Our original harness design is developed, tested, and used by world-leading mushers within bikejoring, skijoring and canicross, but applies to any active family dog. Freemotion comes in a variety of sizes and has good adjustability to fit most breeds.
A suitable harness is crucial for the dog's performance, to avoid injuries, and to make sure the dog enjoys the activity as much as you do. A Freemotion Harness is designed to unleash the dog's potential. It allows the dog's shoulders to move freely. The airways stay unrestricted while the pull force distributes around the upper body. The harness is made for activities with a pulling center higher than the dog's back. It has an adjustable pulling point to utilize power in each stride.
The dog's wellbeing is essential for us when we are carefully designing every harness at Non-stop dogwear. Ergonomic design requires attention to detail. We always construct the inner lining so that all materials overlap without any hard edges. Harnesses are made from durable, tightly woven nylon and have a cell foam base to prevent water soaking in. Every seam has its smooth side towards the dog's body, all to make sure the harness does not chafe the dog. All our harnesses have integrated 3M reflective materials for the dog's security. This anatomical design approach with freedom of movement and comfortable breathing is our trade.
Non-Stop Free Motion Harness
- Closed-cell foam that does not absorb water
- 500D Nylon
- Nylon webbing
- Colour: Black with a colored piece indicating which size the harness is
- Max 30°C washing machine, do not tumble dry.
WHICH KNOT IS ON THE BLUE ROPE AT THE END OF THE FREEMOTION HARNESS?
We have tied a Fisherman knot on the Freemotion Harnesses tail rope.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE AND ADJUST THE FREEMOTION HARNESS?
You must find the right size on the harness. By choosing the right size, your dog does not get injuries from the harness.
We recommend to follow these three steps and watch the video to choose the right size for your dog.
- Find the right neck size. You should be able to fit two fingers width between the harness and the dog’s neck.
- Adjust the side straps. They should be firm but not too tight.
- Adjust the length of the harness. The part between the blue rope and the webbing should be above the start of the tail.
If you are not able to try the harness on before buying, measure the neck-circumference, and follow the size chart on our website.
WHY DO THE SIDESTRAPS BREAK?
The sidestraps get worn, and you might need to replace them. There are replacement sidestraps in the web-shop, both elastic and static.
HOW TO CHANGE THE SIDESTRAPS?
Open the metal-buckle, pull the worn strap through the webbing, and plastic-buckle. Take the new strap, first guide the strap through the plastic-buckle, through the webbing and back into the metal-buckle. The side strap should be tight.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ELASTIC AND THE STATIC SIDESTRAPS?
Elastic sidestraps give your dog a few more centimeters for each stride. Because of this, athletes doing canicross and skijoring prefer elastic sidestraps. The elastic straps are made for racing, but are less durable than the static straps.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COMBINED HARNESS AND THE FREEMOTION HARNESS?
Both harnesses are designed for activities with a high pulling point, such as canicross/running, biking, and skiing. The Combined Harness and the Freemotion Harness have the same fundamental design. The Combined Harness has built-in reinforced battens around the neck to give extra support. The Combined Harness also has attachments for a pulka.
SHOULD I CHOOSE THE SAME SIZED COMBINED HARNESS AS A FREEMOTION HARNESS?
The Combined Harness and Freemotion Harness have the same sizing. The combined Harness feels tighter around the neck because of the battened reinforcement. Watch this video and learn how to find the right size: https://youtu.be/i8SfgTO6OGI