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Old 06-30-2015, 09:46 PM
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Default Escape-proof gear for weasely weaseldogs

I'm dogsitting for an ACD/basenji mix that is an accomplished escape artist. She can slither out of almost anything, including any kind of slip collar and most harnesses. She's currently horribly obese, which just makes her rounder with less parts to help keep her in. The list of stuff she definitely can't escape is currently:

1. prong
2. webmaster harness

Anyone else have experience with extra-slippery dogs? What other gear is out there for helping keep them contained?
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:07 PM
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Is the parameters of this simply leash and dog to leash attachment? Reason I ask is that I had to re up my dog confinement ante for the latest eagle bait weasel borne ghostwalker papillon who fits through chain link fencing.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:57 PM
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It's a general topic, stories are welcome! (Weaseldog's older brother can jump an 8' fence.)
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:41 AM
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I just double (or triple) clip the leash onto backup gear. Ex: harness attached to leash with coupler on martingale with second coupler on flat collar.

She sounds pretty extreme, though. I've dealt with collar slippers but nothing that difficult to manage.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:17 PM
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Maybe try wrapping the leash around her waist/chest? You could do it with either a martingale or snug fitting flat collar, then the tightening action of the "harness" would prevent her from backing out. I sometimes do the leash wrap with my grandmom's dog when I walk her because I think she'd pull til her eyes pop out (plus it's annoying) and taking her with me for walks is usually a last minute thing where I don't feel like taking time to find a device to keep her from pulling. She doesn't pull at all once the leash is wrapped around, as it is an aversive, though for an escape artist, better than being ran over. I usually put it around her chest, right behind her front legs, but I've seen people use it around the waist, and depending on her shape, that might work better, though I would be reluctant to do it that way with a hard pulling dog.

Around chest
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Coupling a sporn type harness with a martingale collar might work equally well, for what it's worth.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:05 PM
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This dog laughs at martingales collars. I think everything from her shoulders to her nose is cone-shaped. Even a slip or chicken won't stay on. Wrapping the leash around her chest probably wouldn't either, I'm pretty sure she just stays in the Freedom harness to be polite.

I'm definitely familiar with the leash waist trick, but have always had some reservations. I mean, when it works it works, but what about when it doesn't? I'm hesitant to put something that tightens around the sensitive abdominal organs of a dog that sometimes gets too intense to even realize she's pulling. Maybe that's a topic for a another thread.
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We have the IDC harness and I have never had an issue with it. If this harness is properly fitted there is no way any dog will escape from it. Especially if you purchase a y belt, which is a strap that you can easily attach to the barnes son the chest part. The harness also lays on the chest bones unlike other harnesses that are way up on the neck, so it doesn't bother your dog while moving around. Also, it is further back, so it will not rub the armpits. The harness has a strong handle which can be used in many different situations. It is very easy to put on too. I would recommend it anyone looking for a good quality harness.
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Actually the IDC harness is made to allow the dog to back out of it in an emergency situation. Julius K9 even says so on their product page:

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Note: If the dog is blocked by the bushes at a place that is not visible, the IDC®-Powerharness allows free movement backwards, so the dog can escape.
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Head Halter? Would minimize pulling, you would want to acclimate properly. The Halti ones also attach to a collar for safety.
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What about something like the Freedom No Pull harness (Wiggles, Wags & Whiskers)? For slippy greyhounds I always recommend that combined by a dual leash to a martingale collar. Better safe than sorry.
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