Escape Artist Harness FAQs
How do I clean the Ultra Paws harness?
Care of Ultra Paws harnesses is simple. Just machine wash in cold water and hang to dry.
Why do you call it the Escape Artist?
Active dogs can back or twist out of simple harnesses. The design of the Escape Artist's belly strap prohibits the dog from backing out of the harness. We thought about calling it the Houdini harness but thought we'd run into copyright problems!
What is it about the design of the Escape Artist harness that inhibits the dog from pulling?
With a leash attached to your dog’s collar you have control of their neck. The Escape Artist harness, because of its short length and triangular neck design pulls at the dog's neck when a leash is attached to the D-Ring at the back of the harness. This pressure at the neck discourages the dog from pulling and gives more control. The belly strap tightens around the dog's middle when they pull, making it uncomfortable for them and most dogs quickly learn to stop pulling.
How do I adjust the side straps of the harness?
Adjustment of the side straps is easy. Just slide the webbing through the buckle and secure the straps. We include extra webbing on the straps so that you can adjust them to fit your dog. Once you’ve fit your dog to the harness, mark the webbing at 1-2” beyond the buckle and take the harness off the dog. Cut off the excess strap at your mark and seal the edge of the webbing with a lighter to melt the webbing fibers (keep your fingers away from the webbing until it cools).
How strong are the Acetal side release buckles?
We’ve tried other buckles and Acetal is the strongest plastic on the market today. It’s also the most expensive buckle we’ve found, but we think you deserve the best we can provide.
Can I leave my dog unattended in the harness?
We don't recommend you leave the dog unattended because the dog may chew the harness.