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Echo's harness has started making her gag occasionally, I think it's too small for her so I'm going to get a new one.

I'm looking for:
- something that can cope with a big girth but narrow across the front.
- lots of room for the legs to allow movement.
- top attachment, the front attachment really throws off her gait.

I have had:

-Step through nylon ones, they rubbed in the wrong spot and were a nightmare to get her into.
-Ruffwear front range harness, its been good but now we are getting the gagging thing.

I figured I'd better start a new thread after hijacking @gnosticdog s thread. Thanks for the help in that Gnostic and Boxerluv!
 

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I love the freedom. Its easy to put on and they last and are comfortable for both my dogs even though they are different shapes and sizes. It has both the front and back hooks. When I really want to slow down my hound I use the front one but only if he is in a pulling mood. I like the velvet under strap because it is cushioned for comfort. It washes nice also. I have had mine for about 5 years and they look brand new. Make sure and order the leash in case you want to use both ends at the same time.
Freedom No Pull Harness
 

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Oscar has the Julius K9 harness, but we don't use it often, I prefer the ease and simplicity of a collar.

However, in your situation with a young dog, I would probably go for either a Balance Harness because it is adjustable on every strap, it has a back clip and also a front clip if you need it. My daughter's pitbull has one and it fits him great, he's a chesty dog!

Or a Perfect Fit Modular harness each piece is bought separately so you can get the just the right fit if your dog grows in the girth you only need to buy a new girth strap. It looks nice and comfy too with the fleece lining.

I don't know if the website linked is the cheapest/best place to buy from. But my daughter got her Balance Harness from them and was happy with the service.
 

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Just something to keep in mind too, if I remember correctly Echo not quite done growing yet (how old is she again?) so she may need to size up slightly. But you should probably be fine with something adjustable.

I personally like alpine outfitters urban trail harness. There fully padded and sit far enough back that it cant go into the armpits (an issue I had with regular old roman style and step ins). Its also custom made which is nice for dogs that don't fit regular harness to well due to their shape.
Ive also heard really good things about freedom and Julius K9, though ive never personally used one.
 
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Molly has a Dean & Tyler harness ......what is nice is that the chest strap on the front of the harness sits low and no where near the throat so there is no choking all the straps/ fasteners are adjustable too.

We have the DT Works harness and I love the 'handle' on it , as she is very little, and it makes it really easy to pick her up quickly ( I use a mobility scooter)
They make simple/lighter harnesses too, with the same low front chest strap.
You will find really good buys on them at Ebay and sometimes Amazon

Here's Molly in hers.....
 

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I am bumping this thread up because I have just discovered a new harness (new to the US that is), that I thought might be of interest to posters looking for a comfortable no choking harness, the Tre Ponti harness. They have a variety of styles for big and small dogs. The ones for small dogs looks very simple and comfortable, as do the harnesses for big dogs. I have no experience of these harnesses, I just thought they looked and sounded cool.

Tre Ponti Pet harnesses
 
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