Just imagine setting out on a relaxing walk in the park with your canine chum and before you know it Fido is taking you for a walk! Jeez, no one wants to play an endless game of tug of war when they’re simply trying to take their fur pal for a walk.

So, why is it that many dogs pull on their leashes? Well, the most common reason is that they’ve learned that it helps them to move forward—to the front of the pack!

Sure, you may think sternly saying “no” to your pooch is helping prevent them from yanking at the leash. The truth is, talking just one teeny, tiny step forward when your dog pulls the leash is teaching your barking buddy that pulling works. Oh, dear!

Sure, pulling on the leash is a natural behaviour for dogs. But it can get ‘kinda annoying. Not to mention the pain in the old arm. Luckily, there is help at hand. And, it’s super stylish!

Nugget, Groodle

“At first I questioned how the heck would this work, having the leash at the front of his chest. But as soon as both harness and lead were on and we started walking he was brilliant. He did try to pull forward a few times, but the elastic in the lead gave him the gentle pressure he needed on his chest without making him cough and splutter. It was terrific. He walked alongside me, not pulling ahead like he used to! It was a true miracle! Even the kids could not believe the difference. And Nugget was chuffed because we were all telling him what a beautiful, well-behaved dog he was. He was smiling for sure! Great product.” — Karin

Cruz, Anatolian Shepherd

"Cruz is a giant breed with a big chest, so it can be a challenge to find a harness that fits him well. However, the No-Pull Harness fits him very well! It’s easily adjustable too. It made it much more comfortable to walk him and I didn’t have to push him home this time!” — Caroline

Buddy, Jack Russell

"The harnesses are beautifully made and I like the Helpful Hints and Washing Instructions tag, but it would have been very helpful if the Helpful Hits tag had a picture showing how to fit the harness. I had to go to the website and check. I love the handle on the back of the Harness; I’m going to try this as a Flyball Harness.”

“Like most dogs, Buddy loves to pull on a walk. We have been practicing no pulling techniques for some time, stopping, walking the other way, asking for a look and rewarding loose lead walking. The No-Pull Harness is a useful tool, but it must be used with training.” — Josie,

Chewie, Border Terrier

“I think the No-Pull Harness is a great way to train both young and old dogs to walk well on the lead. The fact it pulls at their chest, rather than at their neck makes it a lot nicer to use. Chewie seemed to really enjoy walking with the harness on and liked the fact he got lots of praise for walking so well."” — Lee

Guest blog written by Pets Forever