... a new day harness for Champ.
Because Champ has had a severe neck injury and has an elongated soft palate, the only thing I use his collar for is to attach ID tags.
Because Champ always seems to have behaviors we are working on improving/eliminating, I need to be able to get a hold of him easily and/or have him drag a line at times.
Hence, our use of harnesses.
I just haven't found the right one. I'm not that picky, I swear!
+No pressure on the neck.
+Design & materials that minimize rubbing/chafing.
+Padded or lined straps.
+Loop or handle over the back.
-No-pull design. (We use a separate harness for walking.)
What he has used for a day harness and still use occasionally:
+Step in harnesses: Straps too narrow/pressure not dispersed enough for my preference; Champ chewed on them (we've gone through multiple) when wearing.
+Padded Pulling/Carting harness: bulky; girth clip rubbed. (Did love how versatile and well padded it was)
+Easy Rider car harness: Would have stuck with this if the metal strap guides were shaped differently; as they are, they dig into the back when there is any pulling pressure from a leash.
+Julius K9 IDC Belt harness: plastic buckle rather bulky and right behind elbow; not very soft; not padded
+Comfortflex Sport harness: currently use the most, usually with the JK9 chest plate attachment; w/out the attachment, there seems to be too much pressure just above his breastbone; the attachment itself is not very comfortable seeming
Other harnesses we have tried:
-Tuff traditional halter
-EzyDog quick clip
-ASPCA car harness
Harnesses I am leaning towards:
Hurtta Padded Y-harness
Doggles V-Mesh harness
Does anyone have any suggestions?