5/8" Freedom No Pull Harness SMALL DOGS

5/8" Freedom No Pull Harness SMALL DOGS
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Jan 6, 2014
I love these harnesses. I have two Standard American Eskimo mutts. One of my dogs did not understand that she was not to pull. She is "special" and takes a while to grasp new concepts. After many failed attempts with other products, I decided to try this one. At least when she pulled, she wouldn't hurt her neck. The first time I put this harness on, with the leash connected to both the front and back as suggested, she stopped pulling right away. It did take a couple days for my girls to get use to wearing a harness. 9 months later, I only have to clip the leash onto the back and still no pulling. I do suggest watching a video on how to fit the harness properly.
I have used these harnesses every day and they still look good as new, minus the dirt stains.
Well worth the money.

Advantages: *Stops the pulling habit cold
*Multiple methods to attach the leash as training levels change
*Harness (no choking or straining the neck)
*Does not tangle long hair, even after wearing them on all day hikes
*No rub marks!

Disadvantages: *The training leash is really designed for a heel position only, not to allow the dogs the room to roam. I tried attaching another leash to it to make it longer, but then the split leash part would get tangled in their feet.
*A bit difficult to put on with long haired dogs do to how tight it should be, but that is expected with long haired dogs and buckles.
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Joanna LALOS
Sep 2, 2014
This really made it easy to walk my dog who tended to pull.

Advantages: When you use both front and back latches I can hold Wooster close when going through crowds or inside a building and/or home as we are a certified Therapy Dog Team. I have been working with the shorter version leash as I purchased at local pet store. I have just ordered the "euro" leash which is longer to use in our daily walks.

Disadvantages: I was so excited about the velvet around the under "arms". However, on one side the hardware lands right there in the "arm" pit making the velvet useless. I am in process of trying to find some velcro'd material to cover hardware.
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Aug 19, 2016
I much prefer these harnesses to other harnesses as they ride higher on the chest and fit better. I have found connecting the leash to the front chest clip alone much better for a dog who pulls than clipping to both front and back. You lose the leverage when clipped to the back. But it is better clipped to the back if you are giving your dog a run or swim on a long line.

Advantages: Really helps keep dogs from pulling (altho hard-core pullers can still drag you if you let them. Training, not equipment, is really the key to polite walking). Like the velvet in armpits.

Disadvantages: For some dogs, buckle hits right under armpit. You can order one size up and adjust belly strap so it doesn't buckle under armpit.
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Jun 24, 2014
this harness works great.i purchased one for my puppy,but now i have to get a larger size.

Advantages: gives you control over the dog.
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May 13, 2015
I love the velvet, it doesn't chaff my dog. My dog wear the harness all day without any problems. He's comfortable in it and can sleep with the harness on. My dog is Houdini and have got out of several harnesses. He hasn't managed to escape from this one yet.

Advantages: I switched from the gentle leader to the freedom harness. The front loop allows better control. My dog is a determined terrier, if only the back loop is hooked, he will still pull if he wants to chase something.

Disadvantages: Initially when I started to use the training leash, it gets entangled after walking a while. Takes me some time to get used to the lease.
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Suzanne Myers
Feb 2, 2017
The best harness I've ever used

Advantages: The velvet like fabric that goes under & around the front legs prevents any chafing which I've had with other harnesses.it launders beautifully.
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Deborah Persing
Feb 4, 2017
These are the only harnesses we use. We purchased the originals at the Greyhounds Reach the Beach even for our Greys. And now we use them for our Boston's as well.

Advantages: I use the chest loop when I train and walk the Boston's. They're faces are too small for the gentle leaders. It's made a big difference for the kids who typically pull.

Disadvantages: Can't think of any - except I wish they had yellow in the small dog size.
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Jun 14, 2017
These harnesses are the ultimate best harnesses you can own for your dog. I worked at the local city operated dog shelter for four years and we relied on these! they were the only harnesses we 100% trusted; we not only used them to send out with volunteer walkers, but for staff and training as well.

Advantages: -if it fits right, the dog cannot escape and slip out of them.

-they have two clips, one at the shoulders and one at the chest, making versatile for your personal preference. You can use both or either one.

-at the shelter we used the chest clip to also attach a martingale style collar to. This acted as back up security and prevented any chance of the dog slipping away from volunteers and getting loose.

-awesome array of colours and stylish fit

-works well for most dogs to reduce the amount of pull resistance between you and the dog. If the dog's personality was right, they responded well to the "no-pull" design and it helped with training.

Disadvantages: -the design is "no-pull", but it doesn't work for EVERY dog. Some personality types just don't care what you strap on them and they charge ahead anyway. This isn't so much of a disadvantage as it is just a simple fact of dogs. Everyone is different and the use of a tool requires training to maximize effect and efficiency.

-The harness must fit snug and tight or there will be the chance of dog slippage - meaning they can twist out of the harness and take off! My shelter utilized a Martingale style collar in tandem with the Freedom harness as extra backup. This worked amazingly.

-Wear and tear. (which is normal!) The felt or velvet on the bottom strap wears off after frequent use (we used them multiple times a day at the shelter so our amount of use may be on the extreme side). You must take care of your harness! (Not unlike everything you own.)
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