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Harness Safety: Tips for Properly Fitting & Securing Your Dog's Harness

The first step to keeping your pup safe, happy, and healthy is knowing how to properly fit and secure their harness.

That’s why we’ve put together a guide with the most essential tips to help you select the best harness for your pup, as well as how to securely and safely fit it so that even the most daring of adventurers will stay by your side.

Let's dive in.

Measure for the Right Fit

Before making any decisions about which French Bulldog harness (or another breed) is right for your pet, it’s important to make sure you measure correctly so that you get the right size.

To start with, we've found that weight is often the best indicator of size. 

Check out the sizing chart on our product page.

To ensure they’re comfortable while wearing a harness, beyond getting the weight, you need accurate measurements of their chest circumference just behind their front legs. Make sure the tape measure fits snugly but isn't overly tight when taking this measurement.

Look at Different Styles of Harnesses

Once you know the exact measurements of your pup, you can start looking at different styles of harnesses. There are two main types – ones that attach around the neck and chest (known as ‘Harnesses-Collar Combo’) and ones that attach only around the chest (known as ‘Regular Harnesses’).

The regular style tends to restrict movement less, is more comfortable for the dog, and may be better suited if your pup is a natural jumper or puller when out on walks. Think about what type best suits your little one before making a purchase. At Benji&Me, we sell the regular style.

Choose Quality Materials

Mismatched materials can easily lead to discomfort or chafing while wearing a harness. For example, a low-quality French Bulldog harness could also cause irritation to sensitive skin or allergies - not ideal.

Invest in dog harnesses with quality materials like breathable neoprene or lightweight nylon which are both comfortable and durable enough for everyday use.

When looking at adjustable straps, look for quick-release clips with metal hardware (such as that provided by Benji&Me) over plastic clips which tend to slip open over time causing an inadequate fit and potential escape risks.

Check How Easy It Is To Put On & Take Off

You don't want anything too tricky when it comes to putting on or taking off a French Bulldog harness - no matter how much experience you have with dogs. Look for simple buckles that fasten quickly but still remain secure on those all-important outings into nature.

Remember too that some breeds have short hairs that can get tangled in buckles if not designed correctly - keep an eye out for smooth edges when shopping around.

Check For Comfort Factors

It’s also important to look for factors such as padding around the chest and belly area, and adjustable straps that will ensure a comfortable fit. 

After all, you don't want your pup feeling uncomfortable while they explore. Look out for a soft and lightweight feel, as well as breathable fabrics which are gentle on the skin.

The Benji&Me Harness is designed with these comfort factors in mind, ensuring your pup stays happy when walking, running, or playing.

Be Aware Of Potential Rubbing Points Or Areas Of Restriction

If you make the mistake of choosing a harness that is ill-fitting, it can cause irritation and potentially even hair loss due to rubbing. Pay close attention to any areas of restriction or rubbing points as these can cause problems.

With the Benji&Me Harness, you won't need to add any material to avoid irritation as it's been crafted with extra cushioning in areas where your pet needs it most - such as high-friction spots and around their stomach.

Prioritizing pet comfort always pays off in the long run.

Check All Straps Regularly For Wear & Tear

Last but not least, make sure to examine any straps on your harness every month after use or washing - this way you can help prevent snags during walks that may cause distress and discontent. The last thing you want is for any part of the harness to break while out and about.

Final Thoughts

Finding the perfect harness for your pup doesn't have to be a stressful task. Unfortunately, there are many products on the market that don't meet the highest standards of quality and comfort, so it's important to read descriptions carefully and know your pup’s measurements before making a purchase.

At Benji&Me, we craft our harnesses with both form and function in mind - from the materials used to the design features incorporated. We've done the research for you and crafted the perfect harness for your pup's comfort and safety.

If you're in the market for a new dog harness where high quality meets affordable pricing, check out the Benji&Me Harness. We're so confident that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
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