What's Included

Welcome to DogNostics and to this free training resource!


As professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, we understand how frustrating it is for pet dog guardians and pet care providers when a pet has a problematic response to a harness.

We want all pets and their guardians to enjoy walking together and recognize that teaching a dog to happily wear a harness is fundamental if this is to occur.

Ideally, you should follow this 10-step plan to ensure that the dog loves his/her harness from the moment it is introduced; however, the plan is an invaluable tool for anyone whose dog already has a negative response to a harness.

Follow each of the steps and you should soon have a dog that loves his harness.

Please note, dogs without a pre-existing problematic response to a harness will pass through the training steps more quickly than those who have a negative association with a harness. Advance at a rate that is comfortable for the dog.

Your Eleven Video Files

  1. Condition a Positive Emotional Response to Being Touched
  2. Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Sight of the Harness
  3. Continue to Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Sight of the Harness
  4. Play the Hand Touch Game
  5. Feed Through the Harness
  6. Play the Hand Touch Game with the Dog in the Unfastened Harness
  7. Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Sound of the Clips Fastening
  8. Fasten the Harness and Play Fun Games
  9. Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Weight of the Leash on the Harness
  10. Name It!
  11. An Additional Training Tip