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decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby chewbecca » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:07 am

I am thinking my next purchase for the pups is going to be harnesses that I can put them in to walk on the electric treadmill.

In this AWFUL heat AND humidity, I cannot walk my dogs in this crap. And I want to start them on the electric treadmill, but I'd feel safest, probably, walking them on it with a harness on.

I want a decent harness, but for a decent price because they're growing soooooo much that I don't want to purchase them a super nice walking harness yet.
But I don't want a super thin nylon one that will rub them a ton, either.

Any suggestions, please??

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby chelsea00133 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:26 am

MissyV's walking harnesses arent that expencive, maybe that would work? You could buy one maybe a little oversized so it will last a while, and just use it for both pups?

Otherwise, I think your only option for a cheap harness is a regular nylon one. You could always add padding to the harness yourself, so it doesnt rub.

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:06 pm

I can make 1" wide nylon harnesses in two different styles, and in any size. They are adjustable of course. The nylon I use is thick and soft. I will be adding 1.5" wide harnesses, but I think that would be too much for a puppy. My prices are very reasonable and vary depending on size.

Just throwing that out there! PM me if you want to discuss it further. Otherwise, I'm sure there are plenty of people on here who could offer up some different options. :)

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby chewbecca » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:32 pm

Do you have brown nylon, Jacki?

Ophie weighs over 27 lbs. and Luke weighs over 30 lbs.

I could probably do a 1 1/2".

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Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:10 pm

Yep, I have brown in both widths.

You would prefer 1.5"?

I would use 1.5" heavy polypro lined with black, soft seatbelt webbing to avoid chaffing/irritation, but it would still be lightweight and comfortable.

Were you looking for a step-in style: http://o.b5z.net/i/u/10094788/i/feharness1.jpg

Or a traditional Roman style: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4 ... AA300_.jpg

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Postby dogs4jen » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:53 pm

I don't use a harness with my dogs on the treadmill. They are beyond the puppy stage, but I just let them be loose, and they hop on and off whenever they want, like if they think I'm being too stingy with the treats. lol

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Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:55 pm

dogs4jen wrote:I don't use a harness with my dogs on the treadmill. They are beyond the puppy stage, but I just let them be loose, and they hop on and off whenever they want, like if they think I'm being too stingy with the treats. lol


Haha I do the same. No harness or collar, just occasional soft, small treats. If I don't dole them out according to her schedule, she hops off.

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby dogs4jen » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:09 pm

Sometimes I think they are training us more than the other way around! :huh?:

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Postby WackyJacki » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:21 pm

dogs4jen wrote:Sometimes I think they are training us more than the other way around! :huh?:


Well duh. :))

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby chewbecca » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:32 am

WackyJacki wrote:Yep, I have brown in both widths.

You would prefer 1.5"?

I would use 1.5" heavy polypro lined with black, soft seatbelt webbing to avoid chaffing/irritation, but it would still be lightweight and comfortable.

Were you looking for a step-in style: http://o.b5z.net/i/u/10094788/i/feharness1.jpg

Or a traditional Roman style: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4 ... AA300_.jpg

?



Roman. :))

I'll put Luke's 1 1/2" collar up again Ophie to decide whether or not I'd want to go 1 1/2".

Even though there is only a 3-5 lb. difference between Luke and Ophie, there is quite a bit of difference in body size for some reason.
Well, he's a male, so he'll be thicker due to that, but honestly, it's something you'd have to see in person to understand how weird the size difference is between the two even though the weight is not that much different.

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby Rossignol » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:31 am

Jacki, your harnesses look really great!

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Postby WackyJacki » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:00 am

Rossignol wrote:Jacki, your harnesses look really great!


Thank you Brad but I did not make the Roman style one, just googled for a picture. :)

I don't offer them on my site yet (just the step in), but I make them, and will eventually get around to getting them on there!

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby Rossignol » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:23 am

Even so, I did see the step in harness on your site! :)

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby WackyJacki » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:38 am

Well that's nice of you to say, thank you. :)

I will be adding regular nylon ones too for those who just want something basic (and less expensive!) Plus the 1.5" ones eventually.

Waiting on longer grommets for my thick nylon/polypro collars...

I hate waiting for supplies to arrive! lol

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Re: decently priced, quality puppy harness

Postby Charlie282 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:39 am

I was just looking around for a harness, glad I saw this. I'll be checking your site out.


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