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We really are big fans of the KONG products, and use our KONG On The Go Adjustable Harness for just about every on-leash walk. While we did recently share a post about a bit of disappointment with one of their products, we fully disclose that it was our own fault for making erroneous assumptions, and as I look around the house and take note of all the stuff our dogs use and enjoy on a daily basis, I realized that we have indeed purchased more than our fair share of KONG products, and can honestly say we’ve been quite happy with all of them.
We have leashes, collars, and an assortment of toys. In these photos, you can see the KONG On-The-Go adjustable Harness in size medium. Tucker wears a red one, and our girl wears purple. We use them for the neighborhood on-leash walks. It started when they were puppies and still pulling quite a bit. You’d think that choking on their standard collars would be a good enough deterrent, but it wasn’t happening. Our solution was to get them the harness while we worked on the pulling behavior.
There is still room for our work on their overall tendency to pull, but they’re getting better. Between now and then, the harnesses have proven to be quite useful for the on-leash walking. Tucker, for one, is a bit of a fence-fighter. It’s not with all dogs, and we’ll be darned if we can determine which dogs he’ll decide are his mortal enemies, but he knows each one around the neighborhood and never forgets a good barking buddy. During his tough-guy antics, when he’s barking and pulling like a madman, it’s great to have him in the harness where he is not only secure, but not hurting and choking himself on his standard collar.
Also, during his particularly outrageous acting out, that neoprene traffic handle is fantastic. Leashes still allow quite a bit of mobility which can be difficult to manage. Grabbing the handle, comfortably wide and padded in neoprene is a perfect solution.
Other nice features are the dual clips allowing for easy putting on and off of the harness, combined with the adjustable straps for a tailored fit. We also appreciate the D-ring on the back of the harness to help with the distribution of any pulling force across the entire harness.
As for sizing, we went with the Medium which claims to fit girths between 20″ and 30″. (Girth is the measurement around the deepest part of their chest.) Both our dogs are what we call “medium-long”. They are about 60 lbs but overall skinny, or narrow. Since their girth is right at 30″, we assumed to get the large size to allow room for growth, but large was too big. The medium, even with a maximum girth of 30″, fits just fine and there is still plenty of room to adjust and accommodate any additional growth or weight gain.