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American River Step-In Dog Harness - Ultra Choke Free

119 reviews

Make walks more enjoyable and comfortable with our best-selling American River Step-In Dog Harness for dogs 2 to 50 pounds.

  • Step-in style dog harness
  • Easy to put on and take off  
  • Trachea-safe, choke-free design 
  • Sizes for dogs 2 to 50 pounds (see size guide below)
  • Made from soft, comfortable mesh fabric
  • Closes with Velcro tabs and a plastic snap for double safety
  • Choke-free design directs pressure to your doggy’s chest, not the throat 
  • Patented design allows for an excellent fit 

Mesh fabric keeps your doggy comfy and cool.
American River dog harnesses are made from tightly woven mesh polyester to help keep your pup cool on walks. The fabric is lightweight and flexible for added comfort. Zigzag stitching is used for durability. The harness is machine washable.

American River Small Dog Harness

Harness closes with Velcro closures AND a snap.  
This pet harness closes with Velcro tabs and a heavy-duty plastic clip for double protection from your dog escaping. Twin D-rings connect to most standard leashes.

American River Small Dog Harness

Step-in style for easy on and off.
A step-in dog harness means you put the harness on by slipping your pup’s paws through leg openings on the harness. This is an excellent choice if your doggy is head-shy and fearful of something being pulled over his or her head. FYI, the leg openings on this harness are large enough for the fluffiest of paws.

Choke-free design.
If your little doggy pulls on the leash, this harness safely directs the pressure to your doggy’s chest, not the throat. It's just one more reason so many people choose this harness. The choke-free design also makes this a good harness for use with car seat belts.

Sized just for small dogs.
We have hard to find XXS small harnesses for 2 to 3-pound dogs and puppies. This harness is a great choice for Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Yorkie-poos, Maltese, Shih Tzus, and other small breed dogs.

Colorful selection.
Choose from Black, Red, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Candy Pink, Paisley purple or Hunter Orange.

For added safety in your car, pair the harness with an adjustable seat belt leash

SIZE GUIDE:

Sizing notes:
Your pup's chest measurement should fall in between the chest measurement of the harness. Most returns are because the harness is too small, so if your dog is on the larger end of a size, it's best to go up to the next size. 

If your dog is right in between sizes, you can order two harnesses and return the one that doesn’t fit for a refund. No problem at all.

XS Dog Harness
Chest: 9"-11"
(Most Important)
Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 2 - 3 lbs.

    XS Dog Harness
    Chest: 11"-13" (Most Important)
    Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 4 - 6 lbs.
      Small Dog Harness
      Chest: 13"-16" (Most Important)
      Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 6 - 11 lbs.

        Medium Dog Harness
        Chest: 16"-19" (Most Important)
        Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 11 - 16 lbs.

        Large Dog Harness
        Chest: 19"-21" (Most Important)
        Dogs and Puppies Weighing: 16 - 25 lbs.

        X-Large Dog Harness
        Chest: 21"-24" (Most Important)
        Dogs Weighing: 25 - 40 lbs.

        2X-Large Dog Harness
        Chest: 24"-27" (Most Important)
        Dogs Weighing: 40 - 50 lbs.

         

        Choosing the right size harness for your little dog. 

        Measure. Measure. Measure. 

        Your dog’s chest measurement is more important than weight when it comes to choosing the correct size harness. Think of it like pants for a human. You can’t pick out the right size pants if you only know someone’s weight.   

        Measure all the way around your dog’s chest, right behind the front legs. Your dog’s chest measurement should fall BETWEEN the chest measurements of the harness. 

        Sizing isn’t standard in the pet world. Size small in one brand isn’t always the same as a small in another brand.

        If your dog is right in between sizes, you can order two harnesses and return the one that doesn’t fit for a refund. No problem at all.

        The American River Harness is also available in the following color options:

         

        Customer Reviews
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          05/18/2021
          Anonymous
          United States United States

          American River Dog Harness

          My 2 Yorkies love their new harness and so do I!!! It’s easy to put on and take off and looks great!! Thanks Much

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          07/19/2022
          Anonymous
          United States
          I recommend this product

          Very nice harness

          This is the most secure harness I have found. My little dog is an escape artist. I would highly recommend it.

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          07/15/2022
          Anonymous
          United States United States
          I recommend this product

          Can be slipped out of

          My dog slipped out of the harness on a walk. I had it tightened up as much as it would go. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Chihuahuas but they do what they called ZOOMIES. He did a zoomie on me and slipped out of the harness. He wrapped his leash around a tree and pulled right out of it.

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          07/07/2022
          Anonymous
          United States United States
          I recommend this product

          Step-In Dog Vest

          It’s a wonderful, comfortable & safe dog vest.

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          06/26/2022
          Anonymous
          United States United States
          I recommend this product

          Great quality well-fitting harness!

          Yes- love it!! Fits my Shih-tzu Mia perfectly and looks nice.