Whether dog owners want to keep their dog warm or protect them from the rain, it can be hard finding a dog coat that will allow your dog to wear both a coat and harness at once.
With so many different dog coats and harnesses on the market today, we're here to help you find out if a dog can wear a harness and a coat together and then help you find one that suits your needs and your pup's personality!
Can Dogs Wear a Harness and Coat Together?
So long as they harness D-ring and coat hole line up, a dog can wear both. However, if the dog coat's harness hole is not in the right place it may be difficult to get your dog into their harness and/or you might have trouble getting them out of a harness with a poorly placed ring to leash/hole mismatch.
Despite the fur, some dogs feel cold in the winter. A coat can help keep your dog comfortable while walking in cold weather, but there are some things to consider when you're choosing a coat for your pet.
Dogs with short fur should wear coats outside during extreme temperatures or other harsh conditions such as heavy rain, ice and snow.
A good fit is very important not just for the harness they may wear with it but also so that your dog can't back out of it or get their legs stuck in the coat. A harness is now a popular choice because it distributes the pressure of a leash across their chest instead of just around their neck. This is why many people now need dog coats to work alongside a dog harness.
Which Waterproof Dog Coat with Harness Hole Should I Choose?
Choosing the right dog coat really depends on both yours and your dogs weather requirements. If you dog is only going to be outside for short periods of time, then a simple dog coat should do. However if your dog will be outside in the cold and wet for long periods of time then an insulated dog jacket or outer shell with fleece lining would work best.
What is the Most Stylish Dog Raincoat with Harness Hole?
We would choose the classic Yellow dog raincoat and that could be a Joules, Rukka or Trespaws Seadog. Yellow dog raincoats are great as they compliment many dog's coats and they are hard to miss when trying to find your dog. The yellow raincoat is perfect for dog shows, outdoor dog walks or dog park trips especially when roaming through London on a wet day!
What Types of Dog Coat Harness Openings Should I Know About?
- The standard harness hole portal with a flap covering it as found on the
- The harness hole with varying access points (three in total) for the lead to attach to meaning you don’t have to worry about where your D ring is on your harness. As found on the Danish Design Dog Coat with Harness Hole.
- And finally the zippered harness slot.
What Winter Dog Coat is Best to Stay Warm? (No Harness Hole)
A countryside walking essential, try the Trespaws Waxed Cotton Dog Coat. It's a diamond quilted jacket which is water resistant, fleece lined and adjustable. The outer cotton fabric has been treated with wax to create a water resistant barrier to keep your dog protected from the rain. Whilst the inside of the quilted jacket has been lined with a thermal fleece to help keep your adventure buddy warm
The best dog coat to keep dogs warm will be the ones with a thermal fleece lining. . We would recommend a dog coat with a thermal lining such as the Trespaws Artemis Waxed Cotton Dog Coat. It is super warm and the outer cotton fabric has been treated with wax to create a water resistant barrier to keep your dog protected protected from the elements whilst adventuring or going on walks in bad weather.
But what if you need one that is fleece linked for warmth and it needs to be fully waterproof with a harness hole? See below.
We have you covered with the Rukka Waterproof Dog Fleece which has a harness hole, has a fleece lining to keep your dog warm & is excellent at withstanding cold, wet weather.
Is there a 2 in 1 Dog Coat with Harness Hole?
Two in one dog coats such as the Danish Design Dog coat with harness hole have a removable polar fleece liner which is attached by Velcro meaning it is easy and reattach.
You can quickly change the dog coat which really helps with sudden weather changes throughout the day. We have all been there when one minute it is a slight shower and the next the sun is high, and the weather is hot for the rest of the afternoon. This Danish Design dog coat will ensure you are prepared for all conditions.
What is the Best Overall Waterproof Dog Coat with Harness Hole?
The ultimate waterproof dog coat for severe weather has to be the Rukka Protect Overall Dog Raincoat with Legs. Its main focus is to cover all of the body from the rain and wind however there is no fleece lining so we would pair it with a jumper underneath. Jumper on the first layer, then your harness and then your full body Rukka waterproof.
Alternatively, some people are fine with the legs not being covered and would prefer the same but with an inner fleece in which case choose the Rukka Stormy.
So, can your dog wear a coat and harness together, the answer is yes! The key to making sure this works out well for your furry friends is to make sure that the hole in the coat lines up with where on their harness you attach their leash. Choosing the right coat is where it all begins. This way, when they pull against it while walking around outside, there won't be any tension pulling on them from behind which could cause discomfort. Have fun dressing up your pup for the winter and keep us posted as to how things go!