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    For those of you who use a harness for your bully, can you help me with choosing a good quality one? I started taking Tate out for walks this week and have been using a collar and leash but i think i'm tugging on his neck too much and don't want to hurt him. Also, he doesn't look like a happy camper when that collar/leash goes on!

    I'm stopping by Petco after work today if anyone has any suggestions for me. Thanks!

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    I haven't needed a harness for Princess..but I think this one is cute! At least the style. It actually looks like it works good for the broad chested dogs!



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    We have one from petsmart that when we go for rides or walks we always use. The harness will help control them better too..
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    I use the step in kind for Matilda. I like it a lot better than the other kind. This one no where near the tummy area.


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    We have this one that helps to stop them from pulling. Works great for us.
    http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walk-Harness-Petite-Color/dp/B000OGLHDO/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1304540411&sr=1-19

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    There are 2 different kinds of harnesses out there....there's the one that has to slip over there head and then put their feet in and it gets really complicated when your bully is there trying to eat it as your putting it on lol. The one we have is where he just steps into it and it clips on his back (has 2 rings to put the leash on). Since you're going to Petco...this is the style of the one I have and looked up an example on their website: PETCO Easy Step-In Red Comfort Harness for Dogs at PETCO The easy step in one really made it easier for us since we have a hyperactive boy that wont stand still for 2 min lol. Hope this helps!
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    I like the step-in harnesses best. They also give you better control. Kong makes some that have the padded chest, but I like the ones from Carolina Pet Pantry.
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    I use the step in harness, I have much better control, Vegas is not choking himself, and it has padded chest and underarms. The ONLY problem I have with it is ME......and getting the DAM* thing on!!!! I get it so twisted and turned all the while Vegas is crying to go out and he gets mad at me, I get mad at the harness it is a vicious circle!! By the time I finally figure it out and open the door Vegas is on a dead run to get away from me. @JAKEISGREAT----thought you would like this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    I use the step in harness, I have much better control, Vegas is not choking himself, and it has padded chest and underarms. The ONLY problem I have with it is ME......and getting the DAM* thing on!!!! I get it so twisted and turned all the while Vegas is crying to go out and he gets mad at me, I get mad at the harness it is a vicious circle!! By the time I finally figure it out and open the door Vegas is on a dead run to get away from me. @JAKEISGREAT ----thought you would like this post
    ohhhhh@KMARINO....this is too funny and now I have that image in my head!! THIS is why I haven't gotten a harness yet!!

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    thanks guys, for all the suggestions. i'm off to Petco now and will look for the step in kind based on what everyone said. I need something "easy" to put on Tate 'cuz just placing his collar on is a challenge unless of course i bribe him with a snack !

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    We like the Gooby big dog harness. It is soft and is made with a breathable mesh. Very easy to put on. Hope you found one you like!

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    I really like this harness, although I haven't purchased one for Barkley yet. I use it to walk my bosses' dog everyday - he is a min pin and very hard to control. This harness is awesome and it's not a step in one! I'm just waiting for Barkley to get a little bigger before buying one. Here is the link. About the Wonder Walker If you don't like the one you bought, try this one. Good luck!

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