Harness Files | Interview with Becky & Dobby

Harness Files | Interview with Becky & Dobby

We have a winner, ladies and gentleman! 

Back in 2019, we introduced a new series to our blog called the Harness Files! This is where we reach out to customers who’ve made noticeable impressions to our team online and we ask them about their experience with the Joyride Harness (formerly known as Pug Life Harness) and their fur baby. 

This interview is a special case as we’ve connected with one of the winners of our weekly Joyride Harness giveaways, Becky Kirkwood!

From the giveaway win, Becky received the following:

What an exciting haul! Even more exciting? Introducing you to this pup!

Meet Dobby

JRH: How did your dog get their name?

Becky: Dobby (like the Harry Potter House elf) We all read the books and loved how loyal Dobby was to his friends. Plus, dobby has 4 white legs that look like he's wearing socks.

JRH: How did they join your family?

Becky: After the loss of our Jack Russell two years ago, we decided to wait until this past April before we decided it was time for a new addition. We got him as a puppy from a family who had a litter of 9!  His mom was an adorable toy fox terrier and his dad was an Australian shepherd. 

JRH: How would you describe the joy of Dobby in your life?

Becky: Toy Fox terriers were circus dogs and Dobby is a total clown. When he's excited, he will jump and do flips which is hilarious! It seems like he's always trying to make us laugh or smile with his antics. But when he is tired, he is a snuggle bug and wants to be right up against his people. The Australian Sheppard side of him insists on all of us to be together where he can see us and we joke that we are his "sheep." He's very smart and trainable, so we have to keep his mind busy. We may try agility soon.

JRH: What was walking like before Joyride Harness?

Becky: We tried so many harnesses, and Dobby hated them all. He would bark, struggle to get away and mouth our hands. Once we started to walk he would scratch at the harness and try to chew them or take them off. I took a chance and got a Joyride harness. The first time I put it on him, he put his head right through and let me buckle him in. No fuss, no barking, growling or biting. It was amazing! He has outgrown his XS sizes and now has the blue plaid, fall plaid, white plaid, red plaid and Patriotic colors in Small. A harness for every occasion!

JRH: How about walks with Joyride Harness?
Becky: Dobby is my running buddy, so I needed a harness that was going to allow him to run beside me without pulling or getting tangled in my feet. Joyride was perfect! It has the D ring on the side where I can attach the running leash and away we go! He always runs on my right side and we never have an issue. The handle is also helpful when I see a squirrel up ahead and know Dobby is about to lunge after it!


JRH: If Dobby could spend an entire day doing their favorite things, what would that day look like?
Becky: Definitely outside in our yard or on an adventure on the trails in the woods! Anywhere with his family, really.


JRH: If you were to cast an actor to voice Dobby in a live-action dog movie, who would it be?

Becky: Toby Jones from Harry Potter, of course. :)

Joyride Harness would like to thank Becky for joining us for this Harness Files interview! If you’re interested in the dog harness Becky and Dobby won in our giveaway, click the link below.


If you’re interested in having your fur baby spotlighted in our Harness Files blog series, post on Instagram using the tags @joyrideharness and #JoyrideHarness for a chance to be featured and our Joyride Harness team will connect with you! 

*Joyride Harness runs weekly giveaways for prize bundles valuing at least $120 each week! Want in on the next giveaway? Don’t miss it and make sure you’re following our Facebook page for updates on when they launch: CLICK HERE

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