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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Rosie64, Nov 14, 2020.


  1. Rosie64

    Rosie64 PetForums VIP

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    I know there has been a lot of harness threads lately but I am hoping some one can help me with my specific needs .
    I need a harness that does NOT sit on the back or have a strap running down the centre of the back .
    All the ones I have looked at do either one or the other or both , the one Chip has at the moment has a strap
    running down the spine and where he has a swelling I am sure it must be uncomfortable for him.
    Does any one know of a harness that would suit his needs , hopefully that doesn't cost an arm and a leg lol
    Thank you for any and all suggestions
     
  2. lorilu

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    Would a figure 8 harness work?
     
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  3. Rosie64

    Rosie64 PetForums VIP

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    Thank you , but I don't know what one of them is , I will have to look that one up
     
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    Where abouts on his back is the swelling? Would it be OK if it sat just behind the shoulders?
     
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    Could he just walk on a collar?
     
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    I agree, if he doesn't pull and you don't use a flexi lead or a long line, I would walk him on a collar.
     
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    I sometimes clip the Flexi onto my dogs’ collars :oops: which I absolutely do not recommend or promote! But they know how to walk nicely on a Flexi and if it’s a quiet sniffy walk they never get anywhere near the end of the lead. I’m a terrible dog owner :Hilarious
     
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    image.jpeg Would something like this be ok for him ?

    If he walks quietly and doesn't pull I agree walk him on a collar
     
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    If he won't walk on a collar instead, give me the full set of measurements and I can run up a harness for you, which could have strips of webbing that sit either side of his spine to connect the strap around the body and the neck piece, so avoiding the swelling. No charge.
     
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    I do with Jack too along roads, shortened, locked and looped round hand so it’s secure and just like a normal leash.

    I’m planning to custom make one for Jack out of a soft horse lunge line, using the clips and rings from an old harness, as his lumps and bumps are on awkward places.
     
  11. Rosie64

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    The swelling is about 3 inches long right in the middle of his back , so just behind the shoulders should be ok

    I can not walk him on a collar , he is not a great puller but can be reactive to other dogs and the smallest amount of pressure on his throat from a collar causes him to start coughing
    and wheezing

    That looks as though it is high enough up not to rub the bad part of his back , could you please tell me the name of it please

    Thank you for your very kind offer I will see if I can find one first but if I need to take you up on it I would expect to pay for it

    Thank you all for your suggestions
     
  12. Freyja

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    I'm sorry I don't know the name of it my husband works in a pet shop and he got them for Willow and Buck 18 months ago but I see a lot of dogs wearing them so they should be available in pet shops



    Edited to add I have just looked on the pet shops website and it is called a touring harness.
     
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  13. Rosie64

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    Thank you I will have a look
     
  14. Blitz

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    Mine have the mesh harnesses which do not put a lot of pressure on. They are not expensive either, think our vet sells the doodlebone ones for about £8 though they seem to be much more expensive in some places.
     

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    Me too !:oops:
     
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