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Brace yourselves, FREEDOM is coming.
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2017
I've only used this once (just arrived today) so I can't speak for its durability, but I am IN LOVE with this harness. It is a total game changer. Y'all have no idea how hellish this process has been. The No-Pull harness just straight up blew me away. Brace yourselves, FREEDOM IS COMING.
I ordered this harness a couple of days ago after coming home from a horrendous walk in tears. He just... broke me. I thought I was finally going to resort a prong/choke collar, and the failure sank heavy in my chest. I've been working with my dog consistently for TWO YEARS to no avail. I've used every positive training trick I possibly could to get him to walk with me on a loose leash. I sought advice from my usual go-to gurus, following ZakGeorge tips, Kikopup tips, Reddit tips and more. I taught him a command to be at my side, used super high value treats, did the changing direction thing, and tried applying clicker training. We practiced on countless occasions in the living room, around the (fenced) back yard, and up and down the driveway. NOTHING WORKED. Now this is a dog who knows upwards of 23 words/commands and 11 accompanying hand signals. He is super smart and eager to please. However, when he's on a leash and we're out in the real world, it's like he suddenly has the super-human PCP strength of 50 men and the attention span of an ADHD kid on sugar and crack. He wants all the squirrels as his playthings (ALL OF THEM!) and God help us if we see any birds. Yet somehow, bewilderingly, his recall is on point. It's like his excitement is suddenly fueled by the energy of 10,000 suns by being on the end of a leash (yes I tried physically wearing him out prior to walking him... guess how that turned out). I don't get it.
But I digress...
Do yourself a favor and consider this harness if you have a puller. My palms have been so raw and my back/shoulders so sore... I cannot believe I didn't purchase this sooner. I won't use the gentle leaders and my sister-in-law reported failure with her two no-pull type harnesses, so I thought I was out of options. But this was like walking a different dog. He actually stopped when he reached the end of the leash. He didn't choke himself. He didn't knock me off my feet. HE FREAKING STOPPED. You have no idea how huge that was!! He knew full well the concept of "only a loose leash will result in forward motion" from many other collars and harnesses, but this time he actually applied it!!! Like, for real for real. By the end he was truly walking as if he was the somewhat civilized canine that he otherwise is. ASTOUNDING!
Full disclosure: To date I was in no way compensated for my purchase or this review (because apparently that's a thing). I did watch a YouTube video for instructions on use before the harness arrived as prep and recommend that you do the same. Although the video demonstrates Method One from the harness pamphlet, I ended up using Method Four (both clips on back D ring) because I didn't feel confident in my steering capabilities. I also utilized as many techniques/tips from the aforementioned sources as possible (like I ordinarily do). ONLY move forward when the leash is slack and/or your dog is at your side. Have plenty of high value treats on hand to reward good behavior. Your mileage may vary.