Howling Dog Enterprises
Warranty only covers items defective due to faulty material/manufacturing. Warranty applies to all items (excluding supplements) up to 30 days after the order processing date. Faulty items can be returned for an exchange. Warranty does not cover items that were damaged due to improper use/handling or normal wear and tear (which includes being chewed by a dog.) We recommend emailing us a photo of the item in question first.
We will accept exchanges and returns within 30 days of the order processing date.
All items must be in LIKE NEW CONDITION, no wear and tear, no dog hair.
10% restocking fee applies to all returns. Original shipping and handling fees are not refundable.
NO RETURNS / NO EXCHANGES of the items listed below:
- Thermo Dog Coat
- Hybrid Running Jacket
- ZIMA Body Suit
- All Chest Protectors
Send returns to the address below. Include the original receipt of purchase.
EXCHANGING A HARNESS?
If exchanging a harness for a different size, send the item to the address listed below. Include a detailed description of the exchange request (harness size and color, shipping address). Also include the original receipt of purchase and a check for:
- $9.95 to cover shipping/exchange expenses for ONE harness
- $12.95 if TWO harnesses are being exchanged
- $16.95 if THREE to FIVE harnesses are being exchanged
- If exchanging more than five harnesses, contacts us for a quote.
We only accept exchanges from US addresses. We do not accept exchanges from Canada and other foreign countries.
Mail your return/exchange to:
Howling Dog Alaska
1705 Randolph Court
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Any order pulled from stock and prepared for shipping, if canceled, will be charged a 10% restocking fee.
Orders are being processed in the order they were received.
An order processing period is usually two to three business days.
You can mix and match products within a SINGLE category (for example the HARNESS category, the COLLAR category, or the JACKETS category) to receive the 10+ discounted price.
You CAN mix and match 5 Distance Harnesses + 2 Second Skin Harnesses + 3 Light Weight Harnesses.
You CAN'T mix and match 5 Distance Harnesses + 2 Second Skin Harnesses + 3 Standard Collars.
USED AND RECOMMENDED BY ALLEN MOORE, THE WINNER OF THE 2013, 2014 and 2018 YUKON QUEST AND BY ALIY ZIRKLE, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 IDITAROD SECOND PLACE FINISHER!
This multi-use harness is our best seller! It is an ideal harness for "beginner" dogs and experienced canine athletes alike.
Our Distance Harness is the harness of choice for skijoring, bikejoring, scootering, canicross, and hiking. It is an ideal harness for use with BTL and Springer bike attachment. The Distance Harness is also a great harness for roading (exercising gun dogs with an ATV or bike). It can also be used as a "truck" harness or a car safety harness. The Distance Harness is very popular as a walking harness for pet dog owners. No more choking for pulling dogs! And most but not least, this harness is one of the most popular harnesses for long-distance mushing. Our Distance Harness has been designed with the priceless expertise of four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King.
Why do we recommend a short harness for skijoring/bikejoring/canicross over an x-back harness? The line angle between the dog and the skijorer (biker, runner) is steeper than the line angle between a dog team and a sled, which has a lower point of attachment. When a skijoring line is connected to a typical x-back harness, the steeper angle will often cause a lifting force on the harness. The design of our Distance Harness takes into consideration the steeper line angle.
The Distance Harness only reaches about 1/3 down the dog's body, which eliminates the pressure on the dog's hips while pulling. Therefore it makes this harness an excellent choice of a harness for any dog with lower back problems. Crabbing dogs (dogs running sideways) will straighten out while fitted with this harness. Our Distance Harness comes highly recommended by Wes Rau, a top canine physical therapist.
This harness is made out of 1 1/4 inch wide durable webbing featuring an attractive, eye-catching pattern. A reflective thread is woven into the edges of the webbing for increased nighttime visibility. The body strap is adjustable. The Distance Harness is fully padded and comfortable for the dog to wear. The slick padding material will allow for the harness to rotate freely around the dog’s body.
A NOTE: If you have a very hard pulling dog, our Second Skin/Tough Skin Harness will be better suited for all the activities listed above.
How to measure for a proper harness fit: Measure the circumference of your dog’s neck from an inch or so above the shoulder blades to an inch or so above the breastbone and back, then compare that measurement to the sizing chart. If the neck size and suggested weight don’t match, go with the bigger harness to ensure the body strap won't sit too close to the dog's armpits.
- XXS 14 inches (20- 29 lbs.)
- •XS 17 inches (30 - 39 lbs)
- •S 18-19 inches (40 - 49 lbs)
- •M 20 inches (50 - 59 lbs)
- •L 21-22 inches (60 - 69 lbs)
- •XL 23-24 inches (70 - 79 lbs)
- •XXL 25 inches (80 - 99 lbs)
- •XXXL 26 inches (100+ lbs)