Tactical Dog Harness: The Best Heavy Duty Harness for a Happy Hound

No matter what type of dog you have, all can benefit from the right tactical dog harness.

Perhaps you've had a dog by your side your entire life. Or maybe you're new to canine companionship, taking in a Chihuahua or a Jack Russell or a black Lab to give support and encouragement during the pandemic. Dog training took off as a hobby as well, and with it, service dog harnesses, heavy duty dog leashes, and training harnesses perfect for better control of big dogs. Either way, you have learned (or better or worse) that walking him (especially if he's a large dog) is one of the key components of your relationship.

Of course, taking your dog out is necessary for his bodily functions, but it's also an opportunity to bond with your animal friend. He's delighted to spend the time with the Leader of the Pack (that's you). It can also be good exercise for both of you.

Walking requires gear, of course. Chief among it is a tactical dog harness with all the bells and whistles. The best tactical dog harness will replace your dog collar with ease, giving you quick-release buckles, adjustable straps, metal buckles, a heavy duty d-ring for leash attachment, multiple leash attachment points, nylon material with sturdy stitching, a comfortable fit, and maybe even a spot for a few water bottles! But with all the designs and fabrications out there, how do you know what the best dog harness is for your working dog? We can help! Read on for some top training vest options for military dogs like german shepherds, large breeds, and even small dog breeds. Whether you buy them from Amazon, Chewy, or somewhere else, dog owners can rest assured that these are the best service dog vests on offer.

One Tigris Tactical Dog Harness Vest with Handle

Tactical harnesses are generally used for military, police, and service dogs. One of their unique features is the MOLLE system—Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment. This system uses Velcro patches to which various pouches can be attached. So even if your hound is not a 'professional,' she can carry her own food and water on an excursion into the country.

Chai's Choice Premium Outdoor Adventure 3M Polyester Reflective Front Clip

This harness removes pressure from your canine buddy's neck, and 3M reflective material makes him visible in low lighting. If you enjoy relaxing walks with your pupper right before bed, this could be a smart choice.

Ruffwear Dog Front Range Harness

This has a clip on the back of the neck, as well as on the chest. If your dog tends to pull away from you, attach the leash to the front clip. If not, or when she learns to walk nicely beside you, attach the clip to the back. This is the popular "no-pull" system that has trained many a dog to walk cooperatively. So smart!

Kurgo Journey Air Dog Harness

This is designed for both rough terrain and a neighborhood walk. Ample padding keeps your best bud comfy, while reflective trim makes your canine friend visible at night.

Rabbitgoo Dog Harness

Fortunately neither made of rabbits nor goo, this popular and affordable harness has soft and breathable padding to keep your canine pal comfortable. It also features front and back no-pull clips. Reflective strips provide safety for nocturnal walks.

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