This Small harness is designed to fit medium terrier sized dogs including large Jack Russells, Fox Terriers, Toy Poodles, Pugs, Tibetan terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Patterdale Terriers, Chinese Cresteds, small Whippets, medium to large Papillons and certain breeds of puppies and very large cat breeds. The size is comparable to our previous size 2, although we have extended our measurements between the dog's legs so that there is less chance of rubbing.
These new harnesses have been specially designed with an “O” ring at the top plus one at the front so that they can be used with a double ended lead. It becomes easy to stop your dog from pulling using Tellington TTouch (see http://www.xtradog.com/pulling for more details) leading and balancing walking techniques. These harnesses are designed and made by Xtra Dog and offer the following benefits:
• The only manufacturer of fleece harnesses to offer 11 standard fit sizes and a made-to-measure service
• Front rings are ideally positioned to re-balance pulling dogs
• New measurements for better clearance of the dog’s front legs
• “O” rings rather than “D” rings - less wear on the webbing
• Webbing matching the colour of the fleece - the most effective and stylish harness a dog can wear
• Machine washable at low temperatures
• Recommended by trainers, behaviourists, Tellington TTouch practitioners, vets.
• Featured in Dogs Today magazine, Your Dog, Dogs Monthly, Dog Trainer Magazine etc...
When walking a dog on the lead the use of a harness can prove a beneficial way to stop it from pulling. A harness takes pressure off the dog’s neck and the connection of the lead is closer to the dog’s natural centre of gravity than it is when attached at the collar. Many trainers and competitors, as well as pet owners, use and recommend harnesses for dogs.
These new harnesses have been specially designed with an “O” ring at the top plus one at the front so that they can be used with a double ended lead. It becomes easy to stop your dog from pulling using Tellington TTouch* leading and balancing walking techniques. These harnesses are designed and made by Xtra Dog and the only fleece harness on the market specifically designed for Tellington TTouch groundwork.
Our fleece harnesses are offered in 10 sizes, to fit dogs as small as teacup dogs up to Irish Wolfhounds and everything in between, plus a special size for deep chested dogs like Pointers and Vizslas. We can also make a custom fit harness for dogs that do not fit our standard sizes. This can be a problem with certain cross breeds. Currently we offer the harnesses in 11 colours with more on the way - check our website for the latest styles. Please call us on 0330 088 3647 if you require a custom fit harness.
*Tellington TTouch leading exercises enable the dog to override old patterns of movement and behaviour without the use of fear or force. The ground work improves co-ordination, confidence, focus, self control, balance and co-operation. For more details visit: www.ttouchtteam.com
Any make of fleece harness can experience twisting of the fleece protection under the dogs legs. Due to where our harness sits on the dog (further forward than our competitors around the dog's centre of gravity) you may find that depending on the fit, shape of your dog and types of movements made that the fleece straps could twist. If you do find that the straps twist, just add a couple of stitches once you've adjusted the harness to fit your dog and you'll be sorted. If your dog should put on weight, remember to adjust the harness and resew.