Dog Harness Review: Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review from 2Hounds Design. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter
As a professional dog trainer, I am always on the lookout for dog products that can assist clients in training their dogs. I look for products that work and are safe for the dog and handler. I want a product that is made with quality materials that can last and are comfortable for the dog and the dog handler.
As a positive dog trainer, I want to ensure the mental and physical well-being of the dogs I’m helping. I promote walking dogs with a harness and leash, not a collar. I feel walking a dog on a harness and leash is the best way to ensure physical safety of a dog. That said, all dog training equipment needs to be used properly and fitted properly to ensure safety. More on that later.
Video example of the Freedom No-Pull Harness
When I’m helping a dog training student teach their dog to walk nicely on a leash without pulling, I gravitate to harnesses that attach to the front of a dog, not to the back. By attaching a dog’s leash to a front-clipping harness, when a dog starts to pull forward, when the leash starts to get tight, it will gently start turning a dog to the side, toward the dog parent. This is the training opportunity with a front clipping dog harness. This is the point where a dog handler should stop walking and re-focus their dog onto them. The dog handler should not keep walking and allow pressure on the front clip, making the dog walk in a sideways position, as this can cause undue stress on a dog’s back and spine. Again, all dog training equipment must be used properly and as intended.
Over the last 7 or so years, I have been using and recommending a variety of dog harnesses, typically front-clipping dog harnesses. Dogs and dog harnesses are not “one size fits all.” Every dog is different, and every harness fits a bit differently, and not every harness fits every dog properly. It can be a bit of a trial and error in the fitting department to ensure the best dog harness for a particular dog.
For most dogs, my first dog harness of choice is the Freedom No-Pull Harness and here’s why. First, I’m always looking for the safety of a dog. The Freedom No-Pull Harness is cleverly designed to prevent slipping out of the harness, which happens with other harness more than you might think. Second, the way the harness is designed minimizes, or in my experience, eliminates any neck pressure. Finally, my favorite point is that a dog has full range of motion with his front legs. Some other front-clipping harness actually set at the top of the shoulder, preventing a dog’s full gait. This would be OK for short walks, but I wouldn’t want to use that type of harness for long walks or any jogging or running.
Freedom No-Pull Dog Harness also has four points of adjustability, which means this harness can fit virtually any dog body shape or size. This top-performing dog harness is also made in the United States with quality materials, including stainless steel hardware, heavy-duty nylon webbing sewn using industrial X-stitch machines, and Swiss velvet lining for the strap that goes behind the legs to help prevent chafing.
This dog harness can be used in a variety of ways to walk your dog. Not only does the harness have a ring so that you can clip a dog leash to the front, it also has an additional ring on the back that gently tightens around the dog’s chest, giving the dog handler an option to clip to the front or clip to the back. I find this very helpful when I’m walking Dexter. Sometimes, I want him to walk by my side (front clip) and other times I’ve given him freedom to run around and sniff (back clip).
But wait, there’s more. There is an optional training leash that allows you to connect to the front and back of the harness simultaneously. This leash has 2 clips with a floating handle, giving you a 3 ½ foot leash that clips to both the front and back of the harness, acting like a power steering tool. This multi-functional double-connection training leash allows you to use the harness in a variety of ways, making the Freedom No-Pull Harness a very versatile dog training tool.
I have been extremely happy with the way the Freedom No-Pull Harness performs for dog parents. It is easy to use, fits dogs well, comes in a variety of colors and sizes, and is made from durable and quality hardware. Dexter has been using his harness for about three years and it has not diminished in quality or stretched out. We are happy to have a new, green Freedom No-Pull harness (thank you 2 Hounds Designs) to continue using for our fashion-conscious apparel. If you are looking for a quality dog harness that can help teach a dog not to pull on a leash, check out the Freedom No-Pull Harness. Use promo code Freedom2016 for 10% OFF Order today.
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