Our Customers Speak

Testimonials

Have had the hands free system for a few years now and love it. We use it every day and get a lot of comments on it. We send anyone we can your way, especially all my running friends who are looking for an easier way to run with their dogs!
Cory

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We have two very, very, very active 65 poundish dogs. (At a “senior citizen” doggy physical, the staff who know him well commented that they thought our older dog was around age two.) We walk about three miles most days and though well trained, if I don’t see the squirrel first and tell them to leave it, I could be in for a rather intense double lunge. Our boys each has a Larz harness and we use a super tandem leash with the hands free system. I have never once ended up hanging from a tree with my legs dangling. The harnesses make great seat belts with a restraint belt and the gals at the vet’s office who take them for doggy day care find them much easier to manage when they are excited to get to the playground and forget their manners. Our vet comments often on how well designed the harnesses are and the fact that they will not harm a dog no matter how hard they try to pull.
Diane Krahe Steketee

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“Craig Larson has taken all the extra steps to make sure the new gear we ordered worked as we hoped. We are thrilled and delighted to report how much easier it is with his shock absorbing technology, to make the gear do most of the work controlling our dogs. We have 3 big boys to walk at one time and his system of a belt with multiple tethers makes for an easier, more pleasurable hands free walk. I would trust Craig and his personalized care to make the best system for walking your dogs out there.

5 Stars for the most comfortable leash handles, for the shocking absorbing leashes, and for the amazing harnesses that really do a great job of controlling the dogs without hurting them. I’d recommend Larz Pet Gear to anyone who wants the most control and comfort at the same time.”
Wendy S.
Jeb, Bronson and Felix

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“A few weeks ago, we received a Larz harness for our Boxer, Darcy. At first, she was uncomfortable and her gait was hilarious to watch ~ we had it on correctly, thanks to your video on youtube.com. She was unaccustomed to the device and did not realize that she could actually have fun on a walk.

Now that she is getting used to it, she has no problem walking along with us, exploring everything. But, one thing she does not do any longer is pull us down the street! Your harness works wonderfully. Our arms and shoulders are feeling much better, and she is actually having a good time.

Thank you for making such a quality product. I would recommend this harness for anyone whose dog likes to drag them along during a walk. Darcy no longer pulls on us…and we are happy walkers.”
Shelly

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“Took my first walk with two hounds and a pitbull. LOVED it! A little nervous until we had our first three dog lunge at other barking dogs moment and we held… leave it to the pitbull to be the first one to settle himself into an almost perfect heel on his own most of the way. The hounds enjoyed having a little pull action, which I didn’t mind because it exercised them more and it didn’t frustrate me… (one on one they all heel nicely, but as a group they can be tough to manage on your own when they outweigh you combined.”
Karolyn W.

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“Just wanted to let you know the products you shipped me were here when I arrived back and I just love them!! Both the collar and harness are perfect and work well with our Shar-pei. Also, I truly appreciate you sending the z-flex extension and handles. I never had any idea what a difference the extension would make with a dog that is a strong puller. I will certainly be promoting your products to friends and people we see at the dog shows (as he will be wearing the products when I take him to the shows). I plan to order the Z-leash soon! Thanks for creating products that don’t hurt but help and protect!!”
Karen B.

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“Hello and Thank you!  While at the RV show in Quartzsite, Arizona last month purchased your system for our two big (and I mean big dogs) and for the first time, ever, are able to control them. Tank is a 96 pound lab/shepherd mix and Tango is a 60 pound husky mix. When we take them out on individual leashes they are a handful and we are worn out in only minutes. We have always worried about the jerking we are forced to do in order to keep them only marginally under control. Now, however with your leash system, either my wife or I can handle them alone. They settle down quickly and we don’t have the worries about being to rough on their necks.

We bought two flex sections (one for each dog and) and an additional lone that we connect between these two sections and the extension section leading to the padded handle.  The padded collars compress around the dogs necks without choking them. We rarely hear the hacking coughing strained breathing that we used to experience with the old collars. The dogs have adapted to these very quickly and enjoy their walk so much more.

Thanks again from our family to yours. Best of luck with your business.”
Jim and Marsha S. 

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“We received the double leash system last week and have been training our 2 new puppies (Australian shepherds). They are 12 weeks old and were not leash trained when we got them.

I am so happy to tell you that they are leash trained (it took 1 day) and the double leash system is FABULOUS. I am able to take them on long walks without the hassle of tangled leashes. Thank you for taking the time to talk on phone to give us exactly what we needed.

It’s not often you find this kind of service anymore.”
Teresa K

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“Walking Jake is SOOOO much more enjoyable now. He didn’t hack or cough once from being choked, which makes me feel so much better. Nothing rubs his little puppy armpits raw like those other walking harnesses I’ve tried with him. It is comfort all the way for both of us. The handle on that leash is SO comfy — night and day compared to having a leather lead wrapped around my hand and having it crushed. Jake would pull SO hard on our walks, he would literally pull MY back out and he can’t do that anymore with his new harness. We walk lots and lots of miles when the weather is nice here in Michigan, and now those miles are going to be so much more enjoyable for both of us. So, your product was worth every penny. I am SO impressed with it and will recommend it to every dog parent I know. Thank you so much for all of the extra time you spent with me on the phone patiently answering my questions. And for making such a wonderful product. There is nothing that I have ever seen out there on the open market that even comes CLOSE to the product that you manufacture. And this is the only harness I have tried that worked with Jake. It is a total must have for anyone who has a willful pup.”
Debbie

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“I am shocked at how well the harness works for my dog, Foo. Foo was a very persistent puller. His pulling nature had overcome a pinch collar, a gentle leader, bouts of screaming, and obedience school (although he did learn to wait patiently at stoplights before resuming his maniacal pulling).Nevertheless, he was my faithful running companion, and I had resigned to a steady tug at the end of the leash. With the harness, the incessant pulling stopped almost immediately. The running leash, which is well thought out and much more comfortable than just looping a regular leash around my waist, makes running with Foo even more enjoyable.”
Jon

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“When I adopted Sadie, a 75 pound Pointer/Pyrenees mix, our biggest issue was leash walking. I spent our walks being pulled from tree to trash can to squirrel. The Z-leash is very well constructed and easy to use, and Larz Pet Gear gave us amazing customer service and worked so patiently with me to find the solution to Sadie’s pulling. Now I am able to control a dog who weighs over half of what I do without causing either of us pain or frustration. The Z-leash system communicates with Sadie in a way that painful restraints could not and she seems much more relaxed and happy on our walks. We love and continually recommend our Larz products. The Z-collar is the first collar Sadie hasn’t been able to escape from, and the harness and hands-free belt make jogging and hiking with her so much easier. Having control over Sadie without hurting her or myself makes the Z-Leash worth every penny. It has made such a difference for us, we cannot thank Larz Pet Gear enough!”
Rebecca

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“These are the best leashes and collars I have ever seen. They turned our two truck pulling, four year old Huskies into great walking dogs.

The two used to be hard to control, and would pull relentlessly. After a week and a half on your leashes and collars they walk like civilized dogs.

Thank you for the great training tools!”
Paul

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“Wanted to let you know I LOVE the double [flex] leash——it’s so much easier to walk the poochies now. It’s pretty funny to see us coming down the street all on one leash, but with 2 separate leads. I actually enjoy walking Bailey (the Great Dane/Mastiff mix) and Lucky (the Shepherd mix) at the same time. And with a combined dog weight of 206lbs, it says a lot about the quality of your leashes.”
Nadine

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“I just wanted to take a moment to let you know the success we’ve had with the harness. We’ve been using it for just about a week, and I wanted to give my dog (a first-class puller), a chance to adapt to it. After our first walk I told my husband that the harness either came with a magic spell or Dakota was tired. I didn’t feel a tug at all. It wasn’t until my husband and I walked together with Dakota that I could actually see that there were times that he was trying to pull, but with the harness, he was actually working against his own strength. Brilliant! With the other harnesses we’ve used since he was a puppy, he has always learned to adapt to the harness so that he can find a way to pull when he really wants something. I can’t see that that will be possible with this design. In my book, this harness gets 5 stars. It’s easy to put on, and it works. I just hope that it will last and last because I’m quite certain that we’ll be using this for a long, long time! Thanks for making such a great product. It’s worth every penny!!”
Sheila

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“Got the collar in the mail the other day….what a major difference!!! I thought the leash was a miracle…but to use both in conjunction is a real blessing!  Pilot is a “lunger” and would normally pull my wrist out of action by his constant yanking on the leash and then me yanking him back.  I didn’t like the idea of a choke or pinch collar..you were a blessing!!  Thanks so much for the collar to go with the fabulous leash…it sure has made a difference in our (mine and Pilot’s) life!!”
Kristin

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“Just wanted to let you know I got my leash/collar’s, we love them they are great and so easy to slip over our dog necks. Each time we walk our dogs we can see a big difference in their walks. We have a mix male American Eskimo/fox terrier and a female lab/chow mix and both are very strong, so the leash/collar is a very big help in controlling their walks. I will be ordering these for our daughter’s dogs real soon. Your product is wonderful, something every dog owner should have. I’m very proud for people to see their collar/leash and ask about them. We will recommend them to all our dog’s friends.”
Peggy

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“Thank you so much. That is so nice of you and I really appreciate it. We are loving the tandem. I am so glad that I found you and this tandem. I am enjoying walking the dogs so much more that I did before and they are much happier also because before they were so close together, but now they have so much room to roam. They love it.”
Barbara

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“Really loving the system you guys have developed as its much nicer running with the dogs knowing that I’m not hurting them in anyway safe in the knowledge that I have 100% control over them while running near traffic – gonna recommend you guys to everyone…”
Robert 

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“I want to thank you so much for the collar you send me for Shadow. Now that I have both of the dogs on the collars it is so easy to walk them with the tandem. It is so nice to walk them now that I have everything all set up the way it works for us and the dogs are so much happier. I will get in touch with you when we start to use Shadow’s harness just to make sure that I am using it the right way.
Thanks again for all you kindness and the collar.”
Barbara S.

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“Boy what a beautiful gift you sent us. Lakota is so much easier to handle and the collar is so much better than the pinch collar she was used to. I want to thank you so much. I will be taking her downtown in Cooperstown, NY when she is better. So there will be all kinds of people that will see her. Hopefully I can send them to your website. The leash is perfect. When Lakota is crazy I shorten the leash and when I have the other piece on, it doesn’t hurt my back when she pulls.

Lakota will return to school in a few months and she will be wearing her new collar and leash. Thanks you so much, God Bless, Joan and Lakota Lee  PS the spray bottle is working, no more jumping.”
Holly L.

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“Thank you so much!  I cannot tell you enough how much we love your leashes!  It has really transformed our dog walks. I really appreciate your help.”
Kelly E.

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“You were right – I love the system. It is revolutionary! I was able to walk 200 lbs. of Dobermans by holding the leash with one finger! And as soon as they got ahead of me and I put the littlest bit of pressure on, they sat! It was amazing. And between the construction of the padded collar and the leash absorbing all of the impact, I no longer have to worry about any injury to their necks.”
Shelley

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“My Lab/Chow mix, a 3-year-old male, about 75 lbs of pure muscle and very strong, loves people and loves to jump up in greeting. This is one big problem. On Christmas day when our guests started to arrive, I grabbed the new leash/collar and put it around our dog’s neck. I’m prepared; we opened the door, the first person walked in. Charlie our Lab/Chow dog started to jump but quickly stopped before he got to the person. Why? Because the leash/collar worked! I was so amazed.

Now every time we have company, using the leash/collar makes it easier to control the jumping and prevent him knocking people over.

When I took him for our usual Saturday walk, Wow! What a difference. He still pulled and tried to drag me with him, but I did not feel the sudden jerking, as I did with the choke and pinch collar. I felt like I had more control. This has made a big difference! Even the dog walker was amazed at the control and ease of use, and easier on the shoulder as well. I used the leash/collar on my other two dogs, age 9 and 10; they are easy to walk, to begin with, but with them it was even easier to walk, using the new leash/collar. I know if I were able walk Charlie on a daily basis, by the end of a month, it would be like walking the other two dogs. Extremely Easy! I give this a high 100 % rating for sure. Highly recommend this product!!”
Frankie

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“I recently received your Z Triple Leash. I have to say, it’s an amazing product. Walking my three Chihuahuas was truly pleasurable. Usually, each one is running a different way and all of their leashes are intertwining with one another. Half the time I spent with them outside was untangling them. Not anymore! The three of them walked, did their thing, and not once did I have to untangle them. It was great!

As for the comfort of the leash, I’ve never felt anything like it. It’s really comfortable to hold…And the way the leash flexes are comfortably unique… Anyway, I just wanted to thank you. I NEVER write to companies about how much I enjoyed their product. But I felt compelled to do so with this one. I wish your ventures the best of luck.”
Lee

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“I recently ordered your Z leash and it’s everything you said it was. I ordered it, not only for my 95 lb Rottweiler, but because I was searching something that would make walking him more comfortable for myself. I recently had carpal tunnel surgery, I have a bad right shoulder and lower back problems.
The Z leash is great for me as well. Because it “interacts” so well with him, it “interacts” so well for me with my muscular ailments. Thanks guys. Your product really makes it easier on me to walk him. We’re both happy.”
Annabelle

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I received the new leash/collar today and already it has made a tremendous difference. Snickers (chocolate lab) tried to pull in the beginning but has already gotten the hang of it. The walks are a lot more pleasant. She will be able to go for lengthy walks now. Thanks so much for such a wonderful product. My neighbor has ordered one too.  Snickers thanks you for making her walks less stressful.
Janet M.

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“We are having fun with them. When I get them out the dogs jump up and down. There is a jogging trail that we use and they love to go. It’s cute how quickly they adapted to walking on one side or the other of the twosome. I have to figure out how to get them to walk to one side of ME instead of right in front of me, but we’re getting there. I particularly like the handle — very cushy and comfy. Thank you for ollowing up.”
Georgiana

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“You have a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL product my dogs and myself cannot thank you enough.”
Andre

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“I just want to thank you guys for your quality product. More than that, I want to thank you for bringing back the joy of walking my dogs. I love my dogs, but walking three on individual leashes became a real hassle. Today I felt, for the first time in a while, the pure joy of being with them.

So thanks again and best of luck with the business. I have already recommended you to several friends and will continue to do so.”
Brooks

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“I have enjoyed using my Larz multi-flex leads for my dogs. Oban, a 70 lb. Golden Retriever, and Casey, a 55 lb. Lab mix. Oban and Casey don’t get to go on too many walks, so when we go they get very excited and usually end up pulling me down the street. Not only do they hack and cough from pulling, but also my shoulders and arms get quite a work out for the first half of our walks. When we started to use the multi-flex lead on the end of their flexi leads the tension on my shoulders was eased considerably, and the straining and tugging on their end changed dramatically. It seems that the “give” at the end of the leash stops them from hitting it so hard, stopping their tugging and trauma to their throats and my shoulders.

I have also had clients that are using the multi-flex lead on large dogs report that their dogs have stopped pulling on their leashes, and are much easier to control and more pleasant to walk.”
Dr. Susan M., DMV 
Banfield Veterinary Clinic

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“We have trained two dogs at Snowbird using your leashes. It is the best training product I have encountered. While maintaining complete control of your dog, one is able to give leash commands without injuring the dog or breaking their spirit. Like police dogs we need to keep our dogs very spirited, unlike police dogs our dogs often have to work with the public being in very close proximity i.e. riding on the tram and chairlifts, walking through our base facilities, and when we exercise them on the mountain etc. I give your products a most enthusiastic recommendation. I won’t put any dog I am in command of on a regular leash again!

P.S. We love the D-ring option for a collar handle and seat belt loop. I use it when our dogs are in the tram, riding the ski lifts, helicopter rescues and just riding in the car going to work. We love ‘em.”
Eric F., Snowbird Ski Patrol

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“I have never used a better leash! My wife and I won’t walk the dogs without them. We particularly like the tandem and triple option. My wife can push my new daughter in the stroller and walk two 100 lb.+ dogs at the same time. Because of your flex design she has no problem at all. She wouldn’t be able to do it with other leash products! We find that our dogs (which aren’t the most highly trained animals) behave absolutely differently with your products, as you witnessed when we filmed the other day. Combined with the D-ring and the most comfortable handle we have used, they are simply the best.”
Todd and Stacey

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“Thank you, thank you!! We bought one of your leads at the Agility trial this weekend. I have 3 Samoyeds, who all pull. I can now walk them all, by myself! I am thrilled with your lead system. Thank you!”
Tacy – 2009

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“I bought the 3-dog leash last winter for a friend with 3 Golden Retrievers, and she loved it. I have an 80+ pound 4 year old Golden Retriever and a 50+ pound 7 month old Golden Retriever and decided it was time to order the Tandem Leash for myself. It really does the trick. I only weigh 115 pounds, so 130 pounds of dog is a lot for me to wrangle. This leash allows me to control both dogs even when a rabbit pops up, and without dislocating my shoulder. Plus the dogs don’t get their leashes all tangled up, even with the puppy constantly weaving from side to side.”
Lelia

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“Love this leash. So great if you have a dog that pulls even slightly, and/or if you have hand or arm issues.”
CLK

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