A Walk in the Park:
Solving the "Dog Pulling" Problem
Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? If your dog pulls even slightly during your walks and you are using a collar, you might be causing irreparable damage to your dog's trachea, which leads to chronic cough and digestive problems.

In a recent study of over 300 dogs, some were walked exclusively with collars and the other half with a well-fitting harness. Results showed that almost every dog walked with a collar showed these types of injuries. It can also cause the onset of eye damage due to the air supply to their eyes being compromised by the constant pulling.

We recommend the Tre Ponti harness and Wacky Walker. Not only will this harness and leash combination solve these potential health problems, it will make your walk with your dog more enjoyable for both of you. The Tre Ponti harness is durable, low-profile, comfortable and easy to put on, and the Wacky Walker is a resistance band leash that provides over 300 lbs of resistance for even the strongest dogs.  

Stop by either one of our locations and we can show you in less than 10 minutes how to make your walk with your dog not only safer for your dog, but a walk in the park for you!

"I have a nine-pound chihuahua who loved to drag me down the street... No More! The ladies at Fido helped me find the perfect harness & leash so that I have more control & he isn't choking himself while dragging me down the road!" - Happy Fido Customer
Did you know?
Dog Walkers Stay Fit & Active
Health experts recommend that adults get about 2 hours and 30 minutes worth of moderate exercise per week. Dog owners are way more likely to hit that goal. In turn, that activity helps us remain mobile into our 70s and 80s. Earlier this year, a study in the journal Gerontologist found that older adults who walked dogs experienced “lower body mass index, fewer activities of daily living limitations, fewer doctor visits, and more frequent moderate and vigorous exercise.”
Community Corner
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11761 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-8011
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9200 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235
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