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.Close
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.Close
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.Close
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!
|Size||Pet Width||Sample Breeds|
|Petite||12-16 inches||Teacup breeds, puppies|
|Petite/Small||14-18 inches||Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Shitzhu|
|Small||15-20 inches||Jack Russell, Miniature Poodle, Sheltie|
|Small/Medium||19-25 inches||Boston Terrier, Beagle, Pug, Lhasa Apso, Westie|
|Medium||20-28 inches||Border Collie, Springer Spaniel, American Staffordshire Terrier|
|Medium/Large||25-36 inches||Boxer, Bulldog, Dalmatian|
|Large||26-36 inches||German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler|
|Extra Large||34-46 inches||Greyhound, Great Dane|
Measure your dog’s width/girth by wrapping a tape measure around your dog’s chest, just behind the front legs.Close
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.Close
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.Close
We guarantee the materials and workmanship of the Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness, but we can’t keep your dog from chewing it! Please be sure to supervise your dog while he wears the Easy Walk Harness and store it safely when not in use. If your dog does chew the Easy Walk, call our Customer Care Center.Close
For dogs with additional training issues like jumping, barking, and excessive pulling and lunging, we recommend the Gentle Leader Headcollar as it offers owners much greater control. We also recommend the Gentle Leader Headcollar for dogs that are shy, nervous or fearful. The soft, comfortable nose loop and the snug, high neck strap have a remarkable calming and reassuring influence for these dogs. Professionals and owners alike are amazed at the greater confidence these dogs show when wearing the Gentle Leader Headcollar.
Need a tool for dealing with more serious behavior problems such as aggression? We recommend the Gentle Leader Headcollar and the advice of a professional behaviorist, veterinarian, or trainer. The Gentle Leader Headcollar has been proven to be highly successful when incorporated into a behavior treatment and modification program.Close
The Easy Walk Harness isn't designed to be worn under or over a dog coat, sweater, or jacket. If the harness is placed over the coat, the harness straps might be too loose to effectively redirect your dog's pulling. If the harness is worn under the coat, the coat fabric could get bunched around the straps for a less comfortable fit.Close
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