With a reliable and well-made dog harness, you can control your pet and improve their behaviour while you’re out on a walk. Our handy guide for dog owners runs through some of the most popular cheap dog harnesses.
Shopping for a dog harness can be overwhelming as there are so many different brands. While some dog harnesses that we’ve spotted online are better-suited to smaller breeds, others can be used to calm and control much bigger dogs.
Keep scrolling for a closer look at cheap dog harnesses from big-name pet brands including Bunty, Julius K9 and Ruffwear.
In this article:
- Types of dog harness
- What size dog harness do I need?
- Where to buy cheap dog harnesses
- Best cheap dog harnesses
Cheap dog harnesses: quick guide
Short on time? In that case, we’ll get straight to the point. We’ve uncovered a great selection of cheap dog harnesses at Amazon, Dunelm, eBay, Etsy and The Range.
Types of dog harnesses
There are two main types of dog harness and both options have their own unique list of perks. Thankfully, you don’t need to dig deep into your wallet to find a dog harness that’s perfect for you.
Back Clip dog harness
These are the most common form of dog harness. Once you’ve put a back clip dog harness on your pet, you attach them to your lead using a buckle that’s positioned in the middle of the dog’s back. This means that, if you pull back on the lead, you’re not putting pressure on your dog’s neck. For smaller, more fragile breeds, this is very important.
Front clip dog harness
Front clip dog harnesses attach to the lead via a buckle that’s positioned underneath the dog’s chin. This means that tugging on your lead encourages the dog to change direction. This type of dog harness is a good pick if you’re looking to train your dog to walk by your feet.
What size dog harness do I need?
This depends entirely on the breed of your dog. Once you’ve picked out a dog harness, see the brand’s website to make sure you’re buying the correct size. You’ll need to measure your dog’s chest circumference for a snug fit.
Where to buy cheap dog harnesses
You can buy a dog harness in any pet store on the high-street, but you’ll get a far better choice if you decide to shop online.
To get started, check in with these websites: Amazon, Dunelm, eBay, Etsy and The Range.
Best cheap dog harnesses
Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness (£54.95)
Ruffwear is a well-known name in the world of dog harnesses. It specialises in creating a wide selection of harnesses for dogs of all shapes and sizes. If you’re shopping for a dog harness with a colourful design, Ruffwear is a good place to start – the brand sells their Front Range Dog Harness in attention-grabbing orange, pink, blue, red and teal finishes.
This lightweight and durable dog harness has two lead attachment points. The first is on the top side of the harness in the middle of your dog’s back. The second point is at the front, under your dog’s neck. In fact, having two attachment points should help you train your dog out of pulling while they’re out on a walk.
The Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness uses foam-padded strips to keep things feeling comfy for your pet. There are four separate points where you can adjust the size of the dog harness, and a small Velcro pocket that can fit a contact card in case your four-legged friend runs off.
Click here to buy the Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness, or shop deals on eBay.
Julius-K9 Powerharness (£25.42)
The Julius-K9 Powerharness comes is a range of different sizes, so you’ll want to check the brand’s website before you place an order. This model that we’ve picked out fits dogs with a chest circumference of 58cm – 76cm.
What’s unique about the Julius-K9 is the Velcro pad on the side of the harness. By default, it simply says the name of the brand, but you can peel this off and order replacements to fit your dog’s personality. You might want a different name or word on the harness, for example, or a sticker of a British flag. There are lots of different options to pick from.
This affordable dog harness uses reflective edges to make sure you dog is easier to spot in the night
Click here to buy the Julius-K9 Powerharness, or shop deals on eBay.
Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness (£21.99)
Again, this is a dog harness that’s available in a range of different sizes. It’s also up for grabs in lots of different colours, including a Baby Blue and Lemon Orange.
The Rabbitgoo Dog Harness is designed to stop your dog from pulling. To accomplish its mission, the harness features two metal leash rings for safer dog walks. While the chest attachment is made to stop your dog from pulling, the back attachment can be used for more casual walks, jogs or hikes. There are a pair of fast-release buckles that allow you to easily slide the harness off of your pooch.
You’ll be pleased to hear that the Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness is fully adjustable. There are four adjustable straps around the vest – two neck straps and two chest straps.
Click here to buy the Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness, or shop deals on eBay.
Bunty Adjustable Harness (£5.99)
Bunty is a great brand to keep an eye on if you’re shopping for a cheap dog harness. This Bunty dog harness is 100% machine washable and features a couple of adjustable straps for a snug fit. It’s available in small, medium, large and extra large.
The Bunty Adjustable Harness features a soft but strong mesh and uses a secure buckle for fastening. You’ll obviously want to make sure you measure your dog accurately before you order a Bunty so you know you’re getting the right model for your dog.
Click here to buy the Bunty Adjustable Dog Harness, or shop deals on eBay.
MOKCCI Front Dog Harness (£21.99)
The MOKCCI Front Dog Harness comes in five different sizes – once you’ve measured your dog’s chest, you can use the brand’s sizing guide to get the right dog harness.
This dog harness is stylish, durable and resistant to scratches. It has a comfortable and ergonomic design that means dogs can continue to move naturally on a walk. You’ll notice a comfortable, lightweight mesh lining and soft sponge padding in the chest area.
There are two leash attachment points. The first is an aluminium-alloy V-Ring on the dog’s back and the second is a stainless steel O-ring on the dog’s chest.
Click here to buy the MOKCCI Front Dog Harness, or shop deals on eBay.
Belababy No Pull Dog Vest Harness (£16.97)
This dog harness is suitable for loads of different breeds, with the full list including a Poodle, Boxer Dog, Border collie, Golden Retriever, Springer Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Labrador, Alaska and German Shepherd.
The Belababy No Pull Dog Vest Harness is designed to evenly distribute pulling pressure to the body to prevent pulling and choking. Long-term, using this harness on a regular basis should teach your dog to slow down on a walk and stick to your side.
The harness has an adjustable chest strap with a snap-on buckle and can be customised to fit your dog as they grow up in front of your very eyes.
Click here to buy the Belababy No Pull Dog Vest Harness, or shop deals on eBay.
Halti Front Control Dog Harness (£20.46)
The final dog harness on our list arrives courtesy of Halti. As the name will tell you, the Halti Front Control Dog Harness is designed to stop pulling from the front. The harness is easily adjustable and made with a neoprene padding to keep things feeling soft on your pet’s skin. Consider this dog harness if you’re looking for a cheap lead to help you control an excitable dog.
A strong clip that’s found on the front of the Halti Harness attaches to your dog’s collar, providing extra security on the lead.
Click here to buy the Halti Front Control Dog Harness, or shop deals on eBay.