A dog harness for walking gives you better control and may be more comfortable and safer for your dog. A Dog harness or vest with a padded protective chest plate can protect a dog from dangers such as thorns in thick brush, ticks etc they may run through. Dog harnesses for walking give you more control and the lead will pull on the dog's torso rather than the neck. For small fragile dogs or strong pullers, a properly fitted harness for dogs can protect the dog's neck and head from added strain.
A Dog Harness is ideal for securing your dog while in your car or truck as they secure the dog's chest area rather than just the dog's head. Buoyant safety vests for dogs provide added safety on boats and around bodies of water.