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Houdini Dog, Escape Artist

A Houdini Dog!

This should not be an issue you with your Walk Your Dog With Love dog harness. If it is, it can be solved in a second with a simple 'Scooch & Set'. See the video below for the details.

As the Dad of 5 dogs, that is one of my biggest fears, and exactly why - in addition to the pulling/control issues - I developed a Houdini proof harness for my pack.

Dogs worldwide (and even a few thousand very slinky cats), don't have any escape issues with Walk Your Dog With Love . . . as long as their humans follow the simple fitting adjustments.

Why do dogs escape harnesses?
Many dogs can easily ecscape a rear-attached harness. They usually 'back out' of them. We make this easy to do as we 'hold open the back door' - raising the back side of the harness for the dog to slip under. And because the dog's own weight is pulling them down, they just fold up their front legs . . . and they are free.

Some dogs can even escape a collar by slipping out backwards too!

They can also easily step out of the front of an Easy Walk front-leading dog harness because that harness rides very low to begin with, and then it loosens up while a dog is wearing it - not good!

What makes Walk Your Dog With Love so hard to escape?
Walk Your Dog With Love adjust in 360 degrees - so you can fit the harness exactly to your dog's particular body size AND shape. It not only adjusts for the chest and the belly, it also adjusts for width. No other harness does this. This means a dog of the same weight, yet a different shape (think a Bulldog and a Borzoi), can be fit in the same size harness.

And better yet, once the harness is adjusted, you can even tailor it exactly to the dog, like a custom-made suit (or strait jacket!).

And we definitely want your dog walking in a harness because collars and chokers are just not a safe, compassionate or friendly way to be walked. You can see why we say this here.

TO PREVENT HOUDINISM: Make sure to adjust the harness correctly and make sure you have the right size harness to begin with.

Fitting The Harness
Please take a moment to make sure the harness is a) adjusted correctly and b) put on your doggie correctly. Please watch the video below . . . even if you have seen it before.

Please note the following fine points in the video:
  • Please note the "Scooch & Set" for proper fit. This is very important.
  • Once you find where you like the slidy side, customize it by 'setting' it as described in the video. Now you have a dog harness tailored just for your dog!
  • Note that it is not so much a matter of "tight" it is a matter of "right". We feel the best way for it to fit your dog is 'snug'. That means 2-4 fingers can fit under the harness at the shoulder (where the reflective material is). You can see this on the video
  • Please note the 'gap' we mention, that is perfectly normal too. The material, and your dog, are flexible - it is not supposed to fit like skin-tight spandex.
  • You also might need to adjust it a few times to get it "just right".

It should fit approximately like it does on Teddy, the blond dog in the photo below

 

 



Is the harness the right size?

Getting the right size is easy. It can usually be done just by knowing  your dog's approximate weight.

YET, to totally make sure you get the right size, see the Girth measurement chart below. Girth is the measurement that goes over your dog's shoulders, right behind the front legs, and back up again. Like the red arrow shows. 

Please measure with your dog standing. Measure it as if it was the harness - not too tight, not too loose.

If your dog can fit in two size harnesses, we usually prefer the bigger dog in the smaller harness. If the measurement is at the very top of one size, then go up to the next size. If you still have sizing questions please email us your dog’s WAG (Weight, Age, Girth as described above and in the picture) and we will help you.

If you have a puppy, we have a Puppy Promise, where the next size up is just half price. Yes, even if you have a Great Dane.

Girth Chart
Teddy Shows How To Measure Girth
 

 

IF YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR DOG HARNESS FOR THE CORRECT SIZE

Getting what you need is easy, it’s done in two separate transactions: 

1) Order the size harness you need and we’ll ship it ASAP.

2) Return The harness you have and if it meets the requirements  below, you’ll be issued a refund

Refund Policy

  • Refunds are provided for 1 year from date of purchase.
  • Refunds are limited to the amount paid for the item (not shipping/handling or taxes).
  • Refunds are issued to the original form of payment (i.e. the exact credit card used; cash purchases get a check).
  • Refunds are provided for new/like new items in sellable condition. Used or dog soiled items are by definition not in sellable condition. Even cleaned and inspected, returned items can’t be restocked because of product security, health, and safety reasons. This is comparable to not taking returns for open food or worn bathing suits and underwear.
  • Returns that don’t meet the criteria cannot be refunded.
  • Refunds are not issued for custom or embroidered items.
  • Refunds are issued back to the source that they came from, i.e. if a credit card was used, the refund will only be issued to that card; it can’t be put on another card, nor can a check be issued. 
  • Refunds can only be issued for items purchased directly from Walk Your Dog With Love.
  • Due to the nature of how credit cards and banks work, refunds might not post to your account for an entire billing cycle. Returns and refunds are usually processed once a week.
  • If you emailed us about this, a copy of that email must be included inside the package, along with the name and email address on the order.

 

Send Returns for a refund to:

Walk Your Dog With Love

Returns/Refunds Department

PO BOX 125

LANESBOROUGH MA  01237

You must include inside the package: 

  • If you emailed us about this, a copy of that email must be included inside the package, along with the name and email address on the order
  • If you purchased it at a show, please tell us which show, your first and last name, and your mailing address

 

 

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