A dog harness, also known as a dog head halter, is a wide, sturdy strap attached to a leash worn by a dog to keep it restrained or tame it. Usually made of nylon, it covers the dog's back and chest. It is commonly used for sled or cart dogs.
Types of Dog Harnesses
Kinds of Dog Harnesses include the following:
X-back dog harness
An X-back dog harness features back straps forming the letter X.
It is more popularly used than an H-back dog harness.
H-back dog harness
An H-back dog harness features back straps forming the letter H or a ladder-like design.
It provides excellent protection and security.
It helps distribute the entire weight of the cargo over the dog's body.
Freight dog harness
A freight dog harness features an H-back, a wide band for the chest, and sometimes extra padding for added comfort and protection.
It helps dogs pull heavy loads fast and efficiently.
It can come with a spreader bar that is attached to the back of a wheel dog, sled, or cart.
Racing dog harness
A racing dog harness is used for dog sled racing or activities in which dogs need to run fast.
It is lighter and shorter than a freight dog harness.
It provides a fast speed and flexible movement.
Choosing Dog Harnesses (Buying tips)
Adjustability: Choose an adjustable dog harness that allows you to set it according to the size of your dog for a proper and comfortable fit. A one-size harness usually provides limited protection and security. Comfort: For maximum comfort, choose a padded dog harness to prevent your dog's back and chest from becoming sore.