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Body harness. You usually see them for small dogs, but they have them for all sizes - think what you see for sled dogs. You can thread a normal seatbelt through the center portion and if an accident occurs they are supported by the chest straps instead of just their necks.
It’s from Amazon, not sure if we can post links but here it is! rabbitgoo Dog Harness, No-Pull Pet Harness with 2 Leash Clips, Adjustable Soft Padded Dog Vest, Reflective No-Choke Pet Oxford Vest with Easy Control Handle for Large Dogs, Black, L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_49P4B6JSZQX58633ACX3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
A choke collar is just about the worst thing you could do to this dog. They are cruel and only cause more issues. Get a harness that allows you to clip the leash at his chest so that, when he does pull, it will naturally turn his body toward you, which stops the pulling. Here's one on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_97L7Fb2GRW5YX
I have this one off of Amazon and really like it. It has both front and back clips for the leash.
we have one of these for our Newfie... He doesn't need it anymore, but when he was younger, it made a HECK of a difference.
They have a gentle lead harness. The gentle lead that goes on the snout caused too much irritation. The gentle lead harness works well enough. Highly recommend. I think this one would work:
rabbitgoo Dog Harness, No-Pull Pet Harness with 2 Leash Clips, Adjustable Soft Padded Dog Vest, Reflective No-Choke Pet Oxford Vest with Easy Control Handle for Large Dogs, Black, L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AYP65HK61XG0N5H26374
We got this one 2 years ago in an XL and it’s still going strong. rabbitgoo Dog Harness, No-Pull Pet Harness with 2 Leash Clips, Adjustable Soft Padded Dog Vest, Reflective No-Choke Pet Oxford Vest with Easy Control Handle for Large Dogs, Black, L https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_J97TPFSN3ZY12AZ4KB93?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I bought this harness in 2019. Works really well through all the stages of his hair growth. That harness has grown through so much but still is strong and efficient. Would recommend trying it.
I suggest a harness where you can attach the lead to the front. It prevents pulling as it spins the dog around to face you if they pull. Like this one https://www.amazon.ca/Rabbitgoo-Harness-Adjustable-Outdoor-Material/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=asc_df_B01M8JT6FT/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292869037334&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2258734713368171915&hvpone=&hvptwo=&a...
A good harness will not hinder movement. The problem is when you have certain harness that lay on the shoulders. If they are not fitted correctly they can cause joint issues. You want a chest harness, something like this is a good option. I have this exact one for my guy that is a strong puller when he wants to chase a rabbit. If you attach the leash to the front clip and he tries to pull, it will pull him back toward you instead.
I have this
Edit to add: whatever you get, make sure where you clip on the leash is made of metal. If it's plastic, it'll break super easy.
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It’s been great for her but our other pitbill has a raw spot from where hers rubs against her chest.
This is what I have, but honestly I don't use the front clip much. Very sturdy harness. https://www.amazon.com/Rabbitgoo-Harness-Adjustable-Reflective-Material/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=rabbitgoo+harness+dog&qid=1606420956&sprefix=rabitgoo&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlma...
I bought it off amazon. I didn’t want to spend a ton because I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I’ve had issues with harnesses chaffing. This one works surprisingly well.
Yes he was great in it while it fit! I ordered the size small so he outgrew it around 12 weeks. He is now in the size large Rabbitgoo harness from amazon that is similar and cheaper and we love that too! Harness
I don't think I need to read the rest, so I'll start my reply with, she's a dingus because she's a German Sheppard/Border Collie. She wants to explore and hop around.
I'd like to suggest a nice harness for that breed.
but instead, this Amazon suggestion should help
Dog Harness on Amazon
If you look at a couple pics of this one, you can see that it is adjustable in multiple ways so it will fit many shapes well. This one even says it has 2 top and 2 bottom adjustments which could be helpful. I'd recommend reading some amazon reviews and look for dogs like yours and see how it fits their dogs.
You don't even need to purchase on Amazon just to get an idea what to look for
Ah, that helps a lot thank you!
Do you think this is a good choice for a harness? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?SubscriptionId=AKIAJO7E5OLQ67NVPFZA&ascsubtag=766991650-2-325274563.1576703893&tag=shopperz_origin1-20&th=1&psc=1
Properly may never be a thing, but harnesses that attach in the front under the chest make any dog I have ever met who pulls 100x easier. My mom thought my Aussie was so well behaved and easy and didn't need to have the harness on, I told her to do herself and leave it on if she took him out. They decided not to listen; and he decided to drag my parents down the street. If only parents could learn to listen and follow directions.. haha A lot of people really like the "gentle leaders" that attaches to their snouts, I just feel like them seem mean; but I have seen them work wonders as well.
Something like this is what I was referring to: Harness $20 on Amazon
If you have never seen/heard of them, the whole idea is that a clip that connects over the back aims all of their strengh directly in line to pull away from you, where if they attempt to pull with it clipped in the front it torques their body steering them away from where they are attempting to get to and they can't get the leverage to pull, so for the most part, they simply don't.
Something like this is much safer for the dog's health. There are dozens of brands -- I'm not recommending any one in particular -- just pointing out a design flaw that's common in "no pull" harnesses.
Thank you all for your advice. It’s very similar to this one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PV8BAbR43M1D2 trying different styles of harnesses plus the continued leash training may work. Will keep it up and to give him time to heal, keep it off unless he’s walking.
Based on the Amazon photos, the harness is on upside down. the long part should be on his chest.
This is it. Have had it for a year. It's been good. Have to adjust every so often.
I have this one. We used a small one when she was a puppy, now she is 9 months and 35 lbs so we have a medium one as well.
Here is a picture of her wearing the medium one.
Yeah this the kind I’m talking about https://www.amazon.it/rabbitgoo-Riflettente-Imbracatura-Super-Comoda-Grande-Taglia/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=sr_1_60_sspa?crid=2YYACM847P72R&keywords=pettorina%2Bh&qid=1666947385&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI2LjkwIiwicXNhIjoiNi40MiIsInFzcCI6IjUuNDkifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=Pettorin%2Ba%2B%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-60-spons&th=1
This is the harness that I got my Pyr. She's a puller and this reduced the pulling. It's easy to get on and off since mine doesn't like having to wear anything for most of the time when we're at home. Comes in tons of colours and is easy to adjust. I got an XL as my girl is 130 lbs.
It’s this one from Amazon! I love it. Very good quality.
I love everything about the adventures he’s still having thanks to you!
Do you have a dog harness with a handle? Those make a huge difference when moving around old dogs—at least being able to lift them a little while they “walk” on their own.
There a few styles that work well, and I like the rabitgoo brand since they hold up so well.
> rabbitgoo Dog Harness
Thanks for the suggestion but that won't fit my big boy. The largest girth for XXL is 38" and my guy is more like 42" to 44"
Pasting a link should work, I just copied and pasted this:
Or you can give the link a name:
Rabitgoo - Dog Harness
by using this format:
You add whatever text you want in the square brackets
Given that your dog is approaching other dogs, it might be a good idea to invest in a harness like this.
I have this harness for my dog, and it's wonderful. There are two clips - one in the front and one in the back, and there is a handle on top of the harness. The front clip is very useful because if your dog tries to pull on her leash, the positioning of the clip will spin her around so she is facing you. The back clip is like a standard harness clip and pulls from her shoulders.
The handle is my favorite part because you can literally prevent your dog from moving forward without your permission. My dog is 70+ lbs, pulls, and alternates between friendly and reactive depending on the cues the other dog is giving (like most dogs). This handle has saved my dog from many potential fights because he can't move more than the length of my arm, and I try to keep my arm as close to my side as possible.
Generally, the other owner and I are able to discuss if our dogs are feeling friendly during this time, and if not, I keep hold of the handle and continue walking my dog. My leash is in the other hand (and taut) so I'm using both simultaneously (my dog is strong), and this combination keeps my dog in check until we are able to safely pass the dog and owner. Sometimes he kicks up on his hind legs in an attempt to turn around or get away from the hold I have on the harness, but he's been completely unsuccessful so far.
It's important to remember that dogs are pack animals. Your dog might be friendly, and my dog might be friendly, but they are from different packs. My dog will protect me at all costs because he views me as his alpha and he doesn't know your dog. It's likely yours would do the same for you if she was caught by surprise. Situations like yours are NOT easy. Our dogs are our family.
As owners, it's our responsibility to recognize that we have to take protective measures to protect them from themselves. Dogs don't understand manners. They rely on their instincts. Your dog is very friendly, but when she approaches a dog with it's owner, she is approaching a dog and it's alpha. That is almost always going to ask for trouble.
Will this do? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M8JT6FT/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_search\_asin\_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
For health and safety, please just get a Y harness rather than the easywalk. The front band on the easy walk squeezes on your puppy's shoulders, and with a large breed (although any puppy), that's going to squeeze on their growth plates. A good harness shouldn't be squeezing on any joints. (Honestly, easy walks aren't good for adult dogs either, but especially not puppies).
We also have the front range ruffwear and love it. i know they're pricey though so i understand not wanting to buy another. I'd recommend just getting a cheap Y shaped harness with a front clip since your pup is going to grow out of it anyways. Haven't tried it but this one seems fine. It's really about the training, not the harness.
Just curious on what type of harness you bought. For a large, strong dog a chest harness is usually the best bet for making sure he can't get out of it. And, if you have an escape artist, a 3 point harness will help. Also, make sure it is fitted properly around next and body, you should only be able to fit 2 fingers between the harness straps and the dog. My boy is very athletic with a slim next and a very deep chest, so he is hard to fit. An inexpensive chest harness that really seems to work for him is this one.
If it is a type of harness that has a strap across the dog's shoulders, please make sure it is fit properly so it is not impacting his shoulder movement. Restricted shoulder movement can damage joints and cause your dog to change its gait.
These are the only kinds of harnesses my little piggy gets.
I usually buy the bully sticks from my local pet store but they look like this.
This or this.
I reccomend something with a similar style, especially for a cat and a first-timer. Unless he's super floofy and all the fur will get in the way, you'll want a comfy harness for him so he can appreciate safety and comfort of walks outside.
Test it indoors first to make sure it fits right, that he can't bolt, and (I almost lost a cat this way thanks to a squirrel), make sure you can hold onto it if he bolts. Don't freak out if he plays dead; I've heard this is common among cats in harnesses the first few times.
Rabbitgoo Dog Harness No-Pull... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Here you go!
I do the exact same when descending mountains with my dude, clip on to the front and he'll just walk along side https://www.amazon.com/Rabbitgoo-Harness-Adjustable-Reflective-Material/dp/B01M8JT6FT/
Clip him on the back and he pulls like crazy
First, I would first strongly recommend getting a front clip harness (where the leash clips to the front of their chest instead of their back) and seeing how that goes. Made a huge diff. in my boy (something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Rabbitgoo-Harness-Adjustable-Reflective-Material/dp/B01M8JT6FT). If that doesn't work then I would go with the Gentle Leader - I've seen several dogs in my neighborhood w/ them and the owners rave but I'm reluctant to use one b/c I think ppl see it on a pit and assume it's a muzzle and will stay far far away. My dog does great w/ his front clip harness anyways, so thankfully haven't needed to level up.
Second, are you doing any leash training with him to help with pulling? At the most basic, red light/green light or "making like a tree" ?? If not, then that NEEDS to be your next step. The leash or harness are just accessories, but you need to train good behavior to really make a change
Oh shit I just got the same harness. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M8JT6FT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I got mine a Rabbitgoo, pretty reasonable at Amazon. I know that basset sizes can be weird but the large fit my 7 month old: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CxF6zbH6YB03X
This one has been amazing! The head adjusts seperatly from the back. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M8JT6FT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_G77V0PZAS9QWNQBC0165
Eh, I'm anti-collar. I'd get a harness over a collar.
This is a really good one You can also find LED blinking lights at pretty much any pet supply store, or on amazon, and clip it to his harness.
I only say this because my dogs have had collar accidents twice. The first time, they were playing and one dog got her jaw caught in my other dog's collar. They were both freaking out and she was starting to choke the other dog.
The other time, when my dog was about 3 months old, I had put the baby gate up in the bathroom while I went to run errands. I had a weird feeling I should go check on him again before I left, and when I did, his collar was caught on the gate (he had been jumping up) and he was choking. After that, harnesses only. Not worth the risk. My vet told me she sees tons of collar accidents too :(