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Black Dog Wear Balance Harness - Small

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The Balance Harness is a training tool and should be used as part of a training program to reduce your dog's tendency to pull on lead.

If you are looking for a more general purpose Harness, then look at our Dog Harness.

  • Do not use this Balance Harness to tether your dog! 
  • Do not use this Balance Harness as a restraint in a Car! 
  • Do Not use this Balance Harness with a lead longer than 2 metres! 
  • The Balance Harness might break if you use it with any of the above, so that's why we suggest you Check-Out the Dog Harness.

Balance Harness - for training Walking Control with pulling dogs.

The Black Dog Balance Harness helps stop your dog pulling on lead - it helps you train your dog to balance correctly on all four feet and not rely on the lead - They learn to walk comfortably without the need to pull.

  • Gently Stops Dogs Pulling and allows Effective Training
  • Control from the Front and the Back, using a Double Ended Lead - the Extra Large is now available as a Training Pack, with a stainless steel shorter lead, see Balance Harness Training Packs for Harness/Lead combo deal
  • or Just Connect at the Front, with a normal lead.
  • Easy to Fit and adjust - comfortable and strong.
  • Restores Balance and allows Effective Lead Training.

A great Walking Harness, and an effective training alternative for dogs with neck issues, or if a head halter is not appropriate.

If your dog is an escape artist, you may also like to consider a Connector Strap as backup security. They are easily attached as backup security on Balance Harnesses, connected between the Front D-Ring (or back O-Ring) and clipped to the dog's collar.


Measuring for a Balance Harness

We size Balance Harnesses by the Girth Measurement of a dog. We also have the Chest measurement available to double-check this too.

Don't just try to guess by breed type - there's lots of variation in sizes of individual dogs, so a Girth Measurement will get the right size harness first time.

Check the picture below to see where the "Girth Measurement" should be taken. The Chart shows both measurements to help you get the right fit.

Use a soft tape measure.

  • Place the tape measure around your dog's body, just behind the front legs.
  • Pull it to be a tight, snug fit and read off the measurement.
  • Now check the chart below, to select the correct size.

The Black Dog Balance Harness helps break this feed-back training and helps train your dog to balance on all fours when on the lead.

Using the Balance Harness

 You will get best results if you use a Double Ended Lead, but you can also work with a normal lead.  Some people find a Double Ended Lead too cumbersome, but it is easy once you get the hang of it, it is sort of like the reins on a horse.

Dogs can pull harder than we can so don't let yourself get into a "tug of war" game, you'll have better results if you use a pulsating action on the lead - pull, release, pull, release, etc.- rather than just trying to pull harder or keep steady presure to hold your dog back - this just makes things worse.

When we keep steady pressure on the Lead, it is easy for a dog to pull against it by leaning forward, so you'll need to practice "pulsating the lead" with the pull, release, pull, release action.  This makes it uncomfortable for the dog to pull against the lead, it is likely to stop and look at you to work out what is going on - when it stops and looks at you, immediately stop pulsating the lead  - for the dog the uncomfortable thing stops and so he/she has just been rewarded for not being on a tight lead.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When dogs pull on leash they lean forward, using their weight and strength to pull against the leash - we often reinforce this by pulling back on the leash and inadvertently train the dog to pull even harder.