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A silly question - summer and harnesses

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKenzie, May 1, 2011.


  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I feel like this is a silly question but McKenzie was a winter puppy so I'm not sure about this.

    She has a fleece harness (dog games), but I'm wondering if she's going to get too hot in this in summer and if I need a different one? Obviously I won't be taking her out in the heat of the day, but I don't know if she would still be too hot in it.

    Thanks :eek:
     
  2. sailor

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    Fleece is a very warm materiel and young Mckenzie already has a warm coat, so I would have been thinking the same if it was my dog/harness... so don`t feel silly :p

    With harnesses just being made up of thin straps (unless the one youhave is more like a coat ?), personally I wouldnt have thought it would get too warm for a dog to wear one in summer.
    But if you felt she was feeling/acting too hot while wearing the fleece harness, I would change it.
     
  3. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    This is the harness she's got, there's a fair bit of fleece on it I think
     

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    ooo that is alot of harness for a little body isnt it

    Is all that padding to make it comftable on little bodies ??

    Personally, I would keep her coat trimmed to keep her cool and stick with that harness, but ofcourse, if she looks uncomftable in the heat wearing it, get a different harness to use for hot days :D
     
  5. Freyja

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    Funny that they use a itailan greyhound to advertise them as Buck and Willow both have that harness or one similar. They came with the 2 foster whippets but no way they would fit them so the boys have had them.

    My 2 are very fine coated so I will be sticking with them in the summer they will only be going out in the morning and late at night when it is cooler
     
  6. Nellybelly

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    Not silly.

    Bella has a fleexy harness for when it's cooler.

    in the summer she wears this one

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  7. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I will be clipping her, but worry that early morning/evening she will be too hot under the fleece.

    I might look and see if I can find another one that is just webbing.

    Anyone got recommendations, preferably for one that doesn't go over her head?
     
  8. SEVEN_PETS

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    as she's quite small, the fleece may cover a lot of her body. I use a fleece harness with Ollie, but it doesn't take up that much space on his body so he doesn't get hot at all.
     
  9. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Yeah, it really covers a lot of her body.

    I'll find a cooler one for her :)
     
  10. kimdelyse

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    Flo has a Puppia which is fab, and although not fleece also covers a lot of the body. For quick walks I've just been using the collar and leash as I had the same concern as you. I will have to get a summer harness though as he has a habbit of running right to the end of the leash on "fun walks" (beach, park...) and I worry about his tiny neck! :eek: Which is why I had to get a harness in the first place. So keep us posted if you find a goodun!
     
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