Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about dog harnesses and engraving / personalization
In this section we from mypfote.com - we are happy dog owners ourselves - collect questions that would arise for ourselves when choosing a dog harness. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our support staff can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Why a dog harness instead of a collar?
As with most things here the opinions divide, we would like to go at this point, however, specifically on the advantages of a dog harness.
By leading with a harness, the load on your dog's body is distributed differently than when leading via a collar. The sensitive neck is relieved, the breathing of the dog is not restricted when pulling on the neck. Due to the wide distribution of forces in a dog harness, your four-legged friend is not restricted in his movement.
Is a dog harness suitable for every dog size?
Yes, in any case. We lead in our shop harnesses in all sizes so that both the very smallest, as well as the giant find something suitable.
For large and/or very strong dogs, a well-fitting dog harness has the advantage that, in the event of an incident, you can better control and restrain your dog by holding it by the back strap. This way you can get even your strong four-legged friend out of an unpleasant situation.
For small, especially short-nosed breeds, the harness makes it easier for your pet to breathe. Dogs who already suffer from respiratory problems due to their breed will have the pressure taken off their necks so that they can also enjoy a carefree walk.
How can I personalize my dog harness?
We offer a personalization for dog harnesses via velcro straps. Thus you can also attach different letterings to your harness and thus provide for variety.
What should I look for when buying a harness?
A dog harness should fit perfectly. For this it is important that the chest of your quadruped is not constricted. Our harnesses are adjustable with the help of a D-ring. Like a loop the belly belt is pulled by this and thus steplessly adapted. The same applies to the chest strap, which should be adjusted so that your dog is not restricted in its movement, especially on the front legs. The harness should neither constrict nor rub due to too much play. If you have a hand's width of space between the front legs and the belly strap, you are already on the right track. You should still be able to slide your hand under the belly strap and the chest strap of your dog without any problems. If your dog can still move his front legs properly and without obstacles, the harness fits. In our product descriptions you will find detailed instructions on how to find the right size.
How is the leash fastened?
On your harness are D-rings, which, well and stably processed, offer place for the attachment of the dog leash. Have a look at our leashes. With a reflective dog leash you have also ensured safety in traffic.
Which dog harnesses are there?
The harness is probably the most common harness on the market.. It consists of a back bar to which two loops are attached and a strap that connects the two loops between the front legs.
The Norwegian harness
The Norwegian harness consists of a horizontal chest strap, which is attached on both sides with the torso strap, which leads behind the front legs once around the chest. Sometimes there is a loop next to a D-ring for attaching the leash, for holding the dog. When the Norwegian harness is perfectly adjusted (be sure to note), it takes all the pressure off the dog's throat. The pull is distributed on the chest strap, thus giving you the possibility to lead your dog without any problems.
The saddle harness
Basically the saddle harness is very similar to the Norwegian harness. Only the wide back bar - which reminds of a saddle - distinguishes the harnesses from each other. The wide back strap allows you to better support your dog during hikes with your four-legged friend - or other sporting activities. The advantages of the chest strap remain here.
Which materials are processed in harnesses?
Here, as with dog leashes and dog collars, many things are possible. Depending on the size of your dog and the activity of your quadruped and you there is the possibility to use a leather harness or a nylon harness. Leather harnesses are often a bit narrower than nylon harnesses and may be a hindrance for dogs that need a lot of stability and go on long walks. However, leather harnesses do not restrict your dog's movement and do not prevent even slender dogs from fully exercising. Nylon harnesses are also available in narrow versions. So it is up to you to decide on a material.