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GingerLead Dog Support & Rehabilitation Harness - Mini

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The GingerLead is a support and rehabilitation harness designed to help dogs with weak hind legs walk. There are many factors that may affect your dogs ability to walk normally, ranging from injury, amputation, degenerative disease, or simply old age. Fortunately, the GingerLead makes walking easier for dogs with a no-bunch, neoprene padded sling and handle that adjusts to a comfortable height for both pet and owner. It attaches to any standard chest harness, collar, or to itself. The GingerLead comes in various sizes for dogs, from toy to giant breeds, and are gender specific. The Mini GingerLead is made for both male and female toy breed dogs under 15 lbs.

Mobility can greatly affect your dogs physical and mental well-being. Help your pet enjoy life again with the GingerLead!

  • Knee, hip or back injuries
  • Senior Dogs with arthritis
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Rear leg amputees

  • Key Features:
  • Support & rehabilitation harness for dogs under 15 lbs
  • Comfortable, neoprene padded sling and handle
  • Adjusts to height of dog and owner
  • No bunching
  • Machine washable
  • Made in the USA
  • Useful Information

    Sizing Chart:

    Size Pad Width Adjusting Weight
    Mini 1.5 28 69 Under 15 lbs
    Small Male 3.5 37 60 15 45 lbs
    Small Female 4 37 - 60 15 45 lbs
    Medium/Large Male 5.5 38 60 45 200+ lbs
    Large Female 7.5 38 60 55 200+ lbs
    Tall Male (For Lean Dogs) 5 26 37 70 200+ lbs
    Tall Female (For Lean Dogs) 7.5 26 37 70 200+lbs

    IMPORTANT: Always follow any instructions from your veterinarian for your dogs specific condition. Never leave on an unsupervised dog. Not intended to be left on when not in use.

    Directions for Use of Mini GingerLead:
    1. Buckle the sling around your dogs belly using the side-squeeze buckle
    2. Adjust the sling to fit snuggly around your dogs waist
    3. Attach the leash with snap hook to your dogs chest harness*
    4. Adjust the neoprene handle to the appropriate height using the silver metal slider
    5. Gently lift and begin walking. Use commands your dog is familiar with and provide positive reinforcement. Use treats if needed to encourage your dog.
    *The Mini GingerLead may be attached to a dogs chest harness, collar or to itself, however, for the Mini size, the manufacturer recommends using a chest harness so a dog is not accidentally lifted off the ground by their neck.

    Support Pad:
    Sliders, attached to the straps on each side of the support pad, allow the straps to be lengthened or shortened. Position the sliders at the same location on each side of the support pad to keep the strap length the same on both sides. The handle moves along one strap. The slider feeds through the handle when needed. Once adjusted, slide the handle to the top.

    Shorten or lengthen the leash through the plastic buckle that attaches to the handle. A strap clip slides along the leash to hold the loose end.

    Tips for Introducing the GingerLead to Your Dog:
    Some dogs take right to the GingerLead, and some require practice. A dog may initially appear confused, and even resist walking. So let's try to make it easy for them. (Note: These are just suggestions. Any instructions from your veterinarian for your dog's specific condition should always take precedence.)

  • Let your dog smell the GingerLead and let them know this new contraption is here to help. You want to encourage a positive experience.
  • Start on a flat surface where your dog is most comfortable. Achieve success on easier terrain before trying to tackle stairs.
  • Your dog will be looking to YOU for direction. Be patient, but show confidence. Use the commands you typically use during walks to have them heel.
  • Use treats and/or another person to help coax your dog.
  • Your first couple of tries, do not lift too much on the sling. Let your dog get a feel for walking just knowing the GingerLead is there. Give your dog positive reinforcement when walking with the GingerLead. Once your dog begins to feel comfortable with the GingerLead, then lift a little more until you find what's most comfortable for your dog and appropriate for their condition per your veterinarians instructions.
  • NEVER lift a dog entirely off the ground when the leash of the GingerLead is attached to a dog's collar.
  • If your dog has some hind end mobility, allow them to try use their legs. Do not let their legs dangle.
  • You can attach the leash from the GingerLead to a standard chest harness instead of a collar, to add some front end support. Chest harness is not included.
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