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Originally bred to be sled-pullers, Huskies have strong bodies and a natural prey drive. Because of this, many pet parents find that a harness can be a valuable aid for safely walking or adventuring with their very athletic pup.
According to Dr. Kathryn Rosalie Dench, a veterinary surgeon and writer at Gentle Dog Trainers, Huskies are known for their endurance, strong build, and thick double coat. Their walking style may involve a tendency to pull, in part due to their sled-dog heritage.
As a result, a Husky harness should provide control without restricting natural movement. Pet parents should look for a well-padded harness that can handle a Husky’s strength and distribute pressure evenly. Lightweight materials that don’t chafe and multiple leash attachment points are priorities.
With Dr. Dench’s help, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite harnesses for Huskies of all ages and walking styles.
Best Overall: Rabbitgoo No-Pull Adjustable Dog Harness
As one of the most popular dog harnesses on the market, the Rabbitgoo No-Pull harness features durable Oxford nylon with comfortable interior padding and four adjustable straps. Paws down, this harness is hard to beat for active Huskies because it features so many of the qualities that Dr. Dench recommends. It’s both sturdy and versatile, great for casual walks or intense hikes, and is specially designed for larger dogs.
It has a no-pull, no-choke design and slides on easily over the head, with multiple points of adjustment. Two leash attachment points offer varying levels of control. This harness is available in multiple sizes and colors to match your dog’s style.
- Versatile and comfortable for everyday use or rigorous outdoor activity
- No choke and no pull design
- Reflective piping improves low-light visibility
- Multiple points of adjustment and two leash attachments
- Available in multiple colors and sizes
- Measure carefully to ensure best fit
Best No-Pull: Rover Gear Better Walk No-Pull Harness (Verified Review)
Even a well-trained Husky can, if startled, be a force to contend with on leash—which is one reason a lot of Husky parents choose front-attaching, no-pull style harnesses for everyday walks. Made with an ergonomic, padded Y-shaped belly strap and four adjustment points to accommodate a wide range of body shapes, the Better Walk Harness is designed to reduce the shock on your arm if your pup lunges suddenly.
There are clear labels for fuss-free fitting, and a nylon webbing design helps pet parents make sure they have an even fit on each side. For more casual outings and sniffs, there are also traditional D-rings on the back of the harness.
Features we like:
- Clear visual cues for an accurate fit
- Durable design that reduces shock from pulling or lunging
- The Y-shape front allows for a full range of motion
- Front and back ring to help dogs learn training/working mode vs. leisure/play mode
- Buckles are designed to reduce confusion or twisting of the belly strap
- Pet parents with dogs between sizes found it better to size up
Best for Husky Puppies: KONG Reflective Harness with Pocket (Verified Review)
This harness from popular dog brand KONG features strong nylon webbing, comfortable neoprene lining to prevent chafing, metal hardware for leash attachment, and easy-to-use plastic buckles and adjusters, making it a strong option for young Huskies. This reflective harness—ideal for nighttime or low-visibility activities—has a handle for direct control options (to provide optimal control if your little Husky wants to pull or chase) and includes a zippered pocket for poop bags or small cargo (such as training treats).
Like many KONG harnesses, this includes a comfort chest plate that helps pet parents have better control during walks while maximizing comfort for pups. For best sizing, choose an option that allows a two-finger width around the girth.
- Features strong nylon webbing with a soft neoprene lining
- Has metal hardware (one hook-up point) and plastic buckles and adjustors
- Includes a padded handle for improved control
- Reflective striping on the front of the chest panel makes the dog extra visible at night
- The wide front panel distributes weight more evenly to prevent chafing
- This harness is not designed for tie-out
Best for Hiking: Paw Five CORE-1 Reflective Dog Harness
This utility dog harness checks a lot of boxes for Husky parents, especially hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ergonomic and water-resistant, it features a handle for situations where pet parents want direct control. A substantial front reflective belt offers maximum visibility, while front and girth straps are adjustable to fit your Husky’s layers of muscle and fur.
Like many utility harnesses, this one features pockets for storage and can sport patches for added flair. It’s available in sizes small through extra-large.
- Built-in dispenser for dog waste bags
- Durably constructed with waterproof outer shell
- Heavy-duty D-ring and snap buckles
- Padded top handle for improved control
- Velcro attachment may not be appropriate for dogs with noise sensitivities
Best for Big Huskies: HDP Big Dog Harness
A fully grown male Husky can weigh upwards of 60 pounds and have significant power on leash. Designed for large dogs, this harness features a wide, padded chest strap specially designed distribute weight and multiple options for direct control to minimize pulling and prevent pressure around your dog’s neck. Though it’s tough, this harness uses lightweight materials and features a back D-ring attachment. Reflective fabric means increased visibility, and multiple adjustment points help you find the right fit.
Note that the back D-ring won’t necessarily help train dogs who regularly pull on leash in the same way a front D-ring would; we recommend this harness for dogs with generally good leash manners but a lot of power that, if startled, could benefit from close control.
- No-choke design
- Made from durable but lightweight materials
- Back D-ring attachment
- Wide, padded chest strap for improved comfort
- Available in medium to XXL sizes
Best for Training: Petsafe No-Pull Harness
The PetSafe EasyWalk Harness can be a great training aid for high-energy Huskies whose pet parents are working to limit pulling. This harness offers a a martingale-style chest loop that helps gently steer your Husky to the side when they pull, redirecting the behavior and minimizing pressure. It’s an affordable walking aid for Huskies whose curiosity and prey drive make leash walking difficult.
Unlike a lot of the bulkier harnesses popular for large dogs, this is a minimalist design that could work well for Huskies whose thick coats are bothered by the larger harnesses. It uses nylon straps and metal D-rings, with plastic buckles along the girth and shoulder.
Note that H-style harnesses like the PetSafe need careful fitting. It’s important that the chest bar rides comfortably above your pet’s shoulders in a way that doesn’t restrict their movement. If you’re uncertain, ask your vet or trainer to make sure you have the right fit.
- Quick-snap buckles make it easy to put on and take off
- Differently colored straps help align harness correctly every time
- Fits across the chest, so there’s no pressure on your dog’s neck
- H-style harnesses need careful fitting
Best for Working Huskies: Rabbitgoo Tactical Dog Harness
If you have an outdoor working Husky, this tactical no-pull harness offers several nice features. The heavy-duty vest is made from 1050D nylon with sturdy stitching for both durability and wearability. The harness also features two metal buckles on the shoulders that can bear pulling force and is well-padded to ensure your dog is comfortable.
While definitely a heavy-duty harness, the material is mesh to help with breathability for thick coats. It has pockets for small gear and water bottles. It features two metal leash attachments: the front hook is for greater control, while the back hook is ideal for casual walking or jogging. Lastly, this harness has five points of adjustment so you can find a comfortable fit
- Metal hardware and multiple leash attachment points
- Durable, and made with 1050 nylon, but has mesh fabric for heavy coats
- Five adjustment points for good fit
- Ideal for working dogs
Best for Escape Artists: Tuff Pupper No-Escape Harness
The Tuff Pupper a good choice for escape-artist Huskies. It features heavy-duty, water-resistant material; dual-attachment points; and two back handles for direct control options—all while putting minimal pressure on your dog’s neck. It’s also a good option for breeds with thick coats, since the design reduces chafing at pressure points.
This harness has a long design with an additional abdomen strap for full-body support, plus five adjustment points to help you achieve a good fit. The mesh padding provides equal load distribution while offering maximum ventilation for your heat-sensitive pup.
- No-escape design
- Water-resistant and ultra durable materials
- Designed to put minimal pressure on dog’s neck and reduce chafing
- Includes an additional abdomen strap for full-body support
- Multiple attachment points and handles for control and lift assist
- Measure carefully before ordering
Best for Swimming: Kurgo Surf n’ Turf Dog Jacket (Verified Review)
If you’re looking to spend some serious time in the water, the Kurgo Surf n’ Turf dog jacket might be a good option. This harness-jacket combo is designed for use in the water and provides comfortable floatation for active Huskies. It has two rear handles for direct control (or, if necessary, water extraction).
Our testers found the vest comfortable enough for all-day use and appreciated the multiple points of adjustment to fit pups of different shapes and sizes. Made from durable ripstop material and a neoprene liner, this vest is washable but should be line-dried.
- Water-safe materials designed for floatation
- Comfortable enough to wear all day
- Adjustable, with two handles
- Plastic buckles
- Made from ripstop material and neoprene liner
How We Chose
The Husky harnesses featured here were selected based on a combination of our own hands-on testing, a comprehensive look at customer reviews, and interviews with veterinary experts. We prioritized fit, comfort, durability, and adjustability, taking into account powerful pullers and thick fur. We’re also guided by the experience of living and playing alongside our own much-loved and strongly opinionated Huskies, who are never stingy with their feedback.