If you’re tired of having a nervous breakdown and an intense workout every time you take your dog for a walk, then this harness is the solution you’ve been looking for. This no-pull dog harness by Tianyao is designed specifically with large breed dogs in mind, so you know it’s built tough. We all love our larger furry friends, but when it comes time to take them for a walk, if your dog hasn’t been properly trained, then your dog may end up taking you for a walk, instead of the other way around. This model gives you back total control, taking the stress out of your daily walks, and making is a more enjoyable, safer experience, for both you and your pup.
Overview and Features
Who doesn’t love large breed dogs? But these big, goofy furry friends are also incredibly strong, which can make it difficult for you to control them when you’re out for a walk. If you don’t know how to teach your dog commands, or they’re particularly stubborn, then teaching them how to walk loose leash using a basic collar can be both impossible and unsafe.
Whether they just have a ton of energy, or they’re prone to trying to dart off unexpectedly, if they see another dog or the neighbor’s cat, walking a large breed dog that you can’t control can be a recipe for disaster. This is actually a very unsafe situation, especially if your pet is dog or animal aggressive, or has a tendency to run out into the street. Some pet owners will try to remedy the situation by using a choke collar or prong collar, but if your dog is determined, then they’re not going to allow those types of collars to slow them down.
This is currently one of the best no-pull dog harnesses for a variety of reasons. Aside from the fact that it’s incredibly durable, it actually works. Instead of you giving your dog all the control by using a harness with a harness that has an attachment on the back or a collar, you’re taking back the control. The innovative design consists of a ring attachment placed on the dog’s chest instead of the back. So, when your dog begins to pull, all you have to do is pull on the leash, causing them to partially turn right into you, instead of allowing them to use their neck and shoulder strength to drag you along for the ride.
This harness is specifically designed to handle large breed dogs, such as huskies, German shepherds, and American Staffordshire terriers. The fact that the harness is designed to handle big breeds specifically will be a huge plus to any owner in search of a harness that’s designed to last and handle a powerful, muscular dog, without tearing or fraying.
This model will work for dogs with a chest girth that ranges from twenty-two inches up to thirty-two inches. The harness is not designed for medium-sized dogs or extra-large breeds.
Safe for Night Walks
If you’re out walking your dog at night, then you know how important it is to wear clothing that makes you highly visible to traffic, cyclists, and even other pedestrians. Fortunately, this harness comes with reflective strips that will make your dog highly visible, keeping both of you safe in low light conditions.
If you’ve tried choke chains and prong collars with no success, then a no-pull harness is the best alternative. It’s also the most humane and the most comfortable. When you use a prong collar or choke chain, you can actually cause soft tissue damage that’s quite painful, especially if you have a very determined dog who will willingly choke themselves as they continue to pull against the collar in order to walk faster. This is usually the case with collars, which is what makes harnesses a much safer alternative. Aside from soft tissue damage, you can cause trachea damage.
Additionally, if your dog continues to pull against the collar, even after it has impacted their oxygen flow, you can potentially cut off oxygen to their brain. Instead of causing mild to severe injuries, a harness is designed to take your dog’s power away, giving you total control. The placement of the leash attachment is key. The D-ring is located on their chest, instead of on their back.
A standard harness with a back leash attachment basically allows your dog to use all their power to continue to pull you. With the front attachment, when you pull back on the leash once your dog begins to drag you, you’re forcing your dog to slightly turn into you.
You’ll be surprised by how quickly your dog catches on and slows down in order to prevent this action. Many pet owners have even reported a significant change during the first use. This harness is a perfect alternative to harmful choke chains and prong collars, and it’s one that’s very effective, almost instantly. This harness works by distributing the pulling pressure to the body, in order to prevent choking.
The built-in top handle allows you to have even more control over your pet. This handle will come in handy if you have a dog that’s animal or dog aggressive. If your dog sees another animal and gets too excited, simply grab the handle to prevent them from lunging or darting off.
The harness comes with a locking feature on both snaps, in order to improve security, preventing the harness from accidentally opening during use.
Mesh lining can be found throughout the harness, which makes it highly breathable. This will help to keep your dog nice and cool in hot weather conditions.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Easy to put on
- Reflective strips
- Chest leash attachment
- Not designed for toy breeds, small dogs, or medium-sized dogs
- Buckles are made out of plastic
Tianyao Versus Chai’s Choice Best Outdoor Adventure Dog Harness
The competing harness by Chai’s Choice is definitely more versatile, in terms of size options. In fact, it’s designed for breeds of all sizes ranging from toy to extra-large. It’s also highly adjustable and features an ergonomic design that makes the harness more comfortable for your pet. The highly adjustable straps will allow you to get the perfect fit, without causing skin irritation.
Like the harness by Tianyao, the harness is also highly breathable and heavily padded, working to keep your pet cool and comfortable in hot weather. Both types of harnesses are well-built and durable, but the Chai’s Choice harness is by far the most versatile, considering it will work for breeds of all sizes. However, if you have a particularly strong large breed dog that’s packing some serious muscle, then I’d stick with a harness that’s specifically designed with large breed dogs in mind.
Conclusion and Rating
Since the Tianyao harness is specifically designed for large breeds, you know it’s built to last and can easily handle the pulling pressure that large muscular breeds possess. The breathable design, combined with its highly adjustable straps will allow you to get the best fit to prevent chafing or your dog from slipping the collar once you’re on your walk and they become frustrated at your slower pace. Since the harness is equipped with reflective strips, it works to keep your dog highly visible, making this model a great choice for the pet owner who enjoys taking their dog for a walk at night. Built tough, reasonably priced, and very effective, this harness earned a rating of four and a half out of five stars.