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Question Curli Plush Vest Harness...thoughts?

I have a Canine Friendly Vest Harness for Lulah, that is great for belting her into the car when we go somewhere, but horrible for walking.

I've been looking into other options for a walking harness, and came across the Curli harness. I remember seeing this harness mentioned on the forum before.

For those of you who have one, what do you think about it? Does it cause mats? Is it comfortable? Is it worth buying?

Also, how is the sizing? Do they fit large or small, or pretty accurate? If I do order one, should I lean towards the smaller size or a larger size according to her measurements?

If anyone in Canada ordered one of these harness, which site did you order it from?

Thanks for your thoughts! She mostly is just in our fenced backyard right now because it's almost impossible to walk her in our other harness.

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I have a Canine Friendly Vest Harness for Lulah, that is great for belting her into the car when we go somewhere, but horrible for walking.

I've been looking into other options for a walking harness, and came across the Curli harness. I remember seeing this harness mentioned on the forum before.

For those of you who have one, what do you think about it? Does it cause mats? Is it comfortable? Is it worth buying?

Also, how is the sizing? Do they fit large or small, or pretty accurate? If I do order one, should I lean towards the smaller size or a larger size according to her measurements?

If anyone in Canada ordered one of these harness, which site did you order it from?

Thanks for your thoughts! She mostly is just in our fenced backyard right now because it's almost impossible to walk her in our other harness.
I have the Curli harness, and on a dog in full coat,especially if they get wet AT ALL on the walk, it WILL cause mats. There is just too much surface area not to.

As far as sizing is concerned, I have NO idea what size a puppy would wear. I tried them on Kodi in the store. The fit has to be pretty close, because there is almost no adjustability to the harness. But if it fits well, it is very comfortable for the dog. (except for the matting issue)

If you a re having trouble walking on a harness, though, the Curli is not going to help solve that. If you have trouble with her walking nicely on a leash, I'd go with a front-attach harness. My favorite is the "Sense-ation" or "Sense-ble" harness (two slightly different models, same company). The straps on this one cause less matting than any other harness I've tried, and the front attachment, used correctly, really teaches them not to pull. (If they start to pull, you just stop and stand still. The harness turns them back toward you, at which point, you praise and encourage them back to your side before going on. If you are consistent, they learn very quickly!)

I have tried MANY harnesses, and I keep coming back to these as my favorites.


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I have the Curli harness, and on a dog in full coat,especially if they get wet AT ALL on the walk, it WILL cause mats. There is just too much surface area not to.

As far as sizing is concerned, I have NO idea what size a puppy would wear. I tried them on Kodi in the store. The fit has to be pretty close, because there is almost no adjustability to the harness. But if it fits well, it is very comfortable for the dog. (except for the matting issue)

If you a re having trouble walking on a harness, though, the Curli is not going to help solve that. If you have trouble with her walking nicely on a leash, I'd go with a front-attach harness. My favorite is the "Sense-ation" or "Sense-ble" harness (two slightly different models, same company). The straps on this one cause less matting than any other harness I've tried, and the front attachment, used correctly, really teaches them not to pull. (If they start to pull, you just stop and stand still. The harness turns them back toward you, at which point, you praise and encourage them back to your side before going on. If you are consistent, they learn very quickly!)

I have tried MANY harnesses, and I keep coming back to these as my favorites.
Thanks Karen!

Lulah has no trouble being on leash...she took to it very easily and is very nice to walk with, thank goodness. I just don't like that harness for walking. I find it slides around a lot, which may stop happening when she gets bigger. As of Monday she was 5.5 pounds at 15 weeks and 2 days. She's got the XXS, but it's still a little loose. Who knows, I may love it when she really fits it well, but I'm not sure when that will be as that's the smallest size, and it fits 5-10 lbs.

I need a harness that she can use for walking now, otherwise she will be stuck in the backyard until she gains a couple more pounds...

Here in Canada we are limited in terms of what is available in-store. The only ones around here are cheaply made canvas harnesses. I don't want to waste my money. But this means there is no way to try anything on her.

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I have both the Curli harness ans the Sense-ible harness. The Curli causes awful mats if they walk much at all. The Sense-ible harness is much better though you may get little tangles on the chest or under the arms.


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Thanks Karen!

Lulah has no trouble being on leash...she took to it very easily and is very nice to walk with, thank goodness. I just don't like that harness for walking. I find it slides around a lot, which may stop happening when she gets bigger. As of Monday she was 5.5 pounds at 15 weeks and 2 days. She's got the XXS, but it's still a little loose. Who knows, I may love it when she really fits it well, but I'm not sure when that will be as that's the smallest size, and it fits 5-10 lbs.

I need a harness that she can use for walking now, otherwise she will be stuck in the backyard until she gains a couple more pounds...

Here in Canada we are limited in terms of what is available in-store. The only ones around here are cheaply made canvas harnesses. I don't want to waste my money. But this means there is no way to try anything on her.
Yeah, harnesses to fit little puppies well are tough. My breeder customized a small mesh harness for Kodi so that it fit him until he got a bit bigger. I low some people have gotten cat harnesses for their tiny puppies. Have you tried that? Especially since it is a temporary measure!


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Karen is spot on the harness info for long coat havs. You can also do a search for "Harness your love" page 4 for Curli harness info.
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I just got the Timberwolf Alpine robe step-in harness for Truffles in XS. She weighs 4lbs 6oz and it fits great. I ordered it from our local pet store because the colors were limited Online. It took a couple of weeks to get the color I wanted. I think I will order pink next time
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I've got the curli harness and I really like it because 1. he doesn't mind me putting it on him at all (there's no trying to hide when he sees me grab the harness, he just stands there and comes over for me to put it on) and 2. it's VERY comfortable for him. He spends all day in his harness while we are at work, so being comfortable is a big deal for us. He doesn't really matt up badly with it, but he isn't in full coat either.

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I've got the curli harness and I really like it because 1. he doesn't mind me putting it on him at all (there's no trying to hide when he sees me grab the harness, he just stands there and comes over for me to put it on) and 2. it's VERY comfortable for him. He spends all day in his harness while we are at work, so being comfortable is a big deal for us. He doesn't really matt up badly with it, but he isn't in full coat either.
Yes, if it weren't for the long coat/matting issue, it would be my favorite harness.


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