Product Review: Escape Proof Harnesses for dogs

Barely a day goes by when I don’t hear about a dog that has panicked on their walk and got free. Many dogs are able to wriggle free from standard harnesses and collars. If this is the case for your dog, you might be considering an escape proof harness. But what is it, and how does it work?

How is it different?

Most harnesses come with two sets of straps. Usually one goes round the dogs front, and the other around the chest area. Most are fairly secure, but a dog that is panicking, or quite determined, can usually wriggle free form this type. A snootiful escape proof harness has three sets of straps instead of two. This means your dog cannot wriggle forwards, or backwards, to get out of it.

It only takes a second to wriggle backwards out of a harness, so these are essential for any reactive or anxious dog that might get startled and bolt. Foreign rescues can also be a flight risk, especially during those early days and weeks in their new home. So it is particularly important they wear an escape proof harness like this one.

Snootiful Hound

Snootiful hounds heard about the work I do and asked me to check out their escape proof harness, and see if it was something I would recommend to my clients. They were inspired by their own dog; Blondie, who was rescued from Battersea. Blondie was, like many sight hounds, a bit of an escape artist when they got her. She also didn’t get on well with other harnesses as they weren’t padded well enough. So Snootiful came up with this improved design!

It’s actually a really lovely harness. It’s well made, and I like the padding on it. The breast plate at the front is quite small too, so it won’t impede movement, but will still add a little extra comfort for your dog. It’s designed for a large chested dog like a lurcher or sighthound, but there are so many ways you can adjust it that it could fit other breeds too.

Check out this video I made while I looked it over, it has an interesting bonus feature that I think you’ll like!

You can buy this harness at – and if you use the code GOODDOGGIE at the checkout you’ll get 10% off, yippee! Snootiful are passionate about sighthound welfare, and they donate 10% of their profits to support sighthound charities in the UK, which is awesome.

I will receive a small payment when the code is used, but that doesn’t change my opinion of the product. If I wasn’t happy to recommend it, I would’ve sent it back!

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I have more than 15 years experience solving all kinds of canine behaviour problems, at home and in rescue. A bad experience with a old fashioned dog trainer inspired me to learn more about dog behaviour, and it is because of him, that I wall never use harsh methods when training and rehabilitating dogs.

I work privately with clients in Dundee and the surrounding area with dogs of all ages, breeds and issues including anxiety, aggression and hyperactivity.

In 2009 I was proud to publish a book about dog behaviour and training. How to be the Perfect Pack Leader (by Caroline Jenkins) remains popular today and a follow up is expected very shortly.

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