The Which, The Why and the How to Puppingtons Harness Guide
Which Puppingtons Harnesses would we recommend ?? For a Border Collie that pulls Our Puppingtons Leonardo harness is my favourite harness for dogs that pull and the one I choose for my own dogs its easy to put on, has comfortable neoprene padding and has the option of having the lead attached to the front or back (or both at the same time). The harness has been designed to stop the front of the harness dropping down too low avoiding any movement restriction.
For a Staffy (or big chested dog) Our Puppingtons Barney harness is our original harness design and is very popular with rescue organisations / shelters because it is so easy to put on and take off and fits the majority of dog body shapes. It is more adjustable on the front than the Leonardo so is better for bigger chested dogs. Similar to the Leonardo it has front and back connection points allowing you to use a double ended lead for extra control. These harnesses are designed to fit high on the body to lesson any movement restriction.
For free running, treking or connecting to the back Our newest harness design is our Holly X harness, unlike the Barney and Leonardo it is a Y front shaped harness which is regarded by many to be the least restricting kind of dog harness. Because of this our Holly X harness is the clear winner for treking, when connected to the back or even for free running. This harness does have a connection point at the front but I would limit its use for brief occasions such as crossing a road or use it with a double ended lead because (in my opinion) Y front harnesses do not work as well as the above 2 designs when connecting to the front only. The Holly X harness has been designed to fit the majority of body types, is highly adjustable and fits further back on the body away from the front legs.
Fitting Guides for each harness type with be available here shortly