Balance Harness® Slip Over

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  • Fits any shape of dog (sizing chart) by having a unique design that allows you to adjust every strap.
  • 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® – Slip-Over-the-Head

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.




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Great Product: Number One in Whole Dog Journal

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I read about the Balance Harness in The Whole Dog Journal and bought the slip over style–it is a great product. The harness fits much better than any other harness I have tried with my dog–it is a minimal design with maximum adjustablity, made with quality materials. I totally agree with the reviewer who has stated that using the Balance Harness seems like walking the dog off leash, with the great benefit being that you get that sense of freedom in a very secure harness design. The harness "rides" easy on my dog and supports her correctly and it is my first choice when we’re on the move, especially with longer leashes. Fantastic product that puts the dog first while also providing everything the handler needs in terms of safety, positive interaction with the dog, and ease of use. The Balance Harness is way more than the sum of its parts and I appreciate the design and function more every time we roll out with it.

Perfect for our hard to fit pit mix


We have had our overhead harness now for about two weeks and love it! Our sweet little Rudy is a pit mix so finding a harness to fit her broad chest has been challenging. All of the other harnesses we had purchased would rub in her arm pits and on her shoulders which always caused an irritation. This new harness fits like a dream and so far no skin irritations. We are very pleased with our purchase!

Best harness

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I have tried probably 6 - 8 different harnesses. I look for security, control, comfort, no choking if he pulls. I finally found it in the Balance harness. Being able to adjust at several points makes it comfortable for him and a pleasant walk for me. I am going to get the neck clip harness because with his dimensions it is hard to remove back over his head. So think before you buy particularly if head and neck sizes are different.

A great product

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I read the review in Whole Dog Journal and decided to order these harnesses for my two Greyhounds. I have tried other brands, but the BALANCE HARNESS is the best fit once properly adjusted. I use the front ring, not the top ring. One of my "boys" weighs 93 pounds and is all muscle. The other weighs only 60 pounds and is muscular but very thin and narrow. I purchased the "large" for the bigger dog; the "med/large" for the smaller dog. Both dogs have adapted well to walking using these harnesses!

Energetic Lab


Our trainer recommended the Balance Harness for our energetic Lab and we love it. We've been using it for several months and now it's the only way we walk him. He's also beginning work as a therapy dog and we tested with this harness and are using it when he's working. Well made and offers good control while being kind to the dog.

Awesome Harness


I recently purchased the balance harness to use on my 60 lb English Setter rescue when we wanted to go for walks and not necessarily train. At this point it is mostly a management tool and it works great. We use in combination with the Blue-9 Multi-function leash and generally clip to both the front and back of the harness. It works perfectly and even with his strength, he cannot pull me around anymore when he decides to have his moments of craziness! I also feel good about the fact that it isn't restrictive to his movements and was very pleased with all of the points of adjustment. We had previously tried a few other harnesses, but with his really deep but narrow chest, they didn't fit right and slid around quite a bit. Definitely a high quality product that I would recommend!