We were recently contacted by Golly Gear to review one of their harnesses and provide a giveaway for our readers. This bricks-and-mortar and online store specializes in gear for small dogs with a great selection of everything your pup could need. Their website is user friendly set up to shop by category or breed. What caught my eye right away was the Harness Picker which walked me through a few simple questions to determine the best harness for Kirby.
Is your dog fuzzy or not? (Yes - long hair can snag) Is your dog an escape artist? (No) Does your dog wear a harness all day? (No) Does he pull on the leash? (Yes) How much does it matter to you? (It matters a lot!) A few more questions and I knew which one was the right fit.
Premier's Easy Walk Harness
I have to be honest and say I was skeptical since the leash attaches to the front of the harness which I thought would mean tripping up Kirby and constant tangles. Amazingly it works with ease! There's a martingale loop in front which tightens applying pressure across the chest and shoulder blades which redirects the dog's attention without jerking or straining on the leash. In simple terms, every time Kirby pulled, the harness made him turn back toward me. I felt no pressure at all.
This veterinarian and trainer recommended harness ranges in size from petite to large starting at $27.45. We chose the ECO Black made from 100% recycled webbing so it would blend into his coat rather than stand out. An added bonus is it comes with an attachable leash. Ordering is easy with quick delivery time.
I had some difficulty with the printed directions which were a little confusing until I realized the chest piece is one color while the belly strap is another color. Un-clip the straps, place the long strap around the dog's chest with the leash attachment in front, then attach the belly strap. Now it takes all of 5 seconds to put on him. I also learned it needs to be a snug fit. The first time he wore it we had only walked six feet when his front leg was out of it. I was worried it would chafe him being so snug but he doesn't show any signs of discomfort.
We gave it the ultimate test at a festival packed with people and dogs. I tried to make a video which was a total fail with so many people walking by, some stopping to pet him, and the fact he is low to the ground. This video is a simple walk to our neighbor's house.
This harness is a winner! Kirby was comfortable, there's no pulling so I can loop the leash around my wrist, and I love that when I stop, he stops to look at me. We used it at Lowe's and whenever I stopped to look at something, he immediately stopped and sat until I moved forward. I don't think it's safe as a car harness but It's light weight so it's easy to stash in my purse.
Now for our giveaway! Golly Gear wants to give one of our lucky readers a $25 Gift Code to spend at their online store. All you have to do is visit Golly Gear then come back here and leave a comment at the end of this post telling us what product you would choose for your dog. Be sure to mark the comment task completed in the Giveaway Tools Widget. We also have options you can choose to do for extra entries but aren't necessary. Of course you can shop today if you just can't wait! Good luck!
One Winner will receive a $25 Gift Code to use online at Golly Gear.
How can you win? We use the Giveaway Tools widget for FAST and EASY entries. Just leave the requested comment below this post and then check it done in the Giveaway Tool widget. You can also choose to get extra entries listed in the widget! All entry methods are verified so please make sure you provide all required information or your entries won’t count!
When does it start and end? The contest starts now and ends at midnight on May 31, 2015.
Who can enter? Anyone. Spread the word and tell your friends!
One winner will be chosen at random by Giveaway Tools.
What if I win? The winner will be notified by email and announced here on our website, on Twitter, and on Kirby's FaceBook Page! Winner must provide name and mailing address so that the prize can be shipped to you. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen in their place.
Disclosure: We received this product to review and were not compensated in any other way. Our opinions are solely based on our experience with the product and knowledge of the company which we approve. Golly Gear has provided us with the Gift Code which we will give to the winner.