More and more dog owners are switching to using dog harnesses over regular collars and simple dog leashes, even when there are no issues with pulling. This makes sense for multiple reasons.
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Phoebe loves her daily walks. She loves to sniff other dogs, mailboxes, bushes, trash cans, and anything else she can get her nose into. She's also pretty stubborn, so she'll pull you over to investigate everything. But when you try to pull her away to keep walking, you have to pull against her whole body weight, and she nearly chokes herself on her collar.
With an Easy Walk Harness, Phoebe's a completely different dog on a walk. When it's time to keep walking, a gentle tug on the leash is enough to pull her away. The harness rests against her chest and controls her torso, so when she pulls, the harness moves her whole body the way you want, instead of just choking her. She still gets to enjoy her walk, and now you don't have to fight her at every step.
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The Easy Walk Harness gently discourages your dog from pulling on the leash. When your dog pulls, the harness steers your dog to the side and redirects his attention toward you. The harness rests across your dog's chest instead of his throat, so there's no choking or gagging. The Easy Walk Harness is perfect for everything from teaching your dog to heel during daily walks to keeping your dog under control at the vet or dog park.
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TIP: Once you properly fit Harness Lead to dog and you begin the walk, you will notice the rubber disc will rise in air. This is correct. The RUBBER DISC is there to prevent over loosening. Rubber disc acts as a "floater". Allow the RUBBER DISC to RISE and FALL naturally. Do not continue to push rubber disc down as you walk, this will keep leash tight on dog. On the back-clip harness, the ring that the leash clips onto is located on the top of the dog’s back. Back-clip harnesses are the most agreeable type of walking equipment for many dogs to adjust to. The harnesses are especially useful for small dogs with delicate throats easily damaged by collars. Back-clip harnesses are for calm dogs trained not to pull on the leash, as the design does little to discourage pulling. When back-clip harnesses are used with an untrained dog who likes to pull, they create a sled-pulling action, with the owner dragged along in place of the sled.