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The 18 Best Collars & Harnesses For Your Dog

Hi there! Do you want to go for a... walk?! A WALK?! OK so maybe this question doesn't make you as unequivocally happy as it does your dog — but aren't you happy when your dog is happy? Walking your dog is the ultimate bonding activity and making sure they have the best collar or harness will make sure it's a smooth ride.

But what makes a good collar or harness? Which type of collar or harness is safest for your dog, and which should you get? It can be hard to discern the best products for you and your pup, which is why we decided to help by putting together the best collars and harnesses for your dog.

Dog Collar vs. Harness: Which Is Best For Your Dog?

Every dog should have a collar. While some dogs may do better in harnesses for walking, a collar is still important for a dog to have. It's the easiest place to display your dog's identification tags in cases where your dog is lost or stolen. (You can also get your dog microchipped!) If your dog is well-behaved on the leash and doesn't pull at it, you may be able to use your leash with your collar. But beware, as dogs pulling at their collars can cause stress to their necks and joints, which can result in pain and injury.

A dog harness will help prevent any neck or joint strain that a collar may cause on the leash. Dog harnesses provide a little more control and security and make it so your dog is discouraged from pulling on their leash too much. If your dog is prone to sliding out of their collar, a harness is a great way of keeping them in place.

The Best Collars & Harnesses For Dogs

The Best Collars For Dogs

Wild One Dog Collar$38

This stylish all-weather dog collar is made with a super strong flex-poly strap, making it odor-resistant and easy to clean. It comes in eight equally cute hues so your dog can find their perfect color complement to strut in style.

Dog Collar Sizes: XS-XL

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EURO-DOG Quick Release Leather Dog Collar$25

Crafted from full-grain American leather, these dog collars are as sturdy as they are comfortable. They come in a variety of colors and feature a quick release buckle with stainless steel springs should your dog ever need to get out of it fast.

Dog Collar Sizes: S-XL

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Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfy Padded Dog Collar$18

Available in five fun and funky patterns, this padded dog collar offers premium comfort for an affordable price. This durable dog collar is made of canvas fabric and neoprene webbing and features sturdy waterproof buckles.

Dog Collar Sizes: S-L

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WAUDOG Glow In The Dark Dog Collar$20

This waterproof buckle dog collar glows in the dark, making it perfect for dogs who like strolls in the dark. The dog collar is made from flexible Collartex, making it durable while being easy on your dog's coat.

Dog Collar Sizes: S-L

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Swarovski Crystallized Soft Tuscan Italian Leather Dog Collar$62

Frost yourself, but make it for dogs! This bougie (in the best way) Swarovski Crystal-covered leather dog collar takes luxury to the next level. Made from a leather originally intended for the marine industry, these dog collars are also stain and smell resistant, meaning they'll last for years to come.

Dog Collar Sizes: XS-XL

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Ruffwear Crag Reflective Dog Collar$24

This everyday dog collar is built to last with durable webbing and reflective thread woven through it. It comes in six colors and features a side release buckle, ID attachment point, and silicone tag silencer so there's no extra noise emanating from your pup!

Dog Collar Sizes: S-L

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Buckle-Down Star Wars Baby Yoda Dog Collar$20

Who's cuter your dog or the Child? No need to choose when you can have both! This durable "Star Wars" themed dog collar is made from stainless steel and high-density polyester, so your dog can "protect, attack, and snack" in style.

Dog Collar Sizes: S-L & S(Wide)-L(Wide)

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Max and Neo Dog Gear Reflective Martingale Dog Collar$17

This martingale style dog collar features reflective webbing as well as the sturdy addition of a chain. This dog collar is made for aggressive walkers and features lockable nylon clasps that make it good for all terrains.

Dog Collar Sizes: S-L

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Remington Double Ply Patterned Hound Reflective Dog Collar$13

This double-ply dog collar comes in eight electric colors. Made from two layers of nylon for both strength and comfort, your dog will enjoy taking a stroll in this collar.

Dog Collar Sizes: XS-XL

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Best Dog Harnesses

Wild One Dog Harness$48

This cushioned dog harness comes in eight stunning colors. Its soft, stretchy poly base and woven nylon straps make it comfortable and easy to use. It's adjustable and has three different attachment points for leashes.

Dog Harness Sizes: S-L

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Hurtta Weekend Warrior ECO Reflective Dog Harness$45-$56

This ergonomically designed weatherproof dog harness distributes pressure evenly, making it a great choice for dogs that like to pull on their leashes. It has 3M reflector piping and is made from 100% recycled polyester that is soft on your dog.

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PetSafe Sure-Fit Adjustable Back Clip Dog Harness$15-$21

This brightly colored dog harness is simple, and adjusts at five different points so you can ensure even the most slippery of dogs won't make an escape from it. Fitted with two snap buckles and made from comfortable, durable nylon, this is an affordable harness option for your dog.

Dog Harness Sizes: XS-L

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Chai's Choice 3M Polyester Reflective Dog Harness$23-$28

This front-clip dog harness comes in nine different colors. It's crafted to distribute pressure evenly with a padded chest and belly straps to keep your dog in place. With 3M reflective material, this harness is perfect for use every day and night.

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Kurgo Journey Nylon Reflective Dog Harness$29-$45

Built for adventures, this dog harness is made from durable and breathable polyester and nylon. It has four adjustment points and broad padded chest plate for a secure fit. The dog harness also comes with a 10-inch lead for training or attaching to a seat belt.

Dog Harness Sizes: S-XL

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Gooby Memory Foam Wind Dog Harness$24

This memory foam dog harness has a quilted outer shell that's waterproof and comfortable. With an adjustable chest strap and a side buckle release, the dog harness is easy to put on and secure. Its wind parka design features two D-ring attachments and is machine washable.

Dog Harness Sizes: S-XL

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Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness$45

This everyday dog harness is padded with foam for comfort and features four points of adjustment so it fits your dog perfectly. It has two attachment points (with an aluminum V-ring) and reinforced webbing. It also has reflective trim for low-light visibility.

Dog Harness Sizes: XXS-XL

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Chai's Choice Foul Weather Reflective Dog Harness$38-$50

Built to protect your dog from all the elements, this durable canvas dog harness is comfortable and breathable. The polyester harness features reflective 3M material for increased visibility and has an aluminum D-ring attachment for a leash.

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Wonder Walker Body Halter Dog Harness$35-$39

By minimizing pressure, this dog harness discourages all your dog's worse pulling, jumping, and lunging behaviors. The halter harness focuses on your dog's center of gravity, rather than their head or neck, making it safe and secure. And, unlike many training harnesses, it requires little to no acclimation time.

Dog Harness Sizes: Tiny-XL

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