Right Way to Put a Harness on Your Dog

Make sure harness is appropriate size for your dog with room for adjustments.

Check Harness Fit  

Unbuckle all neck, girth, and/or shoulder straps so harness lays flat.

Unclip All Straps  

Have dog step through harness opening by guiding their head through first. 

Dog Steps In

Pull harness up and align on dog's body. Attach girth strap first.

Pull Straps Up

Clip and adjust neck strap so it doesn't constrict neck when pulling.

Connect Neck Strap 

 For front-clip types, connect and adjust chest strap between front legs.

Attach Chest Strap

Make sure nothing restricts movement when walking, running or sitting.

Check Movement  

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