The best harnesses for German Shepherd dog - GSD Colony blog post

Best harnesses for your German Shepherd dog

Is it true that harnesses are more comfortable and better for walking our German Shepherds than an ordinary collar, or can they help you to teach your dog how he should walk, and stop him from pulling you?

In the past few years, the popularity of dog harnesses has increased, and for a reason. After hours of research for the right answer, we believe that harnesses are a safer and better choice in some cases.

Most new dog owners decide to buy a harness for their German Shepherd first, and then a collar. And the reason is simple, they want their dogs to be safe. But this doesn’t mean that you should forget on a dog collar and walk your dog only on the harness.

We will later mention why is important to teach your dog how to walk on the collar, and how collars can help you, and your dog.

Whether you just got your German Shepherd puppy, or you just looking for a better and easier way to walk your furry friend, we think that buying one of these harnesses is a good idea for several reasons.

But finding a perfect dog harness for your German Shepherd can be tricky. As we know, German Shepherds are big, strong dogs with a lot of muscle power, and we need to find a harness that can handle all of that power.

Luckily for you, we had already done all the hard work for you! After a hundred hours of research and hard work, we managed to single out and make the best harnesses for German Shepherds dogs.

And now it’s time to see which harnesses are the best for German Shepherd dogs and puppies. We had prepared a list of our 10 favorite dog harnesses with detailed explanations, and all you need to do is to choose your favorite!

TACTICZEN™ Tactical K9 Dog Harness.

This dog harness is one of the most popular dog harnesses for German Shepherd dogs. Most dog owners decide to buy this harness because of its durability and comfort. TACTICZEN™ dog harness has been designed to provide a high level of safety to any dog who wears this magnificent harness.

TACTICZEN™ dog harness is an ideal choice for a big and strong dog, like a German Shepherd. This harness comes in 4 different colors, and it’s made from breathable materials so that your German Shepherd dog’s skin can always be fresh.

TACTICZEN German Shepherd dog tactical harness
  • 2 x Metal Buckle
  • Military Standard
  • Durable 1050D Nylon
  • Safety Handle on Harness
  • Place on Harness for Dog Patches

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

GSD Colony® Cordura Harness

In a short period, this harness became very popular among dog owners because of its comfy and stylish design. We at GSD Colony had to work hard to develop this type of harness. Usually, ordinary dog harnesses are made from weak materials, and their design isn’t that much stylish as ours. 

This harness was made from the 700D waterproof Cordura fabric materials. With two attachments right for the dog leash (one on the front of the harness, and one on the top), you will have absolute control over your German Shepherd while you walk him.

German Shepherd Cordura dog harness - GSD Colony shop

  • Waterproof 700D Cordura Fabric
  • Light Aviation Aluminum 
  • Duraflex PC Buckle
  • 2 x D-Rings

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE

Lightweight & Comfortable Dogia™ Dog Harness.

Made from the lightest and strongest materials. Our Dogia™ harness is a perfect choice like an everyday dog harness for relaxing daily walks with your German Shepherd. What makes our harness special is that it is made from the new revolutionary SBR Neoprene Materials, which is one of the softest and durable materials out there.

This harness also has a safety quick grab handle on the top of the harness and place for a safe night LED light. Dogia™ dog harness comes in four different colors.

Geramn Shepherd dog Dogia harness with handle - GSD Colony shop 

  • Duraflex® Buckle
  • 3M Reflective Material
  • Handle on the Harness
  • SBR Neoprene Material
  • Interior Aluminum Alloy Buckle
  • Light Aluminum Alloy D-Buckle
  • A place on harness for LED Lamp

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

Service dog harness with Personalized ID patch.

This dog harness is also very popular among dog owners, but here at GSD Colony shop, you can find this harness in 12 different variants! We know that every person is unique and has their own style, and for us, it’s really important that everyone can find what they’re looking for.

Besides the outstanding 12 design variants of this harness, you can personalize your ID patch for the harness. You can place the name of your German Shepherd into the patch, or whatever you want. This is an optional part, and if you don’t want to personalize your ID patch, you will receive a patch with default text.

All of us love to walk our furry friends during the night, right? This harness was made from reflective materials to keep you and your German Shepherd safe during night walks. It has one D-Ring buckle on the top of the harness, and one safety quick grab handle.

German Shepherd dog service harness

  • D-Ring buckle
  • Reflective materials
  • Easy on & off buckle
  • Breathable mesh cloth
  • Removable velcro patch
  • Controlling training handle

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

Tactical K9 dog harness by GSD Colony®.

If you are looking for a tactical dog harness that is light and durable, then this harness is a perfect choice for you and your German Shepherd dog. Made by the military standard. Our harness was made from strong and durable 1000D nylon and has one metal V-ring on the top of the harness.

Even if our tactical harness most dog owners use while they train their German Shepherd, you can use this harness for daily walks. This harness is available in four different colors and two different sizes.

Tactical German Shepherd dog harness
  • No-pull control
  • Soft Sponge Protection
  • 1000D Waterproof Nylon
  • Heavy Duty Metal V-Ring 
  • Attach Morale Patch - Both Side

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

Comfortlaza® Harness - Premium leather dog harness.

You can also buy a leather harness for your German Shepherd dog! If you are a fan of leather, then this harness is a good choice. Our Comfortlaza® dog harness was made from genuine leather, which is one of the most durable materials out there. 

Leather harnesses are more comfortable for most canines, and they’re the best choice for a German Shepherd that has sensitive skin. 

This leather harness has two O-rings on the top of the harness and a quick-grab safety handle, which will help you restrain your German Shepherd more easily.

Leather dog harness for German Shepherd dog - GSD Colony shop
  • Modern design
  • Two O-ring buckle
  • Quick grab safety handle
  • Premium genuine leather material

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

Leatheradil™ dog harness by GSD Colony | Leather Dog Harness.

This is the second leather harness that we recommend for your German Shepherd. Our Leatheradil™ dog harness has a special Y-shape-based plate that diverts force away from a dog’s throat onto its shoulders, to keep the neck of your German Shepherd free from pressure.

Also, we want to mention a premium design which you can't find anywhere. You are looking for a leather harness that is durable, light, and stylish, then we recommend you Leatheradil™ harness.

Professional leather dog harness for German Shepherd dog

  • D-Ring buckle
  • Modern design
  • Premium genuine leather material

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

Colorya™ dog harness with safety quick-grab handle.

Besides a safety quick-grab handle, our Colorya™ harness has a place for night light on the top of the harness, but that’s not everything. On this harness, you can find high-density nylon webbing with 3M reflective tape. 

Most dog owners decide to buy this harness for night walks with their German Shepherds because of their high reflective feature. 

You can find our Colorya™ dog harness in even ten different colors! If you’re a lover of night walks with your German Shepherd, then we suggest you check this harness.

German Shepherd dog harness with handle

  • Adjustable Harness
  • Breathable Air Mesh
  • Reflective During the Night
  • High-Density Nylon Webbing
  • Handle on the Top of Harness
  • Light Weight Aviation Aluminum

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

Tactical set of dog harness and leash - K9 dog set.

Whatever you decide to get only a harness or a whole set, the harness from this set is a perfect harness for every German Shepherd dog. Most owners decide to get this harness for their dogs while they are training. 

You can find this harness in four different colors. This harness has an aluminum V-ring and a safety quick-grab handle on the top the harness.

German Shepherd dog tactical set with harness and leash

  • Aluminum V-Ring
  • Soft Padded Lining
  • Safety Control Handle
  • Magic Sticker ID Panel
  • Double Handle on Leash
  • Tri-Glide Adjustment Clips
  • Duraflex® Quick-Release UTX Buckle

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

GSD Colony® Special Edition Dog Harness.

Special harness for special dogs! The special design of this harness will grab the attention of every random passerby while you walk your German Shepherd for sure! Thanks to the breathable air mesh, your dog will be fresh even after long walks. 

This harness has also a safe quick-grab handle on the top of the harness, a place for the night light, and two buckles for leash attachment.

If you’re a person with a special and unique style, then this dog harness is a perfect choice for you!

German Shepherd dog special harnesses

  • 3M Reflective 
  • Adjustable Button
  • Breathable Air Mesh
  • Duraflex® PC Buckle 
  • LED wearing position 
  • Light Weight aviation Aluminum

You can get this harness for your German Shepherd dog by clicking HERE.

The benefits of harnesses for your German Shepherd dog.

Now when we saw which harnesses are the best for German Shepherds, let’s see some benefits of them. 

1. With the harness on your German Shepherd dog, you will have better control. This is very important if you live in the city, or you often walk with your dog on busy streets or in crowds. 

2. German Shepherds are large and strong dogs, right? If you get a proper harness for your dog, you will get much better control and your arms and back will be pain-free.

3. Harnesses discourage pulling. This may sound strange to you, but yes, harnesses actually discourage dogs from pulling.

4. If your German Shepherd needs a little assistance to stand up after lying or sitting, with a harness you can pull him up gently without causing him any pain or discomfort. 

Do I need the collar for my German Shepherd if I buy a harness?

Absolutely. Buying a harness for your German Shepherd sounds like a great idea, but you still need to buy a dog collar and teach him to walk with a collar.

There are big differences between dog harnesses and collars, and each tool has its purpose. But if you don’t teach your German Shepherd to walk in the collar on instead of harness, you can get into serious trouble later.

How to measure your German Shepherd for a dog harness?

It’s really important to measure your German Shepherd properly for a new harness, otherwise, you can buy the wrong size. To do that, we suggest you yo check this YouTube tutorial on how to measure your dog for a new harness.


But what if your dog is between two sizes? Then is a better choice to get a larger size. It’s better to have a little more space, than that the harness is small and that your dog cannot carry it.

Conclusion.

Today almost every German Shepherd owner has one or more dog harnesses for their dogs, and we think that a dog harness is a great invention! Harnesses are an especially great choice for large dogs, like a German Shepherd, and they are ideal for training.

With a help of a harness, you can easier train your dog to stop pulling you. Should you get one? Absolutely, and we encourage you to do this right now! 

If you really want to get one of the best dog harnesses for your German Shepherd, you can choose one of the harnesses from our shop. All readers who read our blog to the end, like you, can use this code “FIRST-10” on the checkout page to get 10% OFF on the entire order. 

Click HERE to see all available dog harnesses in our shop. 

We hope we helped you find your new harness for your German Shepherd!

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