When you have a puppy who requires multiple walks a day and pulls like he’s a sleigh dog, a good harness and leash are key. Since welcoming our now 1-year-old Brittany Spaniel to our household, my husband and I have tested out a lot of leash/harness combos. At the advice of one dog trainer, we latched on to the idea that a front-attach harness was a necessity…until our annoyingly smart little guy learned how to wiggle his body so that it was essentially ineffective (see photo evidence here).
We were in desperate need of a solution. Then, a friend suggested Wild One, a line of aesthetically pleasing dog accessories and toys that actually work. I ordered Roosevelt the navy harness ($48), all-weather leash ($58) and the poop bag carrier ($12) so he could match, because priorities. And when I took him out on our first walk with his new gear, it was more of a stroll than a sprint, which is definitely a rarity in his case.
The harness is thick and stretchy, kind of like a wetsuit vest but way easier to strap on to a pup. Thanks to the material and accurate fit, it stays put and does its job, no matter if you’re using the front leash attachment point like us or one of the two on the back. The nylon straps and poly base also dry quickly, which is great for rainy days when our good boy still needs his exercise.
The all-weather leash is dual purpose, as it can be adjusted to multiple lengths or used to clip on to two dogs. If we’re doing some training, there’s a short length that’s also great for crowded areas. The long leash option is perfect for wilderness walks. But regardless of what length you use the leash at or how many dogs your pup plays with while out on his daily jaunt, it doesn’t tangle.
As for the poop bag carrier, it’s easy to access and the bags are weirdly cute. They’re blush-colored, unscented and leakproof, not to mention biodegradable and eco-friendly. As someone who’s making a conscious effort to reduce plastic use in our household, I’ve grown to love these bags. (Never thought I’d say that about poop bags...)
All I can say is I feel a lot better about my long term shoulder health now that Ro isn’t pulling my arm out every time we walk. Who would have thought stylish dog attire could be so effective?
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