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Harness sliding down his side

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Mamarozi, May 15, 2017.


  1. Mamarozi

    Mamarozi PetForums Junior

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    I bought a harness and I had such high hopes for it. It is very similar to a Haqihana harness, staying well away from the armpits of my lurcher.
    It is a Perros Life H type harness
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    It slides down his side, getting even worse when on a leash.
    Is this a common thing?
    Anyone else had this issue with an h harness? I am really desperate now, because I still haven't found THE harness for my dog. This is the first that actually didn't rub his armpits, but the sliding isn't really a desirable thing.
    So far I had a Perfect Fit harness and a Freedom No Pull harness. Pulling isn't really an issue any more, but OH likes this harness. I don't, too close to armpits.
    In short, I am open for suggestions. Chico is not a strong puller, not an escapeologist, just a random dog with an uncommon shape 20170310_093937.jpg
     
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    Tacey PetForums Senior

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    Zero DC harness? :) Sits nice and far back from the armpits.
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    I've been through pretty much every shape and make of harness on the market in my quest for the perfect one lol
    I found SASS (with added fleece on the girth strap) and Ruff wear frontrange to be the best for Thai's shape...every dog is different and will suit a different style :)
     
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    Mamarozi PetForums Junior

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    I really, really don't like the look of this one :-(
    Indi dog Houdini is one of my favourites to try on next :)
    I own a Perfect fit also and it rubs his armpits.

    SASS....don't like the belt buckle :-(
    Why is SASS a better fit than the Indi Dog Houdini for Thai?(if I remember correctly, you also own the Houdini one?)

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions :)
     
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    Mamarozi PetForums Junior

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    Oh, and Ruffwear front range sits too close to his armpits :-(
     
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    Both the SASS and Houdini fit him well, he wears both still.
    The SASS just fits better on his shoulders and doesn't move at all once on. I did have to put fleece on the girth strap to avoid rubbing.

    I recommend both harnesses tbh, both have had heavy use for a couple of years and both still look as good as new :)
     
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    Mamarozi PetForums Junior

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    Do you have any photos of him wearing SASS harness?
    Thank you :)
     
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    labradrk PetForums VIP

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    Oh, what is wrong with the belt buckle out of curiosity? I won't use any harness with plastic clips as they just aren't strong enough and can break too easily, thus the belt buckles are perfect and allow for easy adjustment.
     
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    The SASS does come closer to the armpits than the Houdini but with the added fleece it hasn't rubbed at all. And Thai has very little hair so rubbing has been an issue with other harnesses.
     
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  13. Mamarozi

    Mamarozi PetForums Junior

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    What a stunner!!! I guess SASS harness could be made qith such measurements, that it would sit further away from armpits, if needed.
    Just curious, how did you attach the padding to the girth strap?
    Don't like the look of it, just one of my quirks :) But it could all be put aside if it would be a great fit. :)
     
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    Sid at Indidogs put the fleece on for me, but you can ask for extra fleece to be added when you order it :)
     
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    Personally I have found with the plastic fitment adjust to fit harnesses they do slip and get loose. The only time I did change from my normal ones I use to one of these, one of mine got out of it because it had worked loose too. Even if you adjust to fit it perfectly at the start of the walk, I found by the time the walk had been underway for awhile the harness had worked loose and was baggy and slipping around and no longer a good fit.

    Aside from this one time before that and since, I have always used the SASS harnesses. They are made to measure and they only use proper metal fitments, buckles and eye lets. Meaning they stay put and don't slip. I normally use the Walking/tracking harness that you can also have padded.

    http://www.sassdogequipment.co.uk/dog-harnesses/tracking-harness/
     
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    I'm another who has terrible problems getting a harness to fit one of my dogs - Arthur my pointer.

    The SASS harness fitted him OK but it caused a big lump on the front of his chest (he is prone to inflammatory reactions) under the ring. He also didn't like having it put on.

    The Haqihana rubbed him under the arms and also on his chest.

    He has a Julius K9 but he pulls like a steam train in it and has pulled me over.

    We had quite a good cheap one from Hem and Boo (chill out dog harness) which is like a mesh vest but the biggest one they do was a bit too snug on him and he got a rub where the buckle does up.

    Then we got the Ezydog chest plate harness which was OK but the chest plate slipped to one side all the time and he pulled hard in it.

    http://www.ezydog.co.uk/chest-plate-harness/

    and finally we have settled (for now anyway) on the Ruffwear front range which seems to be a good fit, hasn't rubbed under the arms and hasn't caused any problems on his chest. Only problem is its bright pink as that was the only colour I could get him at the time and some people laugh at him :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    We have a bunch of harnesses :)

    I really like the Zero DCs... but you don't lol!
    Was going to say a cheaper/similar alternative is the Trixie Neoprene Touring harness. Sits well back from the pits and seems nice and comfy.
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  18. Mamarozi

    Mamarozi PetForums Junior

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    I am so glad, I am not the only one in search of The Holy Harness Grail :)
    This one looks quite nice, but no idea where I could get one :)
     
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