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Amazing harness that makes my dogs appear far better trained than they really are!
on 6 October 2010
We have two large, boisterous rescue dogs (each weighing about 40kg) and the Easy Walk harness is a miracle-worker! I'm currently 8 months pregnant and can walk both dogs together with no fear of being pulled by them.
The lead clips to the harness at the front of the dog's chest so if they try to pull it turns them towards you (a similar principle to the Gentle Leader head collar, but our dogs always found the head collar too distracting as they didn't like having something around their noses). This front clip on the harness makes it unique (as far as I'm aware) vs other dog harnesses, which tend to attach the lead between the shoulder blades. When a dog pulls on a traditional harness they can learn that pulling on the lead is what makes them go forwards so do it all the more. They also get an exercise "high" from straining at the lead in this way which makes them want to keep on tugging (a bit like being a sled dog). The Easy Walk harness has the opposite effect as it turns the dog towards you (so away from the direction they were trying to pull in) and gets them to focus on you.
We've been using these harnesses for 5 years, they are durable and come up like new after a quick spin in the washing machine (not sure what it's doing to our washing machine drum, but our dogs are lively so do a fair bit of rolling in mud and swimming in their harnesses). We had to purchase our Easy Walk harnesses from the States because they weren't available in UK, so it's great to see them for sale through a UK website.
As you can probably tell I can't recommend these harnesses highly enough. We've spent hours in dog training classes with our boys but they could never be relied on to walk to heel for more than a few minutes before getting distracted. Using the Easy Walk harness I can proudly walk along the street with one dog perfectly to heel on each side of me, so they look like the best trained dogs in the world!
P.S. On re-reading this review, I thought I'd better point out that I don't work for the manufacturer I just love the product! :o)