When it comes to choosing a harness for your furry friend, it can be challenging to know which type of harness is best. Two of the most popular types of harnesses are Y-shaped harnesses and front-attach harnesses. While both of these harnesses have their benefits, there are some key reasons why Y-shaped harnesses are better for your dog's health than front-attach harnesses.
Front-attach harnesses are designed to clip onto the front of the harness, pulling your dog's chest and front legs towards the owner. While this design can help with controlling your dog's movements, it can also put pressure on your dog's joints, which can be harmful in the long run. As your dog pulls forward, the force of the harness can cause strain on their joints, potentially leading to issues such as shoulder and elbow dysplasia, this is epically true for young/growing pups this incorrect pressure can cause malformation of muscle
Not only does the front attach harness put pressure on the joints, more often than not it is a ill fit that cuts right behind the dogs front legs which causes the dog to walk with an irregular gate leading to muscle and joint issues long term. Our Y-shaped harness leave plenty of room for your dog to walk, run & jump without hindering their natural gate.
Y-shaped harnesses, on the other hand, are designed to distribute the pressure evenly across your dog's body, eliminating the risk of joint strain. The Y-shaped design of the harness distributes the pressure of pulling across your dog's chest, back, and shoulders, making it a safer and more comfortable option for your pet. Additionally, Y-shaped harnesses typically have a thicker and wider strap around the chest, which helps to distribute the weight of the harness evenly and reduce any pressure on specific points of your dog's body.
In addition to the health benefits, Y-shaped harnesses are also typically more comfortable for dogs to wear. Since they distribute the pressure evenly, dogs are less likely to experience discomfort or chafing from the harness. This can be especially important for dogs that have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies.
Overall, while front-attach harnesses may seem like a good option for controlling your dog's movements, they can have negative impacts on your dog's joint health in the long run. Y-shaped harnesses, with their even pressure distribution and comfortable design, provide a safer and more comfortable option for your furry friend. It's always important to consider your dog's health and comfort when choosing a harness, and Y-shaped harnesses are a great option for pet owners who want to keep their dogs healthy and happy. we offer Y-shaped harness in our SupaTuff wide fit & slim fit range, Leather Attila Harness and also our new activ-x harness!