The Easy Walk harness is appropriate for all but the tiniest of dogs. The harness allows full control of the dog and discourages pulling without putting any pressure on the neck, trachea, throat, glands, heart & lungs. It is also easy to put on and adjust which saves more time for walking during pet sitting.
The Easy Walk harness is special in that the leash attaches at the front of the dogs chest. A regular harness with leash attaching at the back is not recommended and will actually worsen a pulling issue.
We also use and recommend Gentle Leaders as a harness alternative for those dogs that are already accustomed to walking on one.
Each pet sitter at Sarah’s Pet Sitting has a leash and one or two
harness’s of their own. However they may not have the quantity or sizes needed to accommodate your pets. It also takes up walk time if your pet sitter is needing to adjust harness’s to fit your dogs.
Due to safety and ethical concerns Sarah’s Pet Sitting is not able to walk dogs on retractable leashes or choke,prong, or electric collars. Please see the following articles explaining the dangers of these items.
Beware the potential dangers of retractable leashes
Using the kong 4ft traffic leash and Easy Walk Harness will make for a safe and enjoyable walking experience for you, your dog, & your pet sitter. Both items are available from petsmart.
Sarah’s Pet Sitting can also provide outside time for cats if an appropriate short leash & escape proof harness is provided.