If you’re going between using dog harnesses or a collar for your Newfoundland there are a few things that you should take into consideration.
Collars and dog harnesses are training tools to be used in conjunction with a training program.
They are part of the training process and not THE training process.
If you’re looking for a harness to stop your dog from pulling and not willing to implement the other parts of training your dog not to pull than you’re going to be disappointed and potentially cause injury to your dog no matter what type of tool you use.
Some people believe that Newfies are supposed to pull which is not false, they are draft dogs that can pull carts, but they’re not supposed to pull people.
But in my personal opinion, a Newfie should know the difference between when they are supposed to pull a cart and when they are not supposed to pull.
Some people will say that a walking harness promotes the Newfie to pull because they wear a harness to pull a cart.
Newfies are smart, they should know the difference between a carting harness and a walking harness.
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It’s work vs. play
They should know the process of putting on their carting harness and hooking up to a cart versus getting their walking harness on and going for a walk.
When Sherman and Leroy briefly dabbled in pulling a cart, I didn’t see any change in their normal leash walk behavior.
It is recommended that if your Newfoundland has any type of neck or spine issues that they use a dog harness over a collar to avoid further damage.
The Balance Harness has 6 Adjustment points to provide a fully customized fit. The buckle on the neck loop allows the harness to be clipped around neck like a collar rather than slipped over their head. The Y-Shape design provides comfort and total freedom of movement in the forelimb.
The Balance Harness has two leash attachment points. One on the chest to help manage pulling, and one on the back if you need even more control.
Both the top strap and chest strap are adjustable to fit the girth strap behind the elbow. Review our fitting video and contact us if you need assistance with fitting the Balance Harness
The Duo Adapt Dog Harness has a self-adjusting, patent-pending, fit system that ADAPTS to your dog's movements like a shoelace, making it both tighten and loosen based on your dog's needs, making it the safest and most comfortable harness available. It's basically escape-proof!
Made with the same high-performance sport materials used in the MLB and NHL. Closed Connection Webbing Construction. Ergonomic Rib-Crib™ Construction. Orthopedic-grade Molding Foam Core.
The No-Pull Harness features solid stainless steel hardware. Constructed of industrial-strength nylon webbing and X-stitched reinforced Swiss Velvet Lining on the strap that goes behind the legs helps prevent rubbing, chaffing and sores. Luxurious harness for your dog's comfort and your sanity! Four points of adjustability. Includes leash.
JULIUS-K9 - Inventor of the dog harness with interchangeable patches and Velcro system on the chest, The IDC-Power harness is a high-quality dog harness, suitable for home use as well as for working dogs.
One of the most important functions of the IDC-Power harness is that it works well as a visibility vest too which helps keep your dog visible even from a great distance when out walking in the dark.
BREATHABLE, SKIN FRIENDLY INNER LINING: The OEKO-TEX material is manufactured to the highest international standards.
HEAVY-DUTY BUCKLES: The high-quality buckles of the IDC-Power harnesses are thoroughly tested and checked, The buckles work perfectly during wintertime, and don’t break even in frosty weather
The philosophy of TRE Ponti Primo harnesses are all designed from the idea to give the dog the best possible freedom of movement.
The TRE Ponti Primo Harness has a reflective border, that has as exceptional visibility. Both the ergonomic design and the fit are adapted to the size of the dog.The Primo is ideal for medium/ large and strong dogs. (up to 145 pounds) The front strap in these harnesses is positioned higher than in other harnesses. In this way it goes over the shoulder blades and against the sternum. Because the ring of the line glides smoothly over the emergancy loop, you remain in control and grip on your dog.. Tre Ponti harnesses never touch negative pressure points.
The XL Measuring Neck Girth: 23"-35", Chest Girth 21"-38” Recommended Breeds: Large Dogs, such as Anatolian Shepherd, Newfoundland, Labrador, Alaska, German Shepherd
Designed with 2 Metal Leash Rings for safer dog walks. Use the CHEST attachment clip to stop your dog from pulling on walks, perfect for dog training or dogs who tend to pull. The BACK one is great for casual walks, jogging, hiking, etc
Made of durable Nylon Oxford and padded with Soft Cushion to protect your dog's skin. Breathable air mesh keeps your dog cool during outdoor activities. Super bright Reflective Strips ensure a SAFE walk both day and night
No plastic clips! You ever see construction workers or first responders using safety harnesses with plastic clips? I haven’t… Plastic clips only fail when you need them the most, that’s why every clip on a DogNerd harness is metal.
No choke. Even large dogs can be vulnerable to neck damage from collars or slip leashes. The bottom piece evenly distributes pulling pressure across the chest and prevents choking.
No pull. The front clip greatly reduces pulling.
No pinching or chafing! Wherever there’s a pressure or pinch point, we have triple layer comfort & durability with oxford fabric exterior, breathable mesh interior, and soft foam padding between.
I have a Chocolate Newfoundland and I like the Julius K9 collar the best. He’s 12 months old 140 lbs
Sunday 13th of February 2022
I talked the duo harness about our one year old Jeb. He is sometimes a very heavy puller when we are in class with a lot of dogs and there is a distraction (female in heat). The recommended the direct . Do you think that is ok for a younger newf? He has not been neutered yet. We are waiting for growth plates to close. I mentioned you were how I found out about the company.
Tuesday 22nd of February 2022
As long as the harness is not hindering his movement, it should be fine. You want them to be able to still have full range of motion with their shoulders.
Cheryll A Howe
Monday 4th of October 2021
Janis has a 24.5 inch neck and a 37.5 inch chest. DUO said the xl adapt "may work". What do you think? Seems like a big difference in the neck to me. What are Odin's measurements?
Tuesday 5th of October 2021
Odin's last neck measurement was 23" around the neck but he's since gained a little weight and coat. I have the XL and the XXL and he fits in both but the XL was getting a little snug so he's wearing the XXL now. They are adjustable too! I would reach out to the owner Raj and he can definitely set you up with the correct size for Janis!
Wednesday 25th of August 2021
Hi again, funny question. My female Newfoundland just likes to lay down in the tub. My male is afraid of everything since the last groomer dropped him off the table and hurt him. Yes he will allow me to wash him brush him by get afraid. How can i help him. And how can i keep my lazy female from just lying there, it gets difficult to rinse her off. Cant understand why there so big, picky eaters love fruit veggies, will nibble at their food( fish, no grains) they have alot of allergies, female always has ear problems.if my daughter don’t get them there expensive food I MAKE THERE FOOD, and i have more allergies then them!! MINE IS ALL FISH AND ISM CELIACS!!! Suggestions for different food? And for there size they dont eat alot at all, they turn there nose away except for veggies. Thankyou everyone in the Newfoundland community. AND MY DAUGHTER RESCUED THEM BOTH FROM A HOARDER HOME AS BABIES?? SO I HAVE 2 NEWFOUNDLAND GRANDCHILDREN!!!!!!
Wednesday 25th of August 2021
Hi everyone, ihave to very large Newfoundlands, my male ( cooper) is landseer 145lbs, my female ( indie) all black is 140 lbs. iam trying to get them a harness. Any recommendations? Everything we try or look at will not fit these big fuzzy bears.