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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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hey everyone,

just wondering what type of harness do you use?

my baby girl is 2 years old and I have been using a regular step in harness. I was looking to buy her a new one, and boy there are lots of different types you can get.

She will stay by my side when walking but will pull when she sees a dog (we are working on this - we've come a long ways with the pulling - it use to be constant pulling but now it's just when we see dogs).

I like the idea of the soft mesh harnesses (they look comfy) but not sure how they would affect their fur (does it cause matts? - @ 2 yrs old her fur is easy to manage, so I think a quick brush after a walk would do the trick, maybe?)

Anyhow, more just curious what type of walking harness you use and like

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good for you for choosing a harness. Karen will chime in hopefully. I use Easy Walk but others are good too.

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thx! I tried the Easy Walk, but she wouldnt walk with it (lol not what I was expecting given the name). I even tried giving her treats to get her to walk and no-go!

Its a bit difficult to find a harness that fits her properly, shes 8.6 lbs, with a narrow shoulders, so when it fits her body/belly it doesnt always fit properly across her neck/shoulders - I think that was the issue with the Easy Walk. I want to make sure she is secure in the harness, but fits properly and is comfy for her.

I can keep using the step-in, but just wondering what other options there are, since I do worry where she does pull at other dogs right now that it could hurt her (??)

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When Leo first came home I used a Doggie Design X-Small. He has outgrown that one. I now sometimes use a Sense-ible Harness sometimes though he is getting much better about not pulling so I mostly just use his leash and collar. The Sense-ible harness works well. Leo is just shy of 10 lbs and wears an X-small. If there is a smaller size you will probably want that as this one just fit Leo when he weighed 9 lbs and will probably be the only one he'll need even when fully grown.


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Bear uses a Puppia harness. It's also step-in. He needs a no fuss, quick on, quick off...otherwise he's a wiggle worm.
Wag-a-tude is another brand that he uses too. Also step-in.

There are SO many to choose from!! Good luck
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I have had good luck with the Easy Walk, but some friends use and recommend the Wonder Walker. It is similar in design, but seems to have a much wider range of sizes, not to mention lots of pretty colors. I was planning to get one, but it looks like he's stopped chewing on them so now I don't need one. Anyway, possibly they are cut differently from the Easy Walk and would have one that would be a better fit for your dog, if you'd like to try this style. Good luck!


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I use the Sense-sation harness, your pup would probably fit in the "mini" size. Tillie was in that size and it fit great until recently, I finally had to get the next size up for her. She's in an extra small now!!! wooooot!

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Execellent --- Thx everyone for all the suggestions!!! I'm going to check them out! The options at the pet stores are overwhelming - ill make a list and see what I can find

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I also use the sensation harness. Similar design as the "easy walk" but fits better and has less bulky clips. Make sure you buy it at a place that will fit it properly and that none of the clips are digging into her legs or chest. The point of this type of harness is that the dog can't pull (the leash clips out front so if they pull then it will flip them around)

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I also use the sensation harness. Similar design as the "easy walk" but fits better and has less bulky clips. Make sure you buy it at a place that will fit it properly and that none of the clips are digging into her legs or chest. The point of this type of harness is that the dog can't pull (the leash clips out front so if they pull then it will flip them around)
Yes, I use the Sense-ible, which is the same company, but with metal fittings rather than plastic. The Sensation is recommended for dogs who spend a lot of time in the water. I like these MUCH better than the Easy-walk for all the reasons previously stated.


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