We would like to begin by exploring the therapeutic advantages of a well fitted Y shaped harness. This is so much more than just a harness to have a walk in, as it's a proven therapy tool to use to assist in improving the dog's mobility.
Below are a selection of different Y shaped harnesses, each with a description for you to view.
It's so important to find the best fit for each dog depending on their breed, size, age and conformation.
Owner Home Programme Videos
The series of videos below have been produced specifically for K9HS owner clients and are part of our Owner's Community Hub.
Barbara shares ideas with owners and chats about some of the different Y-Shaped harnesses available. These are far superior to the step in harness or anti-pull harness which takes a dog out of their natural balanced motion.
By using the Y-Shaped harness randomly throughout the day, applying it using therapeutic touch and putting it on for 10 to 15 minutes, using sensory work and then removing it, raises the body awareness and has a high rating value of proprioception for the dog.
Using a Y-Shaped harness linked to Therapeutic Handling techniques is a therapeutic treatment in itself, with a high rating value of proprioception, leading to improved canine movement.
This piece of equipment becomes a useful therapy clinical tool with with proven therapeutic benefits for your canine client. Activating the canine proprioception system with a range of high rating valued proprioceptive enriched techniques, leads to improved canine function and quality of motion.
Watch Meg's head turn and register the different harnesses and look what she signals when it is her own harness! She has ownership over her own belongings and this is why we always use our harnesses in clinic. NB Meg is 17 years old and has a head tilt.
Check out the links below detailing how to measure a dog and where to purchase the Y shaped harnesses.
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