Best Harness for Poodles

Why it’s Important to Choose the Right Harness for a Poodle

Poodles, with their elegant appearance and intelligent nature, have gained immense popularity as one of the most iconic and versatile dog breeds. Originally bred as water retrievers, Poodles have a rich history that dates back several centuries. And while they are known as the national dog of France, Poodles actually originated in Germany as a duck hunter. 

Today, Poodles are beloved family pets, show dogs, and working dogs with a reputation for their distinctive coats, trainability, and affectionate personalities. They are renowned for their hypoallergenic coat, which sheds minimally and is suitable for individuals with allergies. Their intelligence and trainability make them versatile in various dog sports and activities, such as obedience, agility, and therapy work. Poodles also possess a friendly and people-oriented temperament, making them excellent family pets and companions.

Poodles come in different sizes, including toy, miniature, and standard, allowing potential owners to choose the size that best fits their lifestyle and preferences. Their distinctive looks, from the iconic "pom-poms" on their joints to their elegant gait, contribute to their popularity and recognition. From the athletic standard Poodle to the more lap-oriented miniature and toy Poodles, many owners prefer a well-fitted harness for keeping their canine companion safe and secure. 

Understanding a Poodle's Energy and Exercise Needs

Poodles are known for their intelligence, energy, and active nature. Regardless of size, Poodles require regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy. Toy Poodles, being the smallest size, may have slightly lower exercise requirements, while miniature and standard Poodles need more substantial exercise to meet their energy levels.

Daily walks are an essential component of a Poodle's exercise routine. Aim for at least 30 minutes to an hour of brisk walking to help burn off their energy. Poodles also thrive in activities that engage their minds and bodies. Mental stimulation through obedience training, interactive games, and puzzle toys is as important as physical exercise. Poodles excel in various dog sports such as agility, dock diving, and obedience trials, where they can showcase their intelligence and athleticism.

A poodle looking around the house

The Importance of Training a Poodle

Training is fundamental for Poodles to reach their full potential as well-behaved and balanced companions. Poodles are highly trainable and possess a keen ability to learn and understand commands. They thrive on mental challenges and enjoy being active participants in training sessions. Obedience training helps establish clear communication, reinforces good behavior, and promotes a strong bond between you and your Poodle.

Socialization is equally important for Poodles, especially during their early development stages. Expose them to various people, animals, and environments to ensure they grow up to be confident and well-adjusted dogs. Training sessions can be enhanced by using a well-fitted harness, which provides better control over your Poodle's movements and minimizes distractions during training exercises.

What is the Best Poodle Harness?

While all three sizes of Poodles have some unique considerations, one thing is for certain across the board: fit matters. One of the most important features of a good Poodle harness is a proper fit. It should be snug but not too tight, allowing for comfortable movement without causing chafing or rubbing. At Joyride Harness, we prioritize our harness’s adjustability for a comfortable and secure fit. Our highly-adjustable harnesses can accommodate your Poodle’s size and shape without causing discomfort, chafing, or restricting movement. 

Another crucial factor is the durability and quality of the harness. Joyride Harness can withstand your dog's energy and potential pulling, no matter their size or strength. Reinforced stitching and sturdy hardware, such as buckles and D-rings, ensure long-lasting performance for years to come.

For Poodles specifically, their unique coat requires special attention. Opt for a harness that is compatible with their grooming needs. Poodles often have dense, curly, or corded coats, so a harness design that doesn't snag or mat the fur is ideal. At Joyride, our harnesses have soft padding and a fleece lining to keep your Poodle comfy and prevent fur breakage. 

Another perk of Joyride Harness for Poodle owners is our wide range of stylish colors and designs. We believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for safety and comfort, so you can continue to accessorize your dog without having to wonder if they’re really safe.

What Size Harness Should I Buy for a Poodle? 

Since there is a lot of size variation among Poodles, we recommend using our size chart to find the best harness fit for your particular pup. However, most standard Poodle adults ranging in weight from 40 to 70 pounds will fit into our large or XL harness. Miniature Poodles, who usually weigh between 10 and 15 pounds, do best in our small while toy poodles (4 to 6 pounds) fit in our xs harness.  

Joyride Reviews From Poodle Owners

Looking for the best harness for your Poodle? Here are some reviews from real pet parents who love Joyride Harness for their Poodles! 

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Mary B.

I love this Joyride Harness

This harness is just like you promised on your website. My 13-year-old Yorkie just steps right into it, easy-peasy, and with her special seat belt/leash, she is safe and sound in the front seat of my red convertible! We could not be happier!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Amanda B.

His Third Joyride Harness!

Joly the Poo (miniature poodle) loves wearing his Joyride Harnesses. He has two XS harnesses, one we keep a little loose to fit over fall sweaters. He also has a small sweater that can accommodate large winter coats. The harnesses are easy to put on, take off, and adjust. We'll never use another harness!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Diann S.

Great harness

I really like this harness, helps with training my two poodle pups

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Marjorie B.

Superb product and service!

I purchased two of the Joyride Harnesses and a dual leash for our two elderly little poodles. They took to them immediately after never having used a harness! The harnesses are incredibly simple to put on and off. What a wonderful product with excellent customer service!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Susan C.

As soon as our harness arrived, I began fitting our 5 month old red Standard Poodle puppy Harley. I found it so easy to put on and make the size adjustments. It was easier than adjusting his collar. We are using the side clip for our walks and he is very responsive with less pulling. He is very comfortable and eager to have it put on for walks.