Dog No Pull Harness / Halter




Introduction: Dog No Pull Harness / Halter

This Dog Halter / Harness stops your dog pulling instantly.

My dog pulls constantly with a lead attached to her collar as well as with a normal walking harness. This was making taking her for walks extremely unpleasant. I went to the pet store to see what other options I had left.

They showed me an expensive "No Pull Halter" but it was $50!! I tried the original one on her at the pet store and it did work instantly but I thought the concept looked relatively simple so I made my own.

I made this one for less than $10 AUD.

Step 1: Materials

Step 1:


Dog Lead - The lead must be made of a thick rope and round to prevent rubbing against dog. (Can be picked up at a cheap store for approx $5)

Dog Car / Walking Harness - Get the right size to fit your dog. This also can be picked up   at a cheap store for approx $6.

Cable Ties


Step 2: Preparing the Car / Walking Harness

Step 2:

Remove the chest plate from the harness.

Cut off the part that clips around the dogs chest.

Cut off the seat belt loop.

The main reason for using a Car / Walking Harness is it has the all important metal loop already attached. It is also easily adjustable and easy to clip together.

Step 3: Making the Halter

Step 3:

Take the dog leash and loop it through itself so it is firmly attached to the collar part directly in front of the dogs throat.

Step 4: Secure the Loop

Step 4:

Secure the loop in front of the dogs neck with a cable tie.

Step 5: Cut the Clip Off and Secure

Step 5:

Bring each side of the lead in under the dogs 'armpits' and up towards the dogs back.

Cut off the clip on one side of the lead.

Depending on the size of your dog and the lead you may need to cut the lead down.

Aim for the loop of the lead to be 20-25cm from the dogs back when pulled tight.

Step 6: Secure With Cable Ties

Step 6:

Secure the two sides of the leash togther with 4-5 Cable Ties pulled tight.

Step 7: Attach to Your Normal Dog Lead and Your Done

Step 7:

Attach your normal dog lead to the loop of the halter that has been pulled through the metal ring.

For some reason the dog really does not like the sensation of the lead pulling under its armpits.

When the dog doesn't pull the loops under the armpits hang reasonably loose.

It would only rub if the dog pulled too much but for some reason they don't want to pull at all!

This has made walking my dog a pleasure not a battle!!

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    6 years ago

    i have tried every type of harness, head halter, lead, ect... out there. None of these have even phased my 100lb blue nose staffy Loki. he is very strong. i made something like this for him. It has not stopped him from pulling, but it has slowed him down enough where im acctually able to take him on a walk.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    What I have learned after many years of training dogs and horses:Regular harnesses do not give you control, they allow the dog to put its full weight against the chest, lean and pull you. A harness with a halter seems better, although I have not used this. If you don't control the head, you have no control (horses, llamas, camels, cows, etc.).

    If the dog pulls, the 'stop' or 'turn around' method does work. As soon as the dog walks forward again, I let the leash loop onto the ground for a few feet while walking with him - he learns no pressure on the leash lets him continue walking forward.

    I have also used the following on small dogs: with the dog on the 'heel' (left side), pass the leash behind you (just under or across your butt) and hold the end in your right hand. This keeps the dog at your heel and for some reason they do not pull. It could be that you are not pulling directly back on the collar so it's not a 'me vs. him' action. The natural 'pull forward' action stops. I would not use this on a larger powerful aggressive dog as they could spin you around and throw you off balance.

    And always follow a corrected behavior with lots of praise!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    It is a great idea but how do you take it off??


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent idea. The only thing I am wondering about is... How do you take it off, or do you just "slip" the legs through?

    I had a little idea to "update this for you:

    Instead of using Zip ties (in the last picture) to make it complete. How about you add 2 quick release clips (like the ones on all the leashes out there that hook onto any metal ring, I forgot what they were called).

    This would enable you to quickly put the main part on (collar), then you can take your time to pull the straps under the "arm pits" and thread through the loop.

    The straps could then be easily attached straight to any leash that you might have around. You might need an additional metal ring to use as a "hook on point".

    Well, that was my 2 cents, I hope I didn't confuse you.

    Yet again, nice work!


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I actually went out today to buy a harness, just so I could add this modification you made.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    great Instructable...!! I'm going to make mine tonight.... thanks!!!


    12 years ago on Step 7

    What a great idea. Will be making mine tomorrow only it will have to be a little smaller. I already have all the materials too. Thanks KrishaP.