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Old 03-29-2019, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, Ive been looking for a good harness for Gypsy.
The one she has rubs on her front legs and give her a rash. When she sees it she runs away. Its kind of funny and sad at the same time.
I giver her the sign for walk and she gets excited then when she see her harness she runs away.

Since she is in her harness a fair bit of time in the summer cuz were hiking, at friends houses that aren't fenced in or camping I am looking for something that is sturdy, comfortable and with little nylon since she is sensitive to nylon.

Any thoughts or suggestions
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think bte2 recommended a leather harness on another thread, can't remember which one.

I use a nylon with padding at the contact points made by Ruffwear, couldn't be happier but unfortunately it seems this won't work for you.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah ... unfortunately for me ... sigh. I find I have to use a harness with my new Boxer/Pit mix!!! SHe's a serious freaking A-hole .at times, ... but I digress.

You could try Walmart ... I found a suitable harness there for Bella. She is a Pit/Boxer mix but she has the big chest thing going on! The one I got I was "cheap" and has a lot of adjustability and it fits her fine without rubbing!

Your issue however, would be I would think that she has already built bad associations with the use of harness?? So your gonna have to let her get use to it. She would need to wear it around the house without a leash to start. But eyes on her while she is in it! Bella chewed thru Struddell's harness in doors while I was not looking?? That crap ... had not happened "with my other dog's, so there is that.

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Old 03-30-2019, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you looked at these?


Perhaps email them for more information on exactly what its made from. They are very responsive to email and questions. If you give them measurements they will help you find the right fit. I've heard a lot of good things.
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you for all the suggestions
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have used PetSafe Easy Walk Dog Harness, No-Pull Dog Harnesses on all my boxers. They work very well but they are nylon. Tala needed moleskin placed on the chest and stomach area of hers because it made her itch. The moleskin worked very well. I bought a roll of it on Amazon and it lasted a couple of years. Howard had to have fleece sewn onto his chest and around the front leg area for the same reason. He was such a big boy the tape didn't work well for him - kept peeling off. Otherwise, I used a least rolled leather harness on Tala later when she was old and well-trained. it does not give the support though that a flat harness does BUT it's much better on their fur.
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok great thanks
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I know this is an old post but I had the same problem with Easy walk harness it was rubbing my dogs raw in their armpits where there isn't much hair so what I did was buy a fleece halter set for a horse's halter and I took the part that goes over the crown of the horse (behind the ears) and slid it over the belly part of the easy walk and it worked great and I can take it off and wash it when it gets dirty it wasn't really expensive I think I got it at Tractor supply.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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We use the "Black Rhino" brand for our 2 girls and they love them. Great quality, many colors, padding in the right places and are very adjustable which I need as our puppy Lily is 5 months and growing like crazy. They even tell you where to measure you're dog so that you order the right size. Also, they have harnesses for service dogs and harnesses with glow in the dark material in case it starts getting dark while you're still out walking or walking early morning. I bought them on Amazon as Chewy didn't have a very large selection of harnesses and I believe I paid about $28 for the medium and $32 for the large for our "Gigi" who is 9 and weighs about 84 pounds. She's never worn a harness and took to this right away. I love them too because walking them with just the collar and leash always made me feel like they were choking if they pulled. These harnesses somehow prevent them from pulling as well. Hope that helps. Black Rhino has a large selection of all types of dog items on Amazon. It's worth checking out.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Interesting to see other dogs with the same issue as the Duke. He's about 6 months now and had been using a step through harness, but had the "armpit" rubbing issue and has since outgrown it anyhow and gone to a Kong harness. Will see if this one is any better, but good to see others posting the harnesses they use as well.
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