The ECO Easy Walk Harness is an earth friendly no-pull option designed to gently discourage dogs from pulling while walking on a leash. This harness has a unique front-chest leash attachment that stops pulling by tightening slightly across the dog's chest and shoulder blades. The gentle pressure steers your dog to the side, redirecting his attention back towards you. Girth should be measured snugly around dog's ribcage, just behind the front legs. PLEASE NOTE: The Easy Walk Harness is NOT recommend for use with a bungee or retractable leash. Includes harness, training instructions and 6 ft leash.
How do I know which size Easy Walk
™ Harness to buy?
The correctly sized harness for your dog is determined by their girth measurement, as measured from behind their front legs. If you have a dog with a particularly wide (e.g. Pit Bulls) or narrow chest (e.g. Greyhounds) you may want to take a closer look at our Tweener sizes, which are specifically designed for such dogs. With 8 sizes available, we absolutely have an Easy Walk Harness to fit your dog!
How do I use the Easy Walk Harness?
If your dog forges ahead of you, gently pull the leash to the side to turn the dog towards you. As he stops pulling, be sure to release the tension on the leash. Use praise and reward your dog with treats and/or petting.
To slow your dog when he is pulling ahead, apply gentle pressure to the leash, pulling gently toward one side of the dog. Release the pressure on the leash when the dog is walking nicely next to you.
Can I use my Easy Walk Harness with a retractable leash?
We do NOT recommend using the Easy Walk Harness with a retractable leash. With a retractable leash, the dog is "rewarded" with additional leash when he pulls ahead. We want the dog to learn to NOT pull ahead. In addition, a retractable leash will always apply a slight constant pressure, teaching your dog it is okay to continue pulling.
The chest portion of my dog's Easy Walk Harness gaps when he walks. How can I fix this?
Fit is crucial to the effectiveness of the Easy Walk Harness. The girth portion (made up of the shoulder and belly straps) provide the foundation for a good fit and must be snug. The chest strap should also be correctly fitted, to avoid any drooping or gaping when the dog walks. If the chest strap will not adjust enough to give you a proper fit that is parallel to the ground, your dog may be a candidate for one of our Tweener sizes.
How can I tell the straps apart?
Each piece of your harness has an identifying feature. The shoulder strap features an "Easy Walk" tag. The chest strap is clearly identified by the martingale loop and the D-ring attachment for the leash. The belly strap is a coordinating color.
Can I run with my dog, wearing an Easy Walk Harness?
Yes, but please be responsible! The Easy Walk Harness was created for making walks with your dog enjoyable and pull-free. Should you choose to run or jog with your dog, please be mindful of the possibility of chafing and discontinue use at the first sign of discomfort.