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Oh, the amount of things I've tried for young Freddie! I finally found what I thought was a pretty good harness - he didn't pull as much (we're still teaching him not to pull so we can eventually use a collar), and it appeared comfortable on him but after a good old stroke today I've noticed that it's been rubbing and therefore looks as though it's burned some of his hair.

The harness is this one

I originally thought it was the nylon but it appears it's the cord, or more like shoe lace that sits behind his shoulder.

Does anyone have any ideas, either for what I can do with this one or what harness I can buy? I tried him out with a head harness but I just hated the way it looked - Freddie's got such a sweet face and I just didn't like the idea of people thinking he was some kind of terror dog and not see his beautiful face!

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
 

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Not my dog but i have this collar/harness that tightens when the dog pulls - i think it's great. When he pulls the straps under the front legs tighten and slow him down.
 

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we use teh gentle leader body harness and it stoped pulling right away. In fact we used it in the store when we were purchasing it.
 

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caillou\";p=\"74633 said:
Not my dog but i have this collar/harness that tightens when the dog pulls - i think it's great. When he pulls the straps under the front legs tighten and slow him down.
Is it made by Sporn? It looks like this one

The one he currently has is also made by Sporn and I think it plays on a similar principle to that one. Take a look at this page I've currently got the mesh one and I think the one you've got is the training halter?
 

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Mine isn't made by Sporn (don't know if i'd find the brand over here) but it is pretty much identical to the training one - you're right. It doesn't rub Voltaire at all and i've had it about a year now.
 

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caillou\";p=\"74683 said:
Mine isn't made by Sporn (don't know if i'd find the brand over here) but it is pretty much identical to the training one - you're right. It doesn't rub Voltaire at all and i've had it about a year now.
Yeah, it looks identical - I think I'll go ahead and get one of those. Thanks for the tip.
 

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I completely forgot to follow up on this topic after I had purchased the latest harness. I am now on another harness and I am at my wits end as to what to get next! The problem I have with the latest one is there's rubbing occuring under Freddie's front legs and although it doesn't seem to bother him it bothers me that I think it looks a little sore. It's the one on
this page.

I'm wondering next about a leather harness like this one but would rubbing still occur? Leather would be much better than nylon, once it's worn in, I'm thinking.

Ideally I would like a neoprene one but can't seem to find one anywhere. Neoprene is the kind of material wetsuits are made from and sometime the inner of sports sandals. Basically it's very soft and comfortable.

It would be nice to actually get one that works, doesn't rub and that I can keep for more than a couple of months!!!

The reason I like harnesses is that there's something better to grip hold off, rather than a collar, when Freddie decides he wants to go and eat someone's football!!!

Any help, once again, would be really appreciated.
 

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Pixi7272\";p=\"137985 said:
http://www.tugnhug.com/page3.html#fly This comp.s flyball harness seems to have neoprene padded in it.
I love the handle - if Freddie was a bit lighter I could just carry him like a shopping bag  :D
 

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greencode\";p=\"137989 said:
[quote="Pixi7272\";p=\"137985":1m4r21dn]http://www.tugnhug.com/page3.html#fly This comp.s flyball harness seems to have neoprene padded in it.
I love the handle - if Freddie was a bit lighter I could just carry him like a shopping bag
 

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if it's rubbing, that's the only problem, and you don't want to have to buy something new...try going to a horse tack store, you can get what they call "halter fuzzies" which is basically either fun fur (the cheap ones) or fleece (more expensive) that are in tubes for putting on a horses halter for just the same reason - rubbing.  Some of them are just tubes (so they can only go on parts that they can slide on) but there are also ones with velcro so you can wrap it around parts that you can't just slide something on (i.e. non-detachable parts).  I hope that makes sense, haha!  Or if you have any sort of sewing sense, they're ultra easy to make, although they are also very cheap to buy.

Here is a set of sheepskin ones:
http://greenhawk.ca/cgi-local/SoftCart. ... 1214336528

And here's an idea of the ones with the velcro:
http://greenhawk.ca/cgi-local/SoftCart. ... 1214336528

They can be bought individually or in sets, but as I don't know the measurements of the parts that are rubbing, or if you could just slide them on, I can't be much help as to which ones you need!

Or...maybe try a halti/gentle leader instead of a harness?
 

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[quote="Little_Boxer\";p=\"141089":2xjcgbws]if it's rubbing, that's the only problem, and you don't want to have to buy something new...try going to a horse tack store, you can get what they call "halter fuzzies" which is basically either fun fur (the cheap ones) or fleece (more expensive) that are in tubes for putting on a horses halter for just the same reason - rubbing.
 
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