(8 customer reviews)


BLD is proud to offer the FIRST and ONLY front-clip LEATHER walking harness designed to discourage pulling. This harness gently and humanely helps you communicate proper leash manners with your dog. Dogs love the comfort and freedom, you’ll love the Connected Control and communication.

BLD’s Connected Control™ leather walking harness will make walking your dog more enjoyable!

This beautiful dual-connection or two-point harness allows for leash connection from the FRONT or BACK of your dog’s body. The front connection on the dog’s chest discourages pulling by gently re-directing the dog’s movement back around toward you. The back connection, at the top of the shoulders, is great for slowing/controlling your dog’s body position or restraining if needed. Or use both points together with a double ended leash!

This body harness does not restrain the dog’s head or face. There is no pressure on the dog’s throat, eliminating choking & neck strain. The Y-shaped breast collar does not restrict the dog’s shoulder blades; allows full range of movement, and minimizes shoulder strain. Our soft and durable leather is gentle on the dog’s coat, and doesn’t irritate or damage fur like nylon straps can. Also available in our vegan Brahma Soft-grip material. For your dog’s comfort, the edges of all straps are beveled, plus it’s designed to keep the hardware away from the dog’s elbows to prevent irritation. Harness comes with a FREE sheepskin pad for the top to keep your dog comfortable. (Optional sheepskin padding for chest straps are available separately for extra comfort if desired.)

The Connected Control harness is super easy to put on and take off with two durable metal Quick-Release buckles. Excellent for those with limited strength or dexterity. (Our buckles are way easier to operate than cheap plastic ones.)

Handcrafted in our Colorado workshop and comes with our unmatched Lifetime Warranty.

Made to order! Allow 7-10 business days for creation.
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Please note: Due to supply shortages our 1″ Brass Quick-Release Buckles are out of stock, products with 1″ brass Quick-Release Buckles may take up to 8 weeks to ship. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!


Choose hardware color:

Sheepskin Wraps

Please add optional 3 pc. sheepskin wrap kit

SKU: CCH Category:


The only leather harness of it’s kind:
Bold Lead Designs has perfected the no-pull, front-clip walking harness! Choose full grain leather or Brahma Soft-Grip material (vegan).

  • Pain free, force free, humane, and effective training.
  • Facilitates communication with your dog.
  • Redirects unwanted pulling and offers directional cues.
  • No pressure on throat and does not restrict head.
  • Front connection point discourages pulling by redirecting the dog’s forward movement back around toward you.
  • Back connection point applies pressure around the dog’s body to slow movement.
  • Leash clips to the front, back, or both!
  • Does not tighten or pinch
  • Durable to restrain even the strongest dog.
  • Leather is gentle on the coat, does not rub or pinch dog’s fur
  • Brahma is waterproof and extra heavy-duty
  • Adjustable for a perfect fit.
  • Easy on and off with metal Quick-Release buckles.
  • Premium American leather and quality hardware
  • Handcrafted in the USA!
  • Lifetime Guarantee!


This is a very sturdy harness for dogs 50 pounds and up. Please measure your dog’s girth: behind the front legs around the deepest part of the chest. We recommend using a fabric measuring tape or a piece of string; measure 3 times for accuracy. Always measure before ordering to ensure a proper fit! Weight and breeds are listed for reference, but do not replace the importance of measuring.

  • Small: DISCONTINUED – due to the substantial nature of the straps and hardware, this harness is too heavy/bulky for smaller dogs
  • Medium: LEATHER ONLY – girth/chest size of 28-32″ (71-81 cm), dogs approximately 50-70 pounds. 
    Suggested breeds: Aussie, Small Lab or Golden Retriever, Husky, large Pit Bull, large Standard Poodle, Malinois, Weimeriners
  • Med/Large for deep chested dogs: LEATHER ONLY – girth/chest size of 32-35″ (81-90 cm), dogs approximately 60-80 pounds. 
    Suggested breeds: large and tall Retrievers, larger Weimeriner, smaller German Shepherd or Doberman
  • Large: girth/chest size of 32-35″ (81-90 cm), dogs approximately 80-110 pounds.
    Suggested breeds: Large German Shepherd, Doberman, Am. Staffordshire
  • Extra Large : girth/chest size of 36-40″ (91-102 cm), dogs approximately 110-140 pounds.
    Suggested breeds:Great Dane, Rottweiler, Bernese Mountain Dog, Newfoundland

If your dog is between sizes, size down. If your dog is young and growing, consider selecting one size larger than his current measurement. Please realize that a harness that fits a 4 month old puppy will probably not adjust large enough for when he’s full grown.


Brahma Soft-Grip material: Our vegan option is strong as a Brahma bull, this man-made leather alternative is great for your adventurous pal. It can take a beating through brush, muck, and saltwater. It is flexible has a nice weight and feel that resembles leather. It won’t absorb dirt & moisture like rope, nylon or fabric, and does not rub like nylon webbing. This sturdy material and hardware is pretty heavy and only recommended for dogs over 50 pounds. Only available in 1″ width. If you wish for an animal-free product, please omit the sheepskin pad when you order. 


Our Golden TAN BRIDLE Leather is 100% American vegetable tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Leather is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so it arrives supple and only improves with age. The color will darken with use and age.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO is solid black, and superior to ordinary pet products in texture and quality, cut from select from USA hides. It is incredibly durable, yet is very flexible. Simply gets better with age.

  • 3/4″ width available on M, M/L or L sizes
  • 1″ width available on L or XL sizes; heavy-duty 


This harness has 5 adjustment points to assure a perfect fit for your dog’s individual body! Adjustments can be made around the shoulders, girth/chest, and between the front legs. Initial fit adjustments can take a little time, but once it’s fit to your dog properly, the harness is very easy to use. No need to fuss with cumbersome buckles every time you use the harness thanks to our convenient metal Quick-Release buckles.

Guaranteed Fit and Quality:

We want to be sure you have a properly fitted harness. Measuring before you order is the best way to assure a proper fit. However, once you receive the harness, if it is not fitting properly, simply contact us and we’ll help find the best solution! Check out our satisfaction guarantee.

We stand behind the quality of our work with a Lifetime Warranty! Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for life.

Accessories: available separately:CCH with harness wrap kit_0487

    • Leads: This harness can be used with any double-ended leash, but we’ve designed the Two Point Leash especially for this harness! Check out our special leather Two Point Leash.
    • Sheepskin Padding: We found an American company to make beautiful, soft sheepskin wraps to enhance the comfort of this harness. Check out our Sheepskin Padding Wraps here.

Other info:

Fantastic for BLIND or DEAF dogs! Because this harness facilitates communication and directional cues, it’s perfect for special needs dogs that require some guidance. In fact, this harness was developed with and first tested on the owner’s blind dog Cora, the shepherd mix in the photos.

Cora lost her vision at 9 years old and struggled to walk on a leash because she couldn’t figure out where or how fast her person was going! She weaved, alternated between plowing ahead and lagging behind, and ran into objects on her daily walk which caused confusion. In her new harness, Cora immediately appreciated the close-contact and communication that the two attachment points provided, and walks smoothly and easily now. It is easy to direct and guide her with very light pressure, almost like reins on a horse. Slight tension is kept on both ends of the leash which allows her to feel exactly where her human is, and what direction to go. I would recommend this for dogs that are blind, deaf,  or that have other neurological or behavioral issues that would benefit from improved contact and cues from their handler. –Katrina Boldry

Note: This is not a pulling harness. Should not be used for weight pulling, cart pulling, wheelchair pulling, skijoring, tracking, balance, etc. Not intended as a seat belt restraint; it has not been tested for this purpose.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 4 in
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3/4" wide, 1" wide

8 reviews for Connected Control™ Harness: no-pull dog walking harness (2-point, front-clip in Leather or Brahma)

  1. Larry Gore (verified owner)

    I just received my Connected Control Harness(XL) and it is even better than I thought. My St Bernard can now be controlled when I walk. My first walk, with the new Harness, was the best walk we have had in years. I also appreciate how quickly I received the product. The quality is very good and I can see that you have put a lot of effort into creating such a great product. I highly recommend the Sheep Skin Pads for very large Dogs (140lbs). This will be our every day Harness.

  2. Thomas Chouffi

    I purchased 2 connected control harnesses. One for each of my bloodhounds. Because I walk them together, Bold Lead Designs was able to custom make a lead for this purpose. Best decision I have ever made, the quality is second to none!

  3. Leslie Way

    The Connected Control Harness is a life saver when walking our dog Bob. He is very powerful and usually pulls excessively when on a leash. This harness sends a message as soon as it is slipped into place, letting him know that we mean business. If he then attempts to pull, he immediately finds his efforts unsuccessful and becomes responsive to our requests. Walking Bob has become much more enjoyable with the Connected Control Harness. It is also a beautiful and durable handcrafted item that has been admired by a number of people when we’ve had Bob out and about. You can’t go wrong with this product for a hard-to-handle canine!

  4. Vicki F. (verified owner)

    . . . I also want to say that harness is the best thing I have ever purchased and worth every dollar spent on it. It does prevent pulling with my aussie/golden mix and at the very least minimizes it to a great degree for my young male chow who has to mark everything in sight. Walks are now much more pleasurable with him. Whoever thought to use the quick connect hardware is an absolute genius. It goes on quick, comes off quick, and easily switches between dogs. I am so lucky to have to large dogs with the same chest size that I don’t have to readjust it when switching it out. Awesome job! Keep that creative spark flowing to invent new products.
    Vicki, Leo & Sierra

  5. Kathi McGuire

    The quality is very good, as expected. We got all of our other items from BLD, including a collar, 8-way lead, and perfect pace halter. The harness is very sturdy and the rivets are secure. The quality is the first thing to note with this harness. It was shipped, as promised, within 2 weeks of order and the first thing we did was to rub it with Nakona ball glove conditioner. One treatment with the conditioner and it turned the leather soft as butter. The instructions for fit were comprehensive and when I emailed Katrina for more information, she was extremely helpful and responded very quickly. The fit is very important and we played with it a lot to get it to where we think it should be for Guinness’ comfort.

    Guinness is a 74-lb laborador and we bought a medium harness. The fit works well for a dog her size.

    We do find we can control Guinness better with the Perfect Pace halter; she pulls a lot more with the harness, even when connected with front and back rings. We will primarily use the Perfect Pace halter but will definitely use the Connected Control harness for hiking. We like the flexibility of the harness where we can connect the lead to the front, back, or both rings.

  6. Teddy (verified owner)

    I love my new Connected Control Harness and so does my mom! I walk more freely and comfortably than I did in my Easy Walk harness. I get so excited to have it put on and love to show it off. Mom really likes that there is a ring to clip the leash at the chest and one at the shoulders, we are able to use the harness with my “cool coat” when we walk or jog. The leather is soft to start with, and it softens up more very quickly. Worth every penny!

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