For the upcoming year, try upgrading your dog-walking style. Leashes and harnesses come in all varieties, and you want to find the right one for your pup. Here are some of the top leashes and harnesses that you can upgrade to in 2020.
Ruffwear Front Range Harness
This harness is perfect for those pups who get a little rugged. The harness is made out of flexible-yet-durable material that flexes with your pup as they move, making it ideal for hiking and similar activities. There are also multiple connector points so that you can clip the leash wherever is best for the particular adventure you're tackling.
PetSafe Easy Walk Harness
Have a dog that gets very excited on walks? This harness is perfect for them. It's easy to clip the leash to both the harness and their collar, which provides added support and strength when they get excited and pull. The attachment being in front (across the chest) also helps to encourage them not to pull. There are two different ways you can slip the harness on, so it's also great for dogs who battle back when you try to get them into their harness.
PetSafe Gentle Leader Head Collar
If you've got a pup that likes to eat as they walk, this is the harness for them. This harness sits around their jaw, and while it looks uncomfortable, it actually sits in a way that offers you optimal control over their head motions without hurting them. It also works well for dogs who tend to lunge or might have fear or aggression problems with other dogs.
Max and Neo Triple Handle Dog Leash
This leash has not only one handle, but three. The handles are staggered throughout the leash so that when you want to, you can get a closer grip. This works well for dogs who like to pull or who need closer control when walking next to other dogs or people.
Remington Coastal Pet Rope Leash
If you don't like the standard flat leash, go for this rope-style leash. It's similar to a lead rope that's used on horses, and offers plenty of control over your pup if they like to tug on the leash. The style/material of it is also more resistant to chewing than other leashes.
Mighty Paw Bungee Dog Leash
This bungee-style dog leash stretches when your dog pulls, absorbing most of the force of the pull so that dogs aren't yanking on your arms and hurting your shoulder.
Leashboss 15 Foot Dog Leash
If you're going exploring and want your dog to have some freedom while still having control, this leash is perfect for you and your dog. It has a tough, durable material that will stand up to the strongest pullers, and the length of it will let them explore wherever they want to.
No matter which harness and leash combo you choose, the most important resolution to make is to spend some time with your pup and take them for plenty of walks.