We’ve been working with Ike on his leash skills, trying to get him to walk nicely without tugging and pulling, so I was very interested in trying out the new Thunderleash. (Keep reading for your chance to win one of your own!)
Thunderleash is a product I trust, because the company makes products to help keep pets safe and comfortable. I use the Thundershirt for my dogs and they love it. So I had high hopes for the Thunderleash. The leash is made so that it can be used as a regular leash clipped onto the collar, and then converted into a harness. We read the instructions, which are clear after making the initial adjustments, hooked it up as a harness and set off on our walk.
The harness is designed to put gentle pressure on the dog’s torso to help reduce the amount of pulling. Unfortunately, we didn’t find that it helped Ike to stop pulling. I think this is in part because the harness clips in the back, which actually enables a dog to pull more strongly. I’d have preferred a front-attaching harness arrangement. Also, Ike is a strong puller and had not had any real leash experience before we adopted him. Once we’ve been more successful at working with him, he may respond to this better.
1. Easy to use
2. Sturdy materials
3. Dual use– use as leash or harness
1. Harness attaches at the back which may allow for stronger pulling
This could be a great product for you if your dog is not a strong puller, or if you have a use for a leash that can convert to a harness as needed. You’re getting the great Thundershirt brand quality, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee from the company.
Full Disslosure: I received one Thunderleash to review and one to giveaway from Thundershirt. This in no way influenced my review. The opinions here are 100% my own.
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