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Old 10-26-2009, 11:06 PM
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Default Best dog harness?

The collar thread got me thinking about harnesses.

For those of you that use harness - what brand do you use?

I use both collars/harness for my crew and they are in need of some new ones.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:13 PM
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Puppia are great harnesses...

Also I like PuppyOne harnesses... they are very similar to the puppia but both the head and body areas are adjustable and they are slightly more padded... they dont come in as many designs though.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:18 PM
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I really like the Puppia ones, too I have a "knock-off" since the one I had got chewed up and I haven't replaced it.

I also like Lupine harnesses (like the one on Maddie in my sig pic). They have a guarentee, and are pretty adjustable.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:24 PM
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I prefer the step-in harnesses that work like the one shown here from Lupine:

I like them with the two d-rings on top like that.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:30 PM
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I have the Bessie and Barnie harness for Lola. It is like the Puppia harness > accessories >

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:54 AM
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Since my harnesses are used for a ton of different things from just walking to hiking to roller-joring, they have to be pretty rugged.

Z wears a Lupine Roman-style harness currently because of the "even if chewed guarantee" - she's had two since she was a pup lol. I like it and it has worn very well. The straps around the girth are further back than a lot of harnesses and so it doesn't chafe like others we've tried.

Maggie wears an Alpine Outfitters Urban Trail Harness. It's fully padded, the girth strap is set back, and it's custom fitted to her measurements. I spent a few more dollars for D-rings on the sides in addition to the standard one on top, and it still only cost about $30. It looks nice, too, with her signature purple color and her name embroidered on it.

Kes wears a Ruffwear WebMaster harness that used to be Z's SAR harness. I love the 5-point setup and it's been used quite a lot in the last year, yet still looks brand new. It has multiple places to snap a leash and is very well designed for unrestricted movement.

I've looked at the Puppia type harnesses and I just don't think they'll hold up to the rigors of my dogs' activities.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:22 AM
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I don't use harnesses as a general rule..don't like them much. Grimm has a vest type harness, just because I think he looks cute in it though
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:43 AM
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Romeo has the puppia and I have no complaints. Its a cute durable little harness, fits great, looks great..

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Old 10-27-2009, 01:59 AM
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I use an EasyRider harness for Gavroche because it's a seat belt. That's all I ever use the harness for. I do keep it on him the entire time we're out though. I have another car harness, but it slips a lot and doesn't have the sheepskin lining like the EasyRider does. The EasyRider is also very easy to take on and off.

I do use a step-in harness with the strap between the legs removed on occasion. I use it because it has the two rings on the side (one on each side) so I used it when I was messing around with teaching guidework. I use it now when I can't find his regular harness, as it's better than him riding unsecured in the car (I had an accident once with another dog in the car, and she would have been history had she not been bucked in. I never ride with my dog loose in the car, even though he would stay in his spot). With the step-in harness, I had to add a lot of padding to keep Gavroche's skin from getting irritated by it.

I don't use a harness to walk my dog. If I have a harness on him, I want him to pull, and he knows it. I do eventually want to get him a pulling/driving harness. I'd actually love to teach him to drive ^.^ (drive as in the way a horse drives, not as in the way a person drives )
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:32 AM
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Thanks for all the responses! I'll look into some of the ones posted.

The boys seem to do better in harnesses but the problem is finding one that fits well because they have such a large chest bone. It's like they all fit to either the left or right side so I think if I did something solid I'd have better luck!
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