DogReins!™ Testimonials



quotationMost importantly, my dog seemed to not notice he was wearing it...and NO pulling! He was comfortable, so I was comfortable.
I've tested and sold a lot of anti-pull harnesses over the years. I have to say the DogReins! harness gets my full approval! Its thoughtful and intelligent design really gave me control of my dog without pinching, binding or choking him. It has a nice fit. No sagging or sloppiness like some harnesses. Most importantly, my dog seemed to not notice he was wearing it...and NO pulling! He was comfortable, so I was comfortable. That's the perfect recipe for enjoyable walks!

Jody Maddox, Owner
Wags! Dog Emporium
wagsdog.com

quotationIt incorporates all that is important to helping your dog learn to walk on a loose leash.
The DogReins! Harness is a very well thought out design. It incorporates all that is important to helping your dog learn to walk on a loose leash. The harness is not only comfortable for the dog but it’s design uses two points of leash contact, which enables the handler to give clear signals to the dog. It is easy to put on and I am looking forward to recommending this harness to my clients.
Cynde Van Vleet, CPDT-KA


quotationThis may well be the cutting-edge leash-walking equipment of choice we've all been waiting for.
Pet parents and dog trainers alike have been searching for innovative improvements on the standard dog harness. Some are still looking for a new alternative to shock, prong and choke leash-walking equipment. The unique structural design of DogReins! adapts mechanical principles similar to those used for horse reins and makes leading large and powerful, as well as small and feisty animals possible.

With a Rhodesian Ridgeback male, I compared the ease and control between the front-clip harness and the DogReins! harness. Walking was much more comfortable for both of us with the DogReins! harness. When I stopped, he stopped -- calmly and without any pulling whatsoever. I’ve tested DogReins! with a wolfdog (part Timber Wolf) who’s pet parent had never previously walked him because of his strength. The look of glee on her face as she and “Louie” literally strolled around the block was priceless.

This may well be the cutting-edge leash-walking equipment of choice we’ve all been waiting for. I look forward to promoting and offering this product to my clients and colleagues.
Linda Michaels, MA Psychology

DogPsychologistOnCall.com



quotationWhen I put the DogReins! harness on him, he immediately appeared calmer and I was able to easily walk him beside me.
I found the harness extremely easy to put on and fit. It is very simple in design which I like for clients as well as for me!

The first dog I tried it on was a very large German Short Haired Pointer who has a history of Canine Compulsive Disorder which has been mitigated, but continues to be difficult to walk on a loose leash because he would often attempt to go in front and come back in a stereotypical figure eight pattern. When I put the DogReins! harness on him, he immediately appeared calmer and I was able to easily walk him beside me. His previous compulsivity of staring at areas in the grass or into bushes seemed to be even less of an issue while in the harness than when attempting to walk him on a flat collar.

The second dog I tried it on was an extremely skittish pit bull with a serious fear and reactivity towards other dogs. I was able to fit and adjust it on her easily and again, almost immediately noticed a calming effect. I was easily able to walk her around the hard and up and down my driveway. She was relaxed enough to take treats where as normally in the yard she would not.

I hope this gives you some good feedback. I am REALLY looking forward to being able to get the harness for my clients!

Karen Deeds, CDBC
Canine Connection


quotationIt’s like maneuvering a horse almost . . . I really love how I can move with her.
At first I thought what was missing was a handle, but then I started to let the leash slip through my hands to adjust from right movements to left movements and vice versa, and it’s superb. It’s like maneuvering a horse almost. I incorporated leash handling exercises for soft stops and release and it works very, very well. The only thing so far that I am having trouble with is leash handling (getting the leash in a comfortable position) if I want her to move to a heel and then a sit. I need more scenarios when she pulls, like a cat, etc, because she knows to turn back into me when I stop when the leash is stretched, but I really love how I can move with her, I am really impressed. I held it in left hand, and loved how I can slide my hand over the leash as I move right or left, and the leads will then sort of steer the dog with your body movement, better than with a regular leash, so I think you're going to find other benefits to this style than just anti-pull.
Catrina Ross, CCS, CDW


quotationIt was very clear the harness communicated with him in a way that made him want to stop and look back.
This harness was easy to put on (once I actually took the time to read the instructions you provided me), easy to fit and adjust on the dog. I liked where it physically sat on the Dogo Argentino I placed it on. He's a strong puller and immediately I had results and was able to feel that he would hit the end of the leash and stop and wait. It was very clear the harness communicated with him in a way that made him want to stop and look back. I actually used two leashes instead of the double clip leash… because I wanted to see if I could actually use a bit of leash pressure to get him to turn in whichever direction I wanted him to. He did! A very light tug on the right side indicated to him to turn and come back to me right….etc.

I did like the control it gave me with that particular dog. I tried it on several dogs who were already trained and they all walked nicely with it on as well -- and I found it easy to use on those dogs, too.
Dee Hoult, MBA, CPDT, CTDI


quotationThis is an entirely new design; the two straps across the chest move independently.
They’re covered so fur doesn't get caught, though. It's the only equipment to ever get my dog to stop pulling on her own, no input from me. I was behind my dog and it worked like walking a horse in carriage tack, sort of. It put slight pressure on her chest and she just quit pulling. One time and that was it. The straps on the chest are very soft and set low on the chest, not across the neck. It’s well made and will last.
Marilyn Wolf
Korrect Kritters, LLC


quotationDogReins! has become the favorite harness for my own Bernese Mountain Dog who weighs 95 pounds.
DogReins! is an entirely new concept harness design for dogs. I have now added it to my training tool box and look forward to additional sizes to be introduced. Personally it has become the favorite harness for my own Bernese Mountain Dog who weighs 95 pounds. The comfort and ease of over head donning makes it a wonderful option for fearful, head-shy dogs. There is no fumbling with double attachments or threading a leg into a loop. It's on in a flash! The leash attachment design is particularly nice for dogs easily distracted by straps about the face as those originating from front clip designs. Thanks DogReins!

Heidi Steinbeck
Great Shakes Dog Training


quotationI'm thoroughly impressed by the design, how nicely it fits and how dogs respond to it with gentle guidance.
I tested out DogReins this week with Stella, my Weimaraner. I'm thoroughly impressed by the design, how nicely it fits and how dogs respond to it with gentle guidance. I've made the switch for my dogs and am encouraging my clients to give it a try too! Focused Dog and certified trainer Matt White is pleased to recommend DogReins!

Matt White
Focused Dog


quotationWe believe that the gentle pressure across her chest made the teaching comfortable for her and she was able to relax and enjoy a walk
Wow.... Abby is responding VERY WELL to this harness!!!
What a difference! She pulls way less!!
Only night #2 but we are both seeing a difference in her not pulling as hard.
Can't wait to continue to make progress.

Update….The harness did a fantastic job teaching Abby to walk "loose leash" and not to pull so much.

She quickly adjusted to wearing it and is now able to go for walks without pulling like a mule plowing fields!! It seems to be comfortable for her to wear as she does not lay down or roll over when we put it on her... This is great!!! I believe it is an extremely functional harness especially for puppies or dogs learning to walk "loose leash". We have even tried using her old harness (because it matches her pretty pink collar...) and she can wear that one and not pull now.

We believe that the gentle pressure across her chest made the teaching comfortable for her and she was able to relax and enjoy a walk. We have used it both ways with leash clipped on both sides as well as clipped at single point on back.... She prefers the single point on back. As do we. Thanks again for a great product!!!

Erik Sapp


quotationWhen using the harness when walking our puppy, he is much easier to get to stand with a loose leash.
The harness is very easy to put on and take off -- the learning curve is much quicker than for other harnesses I've used.

We are still working on getting him to walk on a leash without pulling (especially with distractions), but he has made great progress standing on a loose leash with the harness. We had one great walk with the harness on over our puppy's Thundershirt where I only had to tell him "stop" about once a block (compared with our usual once every 2 steps)!

Charlotte Vaughn


quotationI can tell that Archer likes the new harness more than the last one. Moreover, we have noticed that he doesn't wheeze because of the constrictive motion of the other harness
While the harness doesn't fully prevent Archer's pulling habit, I have seen him improve. Walks are no longer a battle as compared to our previous harness. He still pulls, but at least my hand isn't broken afterwards.

I can tell that Archer likes the new harness more than the last one. Moreover, we have noticed that he doesn't wheeze because of the constrictive motion of the other harness, and for that I'm very thankful.

I would recommend this harness to others! We thought the other harness was the best, but now that we see your harness, the other one is hardly "free!"

What I mean is most people buy a harness because they want to get rid of the choking pain seen with a collar and leash system. After using your harness, I would group most harnesses with collars in terms of pain for the dog. Your harness is the next step in terms of canine comfort and control.
Tommy Walsh


quotationI was not expecting how balanced and supportive it felt. I tried lunging in all directions with the leash at various angles and never once felt like I might stumble over myself, choke, or lose my balance.
Just by handling it and playing with the hardware everything looks and feels great. I tried to be nit-picky but I honestly couldn’t find anything. I was curious how having leash attachments on the side, rather than the front, would affect the ‘steering’ aspect of the harness.

I don't have a big boisterous dog though, so I am admitting to you, somewhat reluctantly, that I put the harness on myself and gave it a go. (Figuring out how to do this involved some unconventional yoga moves.) At first I couldn’t tell the difference from a leash pull on the left, to a leash pull on the right. But then I realized I didn’t have the back and girth strap adjusted how it should be. That made a HUGE difference. I was not expecting how balanced and supportive it felt. I tried lunging in all directions with the leash at various angles and never once felt like I might stumble over myself, choke, or lose my balance. It felt really comforting, actually, like a hug. I was able to feel the difference between left and right pulls, as well. I’m super impressed!
Jesse VanHall