Most dog owners rely on collars to walk their canine companions. Some dogs need a sturdy collar because of their size or strength. Others might be more comfortable in something other than neckwear, especially if they pull.
Enter the Comfy Control Harness, which goes on your dog's body. Pet stores have many different kinds of harnesses, but this one is touted as an exceptionally comfortable way to walk your dog. It's also reasonably priced, selling for less than ten dollars at many stores and websites. While it's not the strongest harness you'll ever find, you'll get your money's worth.
Best For Smaller Dogs
The Comfy Control Harness comes in small, medium, large, and extra large sizes to accommodate pretty much any breed. When you take it out of the package, you know right away it's a dog harness, but it looks a bit different from standard models. When you put it on your dog, it looks like a cute little sports bra that's been put on backwards.
The harness is mesh, with Velcro fasteners. It's designed to distribute pressure across the dog's chest and torso, which is more comfortable than constant tugging on the animal's neck.
I tested the small dog version, and it fit a Pomeranian-sized dog nicely and worked very well. I think it would work well for medium breeds, too, although I'd be a bit worried about using it on larger canines like Great Danes or Rotties, especially those with a propensity to pull. It's decently constructed, but I'd still be somewhat fearful that a big dog could get out of it and that he'd be hard to control with just the harness. That's the main reason I deducted a star.
A Comfy Walk
For small dogs, it's nice and comfortable, and it looks so cute. I really do think it's preferable to a collar because who would want all that pressure concentrated on one body point, and a sensitive one at that? Imagine being jerked around by your neck repeatedly. No, thanks!
In contrast, the Comfy Harness distributes any pressure over a wider area, to sturdier parts of the dog's body. The mesh is nice for air circulation, too. Overall, it just feels like a more humane option, especially for small, more delicate pups.
The Comfy Harness is a good item to keep in your pet's emergency evacuation kit. In a storm or other disaster, your dog will be stressed enough, so she'll appreciate a more comfortable walking option. Just be sure to have a collar for her, too, so you can affix an ID tag.
Check The Size
Initially, this product was only available online, but now you can get it in many stores that carry As Seen On TV brands. I always recommend checking out items that need to be sized in person, even when there's a recommended size on the box.
The Comfy Control Harness goes by across-the-shoulder measurements, but looking at it in person will give you a better sense of whether it will fit your particular dog. Also, when you buy it in a store, it's easier to exchange if you get the wrong size.
The Comfy Control Harness costs around $10, so it's worth giving this product a try. While it's not the most durable harness you'll ever purchase, it will last long enough to make the price worth your investment. It comes with a leash, too, although I'm fussy and prefer to use my own leashes. Still, at worst, it makes a good spare.
Overall, the low price makes this harness a good buy, especially for small and medium dogs. It's easy to put on and take off, and your dog will appreciate the comfort of not having to deal with all that neck pressure.