(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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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: 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: 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. 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!

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