Happy Thorsday! Where has this week gone? I’m sure it was just yesterday that we got our great Lupine box in the mail… (Hound lovers, be sure to click over and wait for the main photo montage to rotate through to the basset and the pirate!)
Jill over at Pet Expectations mentioned forever and a day ago that she was testing a Lupine prototype for a no-pull harness. Cry. Hurry up and wait! So when her email newsletter announced they were for sale, I bought two, right away. The girls needed new collars to match the new harnesses too, of course…
These are unlike any other no-pull harness on the market. You don’t need to hire an engineer or go find a proficient in dressing babies person to get your dog into the harness. Simply fit the “waistband” to the just behind the front shoulders, click, clip the front strap clasp into the D-ring on the collar, attach least to the D-ring on the strap, and get ready for one sweet walk.
Both of my girls are pullers. It’s in their genes. Gretchen only pulls when she’s seriously excited, and I’d never found a no-pull harness that fits. I’ll admit the 3/4″ is ALMOST too big for her, and she isn’t happy about the switch to the 3/4″ collar, but I feel she’s as secure as humanly possible.
Sissy could be a sled dog. That girl is POWERFUL, and knows how to leverage it. We’d used two other no-pull harnesses with limited success; one couldn’t be adjusted to stay on her funky, long and lean frame, and the other didn’t really work. I mean… it was better than a regular harness, but she could still give me a good drag if she saw deer, squirrel, etc.
Not anymore. This harness stops her on a dime, and if she pushes her luck, she’s suddenly cobbled, with one front leg not doing as she wants, and being a good girl at heart, she then immediately turns to me to make it better, which means I never lose control, not even for a second to set my feet in preparation for the attempt to drag!
Obviously, Sis also moved up to a 1″ size. I did this for her comfort; it is imperative that she has no strain at all on her head or neck, because of her glaucoma. Because of that glaucoma, we also can’t risk a harness “failure”, so I just knew Lupine would be perfect… and it is.
Thank you Jill, for your great customer service, and for your fabulous eye for just the right products. As your LOYAL customer, I’m also grateful for your connection to Lupine so we didn’t have to wait a day longer for the perfect harness!