Truelove anti pull dog harnesses explained
This easy walk and no pull padded dog harness has two strong lead fasteners - one at the front (around the chest strap) and one on the top, around the shoulders. They are designed to help stop your dog pulling and they are our best selling item. The dog harnesses are available in black, green, orange and the brand new colours of pink and blue.
Some people prefer to use the more traditional top clip only and others use the front clip only. But to make it a real no pull harness you can also attach a lead to both to provide a brake (top fastening) and a steering aid (front fastening).
We also sell the double ended dog leads which are designed to work with these harnesses and to give you more control when walking your dog. Customers report vast improvements when using a lead like this. One end attaches to the top clip and the other one attaches to the front. To view these please click here.
"We wanted a padded harness with some reflective materials. We use a double ended lead and attach one to the top and one to the front. The pulling has pretty much gone. Very good product." Mrs Peters, Birmingham, UK
Our advice would be to experiment with one lead first and see how much control you have over your dog using either fixing. Some people experience much better walking from their dogs even when they just attach a lead to the top traditional d ring. This is because the pulling forces are equally distributed and customers have commented that this style seems to put the owner in much more control. Our feeling is that the dog also senses this and is not as keen to pull.
Other customers prefer to use the front fastening - a combination of the two can also be used with a double ended dog lead or two separate leads. A single lead can also be used and attached to the front clip only.
You may want to see how your dog responds and which one your dog looks more comfortable with before deciding. Either way, you have a number of choices with this harness and we are very confident that you'll find a solution.
If your dog pulls excessively and often, you may find that a front attachment (or a combination of front and top attachments) will work best and you'll see a video illustrating this. Using this method means that some of the resisting forces are coming from the side and you are not pulling backwards. A simple and subtle steering from left to right is achieved when you use the front ring attachment and this stops the dog from surging forward. If you want to go down this route then you are better to buy a double ended dog lead as well.
A lot of customers do experience vast improvements as soon as they attach the lead to the harness, even when it is attached solely to the top d ring. We have a simple theory about why this is so. The harness is designed in such a way that pulling forces are well distributed.
This means that even though the harness should be comfortable for both dog and owner, the dog can feel that the harness is more supportive and they can feel movements as the owner moves the lead.
So it is not crazy to assume that the dog senses that the owner has more control. We feel that it is this control (given back to the owner) that stops the dog from pulling as much as it does normally. As we said before, you also have a front clip to attach a single or double lead so you have a few options.
To see a list of common questions and to view our size guide just click on the tabs above for more information.
Why Does My Dog Pull?
There are usually two main reasons for this. Firstly, there are so many wonderful smells outside and your dog just can't wait to get amongst them. Secondly, a dogs natural reaction to being pulled back is to try and create some sort of equilibrium.
This means that they want to create an opposite force to you pulling back on the lead and this means they pull too! This is why a front fastening on a harness creates a sideways pulling force, which usually helps to stop your dog from pulling and creates easier walking. This is because you are steering the dog in a subtle and non aggressive way from right to left or left or right, depending on which side of the dog you are walking on. In our experience it really does need a very gentle and subtle steering motion (slight tug on lead attached to front clip) to make a very big difference.
What are the dog harnesses made from?
These no pull dog harnesses are padded, reflective dog harnesses which are light but made from very strong, durable nylon oxford fabric with a patented 3M scotchlite reflective material. They are therefore designed to show up in car headlights and under street lights, helping you and your dog to be seen on those darker nights. They are reflective dog harnesses of the highest quality.
The inside is made from a breathable mesh fabric lining and the harness is padded for extra comfort. The harness is well weighted and proportioned which ensures easy walking and control at all times. It also has reinforced elastic tension points to cushion pressure and forward, back and side pulling forces.
What type of adjustment points does it have?
This style of harness has four main adjustment points. This means that you have two to resize the neck area and two to resize the belly/chest area. This means that you can adjust each strap through a buckle on the left and right parts of the neck and belly area. This ensures a good fit all round.
What type of lead/leash fastenings does it have?
The easy walk dog harnesses have two metal alloy attachment points. The first is a strong zinc alloy D ring for fastening a lead to the most popular area close to the handle shown below. This is located in the centre and top of the dog's shoulders.
The second O-ring attachment is located on the dog's chest for attaching a lead at the front. This attachment allows for a lead to steer the dog from left to right and this means that any aggressive forward pulling is vastly reduced or completely stopped - both options make it a great choice as a traditional harness or a no pull dog harness.
You can choose to use one or both fastenings to suit your needs and situation.
Can the handle be used to make it a car dog harness?
Yes. The handle can have many uses and can come in useful if you also want to use it as a dog car harness and thus provides extra security in the car. Just thread the car seat belt through the handle for extra piece of mind.
The handle is also handy if you find yourself in a confrontational situation with another dog and need to pull your dog away from any potential threat. It can also be used to aid climbing if you climb hills or mountains with your dog and is great if you go swimming or boating with your dog or get involved in hydrotherapy, as you can use it to pull the dog out of the water easily.
Where are the items shipped from and how long will they take to get to me?
All of our heavy duty padded dog harnesses are stored and shipped from the UK. All UK deliveries should take 2-3 days but please allow up to 5 working days during busy periods. If you reside outside of the UK, your dog harness should be with you within 5-9 working days.
|Size||To fit chest in cm and inches|
|xs||33-45 cm / 13-17 nches|
|small||43-56 cm / 17-22 inches|
|medium||56-69 cm / 22-27 inches|
|large||69-81 cm / 27-32 inches|
|x large||81-107 cm / 32-42 inches|
How do I ensure that I get the correct size?
Just measure your dog around the girth of the chest. This is the circumference around the widest part of the chest and just behind the front legs. Please see illustration below. There a lot of adjustment for the neck and chest straps on all harnesses and this is to ensure a good fit. Just choose a harness that falls within one of the chest sizes in the table above and then select it from the drop down menu.