Best Harnesses For Bernedoodles
Many pet parents opt for harnesses over collars, and we’ve compiled a list of the best harnesses for Bernedoodles.
1. Editor’s Pick: Gooby Choke Free Harness
This easy to step in and out of harness from Gooby is made of neoprene and easy to care for. It’s lightweight and comfy on your Bernedoodle and comes in several colors. It’s best for medium to large Bernedoodles.
2. Runner Up: Xanady No Pull Dog Vest Harness
There is the tiny Bernedoodle, the miniature Bernedoodle and then there is the Bernadoodle you get when you have a mix of standard Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog. A standard sized Benedoodle can weigh up to 90 pounds! These Standard Bernedoodles are willful, playful dogs that could probably use a well constructed durable No Pull Vest Harness! The Xanady is extremely comfortable with mesh padding and you can pick from the color that best suits your dog’s personality. It is made of reflective material that will make those nighttime jaunts safe for you both. There is a handle at the upper back that puts you in control even if your dog is off leash. And don’t worry, if you have one of the more minute Bernedoodles and love this harness they make them in all sizes. Just check out the company’s size specifications so you know you purchased the right one for your pooch. The vest is made to go on your dog in a snap. Actually, two snaps: one goes around the neck of dog and the other around his body, and your pup is dressed to play.
3. Best Quality: Kurgo Tru-Fit Crash Tested Harness
This is a pretty sweet harness, crash-tested for safety and including it’s own seatbelt tether. It has a life-time warranty and can fit a Bernedoodle who is five pounds or 90 depending on the size you choose to buy.
4. Best Budget: DexDog EZ Harness.
This easy step-in/step-out harness is basic but does the job, and we have to say, we dig the color. Your Bernedoodle will be kept safe and near and it’s guaranteed to be what you want. It comes in tons of colors and the sizes range from teeny to extra large so you should find the perfect fit.
5. Best Pattern: Blueberry Harness in Nautical or Tribal
This walk-in/out harness from Blueberry is polyester and easy-to-clean. It comes in some of the coolest patterns and colors we’ve found and is durable enough to keep the biggest Bernedoodle safe and allow the smallest to have neck protection.
6. Best Padded: Blueberry No-Pull Harness
You may prefer this Blueberry harness–padded in the chest front or comfort and particularly easy to use with a puppy or smaller Bernedoodle. Blueberry always has patterns and prints we love and they are so easy to care for.
7. Best No Pull: 2 Hounds Design Freedom No Pull Dog Harness
This genius design manages to combine two things that are seemingly impossible to achieve in a single harness: a greater sense of freedom for your dog and more control for the owner. 2 Hounds Design Freedom No Pull Dog Harness is a great choice for training in particular, as it is comfy to wear and has a front and back stainless steel connections for leashes to give you a firm grip over your enthusiastic Bernedoodle. Made in the USA from durable nylon webbing and Swiss velvet lining to prevent chafing, it has four adjustment points to ensure that no matter your pet’s body type, the harness will fit snugly and comfortably on their body. To boot, it comes in sizes from XS to XXL so whichever size Bernedoodle you have, you’ll be able to find a perfect match.
8. Best Mesh: ThinkPet Mesh Soft-Air Harness
This harness is designed for smaller Bernedoodles and has soft texture with no hard edges so it doesn’t irritate their skin. If you have a feisty one who pulls, it will make sure they’re comfy and controlled and it’s reflective for safety.
9. Best Leather: Dogs My Love Leather Harness
If you’re looking for a basic leather harness to keep your Bernedoodle safe when out and about, this is a great option. It’s a buckle in back with the rings for leash also in back, and comfortable leather that is super durable.
10. Honorable Mention: OCSOSO Leather Harness
If your Bernedoodle needs something with a bit more density and surface area, this leather harness from OCSOSO may be the ticket. It’s 100% leather with safety, and it’s durable. It’s best for medium-larger Bernedoodles.
How to measure a Bernedoodle for harness?
The first thing to measure is the width of your Bernedoodle’s chest- the widest part of it. Once you have their chest girth measurements, measure their neck width at the part just below where the collar would sit or above shoulders. These two measurements are the most important indicators if a certain harness size will fit your pet. To get your dog’s harness measurements, use a tape measure for most precise results, or, if you don’t have one on hand, cut a piece of string to measure and compare against a ruler to get the exact numbers.
How to put on a harness for a Bernedoodle?
There are two main types of dog harnesses: step-in harness and overhead harness and the names are pretty much self-explanatory. To put a step-in harness on your Bernedoodle, lay it on the floor and place your pet’s legs into leg space, then pull it up and secure it with buckles on the back. If you are using an overhead harness for your Bernedoodle, start by gently putting it over their head and around the neck, and then lift their paw a little to slide it into the first leg hole and then repeat with the second leg. All that remains is to clasp the buckles and adjust the fit and you’re ready for your walk!
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