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Convertible Z Harness

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Why the Z Series?

Harnesses in our Z Series are equipped with "bungee cord-like" elastic rubber straps. They absorb and mitigate the shocks resulting from sudden pulls and serve as a cushion for comfort between your hand and your dog. Constant pulling isn't something to be overlooked. It creates stress on you and your dog, especially on longer walks and outdoor activities. Consider our Z Series if you have an excited pup that constantly pulls.

Why Convertible Z Harness?

There are different designs when it comes to making harnesses. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks and one isn't better than the other. It depends on which one suits you and your pup more. The convertible in the Convertible Z Harness refers to its hybrid design between the "head-in" and "step-in" harnesses. It is one of our most unique harnesses and has many features. Here's to name a few:

  • Convertible Hybrid Design - The d-rings are positioned further back closer to your dog's torso. This allows the pulling force to distribute around its chest, not its underarm, which could cause armpit rashes.
  • Fastener Neck Closure - easy adjustment of the neck size for a more secure fit, something you don't find with traditional head-in harnesses.
  • Shock Absorbing Design - cushions and softens the sudden shock when your pup pulls so it's not so hard on your arms.
  • Flexible Body Frame - contours to your pup's body shape and moves around as your pup moves, creating maximum comfort.
Size Guide

Cautionary Note:

Sizing is not consistent across products. Please double check all sizes according to your pet's measurements before adding to cart.




Gooby Convertible Z Harness Size Chart
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Caring Instruction

Machine wash cold and air dry recommended

Returns & Warranty

Returns

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Warranty

Our products are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for purchases from goobypet.com or authorized dealers for up to one year from your date of purchase.

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Story of Our Furry Gals & Pals

Let's hear it from our very own Gooby moms & dads.

“Poppy loves that it has [the velcro feature] because all the other traditional head-in harnesses kind of pull on her ears and this doesn’t do that.”

Allison H. & Poppy

“When [Tazi] was a puppy and we were really trying to learn what harness worked best for her, this was very helpful with trying to figure out if she was more of a step-in harness or a head-in harness dog.”

Elena K. & Tazi

“My favorite, favorite, favorite feature about this harness is the shock absorbing design. And it really works! Moose is a puppy still so he can tend to pull a little bit when he gets excited and this really prevents both of us from feeling any pain or experiencing any discomfort.”

Haley W. & Moose

See the Fit

Different Sizes. Different Dogs. Same Great Fit.

Features

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Convertible Hybrid Design

  • Hybrid between "head-in" and "step-in" harness.
  • D-ring positioned further back to dog's torso
    • reduces armpit rashes
    • distributes pulling force around dog's torso instead of its underarms.

Shock Absorbing Design

Absorbs the shock created from sudden pulling so it's easier on your hands and your dog.

Fastener Neck Closure

Quick and easy neck adjustment for a secured fit with the velcro fastener.

Flexible Body Frame

  • the frame of the harness conforms to your dog's body shape when your pup makes turns.
  • ensuring maximum comfortable during the entire walk.

Scratch Resistant Outer Layer

Prevents scratches from your pup's paws or other objects when you guys are out for your walks.

Dual Metal Alloy D-Ring

High quality metal d-ring for extra security to withstand the test of time.

Inner Body Mesh

keeps your pup's body temperature cool.

Quick Release Buckle

In house custom designed buckle for easy release and puts less stress on your fingers.

Machine Washable

100 % polyester mesh material allows for easy cleaning and quick air dry, saving you time and hassle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Product

Every harness in our Z Series are equipped with "bungee cord-like" elastic rubber straps.

On top of that, the Convertible Z comes with the following features:

  • Convertible Hybrid Design - Hybrid between "head-in" and "step-in" harness.
  • Fastener Neck Closure - easy adjustment of the neck size for a more secure fit, something you don't find with traditional head-in harnesses.
  • Shock Absorbing Design - cushions and softens the sudden shock when your pup pulls so it's not so hard on your arms.
  • Flexible Body Frame - contours to your pup's body shape and moves around as your pup moves, creating maximum comfort.

Note:

The Convertible Z is a great option for excited pups that constantly pulls or if you're unsure about choosing a "head-in" or "step-in" harness.

The Convertible Z Harness comes in a range of sizes from small to extra large or dogs with a girth of 15" to 28".

NOTE:

You can check the sizing chart provided per Gooby product to determine the best fit for your dog.

Alternatively, you can also reach out to one of our customer advocates and we would be happy to assist.

You can reach us in any of the following ways.

1. Live Chat 💬 (click on chat icon on the bottom right corner of your browser)
2. Email 📧 hello@goobypet.com
3. SMS 💬 213.214.01754.
4. Phone 📞 888.445.8011

Purple, green, pink, yellow and turquoise.

The outer layer is made with scratch resistant material.

The inner body layer is made with soft and lightweight breathable mesh fabric.

The hardware (i.e. buckles) is an in house custom designed quick release buckle made of P.O.M plastic. It is the same material used for seatbelts.

Yes, it is machine washable.

We recommend the following:

  • using a gentle cycle with mild detergent and cold water
  • rinse the harness thoroughly before air drying it.

Gooby harnesses are mostly designed for puppies and small to medium-sized dog breeds, typically weighing less than 35 lbs.

The Convertible Z's Hybrid Design allows you to use the harness in two ways.

Follow these steps:

When using the harness as a "head-in" harness:

  1. Keep the velcro closed and unclip only the plastic buckle.
  2. Place the harness over your dog's head and pull the two side straps up and over your dog's back.
  3. Secure the harness by clipping the plastic buckle together.

When using the harness as a "step-in" harness:

  1. Undo the velcro closure and unclip the plastic buckle.
  2. Position the harness on the ground with the D-ring facing down and have your dog step into the harness.
  3. Pull the two side straps up and over your dog's back.
  4. Secure the harness by closing the velcro and clipping the plastic buckle together.

It's designed to fit a variety of small to medium dog breeds, but it may not be suitable for all dogs (i.e. large breeds like Labradors.)

Please measure your dog's chest girth to determine which size is best for your dog.

You can also reach out to one of our customer advocates and we would be happy to assist.

You can reach us in any of the following ways.

1. Live Chat 💬 (click on chat icon on the bottom right corner of your browser)
2. Email 📧 hello@goobypet.com
3. SMS 💬 213.214.0175
4. Phone 📞 888.445.8011

Yes, it's adjustable.

It is equipped with buckle adjusters on each strap to ensure a personalized fit for your dog.

What sets the Gooby Convertible Z Harness apart from other harnesses in the Gooby line is its unique convertibility feature.

It is the only Gooby harness that can to be used as either a "step-in" or a "head-in" harness.

With this versatile harness, pet owners can easily switch between different attachment styles based on their dog's needs or their own preferences.

No. It does not include a leash. The leash is purchased separately.

No. It is only suitable for normal outdoor activities such as walking, running and, etc.

Extreme outdoor activities (i.e. swimming, tug of war games, canicross, paragliding, canyoneering and etc.) can hasten the wear of the harness.

Any misuse of our harnesses can potentially result in product failure and/or even injury to your dog.

Absolutely! It is crafted with ease of use in mind.

The harness's unique hybrid design lets you easily switch between a step-in or a head-in style, making it versatile and user-friendly for both you and your dog.

The harness also includes adjustable straps for a customizable and comfortable fit.

While the Convertible Z Harness is designed to provide support and comfort for dogs, it is not specifically designed for dogs with back problems.

Important note:

If your dog has a pre-existing back condition or injury, consult with your veterinarian to determine the best type of support and management for your dog's specific needs.

It is made from soft and breathable inner mesh fabric, which allows for maximum air circulation and helps prevent your dog from overheating.

The harness also features a padded chest plate that provides extra comfort and support for your dog while wearing the harness.

The Convertible Z is not specifically designed for training purposes.

It was designed to absorb and mitigate the shocks resulting from sudden dog pulls.

Yes. It's great for energetic dogs who constantly pulls.

Its elastic rubber straps act like "bungee cords" to absorb and mitigate shocks resulting from sudden pulls and provide added cushioning for both the dog and owner. This added cushioning can make it more comfortable to walk a dog who suddenly or constantly pulls on the leash.

While the Convertible Z can be used inside the car, it is not expected to function as a dog car harness.

Currently, there is no Gooby harness that is designed or rated for vehicle restraint systems.

Therefore, we do not advise connecting any of our harnesses to any restraint systems.

Any misuse of our harnesses can potentially result in product failure and/or even injury to your dog.

No. It does not have a traffic handle.

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The Convertible Z is not specifically designed for dogs that have had surgery or are recovering from an injury.

While it's designed with a shock-absorbing feature to minimize stress on the body, it's important to ensure that the harness does not interfere with the healing process.

It's best to consult with your veterinarian before using any harness or equipment on a dog that has had surgery or is recovering from an injury.

No. It is not waterproof. 2

Shipping

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Shipping is free for U.S orders over $75. For any other purchases, shipping will be calculated at checkout.

Returns & Warranty

We stand by our products. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you may return your order within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the items.

We are currently only able to create labels for U.S. based address.

1. All items must be unaltered, unwashed, and free of pet hair and dirt.

2. Purchased within 30 days.

3. Purchased directly from Gooby website "www.goobypet.com"

Gooby is proud to design and create simple and functional products with quality and durability. Our products are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for purchases from goobypet.com or authorized dealers for up to one year from your date of purchase. 

Please note that the warranty will not cover:

1. Normal wear and tear

2. Misuse or improper use of the product

3. Chewing or biting

4. Alterations or modifications to the product

Sizing & Measurements

Our sizes run small since our harnesses focus on small to medium sized dogs. Please take a look at our size chart for more information and how to take accurate measurements. You can find out how to measure from here.

If you can't find a size for your pup, help us create better harnesses by clicking here.

Still have questions? You might just find your answers in our FAQ Knowledge Base Here.

If you still cannot find what you're looking for, reach out to us via your preferred method below from M-F 9am to 5pm PST.:

1. Live Chat 💬 (click on chat icon on the bottom right corner of your browser)

2. Email 📧 hello@goobypet.com

3. SMS 💬 213.214.0175

4. Phone 📞 888.445.8011

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