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

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

This premium quality, handcrafted leather harness is made to order in our workshop and is backed by our famous Lifetime Warranty and a fit guarantee. Features new top pad made from soft neoprene for increased comfort! See below for more harness details!

Turnaround Time: Allow 7-10 business days for creation of this made-to-order harness.



Choose hardware color:


Bold Lead Designs has perfected the no-pull, front-clip walking harness making the Connected Control™ Harness (CCH) the only leather harness of its kind. 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). Both points can be used together with a double ended leash!

At a glance:

  • Pain free, force free, humane, and effective for training
  • Facilitates communication with your dog
  • Redirects unwanted pulling and offers directional cues
  • No pressure on throat and does not restrict head
  • Leash clips to the front, back, or both!
  • Does not tighten or pinch
  • Durable to restrain even the strongest dog
  • Adjustable for a perfect fit
  • Easy to put on and take off with metal Quick-Release buckles
  • Made with premium American leather and quality hardware

Design Features:

Humane & Functional Design: This body harness does not restrain the dog’s head or face. There is no pressure on the dog’s throat which eliminates choking and neck strain. The Y-shaped breast collar does not restrict the dog’s shoulder blades, which allows for full range of movement and minimizes shoulder strain. 

Adjustable & Easy to Use:  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. Each harness is made with durable metal Quick-Release buckles, which are easy to operate and are excellent for those with limited strength or dexterity.

Comfortable: Our soft and durable leather is gentle on the dog’s coat, and doesn’t irritate or damage fur like nylon straps can. 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 neoprene pad for the top to keep your dog comfortable. Optional sheepskin padding for chest straps is available separately for extra comfort if desired. This harness is also available in our vegan Brahma Soft-grip material, which is waterproof and extra durable. See the Material & Hardware Options tab for more information. 

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

A Harness with a Story:

Fantastic for BLIND or DEAF dogs! This harness facilitates communication and directional cues so it is 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


This is a very sturdy harness for dogs 50 pounds and up

Please measure your dog’s girth, which is behind the front legs around the deepest part of the chest. We recommend using a fabric measuring tape or a piece of string. Always measure before ordering to ensure a proper fit and measure 3 times for accuracy! 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, Weimaraners

  • 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 Weimaraner, 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.

Accessories (available separately):

    • 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.


Choose your color:

  • HUNTER ORANGE (high visibility)
  • TEAL

Stainless steel/silver colored hardware comes standard on all Brahma products. For brass/gold colored hardware select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware."

About Brahma:

Strong as a Brahma bull, this man-made leather alternative is great for your adventurous pal. It is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. This material can take a beating through brush, muck, and saltwater. Brahma is great for any extreme weather condition, resilient in cold weather, and is resistant to abrasions and stink. It is a nice weight, flexible, and has a feel that resembles leather. It won’t absorb dirt & moisture like rope, nylon or fabric. Brahma material is so reliable that it comes with our unmatched Lifetime Warranty! Plus, it is easy to clean: Just wipe clean with soap and water.


Our leather comes in two colors: Tan and black. 

Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:

  • Black leather with stainless steel/silver colored hardware
  • Tan leather with brass/gold colored hardware

*If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.

*Note: brass hardware can stain white/light coated dogs. Sometimes the oil in dogs’ coats can create tarnish, a harmless chemical reaction

About our leather:

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Every item crafted from this high quality leather is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your new gear arrives supple and only improves with age. The color will darken over time and with use.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black and cut from select USA hides. Superior in quality and texture, it is incredibly durable yet very flexible. This leather feels great from the start and will simply get better with age.

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. 

Premium Leather:

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.

Brahma Soft-Grip—a vegan leather alternative:

Brahma Soft-Grip is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. Easy to care for: just wipe clean with soap and water. Brahma is always assembled with screw posts for durability. This material is heavier than leather (in a comparable width), and does not soften over time the way leather does. Black is the most popular color for wheelchair leashes, but assorted bright and classic colors are also available. Just ask for available color choices!

The proper fit for each harness is assured by our Great Fit Guarantee. Our famous Lifetime Warranty, plus BLD’s excellent customer support, is standard with everything we make in our workshop.

Great Fit Guarantee

All new harnesses and custom service dog equipment come with a Great Fit Guarantee. Every effort is made to produce a harness that fits your dog perfectly. If we made an error, or a fit adjustment is needed, we will correct it at no cost to you within the first 4 weeks of delivery. This includes new parts and standard shipping. If inaccurate information or measurements were given when the order was placed, we will still adjust your harness or fabricate new parts at no charge to ensure the correct fit, but shipping costs will apply. (There may be additional charges for a change of size and/or features as well.) Sorry, no refunds or returns are accepted on all new harnesses and custom service dog equipment. We will do our best to be sure you have the right equipment, properly fitted, and we promise to be here if you have questions.

Lifetime Warranty

We proudly stand behind the quality of our products. Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!

If your BLD harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use due to materials or craftsmanship flaws, contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. Customer is responsible for shipping charges.

If you ever have issues or questions about your equipment, contact us at the workshop so we can help find a solution! Non-warranty repairs and service may be available for a nominal repair charge. Replacement parts may be available for purchase.

Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don't make in our workshop, like accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from any warranty or guarantee.

Limitation of Damages:

Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of products and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. See our warranty page for complete details.

Reviews (8)

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

  1. sarahconnors (verified owner)

    Very well-crafted harness!! Excellent quality leather and buckles. I have arthritis in my thumb joints and am so happy with how easily these buckles function (I struggled with the plastic buckles on a different nylon harness). This harness has several places to adjust the fit, providing a perfect fit for my dog. She seems to be very comfortable in this harness compared to the nylon one I used to use. My dog is a 60-lb. German Shepherd and the medium (3/4″ width) is a nice fit. Thank you for creating a product of such high quality!

  2. Julie Tazoi (verified owner)

    I am so impressed with these harnesses. We have a few. Wow, I have used all kinds of “no-pull” harnesses, and none work as well as the Connected Control. Also, no shifting or chafing the armpits the way cheap nylon does. Great investment too, these should last a lifetime!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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