Tactical dog harnesses are extremely dependable and have been specifically designed for service or military dogs. They frequently include additional areas for attaching accessories such as backpacks, saddlebags, lights, labels indicating that the dog is in service, and multiple leash attachments. Furthermore, the harness’s core functions, such as the safety straps, buckles, and the lead attachment D-Ring are an improvement over a regular harness. They also have extra features and durability.
A tactical harness can be beneficial to any large dog owner. They come equipped with many features that regular dog owners like as well as those working dogs.
Why a tactical canine harness may be beneficial to your pet
Dog harnesses are comfortable, secure, and long-lasting for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Because there are so many options, they are ideal for most owners’ daily use. Typically most people are looking for tactical harnesses for larger breeds. This is because they are more commonly found in service roles. Bernese Mountain Dogs, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Labordore retrievers are examples of these breeds.
Unlike collars, which isolate pressure distribution to a single location around the dog’s neck and throat, tactical harnesses wrap around the dog’s torso. This distributes the pressure evenly around the chest, shoulders, and upper spine. When trying to keep larger breeds under control, using collars for service work can be uncomfortable for the dog. Applying continuous pressure to the throat and neck can also be dangerous.
Using tactical dog harnesses is great for all dog owners, regardless of breed size. Larger breeds are most likely to use a harness like this. This will also help with them pulling and give the owner more control over the dog in certain cases. Many owners find they are helpful on long walks in difficult terrain, undergoing strenuous training, or particularly active dogs.
Attachments and accessories that are useful
Tactical dog harnesses must be secure as well as both functional and comfortable. They typically have attachment areas for accessories and additional features that would be useful to service dogs. These features can also benefit pet owners who have specific needs that cannot be met by standard harnesses. These are some examples:
- Extra strong and secure locks, buckles, and clips for dogs who escape from standard harnesses.
- Coverings for harness areas such as the D-ring for added security.
- Multiple attachment points for a double dog lead at the front and back of the harness for improved handling and pressure disruption.
- More places to attach safety lights for better visibility at night or in low-light conditions.
- Harness handles have been reinforced to provide more secure close control.
- The D-durability Ring has been increased for strong and energetic dogs.
- Noise from buckles and clips has been reduced.
- Option to add more dog labels to alert people of your dog’s status easily (e.g., In Training, Therapy Dog, Do Not Pet, etc.) or reflective strips.
Although regular pet harnesses can provide some of these features, a tactical harness can frequently offer all these features while also catering to larger breeds.
If you are looking for an improved dot harness over your standard harness, take a look at the tactical dog harness options for your breed.