Take the lead with dog harnesses
As a dog owner, you probably take your pet to different places - from quick walks down the street and outings to the dog park, to longer excursions, such as hill walking or weekend camping expeditions.
In addition, there are the important visits to the vet and you may also need to bring your dog to the groomer frequently.
Wherever you take your furry friend, you'll want to make sure that you can control your pet - and a high-quality dog harness is one of the most effective options available.
As experts in all things dog-related, Muddy Paws is the ideal source for dog harnesses.
We take pride in providing only the best items available in terms of quality, value and appearance - such as the range of Ruffwear dog harnesses - and we make it easy for you to buy items online from the comfort of home.
Why use a dog harness?
Whether you have a papillon or a poodle, a dachshund or a doberman, using a non-pull harness can be the safest and most effectual way to control your pet.
For one thing, a dog harness fits around the animal's chest and body. This means your pooch won't be putting undue pressure on his windpipe, which could cause coughing or choking.
Since the pressure is more evenly distributed, pups are also less likely to pull on the lead . This is ideal for training purposes and can be especially useful if you have a large dog that has been known to overpower you on walks.
What's more, some breeds - generally those with thick necks and narrow heads - can easily slip out of a normal collar. This could be especially dangerous in places where there may be oncoming cars. With dog harnesses, however, it's extremely difficult for an animal to escape.
Of course, your pet will also need a dog collar and tags for identification purposes.
What kinds of harnesses are available?
There are many different types of dog harnesses to choose from and the right option will depend on your pet and the type of activities you plan to do with your canine companion.
• Standard harnesses - These are generally made from thick nylon webbing and have heavy-duty plastic buckles for ease of use.
• Padded dog harnesses - Similar to the standard harnesses, these have an extra layer of cushioning, making them more comfortable for your pet to wear.
• Dog car harnesses - An effective car safety device for canines, these fasten to the seatbelt, keeping your pet away from the driver and providing restraint in case of a collision.
• Head harnesses - These work in a way similar to a horse halter, controlling your pet via his head. One of the main benefits to these is that if your pet begins to pull on the lead, the movement actually forces your animal's head to turn and face you.
As well as choosing the best style of harness for your pet, you'll also have a wide range of colours to choose from. You might also want to consider something with a pattern like polka dots or stripes.
Shop online with Muddy Paws
Here at Muddy Paws, we offer a collection of high-quality products that are sure to get your canine companion's tail wagging!
Whether you're looking for dog harnesses or other products, like dog coats and clothing , beds or puppy toys, we'll be able to help you find what you need.
If you have any questions about which product is best for your pet, we'll be happy to provide advice and assistance, so please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with our latest news and special offers.