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?
To totally make sure you get the right size, see the girth chart here. Girth is the measurement that goes over your dog's shoulders, right behind the front legs, and back up again. Please remember the harness needs to be a little bigger than your dog's actual girth.
United States   International
POUND Range Girth Inches KILO Range Girth cm
6-11 11-15 3-5 28-38
9-18 13-20 4-8 33-51
12-23 15-21 5-10 38-53
18-35 16-24 8-16 41-61
25-65 21-32 11-29 53-81
55-120 26-39 25-54 66-99
110-250 34-52 50-113 87-132



United States   International
POUND Range Girth Inches KILO Range Girth cm
80-160 32-44 36-72 80-112
110-250 36-52 50-113 91-132


Please mail it to:
Walk Your Dog With Love
PO BOX 1484
Lanesboro, MA 01237

PLEASE INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION INSIDE THE PACKAGE please include - clearly written - your name, address, contact information, email address and for correct sizing, please make sure to tell us the size you want and how much your dog weighs and its age.

TO GET YOUR HARNESS FASTER, you can order it from the site, and then send the first harness back for a refund at your convenience.
If you chose this option, for your refund, please send your harness to the above address and please make sure you tell that you want a refund and where you made the purchase, and that you already ordered the right size. Thanks!

We use regular paper envelopes to send the harnesses, so need for anything more special to send it back.


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