Does Harness Lead work for Tripawds?
Yes, both front and back tripawds use Harness Lead successfully as it molds around their body and gives them a little "boost". See testimonial page for pictures.
How does it reduce pulling?
Gently tightens around barrel when dog pulls. Will relax once dog relaxes the pull. Uses dog's own pressure against the leash to encourage a slower pace. Relax the leash and let the dog's pressure be the only pressure against leash.
Since it is rope, Will it chafe my dog?
It is very soft fibre and weave. It has no hard edges to break open skin. It does NOT wrap into sensitive armpit area where most chafing occurs. It should reduce the likelihood of chafing on most dogs.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
If for any reason you are not satisfied with HL, just return within 2 months of your purchase to Harness Lead 100 S Delaware Ave. Beach Haven NJ 08008. Once we receive back, a full refund will be issued. please include reason for return.
CAN THIS BE USED UNDER 14 LBS?
It will scale down under 14 lbs but functions best on 14 lbs and up.
HOW LONG IS THE LEASH?
Length depends on the size of the dog. S/M is 6 ft from back to handle on a 20-30 lbs dog. M/L is 6 ft from back to handle on a 70-80 lb dog.
WILL IT BE ESCAPE RESISTANT ON DOG'S WITH SILKY HAIR OR ODD BODY TYPES?
Yes. It will be escape resistant on any body type, regardless of type of fur or shape. Hold leash part only, do not grab top of harness as it will create space in which the dog could wriggle out. Be aware of fit of harness, especially on dog's with short legs.
DO YOU HAVE A SATISFACTION GUARANTEE?
Yes. If for any reason you are not satisfied, once returned, a refund will be issued. See return policy on home page.
HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING TAKE?
Typically orders are shipped next day via USPS priority 2/3 day mail. Signature Villalobos Rescue Center HL is a special order, so you must allow 10 days to ship. Although most of the time this ships next day as well.
HOW DO YOU SHIP?
USPS priority 2/3 day mail.
CAN I USE THIS TO TIE DOG OUT IF THEY ARE NOT LEFT UNATTENDED?
Yes. it is ok to use to tie dog on HL short term if you are right there to monitor dog. The harness tightens, so do not leave dog tethered for extended period or when you are not right there with dog.
CAN I USE THIS FOR RUNNING WITH DOG?
No. It is to be used as a walking tool as HL tightens around barrel when they pull and they can control this by slowing their pace. If you are running it will stay tight on dog.
DO I HAVE TO WALK THE DOG ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER?
No. You can walk on either side of dog, it makes no difference.
THE BLACK STOPS ARE MOVING OUT OF PLACE WHILE WE WALK, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
The only time the black stops may move out of place is if the dog is stopped (as in to sniff) and you yank the dog towards you to start to walk. It is best to use your voice to command the dog to join the walk, rather than yank him towards you.
THE HARNESS ISN'T LOOSENING UP WHEN THE DOG STOPS PULLING, WHY?
The black disc may stay up in the air a bit, after the dog is not pulling but the harness will have loosened up enough that it is snug on dog but not restrictive, as long as you are not pulling up on leash yourself.
the harness is shifting from side to side, why?
It may shift from side to side like any other harness, but will shift back when dog turns or goes into another direction.
Can Harness Lead be used in the car?
It is not designed nor tested as a car restraint harness. It is to be used as a escape proof walking tool only.
My dog chewed the leash in half, can I get a new one?
We can not offer replacements for chewing as we advise that harness is rope and therefore not chew proof. So please make sure to put leash up high when not in use.
My dog grabs the leash with his mouth when we walk, what can we do?
One tip for leash biting, is to wrap something around the leash that the dog will not want to grab until they grow out of this behavior. Such as a lightweight pvc pipe, aluminum foil, spray with bitter apple, etc. You can also bring along a rope toy or stuffed animal for the dog to carry in his mouth during the walk.
My dog chewed my rubber disc off, can we get replacement?
Yes, email us at email@example.com and we will send you a replacement rubber disc, no charge.
My leash has a snag and looks like it is coming apart.
A snag will not affect the very complicated double braided construction and can easily be repaired. Video showing how to repair snag on HOW TO USE page.
is this machine washable?
Yes. Hang dry. DO NOT PUT IN DRYER as leash can shrink.
can this be put in dryer?
No. Hang dry.
can this be used as a slip lead?
Yes, just separate stops to use as a slip lead for short term needs only to prevent prolonged pressure on trachea.
do i have to take HL off completely when going to dog park or other off leash event?
Yes. It is best to remove HL when going to off leash events.
My dog is very strong, will the rope be strong enough to hold him?
The rope is not only strong enough to hold your dog but also a boat to a dock! It has a tensile strength of 4,000 lbs of pressure and is hand spliced which is the strongest way to connect rope ends. Over time, the connections will get even stronger rather than weaker.
Can this be used on puppies?
We suggest waiting until the puppy is around 6 months old. Please consult your veterinarian for their advice on the matter.
My dog is still pulling, should i keep using?
No. If your dog is still pulling hard, the leash is not working for your dog. so discontinue using leash and we will offer refund.
should i jerk on leash to get my dog to stop pulling?
NO! DO NOT JERK, YANK OR CORRECT YOUR DOG WITH HARNESS LEAD. If the dog is still pulling, discontinue use. We will offer refund.
Rubber disc is in air, why is this happening?
Once you properly fit Harness Lead to dog and you begin the walk, you will notice the rubber disc will rise in air. This is correct. The RUBBER DISC is there to prevent over loosening. Rubber disc acts as a "floater". Allow the RUBBER DISC to RISE and FALL naturally. Do not continue to push rubber disc down as you walk, this will keep leash tight on dog.