Dog harnesses and safety harnesses in the bitiba online shop
Dog harnesses are becoming more and more popular amongst dog owners. They are usually a construction of chest straps connected across the back and abdomen, but there are many varieties, some of which are more striking. The range of models is constantly increasing and there are now dog harnesses tailored to almost every breed and size. Find a diverse selection of chest harnesses and safety harnesses for dogs in the bitiba online shop, including harnesses from top brands like Julius-K9, Ruffwear or Hunter.
Is a dog collar or dog harness better?
A dog harness offers some advantages in comparison to the classic dog collar and lead combination, especially in terms of health. The pressure exerted on the throat and trachea when pulling is better distributed with a harness, as the throat area is kept free and the lead is hooked into the back/chest area with most harnesses. If your pet is prone to respiratory problems or is suffering from tracheal collapse, it's generally recommended for it to wear a harness. Your dog will usually also benefit from greater comfort when it wears a harness during walks. You too can lead your dog better and with more control, which is another reason why dog harnesses can be useful.
What is important when you buy a dog harness?
Appearance, material, use: The huge selection of harnesses for dogs can be simply overwhelming. When buying one, you should primarily focus on whether the shape and size are right for your dog, whether there are enough adjustment options and for what purpose you wish to use the harness, e.g. as a safety harness for dogs in cars. Other important factors when buying are the quality of the workmanship and materials used, as well as whether padding is desired and how strong it should be. However, the most important factor is your dog feeling at ease in it.
Which dog harness for which dog?
One way to differentiate is by shape and individual characteristics: Normal H-lead harnesses with a back strap, two straps for the chest and one for the abdomen are adjustable in size, i.e. dog harnesses that grow with the dog. There are special sizes for puppies too. Y-safety harnesses for anxious and fearful dogs are also available. The Y-shape prevents dogs from escaping. Dog harnesses that don't need to be pulled over the head are called step-in harnesses and are particularly suitable for small and nervous dogs. Norwegian or saddle harnesses only have a chest and abdominal strap, so are especially easy to put on.
Furthermore, chest harnesses for dogs can be differentiated based on their use. There are harnesses adapted for working dogs like guide dogs, rescue dogs, hunting dogs, sledge dogs and so on, but apart from these, popular options are normal harnesses for walking on the lead and safety harnesses for strapping into the back seat of the car.
The best dog harness therefore depends on individual preferences.
Which dog harness for puppies?
Suitable dog harnesses should not limit puppies so that they can move and romp around unhindered. Hence, there are special sizes for puppies that provide comfort and grow with each dog thanks to various adjustment options. In our bitiba online shop, you can find dog harnesses from e.g. the Curli brand, which are specially adapted to the needs of puppies and small dogs.
When does a dog harness sit right?
The most important thing is for the harness to be the right size and not to limit the dog's natural movements when wearing it. Bear in mind too that dogs need readjustments when they are growing or gain and lose weight. It's also important to know that only a dog harness that doesn't chafe will stand the test of time.