What’s The Best Dog Harness to Stop Pulling? (UK Reviews & Buyers Guide)

Tired of having your arm nearly pulled out of its socket?  

Even if it’s a small breed, they still seem to have some type of super strength as soon as they smell fresh air!  

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Which is why in this article we breakdown the best rated dog harness to stop pulling, helping owners enjoy walking their dog, instead of the other way around! 

We hear you 100% we’ve been there, I am pleased to say we solved our problem, after a lot of research into the best leads for dogs that pull we manged to find more than 1 that we would recommend.

No matter which one you choose, all these UK dog harnesses will reduce the strain on the dog’s neck and the amount of pulling on your arm! 

It’s a win win! 

You can find the top picks below...

It’s not just large dogs that pull either, small dogs, even angelic breeds that look innocent can be just as strong-willed.

If you have a pooch who pulls you off your feet, you can come back from a walk feeling like your shoulder is dislocated having just been dragged around the local dog park.

The Top K9 Harnesses for Strong Pullers

Name

About the Product

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Rabbitgoo Harness

  • Safety features
  • Soft padding for comfort 
  • Great quality

3.5 out of 4

Adjustable No Pull Harness

  • Durable
  • Soft material
  • Reflective stitching

3.5 out of 4

Non Pull Harness

  • Value for money
  • Adjustable
  • Lightweight

3 out of 4

Embark Harness

  • Comfortable
  • Money back guarantee  
  • Lightweight

3.5 out of 4

Halti Harness

  • Padded comfort
  • Good value
  • Lightweight

3.5 out of 4

Fit Into Everyway

  • Use in car
  • Padded chest area 
  • 2 leash attachments 

3.5 out of 4

Chaos Harness

  • Great quality
  • Adjustable 
  • Made in UK

3.5 out of 4

No Pull Harness

  • Reflective
  • Simple to use 
  • Pet walker recommended 

3.5 out of 4

PYRUS Harness

  • Ergonomic design
  • Reflective
  • Lightweight

1.5 out of 4

Lifepul Harness

  • Good quality
  • Good value
  • Quick release buckle

3.5 out of 4

PYRUS Harness

  • Training guide
  • Value for money
  • Quality material

3 out of 4

Why do canines pull?

Many owners believe that when a pooch forges ahead it shows a lack of respect and he is trying to be the leader of the pack, especially with large breeds,  this is simply not true there are 3 reasons canines pull.

It's natural

Firstly, animals walk a lot quicker than us, so they are only doing what comes naturally, secondly, they are a practical species, they continue doing something if it works and pulling gets them where they want to go quicker.

The third and most common reason is they have never been trained to walk on a loose leash. The good news is; certain equipment can help and a harness that stops pulling makes a walk in the park much less frustrating. 


Why you need to stop pulling

Being pulled off your feet every time you take your canine companion for a stroll is no fun, but it can also be dangerous.

There are a number of powerful animals that would benefit from a no pull strap, these include:

It's no fun being dragged

A large powerful breed can easily drag someone into the path of a passing vehicle causing an accident and research has shown that constant pressure on the neck can cause serious issues for your pooch.

Why? Many people presume a dog’s neck is much stronger than a human, and while they do have bigger necks compared to their overall weight, they are very similar.

Both contain the jugular vein, trachea, spinal column and thyroid gland in the same places, that’s a lot of organs which could potentially be damaged by a tight collar and I know I wouldn’t fancy being jerked around by the neck for a couple of hours every day.

Health issues caused include:

This video gives some great tips on training a pooch not to pull on a lead, but a non-pulling belt is the safest option.


11 Best Dog harness reviews

Small Breed with a Rabbitgoo control harness

1. Rabbitgoo Adjustable Reflective

This comfortable mesh kit for canines that pull by Rabbitgoo is easy to put on and take off. It has 2 leash attachments one on the back and one on the chest. Reflective straps ensure your pet's safety and are ideal for walking at night. There is also a strong handle that a seat belt can be pulled through when in a car.

PROS

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    Safety features
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    Soft padding for comfort
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    Great quality

CONS

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    N/A
Picture of an adjustable pulling harness

2. Adjustable Non Pull Pet Vest

This stylish and comfortable no pull dog leash is one of the best available on the market. It comes in a variety of colours in a range of sizes and has 2 points of attachments for a lead. Adjustable, it can also be used as a restraint when travelling in a car.

PROS

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    Soft edges to prevent rubbing
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    Reflective stitching for night visibility
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    Durable

CONS

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    Chest strap can be short on some breeds
Company of animals harnesses

3. Company of Animals 

Dog leads ideal for small dogs up to medium-sized breeds this harness stops pulling by using the “squeeze and lift” theory, a sliding security lock prevents the harness from becoming too tight and the patented mesh chest panels allow for unrestricted movement and comfort.

PROS

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    Value for money
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    Adjustable
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    Lightweight

CONS

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    Awkward to put on
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    Long cord which attaches to lead flaps around when running off lead
A picture of embark harness lead

4. Embark Active

Searches for non pull products will undoubtedly throw up this high-quality one by Embark Pets. Strong, comfortable and offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee it is especially good for large and giant breeds like Rottweilers, Bullmastiffs and Newfoundlands.

PROS

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    Comfortable padding
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    100% satisfaction guaranteed
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    No-pull front lead attachment

CONS

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    N/A
HALTI RED PULLING HARNESS

5. HALTI DOG CONTROL

Perfect for of all sizes even puppies this belt stops a pooch pulling with a front lead attachment. It comes with a fully comprehensive training guide and is ideal for those dog’s who don’t like to wear a head collar. For maximum control use with the Halti training lead.

PROS

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    Value for money
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    Padded for comfort
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    Comes with dog training manual

CONS

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    Strap around chest may rub against front legs
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    Buckle could be stronger
YELLOW FRONT SIDE HARNESS

6. FIT INTO EVERYWAY 

With over 550, 5* star reviews this is definitely one of the best rated no pull kits for small dogs as well as large ones. This set comes with a comfortable sturdy kit, plus matching lead. The reflective stitching keeps Fido safe at night and it comes in 3 colours.

PROS

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    2 leash attachments
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    Padding in chest area
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    Can be used in a car

CONS

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    Can be fiddly to adjust once on
RED EASY TO WALK HARNESS

7. LIKE EASY WALK - ADJUSTABLE 

Designed to stop animals from pulling using a front lead attachment this adjustable harness by Chaos is easy to use and is manufactured in the UK using top quality fittings. It comes in a range of sizes and is fantastic value for money.

PROS

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    Adjustable
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    Great quality
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    Made in the UK

CONS

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    N/A
mUTI cOLOURED NO CHOKE HARNESS

8. No Choke Front Leading

Made with strong polypropylene webbing the manufacturers, Walk Your Dog With Love, claim this is the best front-leading tackle for dogs that pull. It comes in a wide range of sizes and from 3 -113kg and no less than 8 great colours.

PROS

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    Reflective
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    Pet walker recommended
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    Simple to use

CONS

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    Better for medium to large breeds
GREYHOUND WITH A FULL CONTROL BODY HARNESS

9. PYRUS Soft Reflective Leash for Walking

This non pulling strap by Pyrus offers comfort, style and control for all breeds and the ergonomic design make it easy to put on and take off. Made with quality materials it is extremely durable and great value for money.

PROS

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    Ergonomic design
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    Reflective material
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    Lightweight

CONS

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    N/A
RETRIEVER WITH VEST HARNESS

10. Lifepul(TM) Vest 

This non pull dog leash is made from durable nylon material with soft padding underneath, this no pull strap for dogs is not only comfortable to wear but prevents too much pressure on the neck. It comes in 4 sizes from small to XL and has a handy loop on the back for greater control.

PROS

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    Padded
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    Value for money
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    Quick release buckle

CONS

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    Only one leash attachment
mIKKI TRAINING HARNESS

11. Mikki Training with Reflective Collar

The Mikki Anti Pull Strap will stop your pup pulling and is ideal for nervous breeds, short nose breeds, and those with delicate facial features. It comes complete with a reflective adjustable collar 'easy-fit' snap lock and can even be worn around the waist for hands-free walks.

PROS

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    Over 380, 5* reviews
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    Includes training guide
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    Value for money

CONS

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    Bit fiddly to put on
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    May rub forelegs

Choosing the right option

Type into Google “best rated non pull dog collar” and you will be overwhelmed by the array of choices, so how do you know which to choose and which is most likely to work for your canine companion?

Back-clip options

As the name would suggest this type has a ring or hoop at the back, allowing you to have control over your pooch without damaging the throat with a collar. It is usually the easiest type to get used to but isn’t really for strong pullers or reactive canines. My favourite was the Pyrus harness which is great quality and value for money.

Front-clip options

These specialist dog collars or dog leads give much greater control and are perfect for strong pullers or aggressive pups. The front leash attachment allows the animal to be gently directed and even turned to face the owner if necessary.

A variation of this can come with a tightening design, which adds a little pressure when Fido pulls away and is useful if you are training a canine and need to correct often. Of the ones we reviewed, the no-pull front-leading harness by Walk Your Dog With Love was definitely one of the best. 


Conclusion

Having control of your animal is important for safety reasons along with making daily exercise more pleasurable for both pup and owner. Pulling tightens the collar which can result in neck injuries as well as other health issues for the pooch. The best no pull dog harness can help, and  are great because of the comfort they afford the pet as well as the better control they give the owner.

John Devlin
 

Husband, father and avid dog lover. Currently the proud owner of George a pedigree Golden Retriever that barely leaves my side. However, cute this sounds a little break from the dog hairs every now and then would be nice!

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