What Dog Harness is Best for a Dog Tie Out?
A choosing dog harness can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. However, when choosing the right harness that will work best with a dog tie out stake, there are several things to consider:
- What is your dog's play style?
- What type of material and buckles are there?
- Are there multiple dogs playing at once?
Some dog harnesses come with a hook in the front, on the chest; and others hook to the back of the harness. If you have a chill dog that does not do much rolling around, then you can get either type of harness.
If the harness features Plastic Buckles the clip, you want to be sure they are thick enough to take the force of sudden pull without breaking. Don't underestimate the strength of your dog.
Check all parts that the tie out cable is supposed clip onto. Make sure they are metal, not plastic; ESPECIALLY for dogs that are 40 lbs and over! Some harnesses feature a heavy plastic to clip your tie out cables or leashes to, but this could be risky with a tie out stake setup that gives the dog running room to break that plastic D-ring.
Is the material dependable? Is the stitching on the harness super strong? You want a dog harness that has heavy duty stitching. This is because ALL of the most important parts are supported by the stitching on the harness. The latches and the D-rings that the leashes attach to are all connected to the stitching of the Harness.