Harnesses & Backpacks

It can be hard on your dog if you are pulling them by their collar. This is particularly true for bigger and stronger dogs who generally walk better with a harness. This will avoid potential choking and also be a great help to you when walking your dog. These harnesses allow for extra control, training, and manageability; you can also rest assured that you’re not hurting your pooch. Feel free to drop in the shop with your dog for a fitting or click here to find out how to measure your dog’s size to be sure you find the right fit.

Scroll down to see a list of products we carry!


Hurtta – Casual Y Harness

The sturdy padded harness is ideal for everyday walks and activities for all dogs. The harness is easy to put on and comfortable to wear. The chest circumference can be adjusted to suit your dog. The neoprene padding is comfortable for the dog to wear. Efficient 3M reflectors improve visibility in the dark.

  • Reliable basic harness for everyday use and activities
  • Adjustable chest strap
  • Visible 3M reflectors
  • Very pleasant to use

***Available at Dogfather in Blue in all sizes.


Hurtta – Padded Y Harness

Hurtta Padded Y-Harness is suitable for active walks for all dogs, but they are especially recommended for dogs with back and neck problems. When the dog pulls on the leash, the close-fitting harness distributes pressure evenly across the chest, preventing damages to the dog’s vertebrae. Thanks to the wide padding and ergonomic design, the harness is comfortable and does not cause wear on the dog’s fur or skin

Easy and quick to put on, both dog and owner will get accustomed to the harness in no time. Made from durable Neoprene. The harness is fitted with efficient 3M reflectors. Thanks to the addition of a fastener, the armpit padding stays in place when the dog is moving, providing protection from the clip buckle.

  • Highly durable
  • 3M reflectors
  • Adjustable chest
  • Machine washable


Hurtta Padded Harness

A comfortable, quick drying harness for all dogs. Hurtta Outdoors Padded Harness is a Scandinavian design for the active dog whether he is exploring woodland, swimming in the sea or pottering around town. The material is neoprene which is the same stuff wetsuits are made of so when your dog get’s wet, his harness will dry very quickly but also won’t rub him when wet or dry. Handle on top makes it easy to grab hold of the dog when needed. The harness is adjustable around the chest area and there should always be a little daylight around the neckline to allow your dog to move freely. Highly visible 3M reflectors for added safety.

  • Highly durable
  • 3M reflectors
  • Adjustable chest
  • Machine washable


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Clickit Sport – One of the only crash tested car harnesses on the market.

This harness is guaranteed to keep your pet in place during an accident. It also comfortable keeps your pet restrained from moving around the vehicle to prevent driver distractions. The following video is a crash test of a 75lb dog.



Buddy Belt Selection in store

Dogfather takes pride in it’s HUGE selection of Buddy Belts!

We have one of the biggest selections in Ontario!

*Available in store at Dogfather in a large range of sizes and colours from size 2 to 10. Special orders available upon request.


  •  100% Leather
  • Step-in design
  • Easy buckle closure
  • Non-choking
  • Helps with pulling


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Canine Friendly – VESTHARNESS 2.0

Canine Friendly’s new and improved VestHarness 2.0 is a non-choking harness, chest protector and car restraint all rolled into one easy to use device. Its fully adjustable design has a sturdy chest panel that eliminates pressure points on shoulders, neck and chest. The elongated seatbelt loop on the back of the harness allows for easy attachment to the car, making vehicle safety convenient.

• Plush and cozy polyester liner provides added comfort and reduces chafing
• The outer shell is made from durable, 100% 1680D dernier polyester
• Seatbelt attachment loop with bartack stitching provides a strong connection point for a car restraint
• D-ring hardware is nickel plated to resist wear

***Available at Dogfather in sizes XXS to XL in Red, Black and Teal.


Canine Friendly – VENTED VESTHARNESS 2.0

Designed with breathable soft chest panel, this is a chest protector, non-choking harness and a car restraint, all in one. Easily connects to either a leash or a seat belt.

***Available at Dogfather in black, red, teal, charcoal and pink.



Canine Equipment Back Pack


  • Sectioned compartments (including pockets to anchor water bottles) to reduce load shifting and help balance out weight of packs
  • Hypalon and webbing gear loops to attach additional accessories
  • Made of 420D PU ripstop nylon with 210D PU nylon lining
  • Detachable panniers
  • Harness can be used as a walking harness
  • Reflective piping
  • Light chargeable glow-in-dark zipper pulls
  • Nickel-plated D-ring for leash attachment
  • YKK zippers

 ***Available at Dogfather in Black, and Red in size Medium; special orders available upon request


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An easy to use airmesh fabric harness that goes on easily! Perfect for nervous dogs, this harness doesn’t go over their head. It’s also great for people with reduced hand mobility since it secures with a hook & loop closure!

***Available at Dogfather in XXXS to XS in black, red, teal, pink, red buffalo plaid and tan tartan. Other colours and sizes available by special order.


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Front Range Harness

The Ruffwear Front Range Harness is an everyday harness that is easy to put on and comfortable for dogs to wear. The harness features two leash attachment points: an aluminum V-ring centered on the dog’s back for everyday walks, and reinforced webbing at the dog’s chest for training or additional control. ID pocket keeps dog tags quiet and easily accessible.


*** Available at Dogfather in Grey, Blue and Orange. Green, Pink and Purple available by special order only. 


Load up Harness

The Ruffwear Load Up™ Harness is an automotive canine travel harness designed to safely transport dogs to and from adventures. Built with strength-rated hardware and components, the Load Up harness has been successfully tested to withstand the rigors of a vehicle crash test. Attaches to existing seatbelts for a universal fit. Keeps dogs secure during sudden vehicle movements and allows drivers to focus. Easy to put on and adjust, comfortable for dogs to wear during extended travel, and can be left on dogs for bathroom breaks and during rest stops.

***Available at Dogfather in XS to M in Black. Special orders welcome.

Webmaster Harness

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The Ruffwear Web Master Harness is a supportive, multi-use harness for dogs built for maneuvering and assisting dogs up and over obstacles. The Web Master is the preferred dog harness used by many avalanche rescue dog teams in the United States. This harness makes a great collar alternative and is ideal for hiking, scrambling, and mobility assistance.

***Available at Dogfather in gray; special orders available upon request

Approach Pack

The Ruffwear Approach™ Pack is an everyday pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. It provides dogs with the ability to efficiently carry a load, generating instant four-legged motivation to explore. The integrated harness, combined with the lightweight materials and a streamlined design, is comfortable and allows dogs to carry more trail necessities. Great for day hikes and overnight adventures.

It’s recommended that your dog carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their dog pack. If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and work up to a heavier load as your dog gets accustomed to wearing the pack.

***Available at Dogfather in Green and Orange

Palisades Pack

The Ruffwear Palisades Pack enhances multi-day backcountry adventures with features like removable saddlebags, two collapsible hydration bladders, and a cross-load compression system. Four points of attachment securely connect the saddlebags to the modified Web Master™ Harness frame, ensuring load stability and comfortable weight distribution.

It’s recommended that your dog carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their dog pack. If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and work up to a heavier load as your dog gets accustomed to wearing the pack.

  • Customizable fit with five points of adjustment allow for full range of motion
  • Trail-ready details: stash pockets and external gear loops
  • Two leash attachment points: single-piece, anodized aluminum V-ring and webbing loop
  • Padded handle and non-slip girth straps offer good load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting
  • Cross-load compression system secures pack contents
  • Saddlebag attachment system uses aluminum hardware and Hypalon fasteners for a strong and secure connection
  • Comes with two 1-liter collapsible, BPA-free hydration bladders


***Available at Dogfather in Red size M and L/XL ONLY. All other sizes and colours must be special ordered.