Creating a Pawsitive Cultural Shift
The social mission of TransPaw Gear® is to educate our customers on the importance of using humane, force-free products (like pet harnesses), and techniques when interacting with canines. By offering high-quality pet harnesses that are designed and built on the foundation of our philosophy, we empower dog owners to make better choices, enhancing the bond they have with their dog.
The Best Pet Harness You Can Buy
As a professional canine behavior consultant and owner of a successful dog training business, Joan has seen the unfortunate consequences of many traditional pet harnesses that are made from flimsy materials that chafe and irritate the animal, have too many straps and bulky clips leading to poor fit, and only have one location to attach a leash, limiting walking options. These harnesses are often confusing for people to put on and take off their dogs.
Worse than that, according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, are punishment-based “training collars” (e.g., choke chains, electronic and pinch collars, etc.), which are used by people who are often looking for a quick or “easy” way to modify their dog’s behavior. The use of this type of equipment can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes, including an increased risk of physical injuries, as well as behavioral issues.
While TransPaw Gear® pet harnesses ensure an easy, enjoyable, walking experience, it’s also our goal to help move society forward into a mutually respectful space between dogs and humans – thereby creating a pawsitive cultural shift.
Guiding Principle #1: Be Their Advocate
Whether it’s an update to local dog park policies, adjustments to state laws, or dog-friendly regulations you want to see implemented in your community, be the canine-loving change you want to see in the world. Take pawsitive action
Guiding Principle #2: Be Their Voice
Dogs have a lot to say, but often times no one is listening. Go beyond the bark to become proficient in the verbal and non-verbal ways canines communicate, so you can be their personal interpreter and give them a voice.
Guiding Principle #3: Be Their Best Fur Friend (BFF)
Sure dogs are humans best friends, but are you a BFF to your dog? Enhance your relationship by creating opportunities to unleash adventures and harness fun from your inquisitive canine’s point of view. Explore dog-friendly places in your own town and neighborhood, and take the initiative to create in-home activities that are enjoyable to you both.
Guiding Principle #4: Be their Hero
Knowledge is power – not just for humans, but also for dogs. Beyond obedience and life skills, there are amazing opportunities for your inquisitive canine to expand his or her horizons. This includes becoming a therapy dog, a search and rescue canine, or special detection dog. Dog sports and specialty courses can help improve your dog’s physical and mental well-being, as well as help strengthen the bond you share. Broadening your dog’s horizons will make you his or her hero.