Dog Harness: Our Tips for Finding the Best Grip

By Maria Rogerson

November 30, 2015Pets

Veterinarians and dog trainers say a dog harness is better than a dog collar, especially if you have a bigger, disobedient dog or one that is prone to upper respiratory ailments. Because a dogs harness embraces the body of a dog and not the neck alone, it provides increased level of comfort for the animal, enabling you to control it without uncomfortable neck pressure. This is essential for eliminating the risk of neck and trachea injury, regardless if you are using the harness for training or walking your dog.

Choosing a harness that provides the best grip for your dog is not simple but it is not impossible. Although majority of first-time dog owners focus on the type and material, the first thing you ought to do is speak to your veterinarian. He/she will certainly recommend you the best option, based on the specific characteristics and needs of your dog’s breed. The next step is to measure your dog’s chest and rib cage to determine the actual size and width of the harness. After you’ve done your homework, keep calm, it’s shopping time.


We’ve rounded up the most popular and common types of dogs harness you can find on the Australian market to help you get the best option for your furry friend.

K-style Harness

How does it fit? Simply wrap the neck and belly straps around your dog, with the D-ring on top and secure each with the Velcro attachments underneath.


  • Lightweight;
  • Easy on, easy off;
  • Sturdy Velcro;
  • Stain resistant;
  • Machine-washable.

Buddy Belt Harness

This is one of the dogs harness types that fits good a variety of dog breeds. Simply slide two front paws into the both circular openings, wrap the straps up around top of dog. Secure with buckle attachments on top.


  • Great for training;
  • Excellent control;
  • Comfortable custom fit;
  • Durable;
  • Non-fray edges;
  • Eliminates neck and trachea stress
  • Great for tiny dogs.

All-in-one Dogs Harness and Lead

Place two front paws into openings, and slide dog’s head through the opening. Secure by pulling down slider attached to lead for desired security.


  • Great for tiny dogs;
  • No buckles or snaphooks;
  • Easy to use;
  • Easy to clean;
  • Attached lead;
  • Comfortable fit;
  • Fully adjustable.

Easy Walk Harness

Place two paws into openings, wrap the straps around top of dog and secure by buckling on the side. Attach lead to D-ring in front of chest. Adjust straps as desired.


  • Discourages pulling;
  • Great for training;
  • Prevents chocking;
  • Comfortable fit.

Flexi Harness

Slide head through neck opening and wrap belly straps around top of dog, with the D-ring on top. Adjust straps as desired.


  • Perfect fitting;
  • Easy on – Easy off;
  • Sturdy construction;
  • Stylish;
  • Fashionable.

Leather Dogs Harness

How does it fit? Place two front paws into the two openings, wrap the straps up around top of dog. Secure by attaching lead to D-rings on top. Adjust straps as needed.


  • Comfortable fit;
  • Fully adjustable;
  • Sturdy construction;
  • Stylish.