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I have the sensation and really like it, but found one I even like better, www.walkyourdogwithlove.com It is easier to put on and has a longer front connection.... also much more adjustable. ( one size fits a bigger range).
 

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Just my .02 worth...

I tried the ez-Walk Harness http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/easywalk/productdescription which is like the Sense-ation Harness and never was happy with the fit. It also rubbed under Hank's front legs and seemed to be uncomfortable for him.

I didn't use it much and he quickly outgrew it. I tried the Sporn no-pull Harness http://www.sporn.com/cgi-bin/commerce.exe?preadd=action&key=SPUS3 and it's great. It fits loosely on the dog so, much easier to size and very comfortable to wear. There is nothing to un/buckle around fur since the dog steps into the Sporn. I bought the Sporn at PetsMart.
 

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I once made the mistake of hooking my 3 BIG dogs to harness and skiing down the road.
They were going 90 miles and hour, has anyone read "Winterdance"? Anyhow, it's a story about a man training for the Iditarod.
I felt about as dumb ( an with similar experience) when I couldn't get them to respond to "WHOAAAAA~!!!"
At that time I had 2 Labradors and a Husky Shepard mix.
Talk about a learning experience !

I won't tell you that I tried it with a bike in the summertime, how could anyone be so dumb 2 times??
The only good thing was I never hooked up to my horse.
At least he would have responded to "Whoa". Well, maybe...........
 

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Just my .02 worth...

I tried the ez-Walk Harness http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/easywalk/productdescription which is like the Sense-ation Harness and never was happy with the fit. It also rubbed under Hank's front legs and seemed to be uncomfortable for him.
Interesting thing - I've fit a lot of dogs for these harnesses - roughly 50% of the dogs are structured as such that the harness fits better upside down...I know it should be the same - but it's not. If you are having fit problems try flipping it over so that the "different" color is on the top. Well meaning folks might tell you that it's on upside down - but it's what works for individual dogs. I also like the front piece to fit higher than most people adjust theirs for...higher up means more leverage and less restrictive of movement.

Erica
 

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Erica,

Thanks for the tip about the upside down harness. I will try that with my Sensation harness.
 

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I have the sensation and really like it, but found one I even like better, www.walkyourdogwithlove.com It is easier to put on and has a longer front connection.... also much more adjustable. ( one size fits a bigger range).
Oooh thanks for posting this!!! I think we are going to try one for Oscar. He should be a sled dog with how much he pulls... :doh: so we'll see how it goes!

I tried the Sporn no-pull Harness http://www.sporn.com/cgi-bin/commerce.exe?preadd=action&key=SPUS3 and it's great. It fits loosely on the dog so, much easier to size and very comfortable to wear. There is nothing to un/buckle around fur since the dog steps into the Sporn. I bought the Sporn at PetsMart.
Yes, this was our first harness for Oscar, maybe when he was 3 months old? I agree, it is a very soft harness that was EASY to get on and off of him, and it is highly & easily adjustable.
BUT I just wanted to say if there is anyone here thinking of getting one for their PUPPY: the connector part is made of a bit more flimsy material than the regular nylon leash material (since you have to pull it through the little clasp thingy), so if you have a CHEWER (like Oscar!), your dog can ruin it very easily. Oscar was always turning around and grabbing the little connector part, because the little metal ring where you attach your leash was always hitting against him when the leash was slack so he was trying to attack it -- and he eventually pretty well shredded it. :doh:
So we switched to the "regular" harness (like this kind: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3519705) which he couldn't chew on in the same manner (he still likes to chew on the leash, but that is much sturdier). It doesn't help stop him from pulling, but it DOES help prevent him from choking himself when pulling :uhoh: :p: Just my 2 cents! ;)
 

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Oooh thanks for posting this!!! I think we are going to try one for Oscar. He should be a sled dog with how much he pulls... :doh: so we'll see how it goes!



Yes, this was our first harness for Oscar, maybe when he was 3 months old? I agree, it is a very soft harness that was EASY to get on and off of him, and it is highly & easily adjustable.
BUT I just wanted to say if there is anyone here thinking of getting one for their PUPPY: the connector part is made of a bit more flimsy material than the regular nylon leash material (since you have to pull it through the little clasp thingy), so if you have a CHEWER (like Oscar!), your dog can ruin it very easily. Oscar was always turning around and grabbing the little connector part, because the little metal ring where you attach your leash was always hitting against him when the leash was slack so he was trying to attack it -- and he eventually pretty well shredded it. :doh:
So we switched to the "regular" harness (like this kind: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3519705) which he couldn't chew on in the same manner (he still likes to chew on the leash, but that is much sturdier). It doesn't help stop him from pulling, but it DOES help prevent him from choking himself when pulling :uhoh: :p: Just my 2 cents! ;)
I guess Hank was maybe 4 months when we got the Sporn. We don't have any problems with him chewing the connector part, just the leash itself... a whole different problem I'm working on! :doh::doh:
 
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