WALKIEASY is a compatible dog walking kit, consisting of a harness and a retractable lead, designed to be more user friendly and to assist dog owners who have osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis which can affect grip and dexterity.
The design for the harness allows the user to slip the harness through the dog's front paws, wrap it around the body and secure it with Velcro. The handles allow the user to hold the dog still and act as another fastener. The harness loops are joined by magnet fasteners to hold the harness loops up, which makes it easier to attach the lead. When attaching the lead, the open-close mechanism on the hook is wider which decreases strain on the user's fingers. The lead handle allows the user to control their dog better with limited grip strength required.