Tip #9: How to make a harness on the fly.
You’ve likely fell victim to it at least once, if not all the time. Maybe it was a tree full of squirrels, an approaching dog, or a bicyclist ahead – but, the signs were clear: ears perked, body stiffened, eyes focused. You knew what was coming next: an assault on your arm. In situations like these where your dog might tend to pull on the leash and you find yourself needing more control, here is an easy way to make a harness quickly.
Step 1. Using the collar and leash you already have, hook the leash onto the collar as if you were getting ready to go outside.
Step 2. Wrap the leash underneath the body and around the chest, loosely.
Step 3. Cross the leash over the top of the body and put handle through the loop you’ve created
Step 4. Pull the handle of the leash towards the center and you’re ready to go!
For long distance hikes, or daily walks with a dog who tugs on the leash regularly, I recommend getting an actual harness. This tactic is great for those times when you just need a little extra control to get from point A to point B.
Leash and collar are from the nice folks at RESQCO.