners. These can also have harness connections, like those on a horse, to carry someone in a wheelchair. Now, these animals are trained not to run around anything, like chasing a cat or squirrel, that could hurt not only themselves but their owners as well.

There are also different types of harnesses used by sled dogs and working dogs. These are specifically designed for the intended purpose, as a sled dog harness is in many ways similar to the harnesses used by horse teams. Cargo vehicles have a cross-shaped design so that the weight is evenly distributed throughout the animal’s body. There are other types of these, including an H-back harness, an X-back, and a Y-back harness. Y-back harnesses are fairly new and are mainly used in the sport of skijoring, towing a skier or cyclist.

When purchasing a heavy-duty dog harness for your pet, there are a number of things to consider. If you can, bring your pet, and there are many stores that accept pets. It is a good idea to check the harness to see how it works and how it is used. With so many different brands and manufacturers, some have only one closure, others have more, and there are even some that your dog will fit into. If you can’t take them with you, you need to take some sizes, around the waist, chest, and around the shoulders at the base of the neck. You should also measure their back, from the top of the shoulders to beyond the rib cage, as these measurements will help you find the correct size.

Harnesses now come in a variety of prices and materials. You may think that any harness will do and you want to find the cheapest one, but you shouldn’t. If you buy the cheapest one, it won’t take long, and it can break when you need it most to function. Make sure the connection areas where the harness crosses are double stitched. Try to get one with metal clasps instead of plastic and make sure your harness is made from a sturdy woven material

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