You have questions about our dog walking harness and we have answers! Some of the commonly asked questions about our comfort dog harness are below. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, feel free to contact us directly.
TRANSPAW GEAR FAQs
We know there are a lot of other dog walking harnesses on the market – some that are quite nice. But, as nice as they are, to us they really weren’t as fully functional as we wanted. Sometimes we wanted to attach the leash to the front of the dog, and sometimes we wanted to go the traditional route of a back clip. We got tired of redressing our dogs in order to make that possible. The other issues we had was that other dog walking harnesses are usually constructed of straps and buckles only, with no protection from rubbing, chafing, and irritation. Worse, strap-based harnesses can be relatively easy for dogs to wriggle out of. We wanted to address these concerns and more.
Our TransPaw Gear® harnesses come in five sizes, from XS through XL. The best way to determine the proper size for your dog is to use a cloth measuring tape to calculate measurements for the front opening and girth of your dog, and then compare the results to the harness sizes outlined in the Harness Fitting and Care section.
To put the harness on your dog, simply open the harness buckles, secure them around your dog while making sure the handle is between his or her shoulder blades, fasten the buckles, and adjust the straps for a custom fit. For more on sizing and fit, view our designated sizing information page.
The patented fabric is slightly thicker in nature, which provides a little padding as a side effect but functionally, it is something even better! The fabric portion of the Happy Harness provides stability and sturdiness to create more of a formfitting experience for optimal style, functionality, and comfort. In order to avoid chafing or pinching, our dog-friendly design also prevents the adjustable straps from moving around on your dog’s body, making this gear an ideal choice for compassionate pet parents.
We know! You’d think an XS dog harness would have a lower price point because the smaller dog harnesses require less material to create. Guess what? That’s true. However, it takes twice as long to manufacture them! Those itty-bitty pieces, tight curves, and slimmer edges to sew around take longer to produce, and so the pricing for an XS and an XL dog harness are the same.
During prototype testing, we noticed that sometimes the harness appeared loose, but it was actually sufficiently snug without being an impediment to the dog’s movement or altering the functionality of the harness. Comfort and effectiveness are our top priorities, so you can rest assured that even if the harness appears slightly loose, it is in fact a “normal” fit.
During the early harness development stages, founder Joan Hunter Mayer was giving an impromptu “pitch” to some colleagues. The multifunctional harness she’d been so hard at work on, however, had no official name. In a lightbulb moment, it occurred to her that the main function of the harness would be to “transport dogs on-the-go.” Transportation became transpawtation…and thus the name was born.
The TransPaw Gear® Happy Harness is designed in Santa Barbara, California, but assembled in the P.R.C. We collaborate with HEXCORP, a MFG based in Van Nuys, California, that works closely with companies they have had long-term relationships with.
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