Dog Harness Instructions

Having a dog walk with a harness helps your control while in motion and prevents injury to your pet's neck and spine.Pet Lodge USA - Winking Dog

How to put on your dog harness in seven easy steps:

Step One: Hold the harness in front of you. Notice it is made of four pieces of material: two circles and two straight pieces holding it together. Snap the buckle so that it is closed.

Step Two: Lay the harness on your lap. With your hands, position it so the closed circle is closest to your knees and the circle with the buckle is closest to your stomach, with the shiny metal ring being on top.

Step Three: Position the dog with the head away from you. If the dog is trying to move while harnessing, apply slight pressure to keep in place.

Step Four: Make sure the harness is in the same position as the way you laid it on your lap. Place the closed circle over the dog's head moving the metal ring to the dog's middle back.

Step Five: Lift up the dog's right leg and move it through the larger hole. This will make a t-bone of material down the dog's back with the metal ring still at the center of the back.

Step Six: Reach under the dog's left leg. Pull both sides of the buckle together and snap to the rear of the left leg. Both the dog's underbelly and back should have pieces of material in the shape of a capitol I or H, depending on the angle.

Step Seven: Attach the leash to the metal ring on the dog's back.

Now your dog is ready for a walk with you!