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I don't have the biggest dog ever, she's just a Westie, but boy does she like to pull. Given that I easily overpower her I find that when she does pull she ultimately strangles herself a little every time she goes too far. I've found this harness to be the solution to this problem and only for the price of a conventional lead.
It's far from the easier thing to get on any dog though, nevermind one which fidgits and moves around so much excitedly when she thinks she's going for a walk. You have to hook it round the dog's neck in a certain way and clip the sides together and doing it right does take some practice. It's not too hard to put on after a while but it's certainly more work than you're average collar. Then you clip the lead to the harness and use it as normal.
I've found that this harness works perfectly well for what it is intended to do: stop the dog pulling and strangling itself on the lead. It seems comfy enough to sit on the dog and the lead no longer just pulls on just one part of the dog's body.
I'd definitely recommend this product to any other dog owners who are experiencing the same problem, it's been a great help!
My daughter's dog, Hooli, had a car harness which he outgrew. So when we were in the pet shop buying him some food recently, she bought him a new harness to wear in the car.
There was a large selection and we looked at quite a few, but she eventually plumped for the EzyDog Harness.
This harness is definitely an improvement on Hooli's old one. Apart from the fact that it isn't too tight on him, there is also a padded chest support, which makes it more comfortable for him to wear.
The straps are made from sturdy webbing, are adjustable, and open and close with easy clips. There is a swivel looped strap which clips onto a D-ring in the centre of the back. You can also clip a lead to the D-ring if you want to.
When used in the car, you just thread the seat belt through the looped strap and this holds the dog safely in place. Unlike the previous harness Hooli had which clipped into the actual seat belt, this allows some give. So in case of a sudden stop or accident, it would operate in the same way as someone sitting in the seat and give a little before locking. Hopefully, this would mean less stress on the dog.
The looped strap is useful when you arrive at the end of your journey. It means that if you're in a public area and just need that extra bit of control, you have the looped strap to hold onto as he gets out of the car and before you put a lead on him.
Hooli seems much more comfortable with this harness.
This harness costs between £14.95 and £17.95 and can be found in pet stores.
Support for dogs / includes car seat belt restraint attachment / durable synthetic materials with a padded EVA Rubber chest support / easy to fit and adjustable / light reflective strands incorporated into the webbing provide enhanced visibility at night