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SENSE-ation Harness

Do any of you have experience with this one?
I know that every harness will cause matting to some degree, but step in harness from Rogz that I use now is working bad for us (long coat that gets pushed up). Fedja gets bad mats in a matter of minutes after putting this model on. I'm not fan of collars, and furthermore Fedja has sensitive neck so that's not even an option.
My experience has been that the more coat covered by a harness, the more matting. Also Fedja gets hot in that kind of harnesses because he is very active outside, so those Puppia models would not work for him.
I'm thinking of buying a SENSE-ation Harness, but would love to know if anyone have any experience with this harness? Thinking of buying a new model, so called SWIM SENSE-ation Harness (Fedja likes to swim), but design is the same as the regular one.
http://www.softouchconcepts.com/prod...im-sense-ation

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I wouldn't buy it. The buckle is one of those plastic slide together types. They can come apart when you least expect it and your dog slips out of the harness. The one I use for Rosie is all cotton and yes it has the same buckle, but it is on the top and each side has a D-ring, so that the leash snaps the two rings together. Then the harness can't come undone.
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I use exclusively the Sense-ation Harnesses, because the front clip encourages correct loose-leash walking, while a traditional, clip on the back harness encourages the dog to pull. (think sled dog)

The clips are very sturdy, and I've never heard of one coming apart, even on much bigger, heavier dogs. THis might be a problem with some cheaper harnesses with plastic clips, but I don't think it is here.

As far as matting is concerned, my experience is that ALL harnesses mat to some extent. This one is no worse than most, and better than many. The less the dog pulls, the less matting he gets.


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ALL harnesses mat to some extent. This one is no worse than most, and better than many. The less the dog pulls, the less matting he gets.
Happy to hear that you are content with SENSE-ation harnesses. I know I will get some mats with all harnesses, but glad to hear that this one is better then many others.

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Does anyone know the difference between the Sense-ation Harness ($32 Amazon), Sense-ible Harness ($27 Amazon), and Easy Walk Harness ($14 Amazon)?

They all seem to have the same design.

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I found the differences on the manufacturers website. I think I'm leaning towards the Sense-ation harness. Less moving parts than Easy Walk. Sense-ation and Sensi-ible have minor differences but the same manufacturer.

Any size recommendations?

Ted measured 15.5" girth which calls for a mini harness 13" - 16.5" girth
Poppy measured 16.0" girth which also calls for the mini harness.

I'm leaning towards ordering the X-small 16.5" - 20.0" girth.

Anyone else have advice on sizing if you own one of these.

Thanks!
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Does anyone know the difference between the Sense-ation Harness ($32 Amazon), Sense-ible Harness ($27 Amazon), and Easy Walk Harness ($14 Amazon)?

They all seem to have the same design.

Thanks,
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I think the Sense-ation and Sense-ible are different models from the same company. I use the Sense-ible harnesses and have been very happy with them. I purchased one Easy Walk harness whenwe wereon vacation, and Kodi chewed his regular harness up.( it was left beside him on the seat on a long car ride). I didn't like the Easy Walk. It was much harder toadjust the fit, and took more fiddling to get on him due to narrower straps and smaller buckles.


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Thanks Karen. I agree with Easy Walk. We were at Petco trying to adjust this harness and it was a hassle. Should I be concerned with our dogs escaping from the Sense-ation? I've read several reviews of dogs getting out of their harnesses.
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Thanks Karen. I agree with Easy Walk. We were at Petco trying to adjust this harness and it was a hassle. Should I be concerned with our dogs escaping from the Sense-ation? I've read several reviews of dogs getting out of their harnesses.
I don't think you should have a problem if the harness is properly fitted and your dogs know how to walk on a leash. I'm not saying that a dog that was struggling against you couldn't get free, but that's probably true of most harnesses and collars. Kodi has never gotten out of any harness or collar, but he hasn't tried, either.


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