I like this harness a lot except for a few things. I have a rambunctious large puppy and its very hard to get it on him! There are so many straps to contend with that its very hard getting onto a wiggling, non-cooperative puppy who thinks its a game to keep me from putting it on him. I can only get it on him when he's half asleep. Other than that, its good!
A friend recommended this type of harness for my pup because they’re effective yet comfortable. I haven’t used it yet, but I think it’s going to be great. What I really like is that it will expand as my boy grows, so I won’t have to wait to get one or purchase another later.
Bought a medium for a lab puppy that was being trained and it work well until it came apart at one of the stitches. Figured that was because she was growing and at the limit for that harness size. Got her a large for a now 60lb 9 month old lab. She is a stubborn puller when she gets excited. She saw a rabbit run while on a walk, started tugging and the leash snapped right where it goes into the metal ring the leash attaches to. Seemed to work great until needing to be relied on, then they don't seem to hold up.
This is our second Sporn harness. Our first had a different clasp that slipped much more. This new one is better, but there's already wear and tear on the straps after very infrequent use. It's nice for our hound with his very deep chest (which makes other harnesses difficult to fit), but the lifespan is not as long as advertised.
We have two younger dogs (1 year) who we've been trying to train to not pull when walking in public areas. We thought this might aid in their training, but both continue to pull excessively in the harness. There might be external factors contributing (poor training, external stimulus), but ultimately this harness hasn't really improved anything.
Harness worked great to control pulling on our newly adopted GSD, but I will stop using it after she graduates training because despite washing the harness before using, the black color bled onto my white German Shepherd’s coat and is very hard to wash out of her coat.
My rescued dog has a sensitive trachea. I have purchased a half dozen harnesses to try to avoid pulling at her sensitive throat. This is the only harness that has ever worked. Determining how to put it on was a small challenge, but once I mastered that it'd been we have been happy walkers. I recommend this harness unequivocally.
We are happy with this harness so far the best one we have tried on Captain Chaos as we like to call him. He's a head strong Beagle so ever little thing for walking that is helpful is greatly appreciated.
Pup still pulls like crazy... Been using this harness since he was very young, buying bigger ones as he grew. I only use it in the house with him on a leash so I know he's safe and not chewing up something that can make him sick.
Three stars only because it seems like it could be ok for maybe a breed that isn’t very strong. I have a Great Pyrenees. I bought it so we could take him camping with the requirements that he must be on a lead or tie out. He snapped it at the O-ring that attached to the tie out. We could have lost our dog who is a runner; had my husband not been outside and caught in to the fact our dog wasn’t attached! I’m so upset about this! But I’ll take some blame as my dog is very strong. And I should have researched better.