If you are actively shopping for a dog harness it would be prudent to focus the search on the specific breed of dog you own, for example, if you owned a German Shepherd then you would be on the lookout for a German Shepherd harness.
Finding the Best Quality German Shepherd Harness
You first need to identify all of the organizations that manufacture these dog harnesses. You may be wondering why we are focusing on manufacturers instead of retailers but our process will make sense shortly. The reason you must find out who makes the dog harness is to find out whether the maker is using high-quality materials in the construction of the harness. You do not want your dog to be exposed to materials that will make their skin feel irritated or uncomfortable. While reviewing the manufacturers you should try to find out whether there are any active product recalls. If there are recalls then you should remove that particular manufacturer from your list.
When you have verified that the company manufacturing the dog harnesses is reputable you should begin looking for retailers that are selling them. While you may be tempted to go to your local brick and mortar retailer to buy the harness you could end up paying more than what is necessary. After you have identified the retailers that are selling the specific type of dog harness you are interested in buying you will need to compare the prices that each of the vendors are quoting. While comparing the prices you need to note whether the listed price includes taxes and delivery, without those numbers you have no way of knowing whether the price being quoted is a “good deal”.
Even if the pricing is competitive you will need to find out what the exchange policy is in the event the online retailer sends you the wrong sized harness or the wrong one you don’t have to pay to ship it back. The website should have the exchange policy clearly listed, if for some reason you are not able to find that policy then contact the retailer to verify their policy in writing, just to be on the safe side.
After you have completed all of these steps you should be able to identify the online retailer that has the best offer and move forward with the purchase. When the dog harness does arrive you will need to make sure it is in good condition before you put it on your dog. Give your dog time to get accustomed to wearing the harness before you go on long walks with them. Once you have gone through all of these steps you should have no issues finding a great dog harness at a very good price so now that you know what to look for you can start shopping for the harness, perhaps buy an extra one so you have a spare in case this one becomes damaged.