Although he has gotten significantly better on a leash, our little wigglebutt Charlie still can’t handle being leashed directly to his collar. As a result, we have tried out a large number of dog harnesses over the past few years of all different shapes and styles. Front attach, back attach, step-in, and even some that require an instruction manual to figure out how to use!
While we have found a few that we like, we are always keeping our eyes open for other options. That is why it was a perfect fit when DEXDOG asked us to take a look at their EZHarness.
DEXDOG kindly sent us a few harnesses to take a look at and they are also sponsoring a giveaway below!
DEXDOG is a manufacturer of dog accessories designed for ease of use, versatility and functionality. Along with harnesses, they also offer adjustable length leashes. One thing that all of their products have in common – bright colors that are sure to make your pup stand out from the crowd.
Introducing the DEXDOG EZHarness
The DEXDOG EZHarness is a back attach dog harness designed to be simple and fast. It retails from between $16-$21 and is available exclusively through Amazon.
Here are some of the standout features:
- Stylish – The EZHarness is available in black or 5 vibrant colors – turquiose, purple, pink, green and blue.
- Adjustable – This harness comes in several different sizes for just about any age or breed of dog. Once you have chosen the proper size, its unique design only requires a single adjustment for chest girth.
- Convenient – Unlike many other dog harnesses, which require the dog to step into the leg-holes, the EZHarness simply slips over the head. This makes it as easy to put in as a collar, and the only attachment you need to make is the buckle around your dogs chest.
- Comfortable – The EZHarness has built in mesh padding in areas that are particularly prone to wear including the chest and shoulders.
- Safe – The DexDog EZHarness is accented with reflective threading for added visibility. Living in the Northeast, this is a huge plus for us since we spend about half the year walking in the dark!
- Back Attach – This harness has a back handle and a sturdy, sliding metal ring leash attachment.
DEXDOG Harness Review
First things first, this harness looks great. The colors are striking and everything appears to be sturdily constructed. The stitching is rugged and the sliders/buckles are constructed of a tough plastic. The DEXDOG logo is also beautifully embossed on the buckle.
Harley and Charlie’s beautiful Golden locks can sometimes get in the way of featuring products like these, so we recruited a couple of gorgeous dog models to help us really show of the DEXDOG Harness.
Fitting the DEXDOG Harness
As we mentioned before, this harness slips right over the neck, and we really loved not having to mess around with the dogs legs while putting it on. This is in stark contrast to so many other dog harnesses which require each leg to be inserted through a hole. This can be a pain for a cooperative dog, let alone an impatient or anxious one!
It only took a few seconds for us to get the fit right on the EZHarness, and this required just a quick adjustment on the top and bottom of the chest strap. After this a single buckle is all that is needed to fully secure. We tried the harness on 3 different dogs and it fit snugly on each one.
Handle and Sliding Ring
On the back of the DEXDOG EZHarness, you will find a large handle with a stainless steel attachment ring. This ring is free to slide back and forth, preventing the harness itself from twisting while your dog is pulling or switching sides.
The back handle is sturdy, prominent, and easy to grab. We particularly love how it can be used for behavior correction or tighter control. This would also be helpful for grabbing the dog while swimming or in an emergency situation.
Off for a Walk – Putting the Harness to the Test
After a quick fit and photo shoot, we ventured off on a walk to see how these harnesses performed.
The harness was very convenient to attach to the leash and the connecting ring slid smoothly along the handle throughout the entire walk. This was great since it prevented twisting and bunching up of the harness. Such action is common in many other leashes and can lead to spots of irritation on your dogs skin and coat.
The only disadvantage we can think of for this sliding ring is that it may remove a bit of quick corrective action control. For this reason we would recommend the EZHarness for those dogs who are already proficient walkers and not extreme pullers. In our case, the sliding ring is a big plus like we mentioned before.
We are happy to report that the EZHarness stayed snug while walking, running, rough-housing and even playing frisbee in the park!
Why MyDogLikes the DexDog EZHarness
We have dealt with many harnesses in the past which were a nightmare to put on. Some have multiple straps or buckles and others require your dog to place each leg individually through a hole. The EZHarness was brilliantly designed with it’s simple over the head fit. This avoids the confusion of figuring out which body part goes into which hole or fighting with extra straps and buckles.
The EZHarness is easy to adjust and in the end fits snugly all around. We also love that it has mesh padding in those spots which may be more prone to wear. We would definitely recommend this harness for anyone looking for an attractive, convenient and affordable option.
Want to try a DEXDOG Harness for yourself?