Balance Harness® Buckle-Neck
- Fits any shape of dog (sizing chart) by having a unique design that allows you to adjust every strap.
- Buckle on neck strap makes it easy to fit onto your dog.
- Allows for comfort and total freedom of movement with soft and sturdy webbing with a variety of colors to choose from.
- Offers flexible leash attachments using front and back rings or just one ring
- Check out the Multi-Function Leash here.
Balance Harness® – Buckle Neck
The Balance Harness® has 6 adjustment points offering a customized fit for comfort, complete freedom of movement, and flexible leash attachment options. Its unique design offers you the flexibility of multiple adjustment points to ensure that your dog has a properly fitting harness to ensure comfort, proper movement, and safety. The Original version slips over your dog’s head and then connects around the body. If your dog does not like collars or leads slipped over their head, we also make a buckle-neck version. For dogs that do not like to have things slipped over their heads, or for dogs that have larger heads than necks, the Buckle-Neck version may work better. Another Blue-9 product proudly manufactured in the USA.
Ratings & Reviews
I am so pleased with the Balance Harness.... a GREAT harness at a very fair price. Well made and it works. Love the front and back attachment for all round safety and control.... even big dogs.
Great for professional trainers
by Let's Get Positive -
As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer it is very important to me to use the best training tool possible, not just to help owners with their dogs, but to make sure that the dogs feel comfortable in their equipment. Balance Harness gives me that! It is perfect on all breed, even on the stronger ones, from American Staffordshire Terriers to German Shepherds, or like little ones, from Poodles to Spaniels. My Black Lab mix really enjoys her, too and I can give the leash to my 10 years old to walk her anytime when we are out. Thank you for that great product!
Fits great, no restriction of movement
by Double Duty Dogs -
This is the best fitting, most perfectly designed harness on the market for walking dogs on leash. It is sturdy and with all of the adjustment points, it fits all body types. My dogs act and move as if they are off leash as we walk, freely and comfortably.
I love the Balance Harness!
by Alice W.
I love the Balance Harness! Our male lab (now just turned 1 and weighs 100 lbs) is SO much easier to walk with this on vs the other harnesses that we had tried. Plus, this harness was one of the TOP ones recommended in the Your Dog magazine by Tufts with re: the features and how/where it fit on your dog for their comfort and for max control. I walk 2 miles every other day with Dougie and it is now enjoyable and less stressful when we encounter other dogs and people (who he HAS to say hello to). Thanks for an awesome product.
Great Adjustability and Dual Attachment Points
by E.M. -
We love our new harness! Having a Smooth Fox Terrier body it was difficult to find a harness that fit Mathew. This one gave me the ability to adjust it to fit and with the two places to hook him up, we can walk easier and the hook on the top gave me the ability to hook him into his car seat without removing the leash. Bravo for a great product!
BY FAR the best harness I've ever used!
by J.L -
This is, BY FAR, the best harness I have ever used on Maz, my 5 month old Rottweiler. I can adjust this harness to fit every inch of her body. I have had 4 back surgeries and this harness has made a huge difference in my ability to take her everywhere! Love it so much my husband asked me to buy one for our 100lb Lab!!
Well Made and Doesn't Rub Behind the Elbows
Searched everywhere for a harness that had a front pull clip and did not catch my dog behind the elbows. This Balance Harness is the only one that fits him perfectly. Well made and adjustable.
Love the Custom Fit
by Celine Y. -
I use the balance harness daily for my two dogs. I love that each strap is adjustable so I don’t have to compromise for a perfect fit. The girth strap rests a few inches behind the front elbows so there’s no underarm chafing. I also appreciate the front D-ring which gives me the option to use a double-ended leash for added control. Just wish it came in more colors!
Fits my big-chested skinny goofball of a dog
by Amber A. -
Only harness I feel comfortable leaving on my dogs as we hike. I don’t have to worry about it rubbing their armpits or getting in the way of their shoulders as they run.
<br>I love how adjustable it is. The only harness that fits my big chested-skinny goofball of a dog. :)
Great for use in shelters or with newly adopted dogs
by Jyleen A. -
I ordered two balance harnesses to try at the humane society where I volunteer at and walk the dogs. I ordered a small and a medium/ large in purple. Awesome easy to put on, easy to adjust, the straps stay away from arm pits. Love them.
<br>I volunteer at Two Humane Socities and an Animal Control as the dogs so deserve a second chance. ADOPT!
Amazing, well made product
by Oli -
His is a very sturdy and well made product and it’s clear to me that it’s going to last a lifetime. The fabric is well stitched and very solid and strong. The hardware is beautiful and also very solid and the integrity of the product as a whole is amazing. I look foreword to using my new harness for years to come 🖤
Best Fitting Harness for various shapes of dogs
by Elizabeth T. -
I love the Balance Harness so much that I got an updated version of it after my current one wore out a bit through two dogs and all weather conditions of wear. Sizing is accurate and works perfectly for most body types of dogs--my pups are two different sizes, and one is oddly shaped. The harness adjustments are lovely!
by Tracey -
Plus: I like that my dog's shoulder movement is completely unrestricted. It can be adjusted for a perfect fit. I have not had any issues with rubbing or sore spots. It stays in position well when the lease is attached to the back ring or both rings. It is very easy to clean when my dog gets muddy on hikes. Well made and sturdy. I like the colored top piece which makes putting it on very easy - esp. when I have to explain to somebody else e.g. pet sitter. <br>Minus: I have found that if I clip her to just the front clip then the harness will slip around to the side a bit, esp. if it is not fitted tightly enough. When my puppy was smaller and lower to the ground the leash would get caught under her front leg more when clipped just at the front. Note that the colored piece is the same size on the XS and Small. <br>Overall great harness that I use daily and recommend to others.
THE BEST !! CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING, TOO !!
The BEST !! There is no better harness !!
<br>Their Customer Service is OUTSTANDING, TOO !!
<br>I am recommending them to everyone!!
Can't get any better than this!
by k. connolly -
Awhile ago i had purchased the over-the-head version of this harness fr my one dog and it has been so wonderful, i kept saying that i need to get one for the other dog, but she hates having things pushed/pulled over her head, and then lo and behold, i saw that they made a buckle-neck version! its a wish come true! I have two strong-pullers and these harnesses have been back and neck savers for me - thank you!
New medium sizing is perfect
I love the new sizing for the medium harness! It's the perfect size for my 40 pound border collie's slender frame. The clip for the neck makes it easier to get in and off than slipping over the head.
Best Harness Ever
by JamieC -
We bought this harness on the Whole Dog Journal's recommendation after trying countless others. Our dog is a small breed, but she's typically in two different sizes. Her neck size is much smaller than her chest size. Having the multiple adjustments on this harness is key.
<br>The two choices for the leash clips is a great feature as well!
<br>Wish I would have found it sooner....would have saved a lot of money!
Good for dog and person walking the dog.
Not happy with harness we were using. Head halters never worked with our dogs. Read about the Balance, bought it and very happy with it. Easy to put on and makes it much easier to walk our 150lb dog. Will be buying another one when our Newfoundland puppy is older.
This is by far one of the best constructed harnesses I have used. Highly recommend it!
Best, Safest, and Easiest to use Harness on the market
by Bill Maurer
The balance harness was easy to fit, worked as expected and it cured my 75 pound Chocolate Lab from pulling grandpa down to the ground. Goes on and off easily . With all these good qualities my grand-dog is the beneficiary of more walks (so am I) . Thank you Blue-9.
by Tracy -
I purchased the harness to use with a 6 month old puppy, and was so impressed on the first use and just in love with it after the second walk. I also got the multi-function leash, which I highly recommend. My puppy was walking happily at my side, and I was hands free with my new cool leash! I came home and ordered both for my other dog.
Easy to put on and great ease of movements
My terrier hds always been uncomfortable with his previous harnesses, that's why I wanted to test the Balance Harness. What a great success : the buckle neck really helped him feeling comfortable with his harness and the fully adjustable straps are ideal for perfect fitting. No more anxiety at the moment of putting on the harness, and great ease of movements for our country rides.
<br>Many thanks to the very understanding Blue-9 support team too.
I swear I’d tried every other harness on the market trying to find a good fit for my oddly proportioned mixed breed rescue with huge shoulder movement. She is relatively short-backed in comparison to her wide and deep chest. Every other harness I tried either rubbed behind her elbows or restricted her shoulder movement (the ones with a horizontal strap across the chest). I kept wondering why someone hadn’t come up with a harness that could be adjusted for both back AND chest length, and finally an online search resulted in gold! With its SIX points of adjustment, this harness can truly be the perfect custom fit for any dog! Cannot say enough good things about it (and Rosie concurs!)!! Thank you Blue-9!!
Top favorite multi-function harness!
We love our Balance harness! I am a big fan of the front clip style to help with loose-leash walking training, but certain other harnesses I've used in the past with this feature just do not fit properly and greatly restrict my dog's movement. The more I've learned about dog training and physiology, the harder I searched for a harness that would satisfy my training needs without compromising my dog's health and physical mobility. The Balance harness checks all the boxes! I also recently had to request a replacement and the customer service from Blue-9 was amazing. I love finding dog gear and companies that I can highly recommend to others!
Great product and great customer service
The canine behavior trainer where we took beginning obedience training classes recommended the Blue-9 balance harness. I recently ordered a small harness and leash for my Yorki-poo. The small harness was too big so you sent me an extra small. I received both packages within two days of ordering. Thank you for your prompt service in mailing it out and your outstanding customer service. Everyone I spoke to on the phone was knowledgeable and extremely courteous. Max wore it today and it fit him perfectly. It is made so well and I am confident that it will last for many years. Thank you for offering such a dependable and reliable product.