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The Small Male GingerLead is designed for smaller dogs (male or female) typically under 45 lbs.
IMPORTANT: Size is determined by Pad Width and Adjusting Dimensions, not the weight of a dog (see sizing table below). It may be used for some larger breeds over 45 lbs. like Boxers, Pit Bulls, or other breeds with a deep chest and narrow waist.
The Pad Width is the primary difference between the Small, Medium and Large size. Each size can support dogs up to 200 lbs, and is adjustable for dogs low to the ground so the handler may remain upright. Key on the Pad Width measurement to ensure the proper fit and maximum comfort.
Visit our sizing page for measuring instructions.
• Adjustable, Padded Sling
• Velcro Handle
• Adjustable Leash (may be detached)
Size & Fit Guide
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Our French bulldog is 10 years old and is still mobile, but arthritis is making it difficult for him to go up and down stairs. The Gingerlead is just what we needed to give him the "rear end" support he needs to navigate them while still allowing him to be independent. Rather than using it as a "lead," we use it more as a support. It is very easy and quick to slide under his rib cage, clasp and assist him at the bottom of the stairs before he starts his journey up. We hang it on the bottom newel of the staircase-ready for the next trip up! Probably need to invest in another Gingerlead to keep at the top of the second staircase for the times he decides to use the back stairs rather than the front! Thank you Gingerlead for keeping Max moving up and down the stairs!
Our Miniature Schnauzer experienced torn ACL injuries in BOTH rear legs... and following surgery to the first one, has serious complications that may result in loss of part of the paw below the injury. I ordered a Gingerlead and also purchased a different design "dog sling" from a mail-order pet store. The Gingerlead arrived first and was put to use immediately. When the other one arrived, it was obvious that it would be much more difficult to install and the dog would not be happy with the way it was designed to wrap around his legs. It was a few bucks cheaper, and it was obvious you get what you pay for. The Gingerlead is easy to use and I think the dog is very secure wearing it.
I was totally impressed with the level of service I received on my phone call yo your company. All questions were answered and delivery was swift. The product is very well made and easy to use. My dog is still adjusting to it as he developed a bad habit of hopping to compensate for the loss of mobility in his back legs. I am sure it will be a short adjustment period. And the lead will make movement much easier on him and me! Often I carried him down steps to the outdoors. Also I love the washable feature of the Ginger Lead.
I was amazed to get my package the day after I ordered it! How did you DO that? I ordered the small male Gingerlead for my 16 1/2 year old Westie. His back legs give him difficulty and he sometimes decides half of our walk is far enough and refuses to walk further. The Gingerlead was easy to figure out for both of us, and helps him, especially going downhill and for doing his business. Thanks for helping me help him continue his active senior lifestyle!
Our 20lb bichon ruptured left acl and tore right acl. The gingerlead has been a life saver for us before his surgery.
He is able to go outside and potty with the assistance of lead and was unable to go at all before we got the lead. once he has
surgery on left, the lead will help us with his care. He is scheduled for Feb. 2nd. Very easy to use and comfortable for the dog. So glad I found this online.
I bought this product to help my 20 lb dog with physical therapy and regular walks after his stroke. Very easy to use and helped him to recover very quickly. It's easy to put on and very sturdy. It helps you to stand up straight while walking a disabled dog. Only problem I had was that I had to adjust the part around his belly several times during his walks so that he didn't wind up urinating on it.
Skipper (15) had a severe reaction to a vaccination and had severe joint pain among other flu-like symptoms. He already had Vestibular disease and the pain meds seemed to make his balance even more unstable. Even though the Gingerlead was for short term use, I recommend it for any dog with stability issues. I'll be keeping it around for future use.
It turned out that we are no longer in need of the lead as our new adopted special needs boy is walking in his own, albeit a bit wobbly! Regardless he is a senior baby and we are keeping the lead just in case! I was very pleased with how well this item is made! Great quality and I'd definitely recommend this to others!
The GingerLead is a back saver as we nurse our almost 9 year old Wheaten Terrier through TTL surgery.
It is saving our backs and easy to use. The dog sits as I put it on him.
This support lead is well-designed and well-constructed. Our dog, a 12-year old male Lhasa Apso, who is quite fussy and independent, is willing to let us us use it to assist him on longer walks when needed.
Gingerlead has been a great help for my 13+ male cocker spaniel who has a partially torn cruciate ligament. He sure can motor with that thing, and it stays nice & dry. Highly recommend.
Excellent product, easy to put on and take off and also very comfortable for the dogs. We deal with special needs dogs and this harness is one of the best products on the market.
This item was very helpful with my little dog who just had back surgery, thanks. Product is very well made and I would certainly recommend it to others.
I find this product easy to use and very helpful. As a matter of fact I have owned another one for many years! Best regards!
Great product and Great service!!!
I will highly recommend this product to anybody.
Thank you very much!
My 35 pound dog, Cole, had hip surgery. I needed something to help me walk him, supporting his hips.
I ordered the small male lead. I am not sure it's really structured right for a male dog. I have to anticipate when he's about to urinate, and shift the lead as close to his shoulders as I can. Which kind of isn't right, since I'm trying to support his back end. But if I don't do that, he soaks the lead.
Once I learned how I have to do it, it's ok. I'm sure it's great for a female.
I really would have a hard time trying to support him with a towel, so I'm thrilled that I have this lead. Just try to improve that male part!
I like that I can wash it in the machine and it's well made.
My dog is losing the use of his legs and needed a new sling to help him walk. Although your product didn't work for Jake because of his adorable, quirky Corgi body, I would like to recommend a Gingerlead to anyone whose dog needs back leg support. This product is sturdy and very well made. The design is well thought out and I believe will fit most dogs. In addition, the customer service is outstanding. The people I spoke with were helpful and compassionate. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!
My friend is very pleased with your product. I bought it as a gift for her dog who has walking issues (arthritis) and it has worked out really well for not only her dog, but for her too. Linda is older and has an arm that has been problem-some due to an accident. It looked great on the internet, and is just as sturdy and padded as it looked. Thank you from both Linda's and Lone Star.
What a great idea, the ease of putting it on is is so simple and quick. Our dog, Champ loves to go for a walk, even with the Ginger Lead on. Thank you folks for a wonderful, and well made
(in the USA) product
The lead works well lifting and supporting my Border Collie up and down stairs but is awkward using it to lead him on a walk,I have to lean over and can't stand straight up in order to give him some balance.