best dachshund harnesses

Best Dachshund Harnesses

As a Dachshund parent, it’s important that we use a dog body harness vs a dog collar on our daily walkies to help reduce strain on our Dachshund’s neck and back.

Here are the 5 Best Dachshund Harnesses, doxie tested and approved!

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Dachshund Models

My piebald Dachshund, Eko, and Mini-Dachshund, Gretta, are the adorable doxies pictured below testing out all of these fantastic Dachshund harnesses.

Why I Use A Dog Harness

While exploring with my Dachshunds at our local hiking trail, I noticed that they tended to pull so much that their neck collar would make them cough and choke.

So, I decided to try a dog harness instead and it really was the best solution for us! No more hacks and coughs on our walks and hikes.

I feel so much better about using a dog harness to protect my Dachshund’s delicate back from IVDD.

Best Dachshund Harnesses:

Happy Piebald Dachshund wearing yellow puppia harness


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Dachshund wearing blue Django dog harness

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Black and Tan Dachshund wearing the Gooby Comfort Dog Harness
black and tan mini dachshund puppy wearing the pink Velpro dog harness
Mini Dachshund wearing the pink Slowton dog Harness

Why Does My Dachshund Keep Escaping the Harness?

Unfortunately, a Dachshund’s extremely short legs make it way too easy to back out of their harness when putting on the breaks in the middle of a walk.

This is a common problem for many doxie owners, as they are natural escape artists. If your Dachshund doesn’t like the feel of the harness or is feeling extra anxious on their walk, they will try their best to escape and run away.

How to Stop a Dachshund from Backing Out of Their Harness

While on a walk, try your best to keep your Dachshund in front of you or beside you. If your Dachshund gets behind you or stops walking to pull backwards, move yourself behind them to keep them moving or take a break.

  • Never keep pulling forward on the leash, as this allows the harness to quickly slip off.
  • If your Dachshund continues to slip out of their harness without much effort, make sure the fit is correct or try a different harness for a more secure fit.

Dual Leash

If you have multiple Dachshunds (and why wouldn’t you?) you should consider picking up a dual dog leash

It’s got bungie cord extensions to help reduce pulling and prevents the constant twisting and tangling that occurs on all multi-doxie walks.

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