Benefits of using a Mekuti Balance Dog Harness set
This page is where to buy the Mekuti Balance Harness and Lead together.
MINI (13" – 17" rib cage) £25.30
The Mini Harness webbing is 1/2" wide (12mm) and the Set comes with a 1/2" wide, 2.5 metre Double-Ended Lead, made from WEBBING material (not Softex) and has lightweight small trigger hooks on both ends. Only available in Black or Red
SMALL (17" – 23" rib cage) £29.90
The Small Harness webbing is 3/4" wide (19mm) and the Set comes with a 3/4" wide, 2.5 metre Double-Ended Lead, made from Softex and with one end with a small trigger hook but you can choose to have the longer 3m lead if you wish.
MEDIUM (20" – 30" rib cage) £32.45
The Medium Harness webbing is 3/4" wide (19mm) and the Set comes with a 3/4" wide, 2 metre Double-Ended Lead, made from Softex and with one end with a small trigger hook, with an option for choosing the LONG 3 metre version.
NOTE: For 'heavier set' dogs measuring over 25" such as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, GSD or Labrador crosses etc. you may wish to consider the Large size, as everything is 1" wide rather than 3/4" wide. Many customers have reported that the Large feels more comfortable and secure for them even though their dog could actually fit into a Medium.
LARGE (25" – 35" rib cage) £39.00
The Large Harness webbing is 1"wide (25mm) and the Set comes with a 1" wide, 2 metre Double-Ended Lead, made from Softex and with large trigger hooks on both ends, with an option for choosing the LONG 3 metre version.
EXTRA LARGE (30" – 46" rib cage) £40.60
The Extra Large Harness webbing is 1"wide (25mm) and the Set comes with a 1" wide, 2 metre Double-Ended Lead, made from Softex and with large trigger hooks on both ends, with an option for choosing the LONG 3 metre version.
Only available in BLACK or RED
Harness Set with Optional Neck Clip (£3.60 extra)
|Small (17" – 23" rib cage)||£33.50|
|Medium (20" – 30" rib cage)||£36.05|
|Large (25" – 35" rib cage)||£42.60|
|Extra Large (30" – 46" rib cage)||£44.20|
The Mekuti Balance Harness Set – further details
The Mekuti Balance Dog Harness Set comes with a Double-Ended Lead in a colour that goes with the harness.
Our standard Double-Ended Leads are made from SOFTEX: a padded material, which is really comfortable to use, doesn't get slippy in the rain and is strong enough to hold any dog. They can also be easily used as a regular lead by clipping one of the trigger hooks to one of the extra rings along the lead to make a loop handle of varying lengths. Many of our customers who have had sore hands or painful shoulders are delighted as to how reassuring these leads are to use.
* Note to PUPPY OWNERS: the harness is made from a webbing material and can be bitten through, particularly by young dogs with their sharp teeth. We do have a version of our harness which is made from a 'nylon' material and tests have shown it to be more 'bite resistant', but it can still be damaged. The nylon version is available in Red or Black, and to obtain it as your choice, please tell us the age of your dog at checkout. (Return to the Choice section)
You can also buy the Harness only, by itself
Fully adjustable for the best fit:
To find the correct size for your dog, measure around the rib cage
The Harnesses and Leads are made from different material so they 'Co-Ordinate' in colour rather than exactly 'Match'.
Please also note that, for production reasons, the side clips may not always be the coordinating colour of the harness and may be black. If you have any questions about exactly what you will receive, please contact us and we will describe what exactly is currently available. For instance, the purple harnesses may not always be available with purple clips (as shown in some of the pictures).
Please note that colours shown are only an indication.
Matching Collars are also available
Choosing the correct size harness for your dog
The Dog Harness comes in five sizes (all are adjustable within the size range).
The Mekuti Balance Harness is FulLY ADJUStable within the size range you choose for your dog. It can be adjusted on the Neck Straps, the Chest Strap and the Barrel Straps around the ribs to make the perfect fit for any breed, type, size or shape of dog.
Generally, pick the harness with the measurement closest to the middle of the size range but you may have to make allowances if your dog is still growing as a puppy, thick set or slight in build.
This is especially the case when choosing between the Medium or Large sizes if your dog's rib measurement is 28 inches, for instance, which would fit both. Note also that in the large size 1" webbing and Softex materials is used for the harness and lead, as opposed to the 3/4" in the medium harness and lead.
Measure in all the way around the ribs behind the front legs.
Please note the following webbing widths apply for all harnesses
Caring for your Harness
Why do dogs pull?
Dogs learn very quickly. When a dog pulls on the lead a few times & realises that you follow it quickly becomes a habit.
All the shouting and pulling on the dogs neck will do little to stop the behaviour, possibly making it worse and more importantly
possibly cause damage to your beloved companion.
Check chains can also remove the dogs coat from around the neck and cause pinch injuries leading to hypersensitivity in the neck area.
Any dog leaning into their collar will have a reduced oxygen supply to their brains, thus making it difficult for them to think clearly, or even rationally. A dog that pulls on the lead is more likely to react badly when they see other dogs or people.
The patent pending Mekuti Balance Dog Harness is made from webbing, with multiple attachment points to give you options on where the points of contact are to be. It comes in 5 sizes, each being fully adjustable behind and in front of the legs, and underneath the chest. This ensures a close, comfortable fit that doesn't pinch or rub. The seams are external on the chest for more sensitive dogs.
If your dog is head shy or has large or sensitive ears or after surgery on the head, a Balance Harness is available (for an additional £2.50) with an extra clip to one side of the neck. This enables you to place the harness onto your dog without worrying them. (Only available in black and sizes ; small, medium & large) Click here
How the Balance Harness system works
The Mekuti Balance Dog Harness TM enables the handler to use two points of contact with the dog. When a dog pulls, you become part of their balancing technique. By using two connection points, you can withdraw one of the balance points before taking up the other. It is very simple. The end result is a dog that is unsure what he can lean into and therefore re-learns how to balance on his own four feet without relying on you - hence "Balance Harness". Once the dog has learnt this, you give fewer and fewer signals until he is walking alongside you without your input.
A dog walking on a loose lead :