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Best Harness and Leash For Your Dog

By Sarah’s Pet Sitting and Dog Walking of Cheshire

SPS is now available for Leash Training for Puppies & Dogs in Wallingford, Meriden, & Hamden & other nearby areas.  Please see our training page for more information.

Through trial and error Sarah’s Pet Sitting has found the best dog harness and leash to be the Kong Traffic Leash 4ft and the Easy Walk harness. A gentle leader is also an excellent alternative for dogs who do not fit into or walk well with an easy walk harness. We also recommend the Sporn Non Pull Dog Harness for all small to medium dogs that do not have serious pulling issues.

We strongly recommend that clients purchase these items for all dogs needing to be leash walked.

The 4ft Kong Traffic Leash is a short sturdy leash with an additional handle close to the dog.  This allows for optimal  safety for your dog and pet sitter. Leashes longer than 4ft or that lack appropriate handles can allow your dog to exert a considerable amount of force, which can lead to a lost/ injured dog or an injured pet sitter.  We had one incident were a pet sitter broke her finger while walking a dog on an inappropriate long leash.

Best Dog Leash

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.

Best Dog Harness and Leash

Beware the potential dangers of retractable leashes

Reasons NOT to use Choke, Prong or Shock Collars

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.

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By | November 29th, 2016|Blog, Dog Training, Pet Health and Safety|

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4 Comments

  1. […] daily leash walk time with your dog and you a leash/harness that prevents […]

  2. […] Leash walking is the best way to exercise your dog & keep them relaxed during your time away.  Please provide written permission for your pet sitter to walk your dog off your property and be sure that your dog has a current rabies vaccination.  Also, provide an “Easy Walk Harness” and a SHORT sturdy leash with a handle close to your dog. The “kong” brand leashes are excellent. Both items are available at Petsmart. These items allowyour pet sitter to walk your dog safely and securely, which lets us spend the maximum amount of time exercising your dog. We have our own harness’s and leash, however it saves visit time if your dog already has a harness adjusted to fit them securely. […]

  3. Stef Betancourt November 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I have found the Emily Weiss Lead only available on line the best. A Martingale with a 6′ leash wrapped like the Weiss lead is also great. Dogs do not pull. I have 3 large dogs and can control the 90 75 and 69 pound dogs alone

  4. […] Please always check references & validate/research credentials & insurance when choosing a pet professional.  Sarah’s Pet Sitting does not walk dogs on choke/prong/shock collars so we recommend choosing a professional that DOES NOT use these items if you wish to have SPS leash walk your dog.  Please see our Leash & Harness Recommendation. […]

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