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Wild One Harness Review: A Dog Trainer’s Perspective

In this Wild One Harness review, I’m excited to share my findings as a dog training school instructor at The Academy of Pet Careers. After putting this harness to the test, I can confidently say it’s a strong contender in the market. This harness excels in comfort, ease of use, and versatility, making it an excellent choice for everyday walks and training sessions. I give this harness an overall score of 4.5 stars out of 5.

To provide a thorough and fair review, I evaluated the Wild One Harness across five key categories: Comfort & Fit, Durability, Ease of Use, Safety Features, and Versatility. Each category was carefully assessed based on personal experience and the feedback from several dogs and their owners at our training facility.

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Wild One Dog Harness Green
Highly Recommended

Wild One Harness

One of our favorite harnesses we've tested. Excels in comfort, ease of use, and versatility, making it an excellent choice for everyday walks and training sessions.

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Product Specs

The Wild One Harness boasts several notable specifications:

  • Materials: Soft stretch polyester with a thin layer of foam inside.
  • Adjustability: Four adjustment points for a customized fit
  • Sizes: Available in sizes from XS to L
  • Colors: Multiple vibrant color options (Blue, Green, Lilac, Orchid, Pink, Purple, Red, and More)
  • Leash Attachment Points: Three (1 on front and 2 on back)
  • Weight: Lightweight design
Wild One Harness Front
Max (our doggie model for this review)

Rating by Category


Comfort & Fit

The Wild One Harness excels in comfort and fit. The best words to describe the material is “stretchy and squishy”. The soft stretch polyester material is gentle on the dog's skin, preventing chafing during long walks or training sessions. With four adjustment points, it allows for a snug and secure fit, accommodating dogs of various shapes and sizes. We noticed a bit of bunching in the back of the harness on some dogs, which is not always avoidable. This was a minor concern, but improved with adjustments to the fit.

My favorite feature about this harness is the 3rd clip. Most harnesses only include 2 clips and require you to put your dog’s head through a pre-fitted hole. Many dogs are head shy and get nervous when putting on a harness. By providing the additional clip on the neckline, you can put the harness on and off without stressing the dog.

Wild One Harness Side Standing


In terms of durability, the Wild One Harness holds up well under regular use. The materials and stitching are robust, although not as rugged as some other high-end harnesses on the market. For everyday use, it performs admirably, but I would be cautious with excessive rough play or in harsh outdoor conditions.

Wild One recommends hand washing or using a delicate cycle on the washer because the material can pill if thrown into a normal load of laundry. They also recommend air drying to maintain the material better.

Wild One Harness Back Clips

Ease of Use

One of my favorite aspects of the Wild One Harness is its ease of use. The design is straightforward, making it simple to put on and take off (due to its extra clips). The buckles are secure yet easy to operate, which is a huge plus during busy training sessions.

The only downside in my book is that there is a bit of extra material to manage. For dogs with small necks, the material can overlap but this is easily manageable.

Wild One Harness Side View Walking

Safety Features

Safety is paramount when choosing a harness. The buckles and leash attachments are strong enough to withstand everyday pressure, but the harness is lacking in other safety features. There are no reflective elements to increase visibility on night walks or attachment points for lights.

By providing a front leash attachment point, it offers greater control when walking a dog that pulls, but I find it hard to understand the purpose of 2 attachment points on the back. Most harnesses only include one and suffices.

Wild One Harness Front Leash Attachment


The Wild One Harness is quite versatile, suitable for both casual walks and more structured training exercises. Its lightweight and comfortable design make it a good option for various activities, though it might not be the best choice for more rugged outdoor adventures. The multiple leash attachment points make it a great option for training, as well as everyday use.


  • Comfortable and adjustable fit
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight design
  • Multiple color options


  • Lacks reflective elements
  • Not the most durable for extreme conditions

Key Takeaways

Overall, the Wild One Harness is a well-rounded product that excels in comfort, ease of use, and versatility. While it may not be the most durable option for extreme outdoor activities, it performs exceptionally well for everyday walks and training sessions. I would definitely recommend it to dog owners looking for a comfortable and stylish harness for their furry friends.

Wild One Dog Harness Green
Highly Recommended

Wild One Harness

One of our favorite harnesses we've tested. Excels in comfort, ease of use, and versatility, making it an excellent choice for everyday walks and training sessions.

When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission at no cost to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Wild One Harness comes in various sizes from XS to L, making it suitable for most dog breeds.

Absolutely! The front leash attachment point is particularly useful for training dogs that tend to pull.

Yes, but it may cause pilling in the material. Wild One recommends a delicate cycle or hand washing. Otherwise it is easy to clean.

Unfortunately, the Wild One Harness does not have reflective elements, so extra caution is needed during nighttime walks.

The harness features four adjustment points, allowing for a customized fit for dogs of various shapes and sizes.

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About Wild One

Wild One is a company dedicated to creating stylish, functional, and high-quality pet products. Their mission is to simplify pet ownership through thoughtfully designed products that cater to the needs of both pets and their owners. From harnesses to toys, Wild One aims to make the everyday lives of pets and their humans a bit more joyful and stress-free.

Wild One Harness Review: A Dog Trainer’s Perspective

I started working under a professional dog trainer at the young age of 14, when 4-H first opened my eyes to the wonderful world of dogs. I was captivated and knew I had found my calling. This passion led me to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness in Animal Science/Pre-Vet at the University of Central Missouri, where I deepened my knowledge and understanding of animals. Following my graduation, I took the leap to start my own business, focusing on dog training across a wide range of activities. I've trained dogs in skills and manners, Tricks, Freestyle, Service Dogs, Agility, Disc, Dock Diving, and Bikejoring.

In addition to running my own business, I managed the training department for a local pet hotel in St. Louis. For the past 2 years, I've had the incredible opportunity to work as a dog training and behavior instructor at The Academy of Pet Careers. This role has allowed me to share my knowledge and experience with aspiring dog trainers, shaping the next generation of experts in this field. Teaching at the academy is profoundly rewarding; not only do I get to impart practical skills and theoretical knowledge about various aspects of dog training and behavior, but I also learn from my students' fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. This experience has enriched my understanding of dog training, fostering a collaborative and ever-evolving environment that benefits both humans and their canine companions.

Joseph Schifano is the President of The Academy of Pet Careers and Founder of DogNerdly.

With over 20 years of professional pet experience, Joseph got his start as an owner/operator of a 7-figure, all-inclusive pet care business. From there, he purchased The Academy of Pet Careers with a hopes of improving the quality of care provided by industry professionals. This role allowed Joseph to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the industry, and gain knowledge in every aspect of pet care.

After witnessing the popularity of social media influencers and the amount of misinformation being taught to pet parents, Joseph decided to create DogNerdly. The goal was to provide science-backed education for the average dog nerd in order to create a world where dogs and humans can live a more harmonious and empowered lifestyle.

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