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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Harness = matting

Ok, so Beamer has been matting like crazy since the weather has gotten good because of the long walks and harness.

Will the Pupia harness make him matt significantly less than a regualar harness? any other ideas?

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Ryan,

I keep Bugsy in longer coat and can't use the Puppia harness, as it really matts his hair. There are really good rolled leather harnesses tha will not matt your dog. They are expensive, but well worth it if you want to preserve that long hair. Here's one link. I like this harness because you buy the leash separately and can take it off for your pup to play.

http://www.thepamperedpup.com/shoppi...harnesses1.asp

Here's another link with different types of leather regular and step in harnesses.

http://www.ossoandco.com/s/shopdispl...&cat=harnesses

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Hi Ryan,

I found that the only thing that doesn't cause mats is rolled leather. I don't know if they make a rolled leather harness or not - they definitely have collars though. I think even the Puppia ones would cause matting because they will rub against the body/hair, but maybe someone that has one can confirm.

Oops, I should have read Julia's post more carefully! Thanks for the link to the rolled leather harnesses!!

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Thanks for the links! I have been dying over not having a harness for Tito for walks. He likes to follow Carmen, who is not very reliable at heeling, and often winds up hurting his throat. Do they sell those in stores at all or just online?

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Hey, I was using a harness too - but had to switch back to a collar because it was matting... so THANK YOU for that link!
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Here's another link for rolled leather harnesses.

www.trixieandpeanut.com

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I think it means you aren't walking fast enough Ryan!

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Do they sell those in stores at all or just online?
I live in San Francisco, so off the top of my head I can think of a couple of stores that sell rolled leather harnesses. Bow Wow Meaow, Osso & Company, Citi Pets (I think) and in Burlingame Plaza De Paws.

If I think of others, I will add them to this post.

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Rolled leather harness you say?? Perhaps I will get one for beamster... not sure i have seen them locally though.. I will hve to look around...

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I bought rolled leather harnesses for the girls and they do help a LOT. The puppia harnesses mat their chests and necks like crazy if they wear them very long. I paid a huge price by keeping them on the girls while driving to Phoenix and back. I do think the Puppias are more comfortable for them when riding in the car, I found rolled leather harnesses at a pet store in Carmel. They were pricey ($65 each) but so far, they seem to be worth their weight in gold.

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