Author: Elizabeth Illingworth
I am so impressed with your products and service. Today was the first day in 12 months that I have been pack leader when walking my 2 dogs. My Dingo x Ridgeback was a dream to walk until our Beagle joined our family. Every walk was a disaster with the dogs jumping, lunging, and dragging me relentlessly around the countryside. The walks became half hour walks with me dreading the activity due to avoiding other dogs, situations, park steps and the like. With carpal tunnel in both wrists and osteo arthritis in both hands as well as shoulder pain from the dogs constantly pulling and dragging me I was to the point of having to consider paying someone stronger and more able to walk the dogs on a daily basis. My 2 Infin8 harnesses and double adjustable lead arrived and the dogs and I went walking for over an hour. We walked down steep walkway steps; uptown through the main street passing outdoor eateries; past other dogs and went to all the places that I have learned to avoid. Was I tired? No but both dogs were as they were walking at my pace and walking where I wanted them to go. Arriving home - dogs who had expended their energy and excitability. Me feeling more confident in my handling of them and asserting myself as pack leader. Later that day off to the off leash area for ball throwing and a short run. Tonight I have 2 soundly sleeping dogs on the couch - no constant jumping around and annoying the cats or running outside to bark at every noise. I had previously spent a fortune on harnesses etc., with none living up to its promise. The Infin8 is a Godsend. Tomorrow the dogs and I will be off on a walk for 1 to 2 hours to all the other places I have been avoiding and I am looking forward to it. (ED Note) Infin8 Halters were redesigned by Black Dog in 2016, the new version is now called Haltermate.