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Old 02-22-2013, 10:21 PM
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Are there any specialty dog shops in your area locally that might have something a little nicer/better than the chain store's selection?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:22 PM
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For harnesses, I've been eying the Walkeez (available through Clean Run) and Alpine Outfitters' Urban Trail Harness (just google Alpine Outfitters). Both are fleece lined, allow free shoulder movement, and are well made according to friends' feedback on the Walkeez and personal experience on the UTH.
Ohhh I like the Walkeez, and really like the UTH, but I think the UTH would take too much time... Wish Cleanrun had better colors for the Walkeez, though... I just want all black
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:24 PM
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Are there any specialty dog shops in your area locally that might have something a little nicer/better than the chain store's selection?
The only other stuff I've seen has been Lupine, and while I like Lupine collars, I don't like that material for a harness, if that makes sense. I can try some more places maybe tomorrow, but there aren't a whole lot of options around here for that sort of thing it seems. I also have like no time to try to find things, so that's also a kicker
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:25 PM
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ETA part 2 - MandyPug, do you have a specific type of Julius harness you like? I do also like Comfortflex - have one of their limited slip collars and it gets used constantly. It's Kimma's go-to agility one for classes and training
Have the IDC power harness. The patches are cool too and cheap.

I do prefer the comfortflex simply because its lighter and less bulky though.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 PM
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Abe has both of these and I like them both

http://www.petco.com/product/117281/...rnessesLeashes


http://www.petco.com/product/118851/...nes-Print.aspx

The second one I picked up on a whim because he needed something green to wear and I had forgotten and it was on sale. Turns out I actually love it. It's super adjustable and he gets no knots in his fur like with other harnesses.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:39 PM
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Sometimes Petco has padded harnesses. They're not fancy, but they may work at least temporarily. Gavroche has an Easy Rider harness that I LOVE. It's super easy to use for walking or in the car, and it's padded in fleece. Really, the only harness that I've actually liked for Gavroche.
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I have these for all three of our dogs and, by far, they are the best harnesses I have ever had! They are super easy to put on, they are padded and the dogs seem to really like them. http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fu...roduct_ID=1771
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OK well I just ordered the Comfortflex. It seems like the best option for us, and I like that it's lighter and not QUITE as expensive (versus the Julius or some others). Maybe as we get more in to therapy work I will order a more "sturdy" harness, but for now (and in a pinch!) I think this might work.

Thank you all for your advice
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We just use a Lupine for therapy and everyday use. Only because she lets Lucy chew it. And I like the guarantee.
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We've tried a lot of different harnesses. We use different ones for different reasons. I still haven't really found the 'perfect' harness that works for EVERY situation. I'll write up a few reviews, so I can copy/paste this in the future, lol. There's always harness threads that pop up.


Puppia mesh harnesses are our go-to. Every time I try to find something better, or different, we still tend to use them the most. They're super easy to put on, their comfortable for him, and they're cute and come in many different colors. My only complaint is it sometimes seems like it may be too hot for summer (but honestly, he's worn them every summer, and it's never seemed to have been an issue) and they're not good for the beach (sand tends to get stuck to them). They're easy to wash though. And the neck is not adjustable on the regular ones, but the medium fits Jackson pretty well. I was considering trying the Sure Fit version of the Puppia though, because it has slipped over his head once before when I pulled it at a weird angle.


ComfortFlex. I like that it's super easy to put on. The material is comfy and easy for him to move in. I don't like that the width is so big, even for the smaller sizes, and the d-ring is HUGE and like, dangles on his back. So when he runs... it hits him on his back, lol. We used it sometimes for agility though, and we've used it at the beach too.


EzyDog Quick Fit. Again, super quick to put on. It seems comfortable for him. I like the neoprene material on it -- good for water activities. It sits up a bit too high on the chest for my liking (still causing some choking when pulled) and I don't like the placement of the buckle (I always have to be careful not to pinch him). I can't get a great fit on it.


ChokeFree Leather Harness. I don't use this one very much anymore, but I do really like it. It looks classy, it fits him good, and it's somewhat easy to adjust. It is velcro, but it's impossible to to get out of, because of the way the d-ring has to go through the hole when the leash is on. It's fairly thin leather, which I like.
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