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What Should You Know Before Getting a Dog Harness – A Guide

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Choosing a dog harness is an important decision for any pet owner. Harnesses come in a variety of styles, materials, and sizes, and selecting the right one for your dog can make all the difference in terms of safety, comfort, and convenience.

In this guide, we will provide an overview of the different types of harnesses and their features when selecting one for your pet.

What is a Dog Harness? 

A dog harness is a type of device used to attach a leash to a dog. It is designed to provide more control and prevent choking or injury to the pet’s neck and back. Harnesses come in many types, from basic models to more elaborate ones with extra features. 

Harnesses can be beneficial for training and controlling your dog. They help provide better control over your dog and make it easier to train them. Harnesses also provide comfort to your dog as they spread the pressure away from the neck and across the chest.

What to Consider Before Buying Dog Harnesses

1) Size and Weight

It is important to get a harness that fits your dog properly and comfortably, as an ill-fitting harness can cause discomfort and can even lead to injury. The size of the harness should be appropriate for the size and weight of the dog. 

Smaller dogs may need an extra-small harness, while larger breeds might require an extra-large. The weight of the harness should also be taken into account, as heavier harnesses can cause strain on the dog’s body.

You can check out size guide for instructions on how to choose the right size of harness for your dog. Alternatively you can reach out to us directly via our contact form or DM on social media.

2) Type of Harness

A type of harness to consider before buying is one that is specific to the breed of dog you have. Different breeds have different shapes, sizes, and activity levels, so you’ll want to find a harness that fits the needs of your pup. 

Some harnesses are designed for comfort and security, while others are designed for more active dogs. Additionally, some harnesses are designed to be used with a leash and others are intended for hands-free control. Choosing the right type of harness is essential to make sure your pup is safe and comfortable.

At Love Harlso, we have a range of adjustable dog harnesses, these are the perfect harness for most dogs. They are comfortable, stylish and safe.

3) How You Walk Your Dog

Walking your dog can be an enjoyable experience for both you and your pup. When using a harness, it is important to ensure that it fits properly, is comfortable for your dog, and provides you with enough control.


The right harness can be an invaluable tool for helping you and your pup have a great time out and about. When choosing a harness, it is important to consider factors such as size, comfort and durability. 

Love Harlso has a collection of dog harnesses perfect for every kind of pup. We sell cute dog collars and accessories that are both fashionable and functional! Take a look at our wide selection to find one for your furry friend. 

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5 Things to Get Before Bringing Your Dachshund Home

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Dachshunds are some of the most popular and beloved dog breeds in the world. They are loyal,
loving, and incredibly friendly. However, before you bring home your new dachshund, there are
a few things you need to have for you and your pup to be happy and healthy.
So, are you bringing home a new and adorable dachshund? Here’s what you need:

  1. Harnesses
    Having the proper equipment is essential for a happy, healthy dachshund. To support their
    energetic personality, it’s important to have a harness that will prevent strain on their back and
    neck. A harness is more secure than a collar, so your pup won’t be able to squirm away. It’s
    best to get your dachshund used to wearing a harness early to prevent potential issues as they
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2. Stain and Odor Solutions
Bringing a puppy home can be exciting, but it also means that there is a risk of accidents. And,
by accidents, we mean the staining and smelly ones! Using a product that eliminates odors and
stains can help ensure that your house stays clean and that your puppy will not repeat their
mistakes in the same spot. Of course, you should also be potty training your dachshund in the
meantime, but at the moment, a stain and odor-eliminating solution will make your life easier
and help keep your house clean.

3. Healthy Snacks and Food
If your dachshund could speak, they’d likely tell you that food is their number one priority in life.
To stay healthy and strong, they’ll need consistent and nutritious meals. We highly recommend
dog foods that are specifically formulated for dachshunds and take into account their unique
dietary needs. Additionally, it’s best to provide treats that have already been broken into small
pieces. Since dachshunds are prone to gaining weight, these bite-sized snacks will help you
avoid overfeeding them while still rewarding their good behavior.

4. A Chew Toy
Getting toys for your dachshund can be overwhelming with all the cute choices, but you don’t
need many. Providing a few chew toys will help keep them from destroying your couch or
shoes. Look for durable toys that won’t break easily, and avoid ones with synthetic materials
that could be swallowed.

5. A Cosy Bed
Dachshunds love to have a safe and comfortable place for them to sleep and relax. When
looking for a bed, you want a machine-washable cover and a non-slip bottom. This will allow for
an easy clean-up and keep the bed from moving while they are getting in and out. Also, look to get beds that look like a cave or burrow, which offers them a sense of security. Putting the bed
in a crate can also help with housetraining and creating a space that is all their own.

Dachshunds are a fun and active breed, but you’ll need to treat them the right way, even on the
day you bring them home! So, to ensure your pup is comfortable and happy, you’ll need to
provide them with the right supplies. A collar and leash, food and water dishes, toys, and a cosy
bed are essential items for your dachshund. With the right products, your pup will have
everything they need to live its best life.
Love Harlso offers stylish dog harnesses and other accessories to give dog owners what they
need to treat their furry friends the right way. If you are looking for Dachshund pet supplies, check
out what we offer!

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The Significance of Picking the Right Harness for Your Dog

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Dog harnesses are a type of pet gear that is used to restrain or manage our four-legged friends. They come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes; therefore, it’s important to choose the best one for your pet.

This is a great alternative for you if you own a dog and want more control over it. Below are some of the instances where a dog harness would prove to be useful.

1. It Provides Extra Control

A harness can help you keep control of your dog, even if they are a leash puller. The leash can be attached to the back of your Love Harlso harness for easier control of your dog’s movement. This comes in very handy when navigating congested sidewalks or streets.

2. It Can Help Prevent Injuries

When walking, dogs that tug on the leash put a lot of pressure on their necks. Their trachea may collapse as a result of this, causing a life-threatening emergency. In short, you may protect your dog’s neck from being strained by the leash by using a harness.

3. It Helps Your Dog Feel More at Ease

A harness can provide additional comfort for your dog as an alternative to a collar. This is especially evident with pugs and bulldogs, which have short snouts. A harness helps alleviate potential pain or irritation to their delicate necks.

How Do I Determine My Dog’s Harness Size?

There are a few factors to think about when determining the proper harness size for your dog. We have a handy sizing chart available at Get your dog’s chest size first. The widest part of your dog’s chest is right behind their front legs if your dog cannot tolerate being measured with a tape measure, try using a piece of string and measure the string. 

You should also measure, around the neck where your dogs collar would naturally sit, make sure to leave a slight gap. You should be able to slip two fingers between the measuring the tape, this will ensure the correct size for a comfortable fit for your dog. 

Now that you know your dog’s exact dimensions, you can go out and get a harness that fits properly. At Love Harlso we have lots of different sizes and styles available to suit you and your dogs personality. 

What Are the Main Considerations When Buying a Dog Harness?

When shopping for a dog harness, it’s important to think about more than just its size. When shopping for one, the first question to ask is what kind will work best. There are many various harnesses available; therefore, it is vital to shop around for the one that is most suited for your pet. At Love Harlso we stock Y-shaped dog harnesses. We believe that these are the most comfortable and safest harnesses for your dog. 

The harness’s fabric should be your second priority. Different materials are used to create harnesses, and you should select one that your dog is most at ease wearing. At Love Harlso our harnesses are made from Neoprene, we chose this material because it is comfortable, easy to clean and very durable. Your dog can be both comfortable and stylish in our dog harnesses. 


When you go for walks or indulge in other activities with your dog, a dog harness can be an excellent accessory to have for ensuring the dog’s comfort and safety. You just need to do a little bit of research in order to get the ideal dog harness for your four-legged pal.

Feel free to follow our tips above, and you will never have to worry about picking the wrong one for your dog.

If you are looking for a great source of high-quality dog harnesses in Northern Ireland, look no further than our selections here at Love Harlso. We offer a wide range of harnesses and dog accessories that are sure to provide your four-legged friends with the comfort and mobility that they need. Feel free to check out our ‘Dog Harnesses and Accessories’ section for more of our harness variants and their prices.

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Dog harness models? Meet our global brand ambassadors!

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Welcome to the Love Harlso blog! This space on our website is to bring you up to date with what we are doing behind the scenes of the brand. We are incredibly proud of our dog harness range and feel humbled by the support we have received since our launch in November!

We plan to add to this range over time and want to bring high quality products at affordable prices. From November through to December we done 30 days of giveaways and gave away £1000’s of merchandise to Harlso fans around the world to celebrate the launch of the brand. Thank you for supporting our new venture!

We love seeing the photos of dogs in our accessories! Throughout February we ran a brand ambassador search and we are pleased to announce that we have selected 5 ambassadors to represent Love Harlso. I’d encourage you to follow them on Instagram! Their accounts are AMAZING!

  1. Firstly, meet Cookie, she is a Brussels Griffon from Montreal, Canada. Her siblings, Moony and Hunter are also part of the team. They love the sun, sleeping (a lot), food and kisses!

2. Next we have Frankie a 4 year old, smooth haired miniature dachshund from Scotland. She also loves food and sunbathing (typical dachshund behaviour)! Her human loves taking photographs of Frankie running outside and we love to see her action shots! Frankie is pictured wearing the Pinata Party reversible dog harness.

3. Thirdly, meet Lola and Bear they are two long haired mini dachshunds from New Zealand! They love exploring the great outdoors and spending time with their mum who adores them. Bear is wearing our Love Harlso harness in size small!

4. Meet Ellie and Wendy! These adorable fashionistas are French Bulldogs from Italy. They are crazy for cuddles, walks on the beach and making friends! Pictured on a beautiful beach during sunset wearing our Ooh La Llama adjustable dog harness!

5. Phoebe and Howie the Shichons (Shih tzu x Bichon) are from the USA. Phoebe is 1 year old and Howie celebrated his first birthday earlier this week. Their favourite snacks are pears and snap peas! Phoebe loves to cuddle and Howie loves to play. Pictured is Phoebe wearing our Rainbows and Unicorn reversible harness!

Follow Love Harlso on Instagram and keep an eye on our posts! We may be looking for more brand ambassadors in the future!