Reflex Dog Harness

We’ve tested every type of dog harness and collar over the years but never found a comfortable solution that stops a dog from pulling at the leash.  So we designed our own.

The problem is that it’s in a dog’s nature to pull.  Dogs reflexively move towards pressure on their bodies, and this opposition reflex is amplified rather than quieted by conventional collars and harnesses.  An advancing dog feels the restraint press against her throat or chest and, instead of slowing, surges forward.  This only increases the pressure, on and on in a reinforcing feedback loop.  Great for sled dogs, but trouble for the remaining 99% of dogs and their owners.

Our Reflex Dog Harness actually uses this opposition reflex to prevent pulling.  The harness exerts no pressure on the front of the dog’s chest, throat, or head.  Instead, when the dog pulls, the harness presses only at the back of her neck.  With no frontal resistance to push against, the pulling reflex disappears.  If anything, the posterior pressure reverses the reflex to push.

No training or acclimation is required—neither for dog, nor for walker.  The effect is immediate.  Furthermore, the harness is very comfortable for the dog, allowing free range of motion without chafing.  And it stays well clear of the throat, averting any risk of choking.

The fit is easy to adjust on the fly.  But even a loose Reflex Dog Harness is secure and effective:  it always stops the dog from pulling, and the dog cannot wriggle free.

Project Info

Year Complete
2013
 
 
Reflex dog harness