Dogs that pull while on a leash are quite bothersome, but this is also a very common problem. If you're dealing with this struggle with your pet, finding a no-pull harness will help you in your training efforts. I've tried out the Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness to see how it measures up to the competition.
If you've ever been pulled along by a dog on a leash, then you understand that it is not just annoying, it's also very dangerous. Pulling is a safety issue for both the dog and the handler. Injury to the dog's neck, throat or legs can occur from constant pulling, and it will also take a toll on your arms, shoulders and back.
Harnesses have quickly become the top choice for dog trainers and owners when leash training dogs. Harnesses distribute force throughout the dog's chest, unlike traditional collars that place 100% of the force around the dog's neck.
While a no pull dog harness is the safest and easiest way to stop a dog from pulling on a leash, remember that leash training cannot be avoided. A no-pull harness is not a miracle cure. They only serve as a temporary solution and as a simple aid while you’re training your dog to walk properly on a leash.
The Rabbitgoo Dog Harness claims to have more padding than most similar products and offers a lot of seemingly great features. But, is it as great as it seems? And, is it too expensive for pet owners on a budget? I'll share all of the details and information about my experience with this harness in the following review.
Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness Review
This is an over-the-head harness, which is my favorite style. With a step-in harness, you have to get your dog to step through the straps of the harness and pull it up around his chest. As the name suggests, an over-the-head harness just slips right over Fido's head and secures with buckles on either side of his chest.
In my opinion, it's much easier to put an over-the-head harness on your dog than it is to get him to climb into a step-in harness.
As you'll see in my video guide above, the Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness has adjustable slide straps at 4 different adjustment points. This makes it very easy to get the proper fit, as long as you measure properly and order the right size harness.
There are also two metal leash attachments. One is the standard attachment on the back of the harness between the dog's shoulder blades. The other is in the middle of the chest, which is the attachment you would use when training your dog not to pull on his leash.
There is also a handle on the back of the harness between the dog's shoulder blades. This ‘traffic handle' allows you to take control of your dog whenever necessary. For example, if you're walking on a crowded sidewalk and need Fido to stay right next to you, you'll need a harness with a handle like this.
- X-Small – chest girth 13″-17″
- Small – chest girth 17″-22″
- Medium – chest girth 22″-27″
- Large – chest girth 27″-32″
- Extra-Large chest girth 32″-38″
There are also 4 colors available: black, green, orange and an LED light-up option. One thing to mention is that at the time of this review the LED harness is only available in a large size.
I was impressed with how comfortable this harness is for Saddie. Some harnesses have very minimal padding or none at all – just nylon straps running down their back and chest. If you have a dog with thick fur, this may not be a problem, but thin straps can also chafe a dog's skin (especially on his chest and under his armpits).
I was pleased to see that the Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness has heavy-duty padding made from soft, breathable material. We've only taken Saddie hiking twice since having this harness and we've taken dozens of walks, but she has never seemed to be too hot while wearing it.
This harness also features reflective straps, which you can see in the photo above. This is an important feature to look for when shopping for a dog harness, as it keeps your pup visible to traffic and other people who may be out and about in the same area.
Depending on the size and color of the harness that you choose, they are currently selling on Amazon for $17.99-$21.59. For a quality dog harness, that is a very reasonable price. In fact, many harnesses made with the same materials that offer as many features are more expensive than this option.