Tibby tried something amazing this weekend. It all started with a package addressed to her.
Look it's addressed to Tibby! This is the first package Tibby has ever received! She was very excited!
"Can I get a little help here, please?"
What was inside?
It was a Wonder Walker Body Halter made by the nice people at Dolan's Dog Doodads.
This is an amazing product. Seriously. I thought it would be like other harnesses we have used in the past. Um, NO! This is a high quality, very well made harness. It has some really nice features that I will show you in a second, but the most exciting part about the Wonder Walker….it REALLY works!! After following the very simple instructions, I had it properly fitted for Tibby and we were off on a walk. It was the best walk we have taken in….um, EVER. She wasn't pulling me and I wasn't pulling her. It was like she finally realized that there was something (ME!) on the other end of the leash. She walked along like a well trained dog.
The Wonder Walker Body Halter should be called the freedom walker, because that's what it has given us. The freedom to take walks anywhere. I won't have to weigh the possibility of Tibby tripping people when she pulls in crowds. No longer will people stop us in the park and ask if I have thought about taking my dog to obedience classes (that was really embarrassing). No longer will I resort to walking Tibby on the flexi lead, because my shoulders can't take her pulling me backwards and forwards and around and around. My Mom might walk with us again, because the Wonder Walker stopped Tibby's habit of crossing in front of people – Yay!
The 1st picture is from the side. See that triangle? What a great idea, right?! The straps can lay flat and they don't get all bunched up, like with other harnesses. Also, when I was adjusting it for Tibby, having those triangles made it super easy to understand the directions. When the directions said to move the buckle to the triangle – I actually knew what they were taking about!
The 2nd picture is from the front. Notice anything? Yeah, it's not pinching Tibby's legs together or riding down so low she can't walk. What an idea! Something that is comfortable for the dog to wear! A great idea.
The Wonder Walker Body Halter comes in 16 different colors - from hot pink to light green. We chose brown, because I wanted it to match Tibby's fur.
There are 7 sizes – from Tiny (under 10 lbs) to Extra Large (over 85 lbs). They will also make a Wonder Walker Body Halter to your specifications for only a $1 or $2 more than the regular price. And the regular price is a bargain at only $25.99.
The back ring can be attached to a Car Strap. Another great idea that simplifies things – I hate taking off Tibby's leash to put on her car harness.
Just for comparison: On the left in both pictures is the Wonder Walker Body Halter. On the right is an Easy Walk Harness. Both are size small and they are supposed to fit Tibby, but the EZ Walk doesn't let her walk! Very frustrating for both of us! Unlike the Wonder Walker, the EZ Walk pulls her legs together and Tibby ends up stopping and refusing to walk or walking like she is in pain. Sure, the EZ stops her from pulling, but it also makes me sad L.
The Wonder Walker has much better hardware and the design is MUCH better. The Wonder Walker fits and lays flat. Did I mention the hardware? If the Wonder Walker didn't work (which is DOES 100%) I would still be impressed with the way that the Wonder Walker is made. Very nice quality.
On the Wonder Walker there is only one buckle and the straps are easy to adjust. I can't count how many times I've put the EZ Walk on Tibby backwards – so many times that I stopped using it. Frustrating!
Want to see how the Wonder Walker works? Check out this video of Tibby before and after with the Wonder Walker. Also, my cute 88 year old Grandma walked Tibby in the Wonder Walker! Before the Wonder Walker I was afraid to walk Tibby around my Grandma, let alone have Grandma actually take the leash, because I never knew if/when Tibby would pull or cut in front of my Grandma and knock her down. Now we can take walks together!
This is my Mom walking Tibby. What did my Mom (the woman who refuses to walk with Tibby) think? She said, "That's amazing, it works. I might go on walks with you now, if Tibby isn't going to pull all over and try to trip me." J