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I need some help on picking out the right harness for the girls.
Maggie is no problem on a leash. She'll walk right beside you and never pull.
Then there is her darling sister Jasmine. She pulls,reverse sneezes,pulls, reverse sneezes... etc... You can actually see Maggie's eye roll back like "Oh boy here she goes again". I feel bad walking her? I know I need a harness, and I did see one at petco that was made by 4 paws and is also good for the car?

Any suggestions will help?
 

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Most of those pet stores will allow you to bring the pup in so that you can fit them with the proper harness before purchasing them.

That should help.
 

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I would look for a harness with straps around the throat / breast that are not connected with a ring. I find that the ring on such harnesses cuts into the throat much like a collar. I have a preference for handmade harnesses with neoprene or fleece lining, but I'm not sure where you can get such harnesses in the states.

Another important thing to look for when picking out a harness is that the straps that run behind the front legs be not closer than the width of your hand to the dogs front legs, otherwise they may rub while walking.

Otherwise take your dog with to the store and try on the harnesses before buying. That way you can be sure that your dog feels comfortable wearing that type of harness.
 

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I like the harnesses made by Lupine. They are a little more expensive than most brands but worth it to me. The ring sits lower on the chest, not high up by Jersey's throat. And the straps aren't close to her legs. There is just one strap that goes under her belly. Plus, if anything should happen to it, Lupine will replace it for free. Even if it gets chewed by the dog, they still replace it for free. Take your dog in with you and try on several until you find one that fits well. Walk around the store a little bit with Jasmine to see how it works. Jersey used to pull a lot as well. She actually hurt her throat one time from pulling so hard. That's when I switched to a harness. Our trainer hated us for it, but since Jersey never mastered loose leash walking, I didn't have much of a choice.
 

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I tried every no pull harness on Spencer that you can think of and nothing worked to help with the pulling because he is the type of dog who always has his nose on the ground (like most other beagles). I now have a double D ring harness for Spencer and taight hin the "no pulling" command.

This is the one I have. I like the 2 D-rings because this way he can't bust out of it (he has slipped out of collars and broken the clips on them as well from pulling.

This is what I have:
http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_d...&N=2032961&Ne=2

I tried this but it kept loosening on him and he could almost get out of it.
http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_d...&N=2032961&Ne=2

And this one worked for a while but he learned to pull in it too.
http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_d...&N=2032961&Ne=2


I also use one like this one on Sydney but she is not a puller.
http://www.ipetconnection.com/photos/DFH01-2T.jpg
 

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In my past Doggie Mama life I was a Chihuahua Mommy. I didn't need a harness cause mine were true lap dogs. A couple of weeks ago, Hubby and I took the girl to Petsmart and I had to basically drag both into the store cause we didn't have harnesses. I just knew the humane society was gonna sweep in and get us both for cruelty.

So we got this




And WE ALL, including the Girls LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Hubby even has a Boxter that lives with his exwife and he is able to bring him over in his harness that is the same and we can walk all 3 dogs at once with little to no wandering!
 

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Marko, that is very similar to the one that Sydney has. I am thinking about getting one for Spencer. I will have to see who sells them around here.
 

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Tammy,

That harness is very similar to the Sporn No-Pull harness we have for Summer (had one for Murphy too). They work very well for heavy pullers. It has two draw backs though:

1. Alot of pulling can cause chaffing at the armpit area. Summer ended up bald there.

2. If you dog decides to be stubborn and not move, you can't pull him since it tightens around the front legs.

One great thing, no more reverse sneezing due to pulling in a standard collar.

We liked them.
 
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