View Full Version : Harness, any advice please

17th October 2008, 06:30 AM
Hi, Took Leo to the vet yesterday as he's scratching at his ears! After a full examination she said he has an infection in his ears and has prescribed ear drops. She said there were no other clinical signs of SM (But Im watching him like a hawk now) anyway she suggested walking him on a harness as Cavaliers have sensatives necks anyway.
Can anyone suggest a good one. Ive noticed a few threads on puppia. Are they the best?
Not sure which one to get....any advice welcome,


Mel X:rah:

Love my Cavaliers
17th October 2008, 02:14 PM
I use the Up-Country harnesses for my SM girl and for my boy who has the skull malformation but no syrinxes yet. They both seem comfortable in them and they're easy to put on. Nothing goes over their heads.

Claire L
17th October 2008, 02:24 PM
Bev, what size harness did you buy?
I might get some for my girls, they look really nice :)

amanda L
17th October 2008, 02:32 PM
Me too :), those harnesses sound very comfy

Claire L
17th October 2008, 02:35 PM
Me too :), those harnesses sound very comfy

I'm liking the "hot hearts" http://www.upcountryinc.com/PRODTEMP.CFM?divid=1&tea=0&h=y&SDN=Dog%20Harnesses

What do you think Amanda?

amanda L
17th October 2008, 02:42 PM
Gorgeous Claire:), perfect for your girlies, they have such a super selection, I want them all.....:rolleyes:. Hope they ship to Ireland!

Love my Cavaliers
17th October 2008, 05:43 PM
I bought smalls for Oz and Riley. Oz weighs 15 pounds 8 ounces (around 7 kg) and Riley weighs about 13 pounds (close to 6 kg). I just tighten Riley's more than Oz's - I think the extra small would be too little. I also just bought a medium for my big boy Oliver who weighs in at a whopping 25 pounds (big boy - not fat). He pulls on his lead a lot, and I thought he might not pull as much with a harness. I bought them at a pet store near me. The website (www.upcountryinc.com (http://www.upcountryinc.com)) has so many more cool patterns than what was available to me. Riley is black and tan and I got one for her that is mostly pink. Oz is a tri with a black blanket coat and looks stunning in his powder blue design. Oliver is a blenheim - so almost anything would look good on him. The pink and powder blue really stand out against the black fur. My fashion conscious dogs!!! Sorry, but I don't know if they will ship overseas. Good luck.

18th October 2008, 05:04 AM
Meljoy, I've been incredibly happy with the Puppia harness. In fact, Kingston owns four of them. I ordered the last one from K9 InStyle because they offer free shipping.

18th October 2008, 12:02 PM
Thanks everyone.

There's lots to look at. Time to get the credit card out I think!!


19th October 2008, 02:52 PM
I use a gentle leader head harness for my Cav. She hated it at first, but it is very effective. No pressure on neck/back or underarms either.

19th October 2008, 04:06 PM
I also use the harness that is like the ones made by upcountry. I am not sure if they also make the one I bought. I got it at Petsmart
(Here is just one pattern...they have lots if you pull up harnesses and scroll through them all)

Here is the same thing in basic colors that is much less expensive:

Both at petsmart.
I really like it. It goes on easily and and comes off with one hand and fits comfy.

20th October 2008, 07:29 PM
I have been trying to have a look @ www.upcountryinc.com (http://www.upcountryinc.com) and it keeps coming up with a page error. Is this the correct website?:confused:

Love my Cavaliers
20th October 2008, 08:16 PM
I just tried the website - clicked on it in your link and it came up just fine. Good luck.