I'm trying to find the best type of harness for my 6 month old, Luna Loo. I've already tried the strap and the mesh types, and none of them have worked very well. She knows how to slip out of them and does so frequently. Any suggestions?

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Well I used the different kinds of harnesses in the past, but the best one I've found is the martingale collar.  Its a cross between a regular collar and a choke collar and I think it works great and doesn't hurt the dog.  I've taken Kloe to a bunch of training classes and the trainer wants you to have a Martingale collar.  Its nice and loose when its just hanging there but when the dog pulls it tightens up a bit so that the hole is smaller than the head and they can't slip it off as easy.  Although I have found that my puppy pugs can get out of almost anything if they want to.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martingale_(collar)

The biggest thing I hated about the harnesses is they get in the way of pictures and make the fur not look so good in certain places. :)  When they are younger and smaller they can get out of the harnesses easier I find, but when they get old (chubbier) they won't slip the harness usually.

There are some dogs that have a weak throat or something like that that could need a harness, but in general all dogs are very strong around the neck.  My pug has no problems with her collar.  I have had dogs that actually had more problems with the harnesses.  Some of them put more even pressure all along the chest which you would think is better than the throat, but when my dogs pulled hard they would start to cough a lot.

So to answer your question, I think its hard to find a harness that a puppy won't get out of and its really your personal preference after that on what you think works and looks best for your little pug!

That link got screwed up.  Just copy the whole like and paste it to your browser or just google it.

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I disagree with Konrad on this one.  Pugs have enough problems with collapsed tracheas without aggravating them with a type of choke collar.  That's why harnesses are recommended for them. Unfortunately, pugs are also escape artists and will slip out of harnesses.  The clue is to make sure there is a slight pull straight forward on the leash all the time when walking them.  The collar that Konrad is talking about, would be o.k. if the pug learned from the first few times of use, that it isn't alright to pull.  I have a lab/pit rescue that pulls me all around if I don't use a prong training collar when walking.  I tried different types of chokers, gentle leaders, and harnesses.  Backpack harnesses worked ok, but she would sweat under them and than break out in a rash(allergies).  Gentle leader styles worked good also, but the dog has to have a muzzle. 

  My Lexi goes to many expos and different events representing our rescue.  She will lead with just a collar and a leash, but will also walk along my left foot without any lead or leash at all.  She will also sit by my foot should I stop and talk to another person.  She was trained with a spilt harness that unbuckles on the back and she steps into. With this style, you can keep a tight leash so they walk along side of you and you can actually lift them when they stray off one direction or the other. Lexi still wears the harness when we go out only because of leash laws and it has her tags on it.  I'm going to try take a picture and post it.  I don't think your pug will get out of this type of harness if its set up right.  Good Luck!  Keep us posted...Doc and Lexi

I meant keep tension straight BACKWARDS on the lead.....now that I mixed everyone up.

Thanks for the tip!

I have a rogz for Hektor which we got originally in Belgium, it is completely adjustable round the neck and the chest. We used  a Puppia on him until he grew out of them, all of them. I have been checking on another harness for him and have found, though they do not have his size presently a jacket type, which if you can get them in the States look like a good bet. I do not like collars on Pugs, they tend to have a head which is exactly the same size as their neck which can make it easy too escape. My eldest of my previous pair managed it in the street one day and nearly gave me heart failure. I do not like choke collars for the problems as discussed by Jim. I managed fine at obedience classes with Hektor without one.

That's why I like the Martingale collar, if you read the description of it, its the best of both worlds.  They can't slip out of it and it gives some more control.  It was actually designed for dogs with necks larger than their head.

A martingale is a type of dog collar that provides more control over the animal without the choking effect of a slip collar.

Martingale dog collars are also known as greyhound, whippet or humane choke collars. The martingale dog collar was designed for sighthounds because their necks are larger than their heads and they can often slip out of buckle collars. These collars have gained popularity among other breed owners in the recent past with many trainers now recommending them instead of choke chains or buckle collars.

A martingale collar is made with two loops. The larger loop is slipped onto the dogs neck and a leash is then clipped to the smaller loop. When the dog tries to pull, the tension on the leash pulls the small loop taut, which makes the large loop smaller and tighter on the neck, thus preventing escape.[1] Properly fitted, the collar will be comfortably loose when not in use.

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http://www.petco.com/product/111902/Petco-Easy-Step-In-Red-Comfort-...

this is the only one that has worked for me (she dosn't wear it around the house tho) it has two adjust spots and clips on the top very easy to get on and dosn't come off when we go on walks

the one she has right now is not from pet co. but the same consept

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