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    for those who use a harness how long does your pup wear it each day??

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    only for walks. i can't think of any reason to keep his harness on him other than that.

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    Sally and Sam wear theres nearly all day as we go on 4-5 short walks aday. They get so excited that it safes a lot of hard work.

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    only for walks
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    mine have 4 walks a day so i only put them on for that reason they come off as soon as we are in
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    Only for walks.
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    Only for walks or rides in the car .

    Mine wear collars all of the time with their Id tag ...........when we go for walks or rides I put their Puppias on ( I still leave their collars on )

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    Only for walks.

    They sit and "give paw" well so only takes about 10-15 seconds to put Puppia harness on, 10 seconds to take them off. They wear collar and tag all the time.

    If we are going for a short car ride before the walk I put the car harnesses on over the top of the puppia harnesses. The car harnesses take maybe up to 20 seconds to put on. They have 2 sets of straps to close but I have marked one of the pairs of straps (the round-the-neck-ones) with a black blob so it's easy to match them up and click them first. Then when we get to our destination it's quick to get them out of the car and off for fun as they are already in their puppias.

    On a longer car ride we may use a crate and then they would probably wear their puppias so they can come straight out and leads clipped on.

    But in the house they just wear collars. The puppias are often muddy after a walk so I would not keep them on them all day. Oh...and the puppies are often muddier!!!

    But it's easy for us as they can go out safely in the garden in between times for wees etc so they are not going out for walks as often.
    Annie and Lucy (tri girl born Feb 06) and Henry (Blenheim boy born June 06)

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    If I am there I sometimes leave them on between a walk or two as I also have to walk the dogs about 4 times a day -- no garden for them to do their business. I wouldn't leave them on if I am not there, as Jaspar and Leo both have gotten a leg out of one side and the harness twisted around once or twice when playing and I'd be concerned about that if I weren't there to fix it. Also the harness could catch on something when they are alone. One harness that is popular here is shaped like a figure eight and could easily choke a dog if it caught on something while the dog was alone, as it can tighten if the dog pulls hard against it.

    I find the harnesses seem to take hair off their chest at the very base, where their ribcage ends, if they are left on too much of the time, so it is probably best to mostly use them for walks. I used to leave them on a lot more during the day when I realised the abrasion was wearing off a bit of their hair. This might not happen with others' dogs; mine have fairly fine coats.
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    thanks for replies everyone.... i guess i'll have to get a collar to because by the time i get her harness on for her 1st pee on a morning (as i'm starting to take her out as shes had all her vaccs) she'll be to late......

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