Product: Dog Harness Coat
Price: $27 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Where to Buy: Bitch New York
Dog Harness Coats
Searching online recently brought to my attention, the dog harness coat. I didn’t know that such a garment existed for dogs and I’m super excited to try these out this winter. In Alaska, winter is around the corner – I just wrote about making sure that your dog is dressed appropriately for the weather you live in.
I also wrote about dog coats, because in Alaska, it gets very cold, so dogs should be dressed for warmth. Now, instead of having to put a harness on your dog as well as a coat, they’re built into one!
So instead of having to put a harness on either under the coat, or on top of the coat, it’s all built in together. The price ranges on my fave sight, Bitch New York. However, in looking through the options, my favorite is the Shop Til You Drop Faux Fur Dog Coat Seafoam for $44. I love Atlas in this color and I think this is just what she needs this winter.
As you might know from my previous articles, Atlas broke her vest last year from playing too hard. It wasn’t the best quality and definitely was not from Bitch New York. I learned from that particular vest that it’s best to buy quality when it comes to dog clothing.
Two Items Built In Together To Make It Easier.
As I mentioned above, having the two items together will make it easy to take my dogs out for walks. It’s as simple as putting one thing on them, hooking the leash to it and voila. I will say, that if there’s excessive snow, then I still need to put shoes on them. You can read more about shoes here.
Sometimes, we get woken up by our dogs in the morning because they need to go out so badly. It’s time consuming to put a coat on them, then attempt to put the harness on on top of that. Imagine having just one item when they’re dancing on their paws to go outside, especially at 3am.
Not every state or climate will require coats of course, but in Alaska, our winters get to -30 degrees F. In those frigid temperatures, it’s very important that short haired dogs are protected against those elements. If you have dogs that are small, or short haired, or have bare stomachs, then coats are necessary.
If you live in warm climates like Florida, coats aren’t needed. You simply hook a leash to their collar and bam, take them out. Not so much up here though. My dogs have gotten so cold that they actually flop on their sides and stick their legs straight into the air. I have to rescue them when they do this and carry them inside.
To avoid this situation, shoes and coats are needed.
Where To Buy.
As mentioned in the first portion of this article, Bitch New York is one of the few online retailers that I’ve seen with this combination. I’ve never seen another pet store have harness coats before and I think it’s an exceptional idea.
If you subscribe by email to their site, you also save 15%. These harness coats are a great deal considering it’s the harness and coat built into one. Your typical harness can cost about $20, and the coat an additional $30-$40. This saves you some money on purchasing the combination of the two.
Also, if you sign up and save the 15%, then you’re looking at about $35; that’s a steal – so buy them here!
Do you live in a cold climate? Does your dog wake you up in the wee hours of night to go out? Do you find it hard to get them in a harness in the middle of the night, quickly?
Comment below on what you think of this nifty invention!