Easy Walk vs. Sense-ation harness.
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    I'm looking to get a new harness for Tesla, and have had had both the Easy Walk and Sense-ation harnessess suggested to me. I was just curious as to what success any of you may have had with either and or to hear some pros and cons that you all may think of for each. Tesla does like to pull a little and whenever we go outside I have to keep her on a leash, unless we're at a park, because i'm at an apartment without a fence next to a busy road. :( Thanks!

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  • First Basenji's

    I was introduced to a harness by Puppia, you can google this. Uzie always pulled, and of course when there is something in those bushes… He actually pulls less with this harness. No gimmicks, just a good thing. It is well made and worth the cost (average) the mesh is easily cleaned and a well sewn clip for a leash. Very impressed, because I always liked the martingale version of collar for dogs in training, Basenjis and sight hounds and small dogs definately need a harness. See Pix: PS: just looked at the harness you mentioned, and to me it looks a though it would really hurt the chest area when they are going to pull. This is just an 'aversion' to pain or discomfort harness for a dog that is going to pull anyway. Like I said, Uzie pulls less.....
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    @Buddys:

    I was introduced to a harness by Puppia, you can google this. Uzie always pulled, and of course when there is something in those bushes… He actually pulls less with this harness. No gimmicks, just a good thing. It is well made and worth the cost (average) the mesh is easily cleaned and a well sewn clip for a leash. Very impressed, because I always liked the martingale version of collar for dogs in training, Basenjis and sight hounds and small dogs definately need a harness. See Pix: PS: just looked at the harness you mentioned, and to me it looks a though it would really hurt the chest area when they are going to pull. This is just an 'aversion' to pain or discomfort harness for a dog that is going to pull anyway. Like I said, Uzie pulls less.....

    I currently have one similar to what you have, except instead of having the two clips on the top it has a velcro strap across then one clip that has two D rings, similar to their Pacific Harness B. There was definitely an improvement with her on walks when we got this harness, as compared to just a regular neck collar, but she still pulls a lot. My other problems with it are that it started to rub her shoulders, making her lose hair and also the velcro would attach to the material containing the D rings and it would pull out the strings, almost making it fray. :P

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  • The Sense-ation tends to stay fitted better than the Easy Walk which has a tendency to loosen over time so you have to re-adjust it more often. Both function simialarly as for as preventing pulling. Make sure to get the Sense-ation though and not the Sense-ible which is cheaper but the webbing is not as soft. If irritation a problem then go with the The Freedom harness by Wiggles, Wags, and Whiskers. It is velvet lined for comfort and also has a front clip for pullers.

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  • After testing lots of types with my B's I found the Easy Walk gave me much more control, since by pulling they only succeed in pulling against themselves. With the D ring on their chests their body turns when you pull back, so they lose and you gain the control of their direction.

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  • My Gossy pulled tremendously for a long time and I tried all kinds of tips from different collars to harnesses – once she started wearing a harness, she slowed down noticeably.
    I have the EasyWalk (and measured her exactly as described) but it has so much hardware (metal adjustment buckles) that it kept slipping down her legs and she'd trip. Finally I put it on backwards (so the front strap goes over her back instead) and it works much much better - course that defeats the purpose of the original design but it does keep her in check.
    However, the thing that really worked the best ... I put her in a 3-week class on loose leash walking and wow what a difference that made. Effective and consistent training!

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