Suggestions on type of harness for 1 year old mini

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Suggestions on type of harness for 1 year old mini

Post by Hil54 » 26 Aug 2018, 15:12

Hi, we have decided to get a harness for our mini as she is still pulling quite a lot on walks and we are worried about damage it may be causing to her neck. She has only used a collar and lead before. She is quite small but a determined puller! Does anyone have suggestions for a good harness? There are so many out there. Thank you.

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Re: Suggestions on type of harness for 1 year old mini

Post by zeta1454 » 26 Aug 2018, 15:40

We use the Perfect Fit harnesses for our dogs and would definitely recommend them but you will need to train her not to pull :-)

https://www.dog-games-shop.co.uk/perfec ... rness.html
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Re: Suggestions on type of harness for 1 year old mini

Post by Oscar 12345 » 26 Aug 2018, 15:59

Leigh, do you use the ring at the front or top? Saw someone walking a cockerpoo a few days ago and they had a harness with a front ring and she said that had stopped her dog pulling.
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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Joined: 19 May 2011, 16:58
First Name: Leigh
Dog #1: Magic
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Born: 20 Apr 2010
Dog #2: Trilby
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Born: 15 Mar 2012
Dog #3: Pip
Born: 21 Feb 2014
is a: P/S Mini Bitch
Location: North Yorkshire

Re: Suggestions on type of harness for 1 year old mini

Post by zeta1454 » 26 Aug 2018, 16:09

Julie - we just use the ring at the top. Some of the harnesses do have a front ring too and I think the idea with those is that, if a dog pulls too strongly, it will turn the dog so should stop pulling. It may work but I couldn't comment from experience. We have tried to establish walking (approximately :D ) to heel using attention and treats from a very young age with pups. I know dogs do vary though as to how much they pull - with Magic it is more the other problem I have now that she likes to potter along sniffing at everything and taking a huge amount of time to go hardly anywhere :))
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras

Magic - Silversocks Sharade at Darksprite
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Re: Suggestions on type of harness for 1 year old mini

Post by Oscar 12345 » 27 Aug 2018, 12:02

Thanks Leigh, yes Otto sounds like Magic. He does like to potter with his bottom up and nose down. I think he inhales grit and dust...
Otto's motto - Everything's a toy unless it's edible...

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