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Old 02-01-2014, 02:47 PM
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I hate harnesses but I realize we need one. Summer walks behind me and her leash often gets tangled under foot no matter how hard I try not to. Today we were at the park and I tripped over her leash and it jerked her pretty badly. Now we're home and she's obviously sore on her neck. I feel awful. I just don't think I can walk her on a collar again.

What's easy on and easy off and not likely to rub her? I want something she can very comfortably run full out in.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:16 PM
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I like Puppia (original kind, not the vest).
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:33 PM
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I really like puppia, the original doesn't fit Lola because the necks always seem huge (and arn't adjustable). The puppia sport fits like a glove though.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:54 PM
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For a basic walking harness that fits a wide range of body types, you can't beat the Premier SureFit.
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:39 PM
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:15 PM
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I recommend Puppia. Lucy usually hated harnesses, but the Puppia was soft and comfortable for her, but strong as well, and resistant to wear and tear.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:18 PM
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I love Puppia as far as comfort and versatility goes, but I THINK I recall you saying they fit Paps funny? But it's really my go-to harness. It's the only one I feel comfortable leaving him in all day if we have to, he runs in it perfect, it's never bothered him, etc. Easy wash/wear, easy to put on.

But if Puppia is not an option, and if you want just a basic comfortable harness, check out the Wiggles Wags and Whiskers Freedom harness. The front straps have velvet lining so they're comfortable and they have d-ring on the front AND back.

I actually have a black Premier Surefit, I didn't like the way it fit Jackson personally but lots love it, plus it was too thin/narrow on him for my liking (1/2" width). It's an XSmall - 1/2" Wide (15"-21" Girth). If it would fit her, I'd send it to you free, just for the cost of shipping if it's something you're interested in. Only been worn once to try on.

As far as leather harnesses for small dogs, you have Buddy Belt or Choke-Free. I've have both but did sell the BB - I just had too many harnesses lol. I prefer the ChokeFree, as it's lighter, a bit more 'flimsy', but it's not as adjustable as the BB. I have a black one though and do love it.
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For a basic walking harness that fits a wide range of body types, you can't beat the Premier SureFit.
I second the Premier SureFit. Caleb's is used for hiking and Nosework. But I put one on Mick anytime he was on a leash after his LP diagnosis. I clipped the leash to the ring on the front of the chest. A hint- as much as I hate flexis for routine walkes, I used one for Mick those last few years as well because it didn'ty drag on the ground as he toddled along behind me.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:36 PM
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My favourite is a step-in harness. I find them easy on and off, but it might rub under the armpits too much.
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My comfortflexes are my everything harnesses, swimming, walking, camping, everything they are easy on and easy off and light weight, they dont rub anywhere and no one has ever escaped one I love them.
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