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Harness choices

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by keasby, Aug 12, 2009.


  1. keasby

    keasby PetForums Newbie

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    hi all,

    Thanks to everyone who helped out last time I asked a question. Marley is at doggy school now, although he's not allowed to start the lessons yet, just meeting people and dogs.
    We've been using a head check thing but he frankly hates it and is not getting used to it after 4-5 months. I want to go back to a harness but he's broken 3 in the past, the buckles just seem to break. He's had the Walk-eeze (sp?) and it was good but not strong enough. Can anyone recommend a a better option? I'm looking at the Ezy-dog or the sporn.

    He's a medium-large dog, half way between a retriever and a border collie in size.

    Thanks
     
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    SEVEN_PETS PetForums VIP

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    Does he pull? For non-pulling dogs, I recommend a Ruffwear harness, very nice and soft to wear. For pulling dogs, I recommend a Halti Harness. My dog didn't like halti headcollars, so we have tried the harness and it works great.
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I have a ruffwear one for one of my boys, and its great. It doesnt however prevent pulling, and infacts makes it worse.

    How are you training him not to pull? Headcollars etc are quick fixes, and imo, shouldnt be used long term.

    I agree that for a pulling dog, the halti harness would be one of the better ones.
     
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    I got one from Zoo+ (but expect you can get them from different sites) Its a Hunter one, have to say id reccommend it to anyone - I have a springer so medium sized dog.
    They are very well designed to fit comfotably around the chest, double strapped, double padded and extend further along the back rather than being above the shoulders.
    Its very well made and i expect indestructable. Tough piece of kit - it cost about £18 i think and worth it if you use it everyday:)
     
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    Jazzy PetForums VIP

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    I've got an Ezy dog harness and lead for my Bichon and it's great and very strong. They come with an attachment so you can use them in the car too on the seatbelt.:)
     
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    keasby PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for the advice. He does pull but we're training him very slowly to stop. I think the hunter or the ezy sounds good- he's destroyed a halti as well!
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    This is my boys ruffwear harness. I chose this one as it meant i could fully support his entire body, not just his chest. Great for lifting over stiles.

    I also like it as it doesnt sit right behind the front legs, which is a sensitive area, and can become sore. Plus it has a sort of padded chest plate to protect the sternum. He seems nice and comfy in it, and has full range of movement.

    Ive never seen the easy dog one, might have to have a look.

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    keasby PetForums Newbie

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    Ahh bless! he's gorgeous.

    That does look comfy. b
     
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