Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SW of Chicago
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Toby's "Help 'em up" harness has arrived
And it's awesome!
It took about an hour (and a lot of 4 letter words) to get the straps adjusted, but now that's done and it fits him perfectly. The problem wasn't fitting it, it was figuring out where to tuck the extra straps so they don't flap around.
It's a very intelligently designed, well made product. Cost about $100 and I can see why. All nicely padded, double stitched, quality work.
The neat thing about it is that it's designed to stay on him all the time. It doesn't interfere with either peeing or pooping. I can just grab the little handle on the back over his butt and help him up on our tile floors, and I can hang onto it until he gets his legs steady underneath him.
An unexpected side benefit is that, the way the pad in back fits (which is removable), he places his back legs a bit farther apart than normal, which is giving him added stability walking and standing.
Also it's totally washable.
So far, I'm very pleased with it. He seems to be adjusting to it nicely, and isn't bothered by wearing it.
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD NN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"