Best dog harness to stop a golden retriever puppy from pulling?

There are many reasons why you may be looking for a new harness for your Golden. One is that your old one was no good, 2, you have a new pup…or 3, being that your Golden doesn’t stop tugging and you need a new strong harness.

At least that was my problem until I found a few products that would change all of that forever. So I decided to set out and find the best dog harness for golden retriever puppy pullers. It’s funny because when you see things online they look amazing.


But once it gets delivered it can be a whole different story, and that a problem I have experienced more than I would like. That’s why I put this together so that you would not have to go through all of the trial and error to finally find a good harness for your golden retriever puppy.

Where are these products from?

I always keep things as simple as possible so when I decided to create this blog, I vowed that I would stick to a place where everybody could get the best chance of getting to the products.

And that place is Amazon as they are 1 of a few companies that deliver worldwide. So all of the products that you will find here have also been listed on there too. Don’t worry, as I’ll make sure to leave a link to each of the products their corresponding reviews. So let’s get into the meat and potatoes.

10 Best Dog Harness For Puppies

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Are you looking for a harness or a leash?

You may find that when you have a small puppy you need a leash and collar instead of a harness. If that is the case then I have a few of the best products I can recommend for your pup below. But if it’s a collar that you seek, then I got some great info in the following section that will break down my top 5 on the market today.

Best leash and collar for a golden retriever puppy

I’m always a sucker for Amazon choice products and this collar fell under just that. This is the collar and leash that I recommend for any new pups. Firstly, because this is a great deal with the collar and the leash all in one. It comes in different colors too so that you can use it for a boy or a girl too.


5 Best dog harness for golden retriever puppy parents

Here, you will see a complete review of all of the products that have been tested by me and close friends for golden retriever puppies. All of the products listed below are products that I honestly believe are the best that is available on Amazon today.

If you find that you still want to buy them somewhere else, then ‘hey’ at least you got an honest opinion on them. That way you can make a better choice of what you think would be best for you and your pup.

1. Rabbitgoo Dog Harness


This harness is great for puppies due to the fact that it has an adjustable sizing that is almost like one fits all. The reason I say ‘almost’ is that it hasn’t been manufactured to be like that but I find that it works well with most sized dogs.

There is also a size guide listed on Amazon that you can see to help you with ordering the right measurement for your pup. So if you find that they are not a fit, then it saves you the hassle of returning purchased products too.



You may find that the harness can be a little uncomfortable for your pup at first but once they get out on the walk it is totally forgotten. It’s mainly because they are not used to having something grip them around their whole front body, so it can take some getting used to at first.

When it comes to grip though you will have a lot of it. So there will be no chance of your puppy getting away from you due to the weakness of this. Its the complete opposite to be honest.


The design of this harness is really good as it not only has great support for your dog but it also has reflective pads around the whole thing. This is to ensure that your dog can be seen very easily as if they end up somewhere that they shouldn’t be, then it will be easy for them to be spotted.

The overall quality of this product was good and the buckles were strong too as this is something I found to be a problem with some other brands. But this was good and overall I would give it an 8/10.

2. Barkbay no pull dog harness


This is hands down a super-strong harness. It is built to last and you can be sure that there will be no extreme pulling with this. This was manufactured from non-rip nylon so that there are no unforeseen accidents any time along the way.


It also has a front hook so that if you are dealing with a dog that pulls a lot, they will not stand a chance. This will allow you to have full control and eventually help your pup not to tug. The nice design allows you to get the harness on and off your pup very easily and it also has a customizable size adjustment so that you can adjust it to suit the size you need.

The clips are made out of solid metal too which is always great over the plastic flimsy-looking things on some products.



This was a harness that my partner tested with his pup and it was nothing less than amazing when it came to comfort. He has a 14lbs terrier mix and she is quite a puller on the leash or harness. But with this, she was pretty good as it is very secure but has extra padding on the inside to keep here relaxed and comfy.

By using this harness it made it easier for her to stop pulling as she finally gathered that doing so would not get her far. This was a great product for anyone looking for a nice lightweight strong harness, which led me to rate it a 9/10.

3. Comfort fit easy on dog harness

This harness was the best when it came to getting it on and off. There is nothing that I get used before that is so easy and fast to get on and off your pup. The simple design is what makes it great for everyday use as if you need to get out fast then this is a great harness to have.

Also because of how easy and quick it is to put on, you will that your dog has no problems with putting it on. Compared to the other harnesses where it can be a whole day job just trying to get it on them.


Design of comfort fit

This design was super simple as there is not much to it. The one problem that you may have with this harness is that you find it too small. It would be good for a puppy but once your dog gets to around 30 or 40 pounds, which a Golden retriever will! Then you will find that you need a new harness.

It’s still a great buy if you don’t mind having to buy another later on. And you can get this is a variety of colors. So may find your spoilt for choice when selecting your favorite.


This is a very comfortable harness for your dog as you will find that they enjoy the freedom of movement with this one. If you are dealing with a bigger dog that has a lot of strength, then this may not be the best option for you.

However, if your pup is still small then this will be a great option, but I must warn you that this is not the strongest of harnesses. This lasted around 3 months with me and my pup before she managed to bust it.

Now I’m not sure that she is of average strength but it’s something you may want to be aware of. Overall, I gave this harness a 7/10 because it had good design and a nice free allowance for movement.

4. Chai’s Choice Best Outdoor Adventure Dog Harness


This harness is very similar to the first harness on the list as it is very durable and strong. When I tested this with my dog she could not get away from me nor could she tug for the most part. Now whilst it is great for a dog that pulls it can be a little discomforting for them at first. But once she got used to it then we were off to the races as she wouldn’t let me take it off afterward.


The downside to this product is the fact that you have to buy the leash and the harness separately. So if you already have a good leash then I would stick with that and use it with the new harness. The leash appeared to be very good but I have honestly seen better. The harness, however, will make up for that so I would still say its a great buy.

In comparison to the Ribbitgoo, I found this product does not hold up on strength. So if you are planning a long trip and only plan on taking 1 leash then I suggest you get something stronger.


The overall design of this product is pretty good as it has a nice amount of padding on the inside of each flap. But not too much that your dog will feel trapped inside of it. You may find yourself getting stuck with adjusting this harness as it took me around 10 minutes to get my head around how it exactly worked.

For some of you, this may not be the case but it wasn’t the easiest compared to others that I have previously tried. Overall I would rate this product an 8/10.

5. PoyPet No Pull Dog Harness


Poypet has been around for many years, and they never fail to deliver on their products with quality. This harness has been made from oxford material and duraflex buckles, so you can be sure it will last a while. The overall sizing of this harness is good as my dog was able to fit very snug inside of it with no real heavy adjustments needed.



This was a very practical harness as it was so easy to get on and off of my dog. She too thought it was great as we didn’t have to sit there fighting each other to get it on. When it came to pulling this was also a great harness as you have a lot of support and it does so without causing any real discomfort to your dog.


When it comes to design then I would place this at the top of the list. Purely down to the fact that it comes with 3 adjustable buckles, multiple colors, and padding that is just right for your pup.

I think if Bella could have picked then this would be her choice too. Sizing is not an issue as there are many different sizes available for this product on Amazon. Overall I would say that this is a great product which has led me to rate this a 9/10 for when it comes to the best dog harness for golden retriever puppy parents.


This post has given you a complete breakdown and review of the best harnesses for golden retriever puppies this year. All of the products listed here have been the top products that I found to perform the best.

Before you make a buying decision on any of the products I would like to encourage to make sure to measure your pup first.

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Rachael Summers is the Founder and Senior Editor at Dig Doggy. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! Rachael also loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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