the perfect dog.

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I love Lexi, I really do… but she’s not always the best behaved. Those who have met her know about her peeing problem (can’t really control it when she’s excited) and that’s always made worse by high pitched voices and oddly enough, singing. Anytime we pick up her leash she gets equally as excited and as soon as she is hooked up sprints out the door if possible. She absolutely loves to run and I don’t mind if she’s a bit ahead, but walks are different story. I didn’t think it was possible for her to actually walk with us. Until now.

We were picking up some dog food at a small store back in Michigan when Matt noticed these different harnesses. Lexi already wears a harness but hers clips on the back, and has really taught her to pull and pull and pull. The guy working at the store noted that these worked really well for training and walking and I stood skeptically looking at the harness, not persuaded. I finally agreed to try it and started to make plans in my head for when we could return it when it didn’t work. We took it home, put it on Lexi, and started on a walk.

It didn’t take long before she started sprinting ahead. You’ll notice this harness clips to the leash in front, which can cause some problems for a dog that reaches the end of it’s line running in front of you. It only took one time flipping around for her to figure out that she should stay next to us… and that was that. The training that we didn’t do was taken care of by that harness, and in two seconds we had the perfect dog.

Matt gave me that look – the I told you this was a good idea and you didn’t believe me – one, and as you can tell now I would do an infomercial for this product, which is why I’m sharing it with you.

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