Overall, Chuy doesn’t have a lot of anxiety. We try to take him to different places all the time so that he’s used to the experience and different types of people. The only time he actually shakes like a typical Chihuahua is when we go to the vet. The minute we pull into the parking lot, the shaking starts and he usually refuses to walk in the door. We just had a vet appointment on Friday the 13th for his 6 month checkup. I decided to try out The Rein Coat pet harness which claims to help with anxiety. Keep reading my review to see if it works!
Introducing The Rein Coat Pet Harness
The Rein Coat™, is a designer coat that’s a harness and a coat that calms and reduces the anxiety of scared, oversensitive, frightened, alarmed and aggressive animals. The Rein Coat™ is designed to provide a custom fit for all shapes and sizes of dogs/cats with its unique strapping system; and fits dogs from 5 pounds to 250 pounds with neck sizes ranging from 6 inches to 35 inches.
My Experience with The Rein Coat
I was impressed with the packaging that came with The Rein Coat. They included a lovely little note, 2 water hydration packs (that can be taken on walks), and a pedometer.
The quality of The Rein Coat is really nice. The inside of the coat is really soft. The Rein Coat feels a lot heavier than most coats. The outside of the coat is water resistant. I really like the royal blue color but that’s the only color it comes in.
At first I was a little confused about how to hook up The Rein Coat on Chuy. It’s actually pretty easy . . . you just loop the front of the harness over his head and then buckle each side.
Usually when I put Chuy’s normal harness or coat on, he likes to run all over the house for some reason. Once he had The Rein Coat on, he did seem a bit more calm. I’m not 100% sure if that’s due to the calming effect of the coat or because it fit him too big on the legs? As you can see below, his leg did slip out of the harness because it was too big even after tightening it as much as possible.
I let him wear it on the way to his vet appointment. He did get a bit anxious when we pulled into the parking lot and refused to walk in. It did seem like the harness calmed him down initially but he still did his typical shaking at the vet’s office.
Thoughts About My Experience with The Rein Coat
Overall, I think The Rein Coat is a great product for pet owners that need a harness and coat combo. Personally, I’m not 100% sure that it helped with anxiety as it claims but that is just MY opinion about my experience. I don’t have an overly anxious dog, so that’s a little bit more difficult for me to judge. However, when Chuy wore The Rein Coat around the house, I did notice his behavior was a bit more subdued.
Again, the only thing I didn’t like was how the coat fit Chuy. He has The Rein Coat in a size small. It fits too big around his legs, which causes the harness to slip off of his legs. I know that they offer a “toy” and “toy plus” size which would have probably been a better fit. Chuy is a bit hard to fit into clothes/coats because he is a Toy breed but he is super long for a Chihuahua.
Overall, I think The Rein Coat is a great product with a lot of potential. Especially if you are looking for both a coat, harness, and something that will naturally help with anxiety.
Find More Information on The Rein Coat
Interested in learning more about The Rein Coat? Check out the links below:
- The Rein Coat Website
- The Rein Coat Facebook
- The Rein Coat Twitter
- The Rein Coat Pinterest
- The Rein Coat Instagram
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Aimee + Chuy