I love the Freedom Harness - medium fits 5 1/2 month Standard Labradoodle
My labradoodle pup did not enjoy walking and would pancake everywhere and anyway on our walks. So I bought a harness to encourage him to walk. It improved his walking, but it was a battle to get the harness over his head and off again because of the design. We started to bribe him with ice cubes containing peanut butter and kibble. Then one day I had a terrible incident where my pup slid out of his harness. That was the day I said enough with the poorly designed harness (see grey harness) sold through Pet Smart and looked to purchase the 2 Hounds No Pull Freedom Harness. I found an add on item deal for the colour purple for $9.00 compared to $30 or more for other colours. I decided it was worth the risk to try out a new harness. The 2 Hounds No Pull Freedom Harness is well constructed and has a velvet strap that goes under the front legs. I have used this item with my pup for nearly two months. It is so easy to get on over his head and now he is more cooperative about putting on the harness. The harness has a D ring on the top and the front. I learned recently that the ergonomics of the harness improve when the collar and the front D ring are attached together to the leash. If you purchase this harness remember to check to make sure it is fitted properly - not too tight or too loose. My pup has grown very fast and has required a lot of adjustments to ensure the harness has a good fit. My 42 pound pup is wearing the medium harness with lots of room to grow. I bought a second harness for when the first harness gets wet. The harness itself does not teach the dog not to pull. You need to train the dog how to heel. Lots of good videos out there to teach your dog how to walk. He walks awesome around the neighbourhood and city. He still pulls around most new dogs and scents in parks, but he is learning to "leave it" and his recall word. My pup and I now enjoys outings that last 3 - 6 hours around town and at the beach/park. I am happy with my purchase.
By Sasha Wise on July 16, 2020