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Harness Recommendations?

Roscoe has just about outgrown his puppy harness, it's getting a little tight and so I want to invest in good, new one. I figure that it should fit him into adulthood because he is 5 months now and weighs just about 8 lbs, and I really don't see him being much more than 12 lbs.

Any brands or specific styles you all recommend? Hopefully one that won't cause a lot of matting - so far we haven't had any problems in this department and I'd like to keep it that way

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Are there any issues the harness needs to address? Pulling, for example?

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My favorite is the Coastal Size Right Harness. I haven't had a matting problem with this. I like it cause it's so simple to use. Literally you just pop it over their head, and buckle under their belly. And it just has one place you have to adjust it. I hate harnesses where there are like 3 or 4 different places to adjust the size.

http://www.coastalpet.com/products/p....php?Sub_ID=29

There is the link to them.

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Here's a thread I started recently on this subject. Harness Dilemma

I ended up buying this rolled leather one. It is causing much less matting, in general. It seems to be the best I've tried, so far. It wasn't cheap but, I don't think it was unreasonable since it is actually a harness and leash. They have many cute styles available (I'm thinking I may get the cupcake or butterfly wings, too )

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Are there any issues the harness needs to address? Pulling, for example?
He's actually been pretty good with the pulling up until recently, he's been a little naughtier on our walks but I think that's because his daddy is not as bossy as me!

Honestly, I just want one that will be comfortable for him, easy for me to put on him, and one that won't create matts. So I guess I want the perfect harness

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Leslie how do you size this? Actually I was wondering how it fits on too?
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Leslie how do you size this? Actually I was wondering how it fits on too?
Measure around the chest, just behind the front legs. If you click on the "size" button on the page I linked to you'll see what sizes they come in. Tori measures 14". I could have gotten the XXS since it works for 10"-14". But, I decided to get the XS (12"-16") instead to be certain it wouldn't be too tight of a fit. It slips on over the head and the front legs go between the head and chest "loops". Once on, you just cinch up the slide to a comfortable tightness. It holds nicely and doesn't move from where you put it.

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Harness Recommendation

I'm new here and haven't had a chance to introduce myself but wanted to give my recommendations on harnesses. I have this harness for my 3 month old Havanese who is only 3.75 lbs in xsmall and then I have one in small for my 8.25 lb ****zu-maltese mix.

They come with leashes and they are adjustable with a clip. I really, really like them so much that when we got our Havanese I went directly to the boutique that I had bought the other one at a year ago to see if they had them still and they did.

http://www.overstock.com/Gifts-Flowe...=2#custreviews

Also, our 14 lb mutant Maltese wears this which is more rugged:

http://woofandbark.com/catalog.php?i...6category%3D50
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I think I probably have one of everything by this point and I will say the what makes any harness good or bad is more in the dog and the pulling I can put rolled leather and satin lined on Belle and she still comes out a matted mess. I can then put the "bad" harnesses on Dora and she comes out matt free. I think if you saw each of them on a walk, you would see the real reasoning.

Dash almost never matts from anything and recently we have been walking him in his same harness (puppia) but with a coupler to Belle and sure enough... MATTS!

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