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I just thought I'd share this with you guys.
I was talking to a lady at Petsmart about how my dog simply hates her harness. She will run from me when I want to put it on and once she has it on she rubs it on the walls, rolls around and is just agitated. She flips the dog over and shows me where the harness has been rubbing her armpits raw!!!
I felt so guilty for making the baby wear this thing! I bought her a non-pull Mesh Harness and she loves it! no more running away when she sees it!
 

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I'm honestly surprised that there aren't more stories like this. You put straps anywhere where there is constant rubbing even when the dog isn't pulling, and it's going to do that.
 

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Could it be that the harness was too tight? We have used the harness for a few years now and haven't had a problem.
 

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It definitely sounds like that wasn't fitted properly - either way too tight or too loose. I used to have an Easy Walk, and it would loosen up on it's own. I stopped using it and we have a Sensible harness that seems to work and fit better than the easy walk did. We don't use it often though.

Poor dog that nobody noticed his raw armpits earlier! :(
 

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My yorkies always walk on harnesses and I have never had a problem. Most of the time the wear them 24/7 unless being groomed. I guess I have just been lucky.
 

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I just use a harness for my dachshund and only when he goes for walks. Harnesses are not meant to be on dogs 24/7. It is way too easy for them to get hung up on something. I don't leave the collars on my dogs on in the house either. My golden loves to lay on top of one of the AC vents. One day he stood up and had the AC shaft grid hanging off of his collar and that big AC shaft hole in front of him. Luckily, I was home and removed it and made sure he did not step into the shaft and break a leg. That was the last time, any of my dogs had the collars on in the house. Also, my friend's yorkie almost strangled himself to death with his collar when she was at work. She found him just in the nick of time.
 

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The EasyWalk Harness did the same to Hank. I bought a Sporn non-pull mesh harness. The harness straps are wrapped in fleece and are very loose during walking.
 
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