The Freedom No Pull Harness features a luxurious soft velvet lined girth strap for your dog's comfort.
The Freedom No Pull Harness was Designed & Patented by Jessica MacDonald, co-owner of this website and USA Dog Shop.
The Freedom No Pull Harness is endorsed worldwide by Trainers, Vets, Adoption Groups, and seen on the hit training show It's Me or the Dog on Animal Planet.
The unique patented harness design minimizes/eliminates pulling, neck strain, and the chance of escape.
The harness is extremely effective for training and minimizes the effect of pulling for several reasons: (1) tightening effect of the loop on the harness, (2) the location of the loop, (3) the reconfigurable design that allows you to attach to only the back or to the front and back of the harness simultaneously.
The cut webbing edges are turned to the outside so they do not rub against the dog.
Additionally, all Freedom harness feature a soft velvet lined girth strap located behind the front legs for your dog's comfort. As the velvet girth strap is a different fabric from the webbing, it will have a slightly different sheen and look than the webbing on the main body of the harness. So although the velvet is the same color as the primary color of the harness, the velvet may appear slightly different as it is a different fabric.
MEASURE the circumference of your dog's chest by placing the tape measure all the way around the chest (rib cage), behind the front legs. The tape measure should be flat to the dog, not pulled tight, but not loose. If you do not have a soft tape measure used for sewing, you can use a leash or a string and measure that instead.
If you dog is an adult, a good weight and not expected to gain or loose weight you can use the following GUIDELINES: The Measurement is MOST important when selecting the size. The weight is an approximate guideline.
Custom Sizing is available if your dog is large than 43". For puppies or growing dogs, give us a call so we can help select a size. Coupon: ThankYouSavings (all one word). Save 10% on orders over $28.99 or more. Enter the coupon under Trainer/Adoption Group Code.
The patented tensioning loop located behind the dog's neck on the FREEDOM No Pull Harness is designed to gently tighten around the dog's chest as the dog pulls. The loop is the key to the training and communication between the human and the dog. The harness does not work from creating pain instead the harness works with the dog in a very natural manner. As the dog pulls the harness tightens around the structure of the dog. When the dog stops pulling the harness provides immediate positive feedback by releasing the slight tension. The loop on the harness will not hurt or injure the dog as it has a limitation on how much it can tighten.
The location of the loop is also important. The loop was designed and placed at the base or scruff of the dog's neck as this is the dog's center of gravity. This is why a mother dog picks up her pups from the scruff. It is easier to control from the center of gravity rather than an extremity like the neck. You can literally lift your dog up by the loop of the harness without hurting them. This situation is not possible with a neck collar. When the dog is pulling forward the harness lifts the dog slightly off of their feet minimizing their over all strength and power and allowing you to gain more control.
The gentle hugging around the structure of the dog's body has been found to be beneficial with dogs suffering from anxiety and/or agression issues. This is the same reason why compression jackets help ease anxiety.
Should you desire to both redirect your dog as well as provide training from the back loop, you can purchase the two point connection leash. This leash allows you to connect to the front and back of the harness simultaneously. In the front and back configuration you are controlling the entire structure of the dog instead of a single point, thus maximizing control.
The harness is designed so that the front straps are located below the neck area minimizing the possibility of many common neck, trachea, spinal cord and optical injuries associated with pulling/tugging on a collar. Additionally, the harness is found to be helpful assisting dogs with amputations or arthritis.
Most harnesses allow a dog to pull harder because they distribute the pressure. The Freedom No Pull Harness is different because the loop located on the back gently tightens as the dog pulls. The slight pressure allows you to control the dog easier while simultaneously giving the dog a physical cue. The tightening is only slight so it does not cause injury to the tendons or back.
The 4-way configuration Training Leash seen in the picture can be purchased as an add-on above.The Training Leash features a clip on either end and a single floating handle. The (2) clips allow you to:
You may also purchase the 10-way configuration Freedom Lead, sold above or the training leads page. This leash has 10 different types of functionality rather than just (4).
Please note the 4-Way configuration Training Leash will be shipped in the width and color that matches the harness you ordered unless you order the leash separately on the leash section of the website. For example, if you order a black 1" wide harness with a silver loop, the leash will be 1" wide, black with a silver handle.
The 10-configuration leash is (1) color and will match the main color of the harness. For example, if you order a 1" wide red harness with black loop the leash will be 1" wide solid red unless you order the leash separately on the leash section of the website.
Each harness is a solid color with contrasting colored loop on the back of the harness. Not only is the contrasting loop fashionable but also functional as you can easily identify how to place the harness on your dog, the loop sits on the back of the dog at the base of their neck. When ordering either the 4-way training leash or the 10-configuration leash, you will receive a leash that matches the harness, unless you specify otherwise in the notes section when ordering.
The Freedom No Pull Harnesses are in-stock and ready to ship. Priority orders ship within 24 business hours and Economy within 1 to 2 business days.. If you have a specific required shipping time frame please contact us PRIOR to ordering so we can check our stock.
The products we offer are carefully constructed. However, as with any item placed on, near, or around an animal's body, there is a risk of entanglement and/or injury and should not be left on an unsupervised animal or used in tie-out.
Although the products are constructed for safety, a well placed tooth or nail can cause immediate damage. This includes natural habits such as scratching and biting/chewing. Each of these natural habits can compromise the stitching/webbing and open/close buckles and can increase the risk of injury and/or escape.
As teeth act like a razor chewing damage can happen quickly. Chewed webbing may have puncture marks but will more than likely look like slices, tears or rips as the doggies teeth act like razors. Check all products closely for chewed webbing and scratched seems before using with your dog. Please reference the example picture above.
Good News!!! If your harness has become damaged for a minimal cost you can have it replaced (1) time with a brand new harness, no questions asked. Proof of original purchase required. Visit the warranty section of the website for complete details. Click here for the Chewing Warranty Page.
Jessica MacDonald is the owner and inventor of the Freedom Harness. She is also the owner/partner of this site, USA Dog Shop, and the store located at Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY. Jessica has been in the Pet Industry and has been working with people and their animals for over twelve years. She designed the patented harness after walking a friends large, 150 lb dog, Raven, who was dragging her down the street. Raven, a Rottweiler, was originally in a prong collar. The collar was not effective in controlling the dog because the force was only placing pressure on the neck and not controlling the strongest point of the dog at the center of gravity, i.e. the chest.
After conceptionalizing the tensioning loop design, she sewed together a harness, put it on Raven, and found that the harness was extremely effective as a training tooling and minimizing the pulling. She then applied and received the US Patent on the Freedom No Pull Harness.
Should you have any questions please call USA Dog Shop directly and Jessica or a team member will be happy to help you.
Reviews: Recommended World Wide by Vets, Trainers, & Adoption Groups
The Freedom Harness is recommended by trainers as the "ultimate in flexibility, control, and training." Vets love the harness because it is designed to walk from the back of the dog keeping their spinal cord in alignment. Adoption groups love it because of its' ease of use. Dogster.com Training Guide: by Casey Lomonaco, KPA CTPIndependent Review
"Prompt and courteous communication + really fast shipping = one happy customer (me)."
"Quality construction – this thing is really well made""In short, I love this thing. Eight paws and two thumbs up"
"if the Freedom Harness and the Easy Walk Harness starred in an episode of “Celebrity Death Match”, the Freedom Harness would probably win. I really prefer this to the Easy Walk and am going to do my best to see if I can convince our shop manager to offer this alternative down at the classroom." PamperedPuppy by Liz Bradley
"We have tried so many no-pull leashes with Paddington that I cannot even count. All of them claimed to be the best of the best and none of them worked....until now!!"
"From the owner of the previously named "worst leash walker" I can honestly vouch for the Freedom No-Pull Harness by Wiggles, Wags and Whiskers. It works, and I couldn't be happier about it." centhound.com/top-harness by Mary Lou Sept 2010
"After trying out over a dozen makes and models of dog harnesses, a clear winner has emerged which fits the Harness Criteria for Hard-Core Pullers set out last week. The Top Pick overall is the No-Pull Harness from Wiggles Wags & Whiskers."
Constructed of industrial strength nylon webbing, the FREEDOM No Pull Harness features solid stainless steel hardware, reinforced X- stitching and a comfort conscious design that keeps webbing edges turned out to prevent irritation. Additionally, this harness features a luxurious Swiss Velvet lined chest strap to inhibit chafing behind the front legs.
Dimensions Please Note: The measurement is more important than the weight. The weight is only a guideline.
5/8" XSmall: Harness Girth Size 14"-20" Approximate Weight: 13 lbs to 21 lbs
5/8" Small: Harness Girth Size 18"-24" Approximate Weight: 20 lbs to 35 lbs
5/8" Medium: Harness Girth Size 22"-28" Approximate Weight: 35 lbs to 50 lbs
1" Medium: Harness Girth Size 22"-28" Approximate Weight: 35 lbs to 50 lbs
1" Large: Harness Girth Size 26"-32" Approximate Weight: 48 lbs to 80 lbs
1" X-Large: Harness Girth Size 30"-38" Approximate Weight: 75 lbs to 130 lbs
1" 2X-Large: Harness Girth Size 36"-44" Approximate Weight: 125 lbs to 200 lbs
Custom Large Sizes: If your dog is greater than the 2X-large we can have the harness custom made for you.
Selecting the Correct Harness Size: Measure the circumference of your dog's chest by placing the tape measure all the way around the girth (rib cage), behind the front legs. The tape measure should be flat to the dog, not pulled tight, but not loose. Select a size that is closest to the middle range of the harness.
If your dog measures 26" and is an adult at a good weight, you will want the medium 22"-28" not the large 26" to 32".
If your dog is 31 1/2" and is an adult at a good weight, you will want the X-large 30"-38" not the large 26" to 32". Selecting the size closest to the middle will allow maximum adjustability and comfort for you dog.
If your dog is a puppy please email or call us so we can help you select a size that will fit your puppy now and as they grow bigger.