20 or 30 years ago, the harness was rarely used on a dog. Times have changed. Now, dog owners are praising it. A joint study between veterinarians and dog harness manufacturers has show that 30% of dogs now wear them.
Choosing the right size for the harness
If the harness is adjustable like a leash, the room for maneuver is often reduced, especially on the sides of the dog. Therefore, it is important to choose a harness at the right size. There is mainly a distribution of sizes in S, M, L, but some models like the very famous K9 harness have more variations.
If the harness is too tight it will be a challenge to put it on and the dog will feel compressed. Obviously, his well-being is not assured or worse, the harness may become a source of discomfort and pain. As for an harness that is too loose, its usefulness becomes null if your furry companion can run away as soon as he wants.
If you order online, it may a good idea to buy two sizes, as long as you can return one without charge. If so, you can try your two different harness sizes and