Whole Dog Journal’s 2022 Dog Gear of The Year
BELKA COMFORT HARNESS $96 – $105
I used to be inspecting a nice-looking harness at a puppy merchandise display when the gross sales consultant stuck my consideration – hook, line, and sinker – by way of demonstrating essentially the most distinctive characteristic I’ve ever observed on a canine harness: buckles that you’ll be able to fasten and launch with only one hand (and your eyes closed!). What is that this sorcery?
Because of the magic of embedded magnets within the steel buckles of Curli’s Belka Convenience Harness, those buckles fasten themselves in a flash, raise off simply as briefly by way of pulling a tab, and but grasp the harness at the canine tremendous securely. Whilst I love virtually the whole lot else about this harness, those quick-on, quick-off buckles make this a game-changer for somebody whose canine is hard to decorate, or who has problem manipulating common steel or plastic quick-release buckles. (Here is a link to video of the buckles being mounted and free so you’ll be able to see the magic for your self.)
The Belka supplies two generously sized D-rings for attaching a leash: one behind the neck (higher for steering the canine) and one behind the harness (to be used on an extended leash). It additionally options a big take care of – nice for lifting or simply preserving a canine carefully in case of emergency.
This harness is available in 5 sizes (XS – XL). The Belka slips over the canine’s head and isn’t adjustable on the neck (to stay the harness mild), however it’s adapted properly; so long as you take a look at each measurements (the canine’s head circumference in addition to his girth) on Curli’s on-line sizing chart, you’ll in finding it suits superbly.
My canines have the similar chest dimension (girth) however Woody’s head and neck are a lot thicker than Otto’s. Whilst the Huge suits Otto neatly, the XL would were a greater for Woody, whose head size virtually exceeded the sizing for Huge, leading to a too-snug are compatible round his shoulders. – Nancy Kerns