Today I want to talk about a product that has literally changed my life. It’s the Rabbitgoo No-Pull Dog Harness.
I want to be up front with you about my review so you don’t think I’m just getting paid to tell you about this product- because I’m not. I didn’t even think about writing a review for this until after I started using it myself. My only goal is to help make someone else’s life better like it has with mine. Although, if you click through my link, I do make a very small commission off your purchase. By doing so, you in return are helping me pay my blog expenses. This way I can keep my blog running, and continue to provide every day tips for you.
Why I Started Thinking About Buying Harnesses
With my two big dogs, Brody and Jackson, walking them together on a leash was an impossible task. Brody, who is 60 lbs, I could sometimes manage by myself. Jackson, who continues to grow, is my 70 lb golden retriever, and LOVES to pull. It’s like he wants to get anywhere and everywhere as fast as possible. Putting them together on this joint leash? (Which by the way, is super handy for two dogs). My dogs would be pulling me. Not to mention- they used to make this awful hacking noise as if I was choking them. I used to be totally embarrassed when I walked by people.
I then had two friends recommend me these harnesses. At first, I thought they were a little “extra”. I didn’t want to be that “high maintenance” about my dogs. I should be able to walk my dogs with a normal collar and leash. When I finally caved, I realized I had the totally wrong mindset. These harnesses are a lifesaver.
Fitting the Harnesses
When first getting the harnesses in, it’s important to make sure it fits your dog correctly. We ordered a size large for both. We first thought it was going to be too tight, but they ended up being the perfect size. Tightening and loosening the straps in the right place is necessary (different dogs have different shapes). Brody is a little stockier than Jackson, while Jackson’s a bit taller. I’d say this first fitting was the hardest part of it all.
Something to take note of- make sure you feel around the harness everywhere to make sure it’s not too tight anywhere on their skin. It is possible your dog could form a rash from the material rubbing on the skin too hard. This would only happen if it’s too tight. A small rash like this is something possible with any material rubbing on skin too hard and not just this product. Think about what would happen if you wore your shirt too tight and kept moving your arms around. You’d probably get a rash as well. Point being- it’s important to take the time to make sure it fits well. After a few uses, check to see if your dog is developing any redness on the skin. If not, you most likely will have nothing to worry about since you most likely won’t be changing the harnesses sizing straps very often- if ever again. This is very rare, and won’t happen for most of your dogs.
In total, this short term concern is still nothing compared to the huge benefit of the harness.
Overall, I will say this material is really good quality. The harness itself doesn’t seem like it’s going to break anytime soon, though the straps may give out after a year or two. Considering the price, this sounds like a win to me.
First Time Using
The first time we used them, our dogs were walking really stiff. Looking back, it was actually a pretty funny moment (think of dogs wearing shoes for the first time). Brody was wobbling back and forth, acting as if he couldn’t bend his four legs into a comfortable position. Being the over the top dog mom I am, I was concerned it was hurting them. My fiance convinced me to suck up my paranoia through the rest of the walk, and by the end, they were totally fine. To this day, I know that they aren’t hurting at all- they just weren’t used to it. Now, they hardly take notice of it.
The Biggest Benefit
Here’s the main point: IT WORKS! They can’t pull on the leash while in it. Like… not even at a little bit. Though I don’t understand the mechanics of why, the best guess I have is that it changes their center of gravity. I’m serious – they don’t even try pulling anymore.
So while they’d still rather go on walks without it, they’ve learned that when they put it on, they also get to go on walks. As for myself as dog mom, I never ever have to worry about them walking me instead of me walking them. We get to have happy long walks, and my arms aren’t exhausted anymore from trying to control them. Who knew this huge problem could be solved so easily?!
So yes, I highly recommend this no-pull harness. It truly does work and will make your life MUCH easier.